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How to install and setup NamelessMC

Prefer video tutorials? see our video tutorial here: How to setup NamelessMC

NamelessMC is free and open source forum (CMS) software purposefully designed for Minecraft servers and their communities. If it hasn't got a feature you're after, it's fully modular design allows for easy installation of custom themes and addons such as the Nexus Template or Forms Module making it the most ideal forum solution for any given server.



Installation


Download the files from their website, you'll need to download both nameless-deps-dist.zip and nameless-deps-dist.tar.xz.
Head over to the File Manager and in the public_html folder, delete any existing files and upload the two files you previously downloaded.
Once the files are uploaded, select them both and click extract.
Move the contents of the extracted folder into public_html and delete the now empty nameless folders.
Navigate to your domain name in your browser and follow the setup page.
Select New Installation then Proceed. On the General Configuration form, put your domain name in the Hostname field, leave Installation Path empty, enable Friendly URLs and then click Proceed.


Database


NamelessMC requires a database to function correctly, so you'll need to create a database for NamelessMC via the web hosting panel.

Head over to the MySQL Management page on your web hosting panel and click the Create new Database.
For simplicity, put namelessmc for both the Database Name and User then click Create Database.
Copy and paste the provided details into the Database details form in the NamelessMC setup, you can leave the Character Set and Database Storage Engine as is. When all is done, click proceed.


Email Setup


NamelessMC requires an email account to send emails from such as account creation, password reset and more, so you'll need to create a email account for NamelessMC to use via the web hosting panel.

Head over to the E-mail Accounts page on your web hosting panel and click the Create Account.
For simplicity, put no-reply for the username, click the dice icon on the password field then click create account.
Take note of these details and create another account with the username contact.
On the NamelessMC setup page, put contact@yourdomain.net for the Contact Email and no-reply@yourdomain.net for the Outgoing Email then click Proceed. replace yourdomain.net with your domain name!


Creating the first account


Simply provide your desired username, email and password for the first NamelessMC account, this will be the primary admin account for administrating the forum.
You can then click Proceed, then No followed by Finish.



From there, you'll be prompted to log into the Staff panel for the forum where you can customise the look, feel and operation of the forum to your desire.

Updated on: 23/04/2023

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