Installing PHPVibe

Please also check out the Troubleshooting!

To install PHPVibe you need to follow few steps:

Step 0: Requirements

Make sure your hosting has all the requirements to run PHPVibe.

Step 1: Config details

Edit the file vibe_config.php in the product’s folder with your database details, site url (don’t forget the ending slash) and license key. We recommend Notepad++ setup to UTF-8 no-bom (under Encoding).


Step 2: Upload it

Upload the content of the product’s folder (the CMS, not all the content in the archive!) to your root or folder on the server using your favorite FTP manager.

Step 3: Setup

The setup manager is pretty straight forward and lets you know of all the issues and steps needed.
Here are the main:
– Folders chmod
– Database setup
– Administrator account creation

Step 4: Crons (optional, needed only for Youtube auto-import)

– Chmod 0555 cron.php (execute permissions).
– Add cron.php to your system crons.
– for cPanel see here and/or here
– for Plesk see this forum post and/or video
– for different hosting panels you can google “{you panel’s name} cron job” to find out how.

Step 5: FFMPEG configuration (optional | MediaVibe only)

– Chmod 0555 the file videocron.php
– Add the ffmpeg command and path to your php bin under Settings -> FFMPEG Conversion (if it’s not ffmpeg, but something else like /usr/bin/ffmpeg)
– Make sure you add the right bin path for your php, the qualities desired, and check the ffmpeg commands for each (or edit them as you please).
In case you wish to make changes to ffmpeg, you can do this from the administration.

FFMPEG Options

Step 6: Youtube API

To make Youtube link embeds work & also the Youtube importer get your Youtube API v3 server key by registering an Youtube app.
Youtube no longer allows access to their info without this step.
1. Go to and Create Project
2. Select Project Name
3. Go to menu APIs, and select YouTube Data API
4. Click Enable API
5. Go to menu Credentials and click Create New Key
6. Choose Server Key
7. Click Create
8. You got API Key, Save it.
You’ll need this key to add or import videos from Youtube.
Please check this video for a step by step overview of Google’s developers console

Step 7: Google & Facebook logins
Getting Google login credentials (video from 2:16)

Redirect url: {insert your site url}/callback.php?type=google

Getting Facebook login credentials/creating app (video)

Redirect url: {insert your site url}/callback.php?type=facebook

You’ll also need a recaptcha key for your local registration to work. You can easily get it from Google’s Recaptcha.

That’s it!


A video walk trough the steps (open video on Youtube).

For details, help, tricks, etc, please verify your forum account in order to get access to the PHPVibe support forums.

We use (just cause many clients ask!):
PHP Version is now 7.

More on our Tutorialsand Common troubleshooting.