Quickstart Installation

In this thread, we will show you step by step instruction of how to install a Joomla Quickstart package

What is Quickstart ?

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 (in Quickstart, we use blank image due to copyrights).

For each template, we provide multiple Quickstart packages based on its Joomla versions compatability. If a template is compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3.x then each Joomla version will has a quickstart package.

Once you are in the download page of a template, you will see the quickstart packages, select and download theme

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Once you have the Quickstart package, extract the downloaded package.

If you install in your localhost

If you install the quickstart in your localhost, copy the extracted folder to: ...\wamp\www (if you are using WAMP) and ...\xampp\htdocs (in you are using XAMPP)

If you install from your hosting

If you want to install the quickstart from your hosting, please upload all folders in the folder that you just extracted to the FTP Base folder (normally it is public_html).

Access your database control panel to create new database.

When access the databse control panel, create a new database

After creating database, copy the database name to add to the Quickstart Installation Winzard

1. Configuration

Parameter Explanation

  1. Select Language: as Joomla supports many languages, select the language that you want your website to be. Select your language for easy management.
  2. Site Name: enter your site name to the field.
  3. Admin Email: add the email of Administrator, you configure to send the configuration detail to the email.
  4. Admin Username: add the username of the Admin, this is the username to login the back-end panel as Super user so make user you remember the username.
  5. Admin Password: enter the password for the admin account.
  6. Confirm Admin Password: retype the admin password to confirm.

2. Database

Parameter Explanation

  1. Database type: select the database type: MySQLi or MySQL.
  2. Hostname: enter your hostname in this field. In this example, we install in localhost so the hostname will be "localhost" but if you install from your hosting, you have to enter your hostname.
  3. Username: enter the username to access your host.
  4. Password: enter the password goes with the entered username to access your host.
  5. Database Name: paste the databse name that we created in Step 1.
  6. Table Prefix: enter the table prefix the the database name.
  7. Old database Process: If the databse we enter here is an existing database, we can select to back-up or remove the old database.

After entering all required information, click "Next" to proceed with our installation.

3. Overview

For our products, we remove all default sample data of Joomla, there is only one sample data in the list. Select the sample data so that you will have a site that look exactly same as our Demo site. If you select "None", you will have a fresh joomla site.

It can take you sometime to install sample data

The next step is remove or rename the Installation folder for security purpose.

The installation is complete, now access the Admin panel with the account you entered in the installation process

Your front-page will be same our Demo site, only images are different. In release package, we have to use blank image due to copyrights.

1. Select Language

Joomla supports many language for ease of usage from users in different countries. Select the language that you prefer your site to be.

Click on "Next" to proceed with the installation

2. Pre-Installation check

In this step, you just need to view through the page to check whether all requirement is okay or not, if everything is okay, click on "Next" to proceed with the installation.

3. License

Joomla is free under GNU General Public license, to know more about it, please read the License page.

4. Database

Please check the section: Create Database to know how to create database

Parameter Explanation

  • Database type: select the database type: MySQLi or MySQL.
  • Hostname: enter your hostname in this field. In this example, we install in localhost so the hostname will be "localhost" but if you install from your hosting, you have to enter your hostname.
  • Username: enter the username to access your host.
  • Password: enter the password goes with the entered username to access your host.
  • Database Name: paste the databse name that we created in Step 1.
  • Table Prefix: enter the table prefix the the database name.
  • Old database Process: If the databse we enter here is an existing database, we can select to back-up or remove the old database.

5. FTP configuration

This step is only applied when you install the package from your hosting, if you install in localhost, you can ignore this step.

6. Configuration

Parameter Explanation

  1. Site Name: enter your site name to the field.
  2. Add all required information of Admin account includes: Email, username and password
  3. Sample data set: select the database that you want to install for your site then click on "Install Sample Data". This step is very important, please you select right sample data.

7. Finish - Remove / Rename the "installation" folder

You have to delete or rename the "installation" folder. It is required step. Once done, the installation is complete.

Now, you can login your back-end and front-page to check