Note that I'm not making any recommendations as to whether or not you should use SBC, but am instead just sharing what I had to do to get SBC working. This was driven by my own interest in trying out SBC. I have insufficient experience with CMSs in general or SBC in particular to make an informed judgement.
Several of the steps are multi-step themselves. I've just linked to the websites I found that provided a useful description. Total time to set things up should be under half an hour. After the initial set-up, starting a new site can be done by starting with step four, taking under five minutes.
- Enable PHP.
- Make sure that your Sites folder is reachable.
- Enable .htaccess files.
- Copy the SkyBlueCanvas folder to your Sites folder, and give it a reasonable name (I used skyblue, and will assume you do the same).
- Change the file permissions of the skyblue folder to 755. You can do this in the Terminal with a command like
chmod -R 755 ~username/Site/skyblue—replace
usernamewith your actual user name, of course. (I didn't actually find this to be necessary, although it is in the SBC installation instructions.)
- Edit htaccess.txt in the skyblue folder, adding a second line of
RewriteBase /~username/skyblue/. Rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess.
- Change the group and owner for the SBC files. In Terminal, change to the skyblue directory, and run
sudo chown -R www:www *. If you don't do this, PHP won't be able to make needed changes to the files.
- Start Apache. Open up the Sharing panel in the System Preferences, and check Web Sharing.
- Point your web browser at
http://localhost/~username/skyblue/and follow the instructions. When asked for the site URL, give