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How to Install Kanboard on Cloud9 IDE


Kanboard is a free and open source visualboard software, you can use it for personal use to manage your daily activities i.e to-do list or you can use it at work to manage you team or even your companies’ activities.

This post will present a step by step guide on how to install Kanboard for free on Cloud9 for development purposes, please note that it’s not advisable to install a Production version of Joomla on Cloud9 as the free tier isn’t designed for that intended purpose. Now, and without further ado let’s dive into the tutorial.


First, you’ll need to sign-up for the free version of Cloud9.

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Step One

After signing up and confirming your email, you’ll be directed to your dashboard, just click on the “add workspace” plus sign.

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Step Two

You’ll be directed to a new window where you should set up your workspace, select the PHP option and then create the workspace.

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Step Three

You’ll then be directed to your workspace, in the terminal just download the latest release of Kanboard using “wget”, at the time of writing this post the command should be as follow;

Wget https://kanboard.net/kanboard-1.0.31.zip

Step Four

After the download is complete, just unzip the downloaded folder using the following command;

unzip kan*

Step Five

Move the content of the unzipped folder to your root directory, by simply dragging and dropping them using the Workspace side menu (i.e in the screenshot below, moving the files from kanban folder to trial).

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Step Six

Now, just click on the “Run Project” arrow, then click on the “Preview”, the portal window will appear in a browser like side-window.

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Step Seven

Now, the Kanboard portal will open and just use the username and password admin to login and of course don’t forget to change them.

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Congratulations, now you have a fully functional installation of Kanboard on Cloud9. But, remember this installation should be for development purposes only and not for production.