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System Requirements

Gantry Framework has some system requirements you should be aware of prior to installing. You'll find these requirements listed below, broken down into their distinct groups.

WordPress Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of WordPress to ensure all known bugs and security issues are addressed. At the time this guide was written, the current stable version of WordPress is: 3.5.1. We encourage you to update your WordPress install if you are running an older version than this.

Server Requirements

We try to ensure that any Gantry template (and the Gantry Library specifically) will work with any modern and secure server environment. The recommended minimum requirements are:

  • PHP 5.2.17+ (5.3+ recommended)
  • MySQL 3.23 (5+ recommended)
  • Apache 1.3 (2.2+ recommended)
  • mod_mysql
  • mod_xml
  • mod_zlib

Browser Requirements

The back-end administration requirements of Gantry in order of preference are as follows:

  • Firefox 4+
  • Safari 5+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Internet Explorer 8+

NOTE: For Gantry administration, please note that Internet Explorer 7, and even Internet Explorer 8 have very slow JavaScript implementations, and as such are not currently recommended.

Development Environments

Local development is the preferred method of working with any Gantry-based template as it allows for the fastest development iterations due to flat out performance and convenience. The following is a list of suitable server setups that can be installed locally on your computer:

Mac OS X Windows Linux
MAMP & MAMP Pro EasyPHP LAMP Bundle
XAMPP for Mac OS X WampServer XAMPP for Linux
Zend Server Community Edition Zend Server Community Edition Zend Server Community Edition
Mac Port XAMPP for Windows

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