Questions tagged [installation]

This tag is for questions about installation of Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework, as well as templates and extensions.

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How to secure a new Joomla installation?

What are the actions that one should take after a new Joomla installation in order to keep it secure? Both on shared hosting servers and dedicated ones.
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Can I use PostgreSQL with Joomla 3.3

Can I use PostgreSQL with Joomla a 3.3 production site (not for testing) and if so is there anything I should be aware of? I would appreciate some feedback from someone who has actual installed and ...
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Permissions for folders and files for www-data Linux user

My question is pretty general. Lets assume I have a linux distribution web server, with the /var/www/ is the web directory. I used my superuser account to upload and unzip the Joomla installation ....
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Installing Joomla - Removing installation folder

Ever since I started using Joomla (in the mid 1.5 days), the installation directory must be deleted once Joomla has been successfully installed, but my question is, why must we click a button to ...
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How can I install multiple extensions in one shot in a Joomla! 3 site?

I'm currently building boilerplates (i.e. sites to Site Transfer as a starting point for new client web sites). My preference is to load up all extensions in the boilerplate, transfer the site to a ...
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What to do when installation stuck on creating tables?

Upon installation of Joomla the process stops while creating tables. Some tables were created, but not all of them. So far this only happens with MySQL with Joomla 3.x. What should I do?
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Script not running on plugin installation

I am creating a plugin and am attempting to run a script after it is installed. For whatever reason, it appears the script file is loading, but my code is never run. My script.php file contains the ...
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Options for backups, restoring, and staging?

What are some options for Backing Up & Restoring Joomla! instances? Preferably ones suitable for staging.
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How to create a folder during installation custom component

I know how to create a subfolder inside the media folder by using <media folder="media" destination="com_mycom"> in the manifest file. But how to create subfolder inside of the images folder ...
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Are you required to create the database before you install Joomla?

Before you install Joomla do you need to create the database first?
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Package installation with conditions

I have a package (Joomla! 3x) that contains 2 plugins and it install/update and uninstall correctly. But now, I need to refine the installation/update process. Scenario on fresh installation: If ...
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New Install session.save_path Error

I need to do some work locally on a Joomla 1 5.26 site. Local setup Win7, Xampp, Apache 2.4.3, PHP 5.4.7 I have numerous local Joomla 2.x and 3.x website that work fine however when installing a new ...
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How to install sample data after the installation is already done?

I made a wrong choice in the configuration of Joomla. I wanted to have Default English (GB) Sample Data but I gave the first choice. enter image description here I need the protostar template as it ...
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Redirect after completing the package installation

I got a package that contains few extensions. I want to redirect to my custom view once the package installation is fully complete. I thought of trying via installer script using the postflight ...
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Custom message after plugin installation

After an installation process, the translated manifest description from the sys.ini-file is shown in the Extension Manager. Unfortunately this text is also shown while editing the (published) plugin ...
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Is it possible to call a postflight on a module install?

I am creating a module that I hope will do a little more complex functions than many. However, I will need to do certain things like DB modification and moving files when the module installs. I am ...
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No available languages to install at the moment

What can be the reason for not being able to install languages through admin? I am getting: There are no available languages to install at the moment. Please select the "Find languages" button ...
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Template Installation

I am having a hard time finding and getting a free template to work. I have tried many free templates but none of them worked properly. Currently the content of my joomla website is the default one ...
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How to transfer a joomla content to another server?

I recently set up a joomla site on demojoomla.com and started entering data to check a proof of concept. Following that phase, I bought a hosting package at Strato.de where I am able to setup a ...
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Do I need a database to install Joomla on localhost using XAMPP?

I downloaded Joomla to create a website, but before buying any domain/hosting service, I prefer to work locally. Then, I downloaded XAMPP and moved joomla's file to XAMPP's htdocs folder. From ...
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Joomla 2.5 installation process silently failing

While attempting to install Joomla 2.5 on a php 5.2 server the install wizard keeps silently failing at the sql settings page. Is there any way to simply write a config to the server manually?
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Install Joomla component without manifest file

I have taken over a joomla project from another consulting company, and I have made several improvements and changes to one of the components. Now my client is asking me to migrate this component to a ...
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Joomla install does not start

I cannot install Joomla (on Ubuntu 12.04, Apache, MySQL). All required prerequisites seem to be met, but after hitting the final install button, a popup appears (see attached image), but nothing ...
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How do I get the Joomla Framework Files for a production server?

Following the "simple" instructions, I'm completely unable to get the FrameWork to function. I don't normally use Git or Composer, so don't know what to expect as a final result when these 4 steps ...
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Why language files installed in Extension Manager as 'files' type can not be Unpublished?

I mean language translations of some components which are distributed separately, not the core Joomla translations. They are marked as unpublished, but this has no effect - components continue to be ...
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What is the proper use of the name tag in the manifest file?

In the latest J!3.4 when installing extension of type 'file' (or may be other types are affected also) there is a difference regarding what is going into element field of table _extensions. Some ...
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Installing PostgreSQL database - Error connecting to PGSQL database

I try to install Joomla 3.3.1 on a new site, with PostgreSQL database. I did all correctly, and I tried many times, did lot of verifications, etc, and I have always the return : "Impossible de ...
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Weird post-installation effects on administrator panel - JOOMLA 3.6 [closed]

I decided to start new project, so I did clear installation (used MSSQL SERVER as database). Everything was fine and really fast. Front-end page doesn't have any errors or weird effects, but ...
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Joomla Beginner Tutorials - How to start with Joomla?

A friend told me to use this Joomla to set up my own website. Truth is I have no idea how to start with it. I have some html, css, php knowledge but never had to use a CMS before and specifically ...
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Is it possible to install template only from quickstart package?

Here is the thing, I have joomla website with lots of content. Then I found this great template. The thing is, I only have it's quickstart package. So, how do I install it's template only? And it's ...
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I could not find joomla .xml file in the package

Whenever I try to upload a Joomla templage on my site, I get the following message: Error! Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file in the package. What should I do?
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Archive file is corrupt, truncated or archive parts are missing

Trying to update a 2.5.16 site to 2.5.28 then to 3.4.1 however when I follow the official guide here I see the following error message popup on screen when clicking 'write files directly'. The ...
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Error 1146 while installing K2 extension

While installing K2 extension, Joomla 3.0, GoDaddy hosting) received error message: Table 'iWebazoid.bq1ry_k2_categories' doesn't exist SQL=SHOW FULL COLUMNS FROM bq1ry_k2_categories Unable to ...
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Debug custom plugin error

I am developing few plugins for Joomla 3. I've done so far 4 of them. The first 3 works flawlessy, but the latest one gives me this error during the installation: 500 Installation unexpectedly ...
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Joomla install database configuration not recognizing MySQL

I'm trying to get myself up and running with Joomla for the first time, I've installed the full LAMP stack and navigated to my joomla install by going to the local host in my browser 127.0.0.1/joomla. ...
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How can Joomla be put in Continuous Deployment?

It seems somewhat wasteful to zip the PHP files and then unzip at the target. Is there a way to do this through composer, or some sort of web or CLI install procedure?
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Can't logon with Joomla IIS 8 install

I have a virtual server on Microsoft Azure. It has IIS 8, PHP 5.4 and a Joomla 3.3 site installed on it. This is a brand new install where I am migrating a site from a different location using Akeeba ...
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fsockopen(): unable to connect to :80 component installation error

While installing a custom component the following error occur. fsockopen(): unable to connect to :80 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known)
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How stop update/installation by install script and mantain actual folder?

I found by Joomla 3.x, that I can use an install script something like this: class lib_exampleInstallerScript { public function install($adapter) { // during install } ...
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Unable to update deploy server url during postflight event

When I install myplugin the very first time, it should update the location column in #__update_sites table with updated string which includes the API key. I'm unable to update at first install as I ...
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Uploading a module adds a new line each line of every file

I'm new to Joomla! and I was asked to create some modules, I have succesfully created and installed about a dozen by following the documentation here (https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:...
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Images not displayed after migrating from localhost (Internal Server Error)

After uploading my Joomla! 3.3 from localhost, I got a very serious problem: the images on the website are not displayed! When I tried accessing the URL of an image, I got an Internal Server Error. ...
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Using the extensions installer (upload package file) is not working all the times

I was very reserved to post this question, but this is something that I am facing in almost every website, and would like to get feedback from others on this. The upload package file in the ...
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Can't click next on new installation

Not the place I though I would get stuck. My web host (buddy) reinstalled his OS and since I had never really worked on the site much I opted to start over. He is using NGINX if it matters. Simple ...
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Copy file failed - when installing/updating component

I am trying to update my 3rd party component. But the installer after a while returns the error message, that the component failed to install and the warning "Copy File Failed". System information ...
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Installing an extension by having only the files and folders of it (no zip archive installation file)

The wonderful image slider extension DJ Image Slider is not available for download, as I tried yesterday and today. Now, I have installed the same on one of my websites, so I used filezilla to ...
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Why can't I delete something even if I have 777 permissions for testing?

This one is bugging me. I needed to reinstall my Joomla installation again. Which is fine since I am doing it for practice in an effort to learn Joomla and Linux (CentOSv7). I have had previous ...
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How to login to joomla.com as a super adminstrator?

I am new to joomla. I have logged in to https://www.joomla.com/my and clicked the Access Admin on my respective site. I tried to install a new template and i was instructed to install new template ...
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Automatically publish plugin after template installation

I want to bundle my template with a plugin, and I want the plugin is automatically published after template installation. I know this is possible with component or plugin installation, but is it ...
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Is there a way to make a script to install two plugins at once

I have two plugins and i need to package them together. Is there a way to make a script to install two plugins at once? And auto publish only one of them? This script works to one: public function ...