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Our quick start guide is in need of an update, and I'll be working on that in the near future. For now, the quickest way to get started, once you've got Docker Desktop installed, is to open up the command prompt ("cmd" from Start) and paste in one of the two commands on our download
page, reproduced below.
(Note: Windows 10 & 11 both come with the curl command built in; if you're using Win 7 or 8, you'll need to install it from https://curl.se/
The process of spinning up the containers will take a few minutes, but by the time you see a line along the lines of "INFO reindex.ReindexThread - --- ReindexThread Paused (every 3600000 millis)" in the midst of "caffine.CaffineCache" messages, you've hit the end of the line. At that point, visit http://localhost:8080/dotAdmin
to log in with username ad...@dotcms.com
and password admin
. (Or, you could just visit http://localhost:8080/
on its own, which will show either a copy of the Demo site if you used the demo YAML, or a 404 error in the case of the Clean one.)
To close out of the command line session gracefully, you can mash Ctrl+C until you're back to the prompt. From that point on, you can reactivate dotCMS straight from Docker Desktop by hitting the little "play" button next to the container you just built; no further CLI commands required.
If you've previously tried the above, but have run into errors, there's good news: In the last couple hours, we've updated the starter image links in the YAML files, so the commands above should both work equally well, now. That said, in that case, you'll need to delete any previously created dotCMS containers and images, to ensure the new ones pull properly. See the pics below:
Let me know if this helps!