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Help Final Steps In Publishing Your Obituaries and Memory Cards as Transcriptions Using WebObit

Check Current Version

Step 1 - Checking For Mistakes Comments and Questions

Using the Report Tab look open questions "?" report and comments "!" report. These reports will list any data that you may want to edit again. See Editing and Adding Data for tips on uses of the "?" and "!" Tags.

Look over your records for accuracy etc...

Step 2 - Create A Folder For The Web Transcription

OPTION 1 -- Website with Only One Obituary Database

  1. In the My Documents Folder create a folder named websites.
  2. In the websites folder create a folder named Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set.
  3. In the Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set folder create a folder named IMAGES.

OPTION 2 -- Website with with multiple Databases

  1. In the My Documents Folder create a folder named websites.
  2. In the websites folder create a folder named obituaries.
  3. In the obituaries folder create a folder named settings
  4. In the obituaries folder create a folder named Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set-1 .
  5. In the SomeObituaryName-Set-1 folder create a folder named IMAGES.
  6. In the obituaries folder create a folder named Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set-2 .
  7. In the Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set-2 folder create a folder named images.
  8. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for each additional database set.

Step 3 - Copy the Database To The Folder

Copy the database to the Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set Name Folder.

Step 4 - Make a Copy of the IMAGES folder to Images

In the obituary's IMAGES folder copy the images to the newly created IMAGES folder that was created in Step 2.

Be certain that the images were copied and not moved.

The IMAGES folder needs a copy because you may want to reduce their size for the website and you do not want to change the original images.

Step 5 - Copy The WebObit Files

OPTION 1 -- Website with Only One Database

Copy all the WebObit files to the Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set Name Folder

OPTION 2 -- Website with with multiple Databases

  1. Copy the following to the settings folder:
    • style-webobit.css
    • template-webobit-archiveinfo.html
    • template-webobit-index.html
    • template-webobit-individual.html
    • template-webobit-sourceinfo.html
    • noimage.png
  1. Copy the following to the Some_Obituary_or_Memory_Card_Name_Set folder:
    Repeat this step for each obituary database set.
    • webobit.php
    • config-webobit.php

Step 6 - Edit The Config File

Open the config file double clicking on webobit.php.

If the PC has never edited a php file before you may receive the message asking to associate a program with the file.

If the "Windows cannot open this file" message is displayed then choose "Select the program from a list" then click "OK"

Configure the WebObit

OPTION 1 -- Website with Only One Database

  1. Change the database name to the name of the database that is being used
    Same name as the database in the same folder.
    $OBITEDITOR_DATABASE_NAME = "SomeObituaryDatabaseSetName-sqlite.db";
  2. Enter your Publisher License Number
    $PUBLISHER_LICENSE_NUMBER = "Your License Number";
  3. Enter your WebCem Registration Number
    $WEBOBIT_REGISTRATION_NUMBER = "Your WebObit Registration Number";

OPTION 2 -- Website with with multiple Databases

  1. Change the database name to the name of the database that is being used
    Same name as the database in the same folder.
    $OBITEDITOR_DATABASE_NAME = "SomeObituaryDatabaseSetName-sqlite.db";
  2. Enter your Publisher License Number
    $PUBLISHER_LICENSE_NUMBER = "Your License Number";
  3. Enter your WebObit Registration Number
    $WEBOBIT_REGISTRATION_NUMBER = "Your WebObit Registration Number";
  4. Enter your Default Template Path
    In the examples above this will be "../settings/"
    $DEFAULT_TEMPLATE_PATH = "../";
  5. Enter your Default Stylesheet (.css) Path
    In the examples above this will be "../settings/"
    $DEFAULT_STYLE_PATH = "../";
Change the settings to match the steps you have taken above. The example pictured below is for a single database (OPTION 1)

Step 8 - Upload Files

Files To Distribute

This is a list of the files, their extension, and where they need to be placed on the computer's directory/folder.
These are the minimum files and folders that must be included:

For a single transcription

FILE STRUCTURE ON PC
My Documents
-Obituaries (Folder)

--SomeObituarySetName (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySetName-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- noimage.png (File)
--- style-webobit.css (File)
--- template-webobit-archiveinfo.html (File)
--- template-webobit-index.html (File)
--- template-webobit-individual.html (File)
--- template-webobit-sourceinfo.html (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...



Other files may be included, but the above are the minimum necessary for the 
WebObit Application to work correctly
FILE STRUCTURE ONLINE
www
-Obituaries (Folder)

--SomeObituarySetName (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySetName-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- noimage.png (File)
--- style-webobit.css (File)
--- template-webobit-archiveinfo.html (File)
--- template-webobit-index.html (File)
--- template-webobit-individual.html (File)
--- template-webobit-sourceinfo.html (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...



For a multiple transcription databases

FILE STRUCTURE ON PC
My Documents

-Obituaries (Folder)

-- settings (Folder)
--- noimage.png (File)
--- style-webobit.css (File)
--- template-webobit-archiveinfo.html (File)
--- template-webobit-index.html (File)
--- template-webobit-individual.html (File)
--- template-webobit-sourceinfo.html (File)




--SomeObituarySet-1-Name (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySet-1-Name-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...


--SomeObituarySet-2-Name (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySet-2-Name-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...


Other files may be included, but the above are the minimum necessary for the 
WebObit Application to work correctly
FILE STRUCTURE ONLINE
www
-Obituaries (Folder)

-- settings (Folder)
--- noimage.png (File)
--- style-webobit.css (File)
--- template-webobit-archiveinfo.html (File)
--- template-webobit-index.html (File)
--- template-webobit-individual.html (File)
--- template-webobit-sourceinfo.html (File)




--SomeObituarySet-1-Name (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySet-1-Name-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...


--SomeObituarySet-2-Name (Folder)
--- SomeObituarySet-2-Name-sqlite.db (File)
--- config-webobit.php (File)
--- webobit.php (File)
--- IMAGES  (FOLDER)
-------- Picture1.jpg (File)
-------- Picture2.jpg (File)
-------- etc...

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