In most cases, installing Question2Answer for your website should be dead easy. Please follow the steps below.
Make sure you have:
And make sure your web server is running:
If you are not sure about this, please check with your web hosting provider.
The instructions below are for installing Question2Answer where it manages user accounts and logins for you. If you would like Question2Answer to integrate with your existing user database and account system, see the instructions for single sign-on installation. From version 1.4, Question2Answer also offers easy integration with a WordPress 3.x site and user database.
Unzip the download using a tool such as WinZip (or
unzip in the Unix shell).
If you want to run a non-English site, check if the appropriate language file is available. If so, download and install it in the
qa-lang folder. If not, it’s simple to translate Question2Answer for yourself.
Create a MySQL database, and a MySQL user with full permissions for that database. If you’re interested, the privileges actually needed are: CREATE, ALTER, DELETE, INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE, LOCK TABLES
Note down the MySQL details: username, password, database name and server host name. If MySQL is running on the same server as your website, the server host name is likely to be
.htaccess-example in the unzipped
question2answer folder, and rename them to
qa-config.php in your text editor, insert the MySQL details at the top, and save the file. Do not use a word processor such as Microsoft Word for this, but rather Notepad or another appropriate text editing program.
http://www.mysite.com/), move or upload all the contents of the unzipped
question2answerfolder into the root directory for that domain on your web server.
http://www.mysite.com/qa/), create the subdirectory inside the root directory for the site, then move or upload all the contents of the unzipped
question2answerfolder into this subdirectory.
See also: Upgrading Question2Answer
See the add-ons page for language files, themes and plugins created by Question2Answer users.