Yesterday I downloaded the latest installer for Concrete5 and tried to install it. After creating the database and users, entering the information it all looked as though it was going to be a breeze – but the blue progress bar turned red and a back button appeared. There was no visible error message, but the red progress bar didn’t look good 🙁
After removing the tables from the database (all 167 tables had been created) I tried again and got the same result. After a bit of head scratching at the apparent lack of error messages (C5 is usually pretty good at letting you know what’s going wrong) I examined the source of the page. The error was there – but for some reason it wasn’t being displayed on the page.
The whole process is actually pretty nice and simple and being automatically logged in at the end is a nice touch.