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Everything you need to know about NexoPOS.
There are many ways to download and install NexoPOS either locally or remotely. Each solution has its own pros and cons. No matter the solution you'll choose, Composer is a permanent requirement.
The full version of NexoPOS 4.x is available on CodeCanyon. By purchasing on CodeCanyon you also get :
The free version doesn't have these benefits. Therefore, no refund can't be granted if later on, a user discovered the free and limited version.
Once you've purchased NexoPOS 4.x, you need to head to your downloads and get the installation file.
You can download the free version of NexoPOS on Github, it can be downloaded from there as a zipped project and extracted locally.
After having downloaded, the content of the folder should looks like this.
We now need to install PHP vendors and node modules in order to build NexoPOS 4.x. The step will look a little bit similar to the next step however, the command is a bit different. For instance, you'll need to use the following command to install PHP vendors :
The installation might take some time, but once it's set, you should normally have your .env file setup. Now you need to see how to install the node modules.
NexoPOS 4.x is also available on packagist, which is a repository of PHP packages. If Composer is correctly installed. you can create a project of NexoPOS 4.x by typing the following command on your CLI.
composer create-project blair2004/nexopos --prefer-dist --stability dev nexopos-4x
On the previous command will install NexoPOS 4.x with the stability "dev" on the folder "nexopos-4x" (you can rename it differently). By doing that, Composer will download and install at once all PHP packages and even set up the environment file.
From there, if everything is correctly setup (the environment), the download should be made without any problem. However, sometimes the .env file might not be created generating an error at the end of the installation. If that's the case, create a copy of the ".env.example" into ".env", and then run on the CLI :
If you're using NexoPOS 4.5 or greater, you can skip this section as the asset already comes included on NexoPOS.
However, if you've performed some changes to the source code (.vue, .ts files), then you need to install node modules in order to build the asset. In order to download node modules, you need to run (on the same directory where the .env.example file is located) :
Same as "composer install", this might take some time to download on the necessary modules. As NexoPOS 4.x uses TailwindCSS 2.0, you'll need to have Node.js 14.x at least, otherwise, the installation might fail.
Now node modules are installed. Let's build the assets by running the following command :
npm run prod
If you're able to see a similar output, you've successfully downloaded and build NexoPOS.
One the environment variable that needs to be defined is "SESSION_DOMAIN". In fact, NexoPOS needs to be aware of the domain where the application will be installed right before accessing the system on the browser. You, therefore, need to open the .env file located at the root of your project to define the environment variable.
If the APP_URL variable is not defined, you must define that as well. Note that "yourwebsite.com" should be the value of your actual domain. If you're installing locally, that might be: "localhost:8888", "127.0.0.1:8000". Either way, you need to define that variable before proceeding.
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