Friday, October 10, 2014

how to install joomla?

Installing Joomla!

Download the Joomla! 3.0.x full package at
Create a new folder entitled “Joomla30” in folder “htdocs” in XAMPP folder. Normally it will be located at “C:\xampp\htdocs”
Unpack the downloaded package file into the folder “Joomla30”
Go to the URL “http://localhost/Joomla30”
Follow all steps in Joomla! installation:

Step 1. Main Configuration

  • Select Language: Choose your own language in the drop-down menu, for example, “English (United States)”
  • Site Name: Enter the name of your site
  • Description: Enter the description of your site
  • Site Offline: Choose status for your website when you access to your site: Click “Yes” for “offline” and “No” for “online”
  • Admin Email: Enter your valid email address you want to use for your site
  • Admin Username: Enter “admin” as default
  • Admin Password: Enter your own password
  • Confirm Admin Password: Re-type your password
  • Click “Next” to continue Step 2

Step 2. Database Configuration

  • Database Type: Select MySQLi
  • Host Name: Enter “localhost”
  • Username: Enter “root”
  • Password: let it blank
  • Database Name: enter the name of the database you created “Joomla30”
  • Table Prefix: let it generate automatically
  • Old Database Process: Click “Backup” to backup tables from former Joomla! installation, or “Remove” to delete these tables
  • Click “Next” to continue Step 3

Step 3. Overview 

  • Finalization: You can choose installing sample data or not, by clicking on corresponding selection.
  • Overview: This step is to review all information you configured in step 1. After checking, you click “Install”.
  • When installation finishes, you just need to click the button “Remove installation folder” button to complete the installation process. After that, you can either click on “Site” to see your newly created or “Administrator” to access the administration area.

Now you have installed your Joomla! site successfully! 

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