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Installation was done based on notes from docs.joomla.org at https://docs.joomla.org/Use_Joomla!_on_your_own_computer
Following are my notes on installation of Joomla! 3.3.6 on Windows 8. Before going to step 1, ensure the web server has;
PHP 5.4 (min 5.3.10), enable following PHP modules
- Magic Quotes GPC Off
- Register Globals Off
- Zlib Compression Support
- XML Support
- Database Support: (mysql, mysqli, pdo)
- MB Language is Default
- MB String Overload Off
- INI Parser Support
- JSON Support
- configuration.php Writeable
Step 1: Getting Joomla!Download Joomla! from http://www.joomla.org/download.html and extract it to a folder, e.g. myjoomla.
Copy this to your web folder. e.g. C:\apache24htdocs
Step 2: PreparationCreate a MySQL database called myjoomla3. Login to MySQL client and type;
CREATE database myjoomla3;
Step 3: InstallationOpen a web browser and enter URL Address. E.g. http://localhost/myjoomla and enter details. Complete the sections for "Configuration", "Database", "Overview".
I choose to create the default Administrator username as "admin".
Ensure the configuration for database created is entered correctly. Choose MYSQLi if you are prompted to do so.
Choose Install Sample Data: Default English (GB) Sample Data
Click "Install". When installation is completed, you will receive the confirmation message "Congratulations! Joomla! is now installed."
Open Windows Explorer and remove the installation folder in joomla named installation. E.g. C:\Apache24\htdocs\myjoomla\installation
Step 4: Post installationTest the installation with a web browser as;
- front-end page at http://localhost/myjoomla/
- site administration page at http://localhost/myjoomla/administrator/
|First access: Front-end on desktop|
|First access: Front-end on mobile|
|First access:Administration page|
Step 5: Choosing a templateThis is an extra step for looks. In a web browser open the Administration page, e.g. http://localhost/myjoomla/administrator
In the default Administration page, observer the left column and click "Template Manager". In the left menu choose "Styles". There are 4 styles available for you;
- Beez3 (for Front-end)
- Hathor (for Administration page)
- isis (Default for Administration page)
- protostar (Default for Front-end)