Installation

AddChat CodeIgniter Pro comes with an installer that makes the installation process fully automated and smooth 🍻


AddChat CodeIgniter Pro Installer


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Server Requirements

  • PHP version 5.6 or newer is recommended.
  • Make sure .htaccess is enabled.
  • CodeIgniter website with an Authentication (user-login) system.

Remember

  • The website directory must have proper write permissions e.g sudo chown -R :www-data yourwebsite
  • Change CSRF regenerate to FALSE in application/config/config.php $config['csrf_regenerate'] = false

Install

  1. Download & Unzip the package.

  2. Copy the addchat_installer_pro folder and paste it into your website root directory.

  3. After doing so, your website directory will look like this.

    
    yoursite.com
    │
    ├── addchat_installer_pro
    ├── application
    ├── system
    │
    ├── ..
    ├── ..
    ├── ..
    │
    ├── .htaccess
    └── index.php
    
  4. Visit yoursite.com/addchat_installer_pro to run the installer.

{warning} Make sure .htaccess files exist and not hidden.


{danger} Do not forget to delete the addchat_installer_pro folder after successful installation.


Installer Instructions

Database

  • Enter your website's existing database credentials.


Assets

  • Enter your website assets folder path.


Config

  • Enter your website config folder path. e.g application/config
  • Enter LOGGED-IN USER-ID SESSION KEY NAME e.g user_id

{info} The $_SESSION variable key name in which your application stores the logged-in user id e.g $_SESSION['user_id'] then the key is user_id


Application

  • Enter Controllers Folder Path e.g application/controllers
  • Enter Libraries Folder Path e.g application/libraries
  • Enter English Language Folder Path e.g application/language/english


License Code

  • You'll need to enter the license code to complete the installation process.

{info} Remember, one license code is valid for one domain only. Contact support for more details.


{success} And finally click install to start the installation process.


After successful installation, you need to do one simple step manually.

  1. Open the common layout file, mostly the common layout file is the file which contains the HTML & BODY tags.

    • Copy AddChat CSS code and paste it right before closing </head> tag

      <!-- 1. Addchat css -->
      <link href="<?php echo base_url('addchat/css/addchat.min.css') ?>" rel="stylesheet">
    • Copy AddChat Widget code and paste it right after opening <body> tag

      <!-- 2. AddChat widget -->
      <div id="addchat_app" 
          data-baseurl="<?php echo base_url() ?>"
          data-csrfname="<?php echo $this->security->get_csrf_token_name() ?>"
          data-csrftoken="<?php echo $this->security->get_csrf_hash() ?>"
      ></div>
    • Copy AddChat JS code and paste it right before closing </body> tag

      <!-- 3. AddChat JS -->
      <script src="<?php echo base_url('addchat/js/addchat.min.js') ?>"></script>


    The final layout will look something like this

    <head>
    
        <!-- **** your site other content **** -->
    
        <!-- 1. Addchat css -->
        <link href="<?php echo base_url('addchat/css/addchat.min.css') ?>" rel="stylesheet">
    
    </head>
    <body>
    
        <!-- 2. AddChat widget -->
        <div id="addchat_app" 
            data-baseurl="<?php echo base_url() ?>"
            data-csrfname="<?php echo $this->security->get_csrf_token_name() ?>"
            data-csrftoken="<?php echo $this->security->get_csrf_hash() ?>"
        ></div>
    
        <!-- **** your site other content **** -->
    
        <!-- 3. AddChat JS -->
        <script src="<?php echo base_url('assets/addchat/js/addchat.min.js') ?>"></script>
    
    </body>

{success} Setup finishes here, now heads-up straight to Configurations docs