Joomla! Installation


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Joomla! Installation

  1. 1. Joomla! 1.5 Installation On A Hosted Website by Gary Hessler October 7, 2008
  2. 2. Why Joomla? <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>PHP/mySQL based </li></ul><ul><li>Large user community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support through the forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large number of extension developers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just about anything you would need to do has an extension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No coding required (Unless writing extensions) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Source = FREE </li></ul>
  3. 3. What to look for in a hosting service <ul><li>Unlimited Domains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Subdomains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Domain Parking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlimited Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited Disk Space </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited e-mail accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Auto-Responders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webmail access </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What to look for in a hosting service <ul><li>Unlimited mySQL Databases </li></ul><ul><li>PHP 5 Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to change PHP settings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uptime (99.xx%) </li></ul><ul><li>Site backups </li></ul><ul><li>Good support </li></ul><ul><li>Good Price ($4 – $10/mo) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What to look for in a hosting service <ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SSL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping Cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTP/SSH access to host </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable htaccess (most, but not all hosts support this) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Set up host to receive site <ul><li>Register domain name </li></ul><ul><li>Add domain to hosting service </li></ul><ul><li>Create Subdomains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create Subdirectories </li></ul><ul><li>Create FTP User </li></ul>
  7. 7. Get Joomla! Core Files <ul><li>Download Zip Package from </li></ul><ul><li>Unzip Joomla core files to local machine </li></ul><ul><li>FTP files to hosting service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get an FTP Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Filezilla FTP Client </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> (Web Based FTP – No Install necessary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a mySQL database on hosting service </li></ul>
  8. 8. Install Joomla! <ul><li>Run Joomla! Installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Installation Check Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look for anything in red </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>License Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla! is GPL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter Hostname (From your hosting provider) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter Username and Password for your database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter Database name you created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leave Advanced Settings as is </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Install Joomla! Continued <ul><ul><li>FTP Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter FTP Settings if needed (If you have trouble installing extensions on your hosted website) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your site’s name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter administrator’s e-mail address/password </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Load Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install sample data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Load a backup from another install </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate site from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should see Congratulations! Joomla! is installed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need to remove the installation folder! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can use FTP client or hosting file manager </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on “Site” button to view the new site </li></ul>
  10. 10. Templates <ul><li>Pick a template provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some free templates (Buyer Beware) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some other sites have free templates (Google Free Joomla! Templates) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid template clubs provide better built templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Quickstart templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already have them integrated with latest Joomla! core </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Joomla! Resources <ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional (Beginning from Novice to Professional) by Dan Rahmel (Apress) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla! A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website by Barrie M. North </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf (PAKT Publishing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla! 1.5 Essential Training by Joseph LeBlanc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla! Web Security by Tom Canavan (PAKT Publishing) – Due out in October 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Joomla! (Advanced) by Dan Rahmel (Apress) – Due out in February 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Joomla! Resources Continued <ul><li>Tutorials (Some Paid, Some Free) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CMS Expo (December 4 th & 5 th in Denver) </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla! Extensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory available at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3822 extensions (Commercial and non-commercial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has search engine, categorization, and user ratings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for 1.5 Native (Preferred) or 1.5 Legacy </li></ul></ul>