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    • 20134
    • 2 Posts
    Hello, newb to modx,

    Been professionally designing websites for 3 years now.

    Downloaded the modx_fckeditor_2.6.5 from 2 different sources.

    Using MODx Revolution 2.0.0-pl rev7212

    When trying to install am greeted with the message

    Setup has carried out a number of checks to see if everything’s ready to start the setup.

    Creating connection to the database: Database connection failed!

    Please check the database login details and try again.
    Database could not be selected!

    Please check the database permissions for the specified user and try again.

    At no point in time am I asked to enter any credentials.

    Ive noticed that header.php in the modx_fckeditor_2.6.5 --> install folder is like this

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
    	<title><?php echo $_lang['modx_install']?></title>
    	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo $_lang['encoding']?>" />
        <style type="text/css">
             @import url("style.css");
    <!-- start install screen-->
    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mainTable" style="width:700px">
        <td height="82" colspan="2" valign="top" background="bgheader.jpg"><img src="img_banner.gif" width="327" height="82" border="0" style="padding:0px" alt="MODx banner" /></td>
      <tr class="fancyRow2">
        <td colspan="2" class="border-top-bottom smallText" style="text-align:right; padding-right: 15px"><strong><?php echo $moduleName; ?></strong> <em>version <?php echo $moduleVersion; ?></em></td>
      <tr align="left" valign="top">
        <td colspan="2"><table width="100%"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1">
          <tr align="left" valign="top">
            <td class="pad" id="content" colspan="2">
    			<table border="0" width="100%">
    			<td valign="top" nowrap="nowrap"> </td>
    			<td style="padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px;">

    Is this correct?

    Seeing that I am not being asked any credentials during the installation procedure, and seeing that the error message I am receiving could be insinuating that these would have been entered, I am guessing that header.php is meant to allow me to enter login credentials but is broken????

    Otherwise, I am stumped as to why I cannot install the fckeditor.

    Have to admit my frustrations with many different open source projects.

    While they are fantastic for many, my experiences have mainly been that of frustration.

    This case being a prime example.

    I also tried to install the ckeditor331-alpha editor.

    My frustration stems in that in many cases there is no clear documentation with regards to installing said plugins.


    Sticky on top of said thread, titled, ’How to install this plugin’

    Should be a standard item, on both the FCKEditor thread, and the CKEditor thread, there is no such thing.

    How are newbs, like myself meant to know how to progress, once having downloaded the software??

    At this moment, it seems that the installer of said software must already know how to install it!

    Newbs, must second guess, pick and poke, spend hours searching forum posts on the internet, in the hope of coming across information that will allow then to learn.

    Is this done on purpose, as so to weed out the people who either do not have the time to spend trying to gather this information, or are just toooooooooooooo stupid to work out how to install said software?

    Yup, I am sure my frustrations are evident in this post.

    Definately a newb to modx, but not a newb to IT in general, hence my frustrations!!!!!

    Hope somebody can ignore the negatives in my post, and assist me.

      • 33337
      • 3,975 Posts
      in MODx Revolution, you need to use Package Management. Goto System -> Package Management, and then click "Download Extras".

      At this point, only TinyMCE is available for Revo PL.

      Where did you download the fckeditor?
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        • 20134
        • 2 Posts
        Hello, thanks ever so much for your post


        See, this is such a commom experience for me across many open source ’projects’ available on the web!

        A simple thing such as stating, ’FCKEditor NOT available for Revolution’ in the FCKEditor thread and making it a sticky, along with installation instructions, would have literally saved me around 4 hours searching for the reasons why I cannot get it to work.

        Same the for CKEditor......

        Such things, i.e. stating what a software can be used for, should be a standard in the threads found in these forums, but again, is not.

        I cannot get my brain around why this is a standard procedure.

        Anyhow........to answer your question.

        I downloaded the FCKEditor from here

        http://webenet.nl/resources.html (cant speak dutch if it says anywhere that this is only for Evo)

        I am sure, that somewhere, there may have been some info stating that these are only for Evo, but from a newbs perspective, they may not even know what Evo is!

        FCKEditor is found in as per forum breadcrumbs

        MODx Community Forums / Add-ons, Extensions & Elements / Rich Text Editors & File Browser /

        Doesnt say ’Evo Only’

        Anyhow, am going round in circles, apologies if some find my posting negative. Not trying to be negative, just putting some constructive points across (well I hope they are constructive!).

        I worked out how to install the tinyMCE editor, but thanks for suggesting it.

        Really hope that my comments are taken on board, as a sticky for installation of plugins, packages, etc should be a standard, stating what is supported and what not.

        Nothing ground breaking here, and would help improve user experience, when first using the modx software and addons.

        Bit like that commencial for Ronseal, which says, ’Does exactly what it says on the tin"

        LOL, tongue