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Kostas Snider
posted this on April 22, 2013 10:22

Installation Manual


Delivery E-mail: Moto CMS HTML template package

After you have purchased Moto CMS HTML template you will receive an email from “Template Delivery Service” with following information (example)


Thank you for your purchase. Please find the download link for your product, the invoice and information about our special offers at your personal delivery page: The source files within the template package are encrypted for security purpose. Please, use your transaction IDIYXeQ3p3odasrU6x7AvR to uncompress the archive. It's been a pleasure to work with you, Take care!

Open hyperlink, provided in email to get to your template download page. It should look like this one:


Click the “Download” button and download process of your files will start. Once it is done, you will have an archive with your template's files.

NB: If you need an invoice for your purchase, you should click the “Download invoice” link on this page in order to get it.



Moto CMS HTML template installation

Please make sure that your server configuration fully meets the software requirements:

For the servers with PHP 5.2 installed:

- Zend Optimizer 3.3

For the servers with PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 installed:

- Zend Guard Loader


If you are unsure whether your server meets these requirements, please contact your hosting provider for additional information.

Unzip files from your archive: you will see the “site” folder, that contains files that you should upload to your server.

Important! Source files are not provided for this product and they are not present in the "source" folder.

Open your FTP software and set its file transfer mode to binary. Please note that some programs don't support changing file transfer mode. In this case you should use one of the recommended programs: FileZilla, Cyberduck, WinSCP (refer to appendix 1).

Upload contents from the “site” folder to your server. Please note that you only have to upload the contents of this folder, not the folder itself.

Then visit your website and see the results. To access the control panel, add “/admin” to your site’s URL (example): and you will see the control panel loading.


First start

To launch the Moto CMS control panel you need to add /admin to the URL of your HTML site. For example, your website is located at So to enter your control panel you have to type in the address bar of your browser.


When you access the Moto CMS control panel for the first time, you will see the application progress bar and a server testing window. A quick setup process will start automatically.

Server Test

An automatic server test will start during the first run of the Moto CMS control panel. If there are no errors found, you will be guided through the quick system setup process.

An automatic server test will check if the server meets all the requirements and if it is compatible with Moto CMS. Normally it checks the PHP version installed, PHP extensions are needed and file permissions set. In a case your server does not meet the requirements specified on the template preview page, you can refer the list of possible errors.


Possible errors and the ways to solve them:

  • PHP version is lower than required. This error occurs if the PHP version doesn't satisfy the requirements. In order to work with Moto CMS HTML template you will need PHP 5.2, 5.3 or 5.4. If the PHP version installed on the server doesn't correspond to the required one, please contact your hosting provider.

  • PHP extension is not loaded. This error happens in case if some required PHP extensions are not installed. You need the following extensions to work with Moto CMS: GD library, spl, dom, reflection, json, mcrypt, curl, Zend Optimizer 3.3. These extensions are used by many scripts and in general are turned on by default. If for some reason something is turned off, please contact your hosting provider with a request to turn on all necessary extensions.

  • Maximum upload file size is set lower than required. This error occurs if PHP settings don’t allow uploading files of more than 2 MB. This parameter is set in a way that the files are uploaded into your control panel at their size, but the minimum they should be set to is 2 MB or higher.

  • Directory or file is not readable or writeable. Some directories and files should be readable and writeable so that Moto CMS could work properly.

    Please make sure that permissions for the following folders are set to 775 (drwxrwxr-x):


    Following files should have permissions set to 664 (-rw-rw-r--):

    /xml/~all files
    /admin/xml/~all files
    /admin/_tmp/~all files
    /m/xml/~all files
    /m/template/~all files
    /m/blank/~all files
    /m/template/xml/~all files
    /m/blank/xml/~all files
    /m/xml/modules/~all files
    /m/template/xml/modules/~all files
    /m/blank/xml/modules/~all files

    Also, following files should have permissions set to 755 (-rwxr-xr-x):


    The rest of the files should have the permissions set to 644 (-rw-r--r--). 
    The rest of the folders should have the permissions set to 755 (drwxr-xr-x).

The "View Server Information" button runs a file that displays all information about your server and the PHP version. So you can easily verify what options are turned on and off.

If some adjustments need to be performed on the server, the control panel will display a window with instructions on how to do that.




Control Panel setup

 Normally the first Moto CMS startup leads you to the quick setup process. In order to set up your control panel, please follow the steps below:

1.Welcome to the control panel setup.


2. Choose the control panel language.


3. Create a new user account. You should fill in your user name/login, password and your email that is used to retrieve your account information in case you lose it (if you forget your password, please submit your email address for password retrieval).


4. Enter your website's name – it will be displayed in title of all of the pages of your website.


This quick setup process launches only once after you have used Moto CMS control panel. In other cases the system immediately goes to the activation check-up stage.


NB: The wizard should finish without any errors. If you happen to encounter any, please refer to Appendix 2 for further information.



Control Panel activation

After you finished setup wizard, control panel will continue loading and will eventually display activation window:


Now please note the values from the “IP” and “Domain” boxes – you will need them to activate the product.

Navigate to your mailbox and find an email from “Accounts”, containing the following information (example):

Dear customer,

Congratulations! Your Moto CMS user account has been created. Now you can log in to manage your products.

Please use following login details to access your account:
Password: lE6P34

Please make sure to read the Installation Guide if you are not sure how to get your product working:

Installation guide

You're getting this email because you've just bought Moto CMS. (Or someone using your email address did.)

== This is an automated message -- any replies to this email will be ignored. ==

Best regards,
Moto CMS Team

NB: Please note, that you won't receive this message if you've already purchased Moto CMS templates using your email address. So please use your existing email and password to login into your account.

Now you should register your product. It can be used on a single domain only, however you can modify its registration details up to 10 times in a case of domain name or IP change. Please navigate to and sign in using login and password from the email. 

Click the “Activate” button and enter IP and domain you have noted from the control panel window. If you happen to forget them, you can open your control panel again, copy these values and paste to the activation window.

Please note: You have to activate your product using the same exact domain name and IP address that are displayed by your control panel even if you think they are incorrect.

Press the “Activate” button to activate your product. Navigate back to your control panel window and reload it if you haven't closed it, or open it again. Now you can start working with the control panel.

NB: Please note: If you have multiple products, you can distinguish them by Product IDs.


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