In version 4.3 we changed a lot when it comes to the installer and upgrade script. The goal was to streamline the installation of Newscoop. We improved the entire process, from a clean install to the updates. We corrected a lot of mistakes and made code more standarized so we can easily make any improvements or additions in the future. We built it on top of Silex - PHP micro-framework. The most visible change, which can be seen at first glance is new installer design.
Next very important change in installer is that we removed the option to choose templates and install the demo database. We completely removed these options. Newscoop installs without any demonstration data and templates (clean install). The installer creates only a basic publication, which we give the name on the page when it asks to give more information about creating publication. In the future, we will add the option to select sample templates or demo database directly in the admin panel.
- Newscoop Installer - application inside Newscoop repository on GitHub.