PHPLIST Setup and Tips

PHPLIST is an open source mass mailer built with php / mySQL. Here are some quick start setup tips to get the software running as desired.

1) Download php list from phplist.com
2) Unzip file
3) Open php-list folder and public_html folder
4) FTP list folder to desired location
5) Create a new database
ie) database: mydb_phplist
username:mydb_phplist
password: my_passxyz
6) Alter .htaccess if necessary
7) Open both the front end and admin pages to load the database.
http://example.com/lists/ and http://example.com/lists/admin
8) Create a newsletter
Subcribe Pages >Add a new one >select Lists >Check Active >Save Changes
9) Test mesage:
Set TEST constant to false
Near line 192:
change:
define ("TEST",1);
Change to:
define ("TEST",0);
10) Go to a new browser and open the front end page>Sign up for a newsletter
11) Go to admin >Select Send a message