Web based bookmark manager SiteBar

Web based bookmark mangers

There are plenty of web based bookmark manager services out there but I wanted to install my own one on my Linux VPS server.

After looking at numerous bookmark managers I settled on SiteBar

See my post here for a walk through using SiteBar

It is open source , works with any browser, can import and export bookmarks.

SiteBar provides a service you sign up for if you don’t want to install your own server.

Installation is very easy. You need to have PHP and Mysql on your server.

Ensure in your php.ini system file ( /etc/php.ini  on Centos ) you have set the timezone like

date.timezone = ‘Europe/London’

otherwise you will get a warning

Warning: getdate() [function.getdate]: It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier.

Make a directory somewhere  under your web document root

mkdir /var/www/html/sitebar

You probably want to restrict access to the directory using Apache authentication controls

Download the zip file from the SiteBar site download page.

Unzip  :-

cd /var/www/html

unzip sitebar-master.zip
rename the directory to what you want to call it

mv sitebar-master.zip  sitebar
Fire up your browser and go to hostname/sitebar/index.php

Fill in the DB Password ( this is the root password you set when you setup MySql )

The rest  left as default

Click on Create Database

Click on Check Settings

Click on Download Settings and save the config.inc.php file to your desktop

Copy the config.inc.php file to /var/www/html/sitebar/adm directory

Click Check Settings and you should now go to a new page with an Install Button

Click Install

Click setup

Select language , fill in username , admin passwd, email , real name

Select the other options as required

Click on submit

Everything is now setup and you can start using things.

There is a link to the help documents but in general you right click on things to bring up an action menu. ( If right click does not work do Control-Right- click , you need to do this with some browsers like Galeon.).


4 thoughts on “Web based bookmark manager SiteBar”

  1. The blog design is just the default WordPress theme. If I get time I will investigate different themes but I though for the moment just stick with the default!

  2. Yes I still use Sitebar. Now I have a widescreen monitor it takes up even less space in a browser. I still like control of my bookmarks which is why I use Sitebar on my own hosted site.

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