How to install Joomla Quickstart Package

Understanding the Joomla Quickstart Package

Quickstart package is a full website package that includes: templates, extensions, database, images … and once you install the quickstart successfully, you will have a complete website that is exactly same as our Demo.

We are using Akeeba Backup component to backup and restore the Joomla quickstart package. Akeeba is an extension which is around since 2006. Millions of downloads. Countless praise in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. Three J.O.S.C.A.R. awards. A single goal: backup, restore and transfer your site in a snap!

This tutorial contains details about:

  • Install Joomla demo package (Quickstart) to live hosting (Siteground, Hostgator, DigitalOcean, Linode)
  • Install the Quickstart to localhost (Local server)
  • Quick video tour

First, Go to Your account page and click “View Details and Downloads” link to download your quickstart package, e.g: Nova_Quickstart_Package_J3.zip

Installing Quickstart Package – Live hosting

There are two ways of accessing files when working with Joomla: either directly via your web server (example Cpanel control) or through an FTP client.

In this tutorial, we are using Siteground Linux Hosting, however, you can install the package to any hosting like: CloudAccess, Rochen Hosting, Hostgator or cloud server like DigitalOcean, Linode.

1. Access Siteground and login into your account. Choose your domain then click My Account -> Manage Account

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2. Click Go to cPanel then check the checkbox Access cPanel Securely -> Proceed

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3. Select File Manager then navigate to Web server directory (public_html/www)

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4. Now upload the Quickstart package using Upload feature.

Upload package

Next upload the package via browser

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5. Unzip the package to the public_html directory

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6. Access your domain (example http://example.com) to start the installation process.

Database for Joomla! Installation

If you need to create a database, please read “Create a database for use with Joomla!“. You will need to note basic database information needed when the actual Joomla! installation is started.

  • Location of database, localhost or a specific host’s server such as dbserver1.yourhost.com
  • User name: The database user’s name
  • Passworld: The database user’s password
  • Database name: The database name

When finished, a successful popup will display this message, click Next Step

At this step, it is recommended to add the password for Joomla admin user. You can add your password here then click Next.

When finished, a successful import will display this message, click Remove the installation directory

Installing Quickstart Package from Localhost

For windows user, you can use WarmpServer to create a local server(Apache2, php, mysql and phpmyadmin), for Mac user, you can use MAMP Pro or build your custom web development environment using this tutorial.

1. Download Nova_Quickstart_Package_J3.zip and unzip it to your web server directory. 2. Creating new database for Quickstart, example: nova. Please read “Create a database for use with Joomla!” 3. Installing quickstart package

Access localhost/nova to start the installation process

  • Location of database, localhost or a specific host’s server such as dbserver1.yourhost.com
  • User name: The database user’s name
  • Passworld: The database user’s password
  • Database name: The database name

When finished, a successful popup will display this message, click Next Step

At this step, it is recommended to add the password for Joomla admin user. You can add your password here then click Next.

When finished, a successful import will display this message, click Remove the installation directory

Quick video tour.

You can take a look the video tutorial here https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxp5zobgn006r39/Nova.mov?dl=0

Comments

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    Hey there this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    After restoring quickstart package successfully i get a white page shown with this content:
    #qx-section-313141{ } #qx-row-13400{ } #qx-column-463408{ }
    Too few arguments to function Css::padding(), 1 passed in /home/httpd/vhosts/zwinky-nw.ch/httpdocs/templates/jl_finance_pro/quix/elements/number-counter/number-counter/style.php on line 9 and exactly 2 expected
    What do i do wrong?

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