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Title: Joomla 3 installation and management guide

Awdhesh Kumar Singsys Pte Ltd
What is Joomla?
Joomla is an award-winning content management
system (CMS), which enables you to build Web
sites and powerful online applications. Many
aspects, including its ease-of-use and
extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular
Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla
is an open source solution that is freely
available to everyone.
How to Install Joomla
  • In this section you will learn how to install
    Joomla on your website. You can find the latest
    release of joomla version at the joomla's
    official website.
  • Download joomla latest version from
  • Extract the package on your local computer.

Step 1
To start a Joomla installation on a web server,
first you need to download the Joomla
installation package. We recommend that you
download Joomla only from the official website of
the application - If you download the
Joomla 3 installation package from other than the
official one, there is a risk of malicious code
in the setup files.

Step 2
Simply open your browser and navigate to your
main domain (i.e. http//, or to the
appropriate subdomain (i.e http//localhost/joomla
), depending where you have uploaded or setup the
Joomla installation package. On the first step of
the installation process, you need to add the
necessary information about your site and your
administrative username.

Site Name Enter the name of your site. Most
templates will use this for the first heading of
your index. Description Add a brief description
of your website. It depends on your template if
and where this text would be displayed. Admin
Email Enter a valid email address. It will be
used for password recovery and system
messages. Admin Username Your administrative
username. Please select a unique username, rather
than "admin" or "administrator" since those are
often subject to hacker attacks. Admin Password
Add a password as strong as possible. Site
Offline Select whether your site should be taken
offline after you complete the installation. For
the purpose of this tutorial we will leave this
option set to NO (site will be live after
installation). Once you fill in all the required
fields, press the Next button to proceed with the

On the next screen, you will have to enter the
necessary information for your MySQL database.

Database Type By default this value is set to
MySQLi. Leave it that way, MySQLi is an optimised
version of the regular MySQL database and it is
supported on SiteGround servers. Host Name Once
again, leave the default localhost
value. Username Enter the username for your
MySQL database (Refer to Step 3). Password Fill
in the password for the database username (Refer
to Step 3). Database Name Enter the name of the
MySQL database you want to use (Refer to Step
3). Table Prefix Joomla will add this prefix to
all of its database tables. This is useful if you
want to host multiple Joomla sites on a single
database. You should leave the default value. Old
Database Process If you have any existing
databases, choose what to do with the existing
tables that are required by the installer. The
options are to remove or backup any existing data
that's about to be replaced. We recommend that
you leave this option set to Backup since it is
the safest choice. After you enter all the
necessary information, press the Next button to

On the next screen, you will have to enter the
necessary information for your MySQL database.

You will be forwarded to the last page of the
installation process. On this page, you can
specify if you want any sample data installed on
your server. For beginners, we recommend you to
choose the Default Sample data option since it
will serve as an example/backbone, that you can
use to build your actual website. Note that you
can delete all sample articles, menus, etc. at
any time.

The second part of the page will show you all
pre-installation checks. The SiteGround servers
meet all Joomla requirements and you will see a
green check after each line.

When you click on the install button then below
status bar will appear.

On the last screen of the installation process
you need to press the Remove installation folder
button. This is required for security reasons, so
no one can reinstall your existing site later on.
Note that Joomla won't let you use your site
unless you remove this folder completely!
Home Page

Content Category Manager
To edit a Category, Content gtgt Category Manager.
Click on a Category title to edit or select a
checkbox next to Category title, then click the
Edit icon in the toolbar. To start a new
Category, Content gtgt Category Manager gtgt Add New
Category or from the Category Manager click the
New icon in the toolbar.
Content Add Category
Click on the category listing page New button to
add new categoy.
Content Article Manager
Used to set global defaults for menu items that
display articles. These default values will be
used when "Use Global" is selected for an option
in an Articles menu item. For example, to show
the 'Create Date' for an article in your Articles
menu items, then set that option to "Show" here
and it will be the default value. You do not need
to set any of these options. Your Joomla site
will work with the default settings.
Articles Listing
The Article Manager is used to find, mark
featured, add and edit articles. See Toolbar
below for a detailed list of all functions. Open
Content gtgt Article Manager for all artciles
New Articles
Click on the listing page New to add new
articles. You can add articles on the basis of
the categories.
Menu Management
Administrator can manage menu from the joomla
menu management. Administrator can add multiple
menus and menu link from here. Click on the top
menu Menus gtgt Menu Manager.
Add New Menu
Click on the menu listing page New button to add
new menus.
Menus Items Listing
Click on the menu listing page menu title for
menu items listing.
Add New Menu Item Step 1
Click on the menu items listing page New button
to add new items.
Add New Menu Item Step 2
Click on the above select button to select menu
Add New Menu Item Step 3
If you can to display article then click on the
Articles link. You can select any type of content
from here.
Add New Menu Item Step 4
If you can to display single artcile then click
on the Single Article link.
Add New Menu Item Step 5
When administrator click on the select article
Select button then all article listing will
appear here. Administrator can select single
article from here/
Add New Menu Item Step 6
Enter menu title and then click on the save
Added Menu Item in Front end
Add menu will apear in the from end under main
Thank You!
Awdhesh Kumar Singsys Pte Ltd