Installing the Max News System
If you have had someone else install the system, and configure it for you, and all you want to do is start adding articles and creating an issue, then you can skip right to Starting the Max News System.
To install the Max News system, you need to FTP all the files to a folder on your website. Typically, the folder is called ‘maxnews’ but you can call it whatever you want. However, you MUST enter that location in the "Location of MaxNews" field in the Configuration section.
The only changes you need to make to any file (before FTP’ing) is the one called config.php But the changes are simple. They are the host name, username and password of the MySQL server you are using. You also want to enter the name of the database you already have setup. This is fairly standard. Then start the system by going to the install page at:http://www.mydomain.com/maxnews/install.php
This creates all the needed tables, fills in the default configuration, and then sends you to the Configuration pages – after you enter the initial Userid of ‘admin’ and password of ‘admin’ It is essential that you change those passcodes as soon as you get to the Configure page…..
Let's look at Configuration....