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How Do I Install It?

Installation of CMPro is fast and painless.  But now its even more so:  Now you can watch an actual installation using our almost-live tutorial system.  It is recommended that you put ContentMonger in its own directory, at least for as long as it takes for you to familiarize yourself with how it works.

  1. Unzip the distribution file into its own folder.
  2. Install a ColdFusion datasource, or use one that already exists (refer to the ColdFusion manual for how to create a datasource).
  3. Run /install/index.htm. Fill in the Datasource information requested on the screen.

You're done. Copy down the security key displayed on screen and get started. Your web site is now installed and fully functional.

Is your version of ColdFusion Pre-MX?

If so, then you will need to make some simple adjustments to the ContentMonger files.  You will need to be able to perform global search/replace operations covering all files in the ContentMonger distribution set.  Editors that are capable of this include ColdFusion Studio and HomeSite+.

ColdFusion MX has explicit Unicode support built into it. Unfortunately, older versions of ColdFusion do not. If you are using a ColdFusion version prior to 6.0, you must disable Unicode support by doing the following:

  1. Use a global replace to change all occurrences (about 235 of them) of this:
    <cfprocessingdirective pageEncoding="utf-8">
    to this:
    <!--- <cfprocessingdirective pageEncoding="utf-8"> --->
  2. in /ApplicationToo.cfm change this:
    to this:

    // SetEncoding("form","utf-8");
    // SetEncoding("url","utf-8");
  3. in /ApplicationToo.cfm change this: 
    <cfcontent type="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    to this:
    <!--- <cfcontent type="text/html; charset=utf-8"> --->

Note we are commenting out the code and not deleting it outright.  This is to preserve your ability to upgrade, but if you prefer, you can delete this code instead.

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