How to Build Classified Ads Website Using Osclass offline With Xampp Server

Osclass is an open source web application used in building classified ads websites. The web application is available at softaculous in the Cpanel. The software can be used in Xampp server just like other platforms like WordPress to build classified ads website offline.

First step is to download the software from their official website. The folder is in a zip format, extract the zipped folder copy all the contents and go to your Xampp installation folder >> htdocs >> create a new folder ‘osclass’ and paste all the contents inside this folder.

 

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Go to your Xampp control panel, Start APACHE and MySQL, depending on your firewall settings, you may be prompted to grant access to the application so kindly grant it the access with any worries.

On your browser, visit www.localhost.com/osclass

You’ll see a message “There doesn’t seem to be a config.php file, osclass can’t install. Click on install.

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You’ll be directed to another page below

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In the next step that follows, you’ll be required to create a database in your PHPmyadmin dashboard of your Xampp. Head up to your PHPmyadmin at localhost.com/phpmyadmin , click on database at the top and simply create a database called ‘osclass’.

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Go back to your osclass-installation and type in the database name. In most cases the name of the database to create is already in the database name column for you, for user name put in ‘root’ and click next. Complete your installation by providing your desired login details.

To login to your the dashboard on the local host, visit localhost.com/osclass/oc-admin  here in the dashboard you can upload a theme and plugins to build a classified ads website offline and thereafter upload it to your web host online. Follow this site to get my post on how to upload your website from your local server to web server.

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