Before anyone can use Joomla 4, they first need to install the free server software that comes with the new version. This is a simple installation process that no technical skills are required and after doing it, it’s fairly easy to install all the other software that is required for your Joomla website.
The whole process of installing Joomla 4 is fairly easy. You will only need a single click in your browser and you’re ready to go. In this guide, I will tell you how to install Joomla 4 using its default settings.
The first thing you will need to do is make sure that the HTML page you are setting up is a static page. All it requires is for you to include the following code into the head section of the HTML page:
For the sake of simplicity, we will assume that the script that is used for the layout of the website is already installed and that it has been run every time the site was updated. We will also assume that there are no PHP or ASP error messages because the current version of Joomla has all the necessary modules to run them. If you’ve done that, then you’re good to go.
If you are going to do a new installation, you will not need to do anything else to restart the system. After restarting, open the “Administration” menu and click on “Updates”. This will bring up the updates tab. Click on the “Update Joomla” link in this tab.
From here, you can enter the update URL to verify that the update has been applied correctly. Once the update has been applied, close the dialog box. On the next screen, click on “OK” to close the update dialogue box.
Now, you can begin using Joomla’s server software. To get started, download the server software from the website. Once you have it downloaded, it is important to remember the username and password you set before. This is important because the server software will not allow any unauthorized access unless you set up a unique username and password.
With the server software installed, you need to create a “wordpress” directory. You can then copy certain files from the downloaded software onto the wp-content directory, so that the software will know where to find them. Here are the files you need to copy into the “wordpress” directory:
By default, the server software will have everything it needs to run Joomla. It is recommended that you set up some common functions that will be needed in all of your Joomla websites by creating a folder that is named after your website and that will contain the following items:
To activate your Joomla website by using the server software, simply access the admin interface by clicking on the “Admin” button on the web server. In the navigation bar at the top of the screen, click on “Help” and then click on “FAQ” to see a list of frequently asked questions.
Remember, if you decide to use Joomla 4, you will also need to download the following software: MySQL or MariaDB databases, PHP, PHP script language, Flash player, and CSS design tools. Remember, Joomla 4 does not include the advanced functionalities that are provided by most popular server software packages.