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Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual Released

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:33 pm
by humvee
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Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual Released

The Joomla! User Documentation Team are pleased to announce the release of the Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual today.

The Manual  covers:

    * System Requirements
    * Localhost and Remote Host Installations
    * Obtaining Joomla
    * Preparations ahead of installation
    * File Transfer
    * Secure Password Thinking
    * Web Browser Installation
    * Manual Installation
    * Known Issues and Error Solving (this has yet to be populated)
    * General information for anyone new to the Joomla! Community
    * Further reference relating to Joomla! 1.5 (this also has yet to be populated)

The manual is available as an online resource here at the Help Site or for download in PDF file format for bedtime reading from the Joomla! Project Document Repository on Joomla! Code!. Just "right click" and select Save As from the menu of your browser.

If you have any constructive feedback please visit the User Documentation forums.


Andy Wallace

25 September 2007

Re: Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual Released

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:57 pm
by carrellwhite
Nice work and a good addition to the Joomla! documentation.

Re: Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual Released

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:04 pm
by humvee
Thx Steve

Good to see you around


Re: Joomla! 1.5 Installation Manual Released

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:43 am
by kirbyfoster
Thanks for the nice installation manual. One part was a bit confusing, at least to me, in the part about the 'Manual Install.'

The usage of the installation/ directory is not quite clear, at least to me.

I am using joomla-1.5_Installation_Manual_version_0.5.pdf.

On Pg 28, Manual Installation: Step 3 - I have added a suggestion in bold below:

Step 3 – Upload the files to the Web server

Upload the Joomla! Core Distribution directories except the installation/ directory and files as previously described, to the Web root directory or named sub-directory of your Web server, including the newly created configuration.php file, using an FTP client program or your Web hosts control panel if provided. If the installation is on your local computer you can simply copy or move the files to the Web server directory.

Also the 'Note:' on the same page might be a bit clearer:

Note: The Installation directory is not needed for a Manual Installation so you can delete it and reduce the upload time.

I believe it should be made more clear that the installation/ directory shouldn't be moved over. It suggests that it would save a bit of time but with many people (except me) having a fast connection the Note: might be disregarded. Maybe it should read something like this:

Note: Do not upload the installation/ directory to the Web Server from you local hard drive. You will need the sql files in the installation/ directory on your hard drive but they should not be on the Web Server. They should only be on your hard drive.

Anyhow, thank you very much for your manual and Joomla too. I just installed it for the first time yesterday and I must say I am very impressed.