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mypts10



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is all very new to me and trying to make sense of it as I go. Steps 1-12 went well:

Installation:
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1) Unzip the contents of the rss2sql.zip file, and copy the extracted files to a folder on your web server. The folder should be accessible from the Internet, like your regular web pages. In fact, the destination folder could be the same folder that you keep your web pages in.

2) In your browser, enter the full URL to the location of the rss2sql files, and run the install module (rss2sql_install.php).

Example: http://www.FeedForAll.com/rss2sql_install.php
http://www.cfiendorsements.com/rss2sql_install.php

This will bring up a page for the creation of the parameters needed to access your database and the administration module. You will need the configuration file name later, you can keep the default of "rss2sql_DBconfig.inc.php".

3) Hit the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the screen.

4) The screen will refresh and display the contents of a new configuration file in your browser. You now need to highlight that data, and copy it to an editor on your local computer (like notepad).

5) Save the new configuration file locally, being sure to use .php for the extension.

6) Upload the configuration file, and put it into the same folder as your rss2sql.php file

7) In your browser, enter the full URL to the location of the rss2sql file, and use 'buildConfig' for a parameter.

Example: http://www.FeedForAll.com/rss2sql.php?buildConfig
http://www.cfiendorsements.com/rss2sql.php?buildConfig

This will bring up the configuration screen for rss2sql

8) There are a lot of fields on this screen. Unless you very experienced with databases and have specific requirements it is suggested you keep all of the defaults. The default field names match the field names used by rss2html.php.

9) Hit the 'Generate configuration data' button at the bottom of the screen.

10) The screen will refresh and display the contents of a new configuration file in your browser. You now need to highlight that data, and copy it to an editor on your local computer (like notepad).

11) Save the new configuration file locally, being sure to use .php for the extension.

12) Upload the configuration file, and put it into the same folder as your rss2sql.php file


However, this is where I am having trouble. I didn't understand how to do the next part. I did however figure out that PHPMyAdmin let's me view and edit MySQL databases directly. So, I created a MySQL DB called cfiendorsements_rss and I imported database_table_info which created the tables and related information.

So, not sure where to go from here. I have deviated from the instructions from #13 forward but it left me a bit on the confused side. It seems like I am almost there but likely missing a connection between the PHP rss code and the MySQL database. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dan
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