Reading the forum I notice that people still struggle with safe mode. I have therefore ported Pivot Setup, to PivotX - attached to this post you'll find PivotX Setup. Using it will solve all safe mode problems - when PivotX for some mysterious reason can't write files (uploading images, setting up the first user and so on). Do the following:
- Unzip the file attached to this post, open it in a text editor and set the password.
- Upload the file to the directory on your server where you plan to install PivotX. This directory must (temporarily) be chmod to 777.
- Open the file in your browser - example.org/pivotx-setup.php, select the wanted version and then install.
- You are done - no need to chmod images, pivotx/db and pivotx/templates. (You might want to remove the 777 persmission you set in step one.)
PS1! This script is actually nice for installing PivotX even if you don't struggle with safe mode.
PS2! If you install with this script, you should use the script to upgrade too.