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Configuring Mint for Typo (Ruby on Rails)

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Jan 28, '07 at 02:20 am

This howto was originally contributed by Ryan

If you are running Typo, the odds are good you know how this works. However, I’m posting this as a reference for those who may not.

Setting up the database

You can lookup your database values in your typo directory under config/database.yml. The database settings you are looking for are the ones under production, which begins on about line 15. It will look like this:

production:
  adapter: mysql
  database: DB_NAME
  host: DB_HOST
  username: DB_LOGIN
  password: DB_PASSWORD

You want to use these values and edit the config/db.php file in your mint directory. Insert the values as follows:

$Mint = new Mint (array
(
    'server'    => 'DB_HOST',
    'username'  => 'DB_LOGIN',
    'password'  => 'DB_PASSWORD',
    'database'  => 'DB_NAME',
    'tblPrefix' => 'mint_'
));

Adding the javascript

  1. Once you have your database setup, you need to insert the javascript into your page. Go into your typo directory, and look in themes/<your theme name>/layouts. The default theme name is “azure”.

  2. Open default.rhtml for editing

  3. Around line 16, right before the </head> tag, insert the following:

Save your file, and empty your typo cache using the admin interface.

Congratulations. Your typo blog is now minty fresh.

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