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======Portable Wikka======

This document will explain the steps I took to get a portable wikka installation based on the Wikka release and XAMPP Lite 1.7.1 for Windows.

I'll try to include the Linux/Mac write up at a later date (assuming I can figure out how to implement the portable wikka on those platforms)

=====Windows Instructions=====

====Installing XAMPP====
- Visit the [[ | XAMPP Windows site]] and download the XAMPP Lite 1.7.1 zip file.
- Extract the contents of the zip file to the root of your thumbdrive.
- Run the xampp-control.exe to start the XAMPP Control Panel.
- Start the apache and mysql services (Allow access if your Windows or 3rd party firewall complains).
- Browse to [[http://localhost]] and select your language.

====Configuring XAMPP====
- First click on **Status** and verify everything is in the green.
- Assuming all is well, go to [[http://localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php]] to begin the automatic security process.
- Configure and record the MySQL root password as well as the XAMPP directory user/password.
- Restart MySQL in the XAMPP Control panel by clicking Stop, waiting for the service to stop, then clicking Start.
- Refresh your web page, or just browse back to [[http://localhost/xampp/]] and login with your XAMPP directory username and password.

====Installing Wikka====
- Download the Wikka zip and extract the Wikka- folder to your x:\xampplite\htdocs\ directory (Where x is replaced by your thumb drive letter).
- Rename "Wikka-" to something more friendly ("wikka" for instance). This will help with ease of browsing later on.
- **Note:** Your directory structure should look like this: x:\xampplite\htdocs\wikka\
- With the Apache and MySQL services still running from the previous section, browse to [[http://localhost/wikka]]
- Follow the [[WikkaInstallation | Wikka Installation Steps]]
- **Note:** You may create the db using MyPHPAdmin: [[http://localhost/phpmyadmin/]], just log in with the MySQL Account you previously configured.

At this point, you should have a working personal, portable wiki at [[http://localhost/wikka]]
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