1. How it works
  2. Installation
  3. In Use
  4. Templates
  5. Documentation
  6. Download
    Version 2.0RC3
  7. News & Updates
  8. Support


If you are running OSX 10.5 or later, you can run stacey locally on your computer. See running stacey on OSX.

  1. Download an FTP program (if you don’t already have one).

    Filezilla is a decent free option for PC, or Cyberduck for a Mac.

  2. Log into your server using the FTP details provided by your host.
  3. Copy all the files from the stacey folder into the web directory on your server.

  4. Rename the htaccess file to .htaccess.

    Files which begin with a . are treated as hidden files on most systems. If the .htaccess file disappears in your FTP program, you may need to turn on ‘show hidden files’ which is generally a setting somewhere in the FTP program.

    Your web directory should now look like this.

    Screenshot of folders list (via ftp)
  5. Go into the /app folder and change the permissions on the _cache folder to be 777 (completely public).

    If your FTP program doesn’t have an option to set permissions to 777, you’re looking to allow ‘Read’, ‘Write’ & ‘Execute’ access for ‘Owner’, ‘Group’ & ‘Public’.

    Screenshot of /app folder (via ftp)
  6. Visit your website and you should see stacey running with all its default content:

    Screenshot of Stacey default templates

If things aren’t displaying correctly, you can visit the stacey support forums for help. If everything looks like the screenshot above, then you probably want to read about Creating Pages next.