At first I think it very difficult to install joomla when read the toturial at website which is too long.
But when I tried to setup by myself, it not difficult as that I think. You donít need to know anythings about the coding because joomla is a CMS software (Content Management System). Once you setup joomla, you just need to login as an admin and start your posting.
Tools that need to setup joomla:
-Wamp server is like phptriad because it have an apache, phpmyadmin, and mysql inside.
-can be download at http://www.wampserver.com/en
2.Download file installation joomla:
-can be download at http://www.joomla.org
-suggest to download latest version.
How to install joomla:
1.Wamp server :
-Install wamp server
-Then open software wamp server and go to the taskbar and clik wamp icon.
-Click on 'put online' to activate wamp server.
-Then go to php>>php.ini then change to 'magic_quotes_gpc = Off' to 'magic_quotes_gpc = On'
-Then go to phpmyadmin (also at the taskbar) and create new database using any names that you choose and click create.
-After that go to the www directory and delete all files inside the folder to avoid certain file from clash with file joomla.
2.Extract Joomla installation packages:
-After that, extract file installation joomla into the folder www directory.
-if you want your page more than one (exp: at main menu have a home and contact), create one folder inside www directory rename it with home and insert file installation joomla inside the folder.Also same for contact site.
3. Setup installation at localhost:
-Go to internet browser and type http://localhost
and it goes to setup installation joomla.
Host Name: localhost
MySQL User Name: root
MySQL Password: 'leave blank'
MySQL Database Name: ' database name that you already create at phpmyadmin'
-Next Step: Based from the joomla version that installed. Important things, when you saw form for administrator password, donít forget to insert the password because this will be used to access the manager at your website which can be use to post new topic settings and many more.
-Final Step : Go to www directory and delete folder installation joomla named 'installation'. If you didnít delete that folder you probably cannot access that website.
4.Manage your website :
and you will be moved to your site which is totally constructed.What you can see inside is a website without any module and componen.
-To activate the module and componen, you just go to the joomla manager at http://localhost/administrator
-There have a lot of things that you can play around here such as create or post an article or new topic and insert module such as login box, last topic, and create poll.
Thatís all good luck
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