Installing dropkick CMS. Can't connect database

I recently bought Yuzoolthemes Card stack and with it came Dropkick CMS. I decided to give it a try just to see how it works. I also have Armadillo which I also can’t get to work right. Anyway, I created the database and edited the config.php file. When I try to connect to it from the install page, when I click next, it goes to a blank page. If it matters, the site I’m building is in a test folder, not the root folder for the site. Also, I just now noticed there’s no .htaccess file. I thought I remember seeing one when I installed Dropkick. It’s not even there when I unzipped Dropkick again. Is this the problem? If I need to, I can upload the config.php settings to look at. I made the database in the cPanel database wizard.

Hi Dave,

I’m virtually certain that the .htaccess file is there in the download package. You probably can’t see it because its, by default, a hidden file on your Mac. Try viewing the Dropkick assets folder in a FTP app (Filezilla, Transmit … or something like that) and you should be able to see it in there.

Make sure you have moved that file - and all the others - into position on your host, then if any issues, you can DM me and I’ll help.


I’ll reply here, too, so others can benefit from the conversation. I have my computer set to see hidden files (maybe I need to check it again, because I don’t remember seeing .dsstore files on my machine and I should see those everywhere). I use Cyberduck to ftp files. I can see a .htaccess file in my root directory, but not in the folder I have installed Dropkick into and I uploaded all files in the folder to my server.

So, just to be clear, you cannot see the .htaccess file which ships with the Dropkick download, correct? Even if you do look at the contents of the folder using an FTP app (set to show hidden files). You also have your Mac set to show hidden files… and you still cannot see it. Correct?

If that IS the case, I will send you a link to re-download the package and I will personally double check the .htaccess is in there first.

Let me know :slight_smile:

PS - Have just double checked the current downloadable package for Dropkick and the .htaccess file is definitely there in the ‘Dropkick CMS to Install’ folder which should be viewable once the package is unzipped. Let me know what you find.


SUCCESS!. The .htaccess file was in the zip folder (apparently, I didn’t have my machine set to view hidden files). I re uploaded it, edited the config file and I’m good. Thanks for the help. Now to see how it works.


Not success. Can’t even get to the homepage. I get this:

Not Found

The requested URL /cms_worker.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Does the folder structure of the site play a role? I have the index file (doesn’t matter if it’s .html or.php) in the root of the folder.

Hi Dave,

The error message you are seeing is the key. Inside the Dropkick package is an essential file called ‘cms_worker.php’; clearly its not located where it needs to be on your host. Perhaps it didn’t get uploaded properly for some reason?

I suggest that you spend a little bit of time reviewing the installation instructions.

Perhaps this video by @yuzool will help too?

If you are still having problems after double checking that all the files are in position and reviewing the instructions then by all means either DM me or raise a ticket and I’ll be happy to work with you to get it up and going.

Let me know how it goes :slight_smile: