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Installation Guide

This guide will not only help you install CoalaWeb extensions but any Joomla extension from components to modules and plugins. It will walk you through the 4 ways to install an extension including Upload Package File, Install From Directory, Install From URL and Install from Web methods.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation Guides
  2. Uninstallation Guides
  3. Need More Help?

Installation Guides

Upload Package File

The first method of installing a CoalaWeb extension we are going to cover is the Upload Package File method. This is the most common method for installing Joomla extensions so it's a good place to start.

The first thing we need is a zipped up extension package ready to install so drop by the Downloads section of CoalaWeb and grab a copy of the extension you want to install. [Figure-1]

Note: Before attempting to install a CoalaWeb extension make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.

Figure-1

Next log into the backend of your Joomla installation and open up the Extension Manager and then select the Upload Package File option.

It can be found in this location. [Figure-2]

Extensions → Extension Manager → Upload Package File

Figure-2

Then use the Browse button to find and select the package you downloaded in the first step. [Figure-3]

Figure-3

Lastly select Upload & Install to start the process. The install script used by CoalaWeb extensions will take care of installing all the related parts of the system such as Modules and Plugins and when it has finished you will receive conformation. [Figure-3]

Note: Installing an extension can take some time due to consisting of several smaller extensions so please be patient.

Figure-4

Install from Directory

The second method of installing a CoalaWeb extension we are going to cover is the Install from Directory method. This is a great way to install larger packages on system with limited resources. If your system timed out using the first method then this is the next logical step.

The first thing we need is an extension package ready to install so drop by the Downloads section of CoalaWeb and grab a copy of the extension you want to install. The difference with this method of installing an extension is that we need it unzipped so you may as well do it now. [Figure-1]

Note: Before attempting to install a CoalaWeb extension make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.

Figure-1

Next we need to get the freshly downloaded package onto our server and into the tmp directory so lets start by checking its location. Log into the backend of your Joomla installation and then head over to your Server Settings and check the Path to Temp Folder as this is where we will be putting the package.

It can be found in this location. [Figure-2]

System → Global Configuration → Server → Path to Temp Folder

Figure-2

Now that we know where we want the package to go it's time to fire up your FTP client and navigate to the directory we just checked. Once we have found it upload the package we download in the first step into the tmp directory. [Figure-3]

Note: Make sure the package is unzipped/extracted.

Figure-3

Now back to your Joomla administration area and open up the Extension Manager and then select the Install from Directory option.

It can be found in this location.

Extensions → Extension Manager → Install from Directory

The tmp directory location should already be filled in for you and it should be the same as the directory we check in a previous step. Next add the the package name to the end making sure it's exactly same as the folder you uploaded with FTP. [Figure-4]

Figure-4

Lastly select Install to start the process. The install script used by CoalaWeb extensions will take care of installing all the related parts of the system such as Modules and Plugins and when it has finished you will receive conformation. [Figure-5]

Note: Installing an extension can take some time due to consisting of several smaller extensions so please be patient.

Figure-5

Install From URL

This option is a great way to install a CoalaWeb extension without needing to download it first.

Note: Before attempting to install a CoalaWeb extension make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.
Note: To use this method you will need to be a registered and logged in user to access the link.

Once you have logged in over at CoalaWeb proceed to the Downloads area the same as for the previous two methods of installing extensions and you will notice a new Direct Link option. [Figure-1]

Figure-1

Now copy this link and head back over to your Joomla administration area and open up the Extension Manager and then select the Install from URL option.

It can be found in this location.

Extensions → Extension Manager → Install from URL

Next copy and paste the link from the previous step into the Install URL field. [Figure-2]

Figure-2

Lastly select Install to start the process. The install script used by CoalaWeb extensions will take care of installing all the related parts of the system such as Modules and Plugins and when it has finished you will receive conformation. [Figure-3]

Note: Installing an extension can take some time due to consisting of several smaller extensions so please be patient.

Figure-3

Install from Web J3.+

The last way to install a CoalaWeb extension we are going to cover is the new Joomla 3.+ Install from Web option which is a quick and easy way to try out our Core extensions.

Note: Before attempting to install a CoalaWeb extension make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.

First log into the backend of your Joomla installation and open up the Extension Manager then select the Install from Web option.

It can be found in this location.

Extensions → Extension Manager → Install from Web

Next in the Search box type coalaweb and click the magnifying glass. You should now see a list of our extensions. [Figure-1]

Figure-1

For this example we will install the CoalaWeb Social Links extension so click the title of the extension you want to install. You should now see a description page along with some links included an Install link. [Figure-2]

Figure-2

Next click Install and you will be taken to a confirmation page with basic details about the extension and its download link. [Figure-3]

Figure-3

If you are happy select Install again to start the process. The install script used by CoalaWeb extensions will take care of installing all the related parts of the system such as Modules and Plugins and when it has finished you will receive conformation. [Figure-4]

Note: Installing an extension can take some time due to consisting of several smaller extensions so please be patient.

Figure-4

Uninstallation Guides

Uninstall

Coalaweb extensions come with an install script that takes care of installing all the parts system in one go such as a components, modules and plugins. The same script also does the work of uninstalling all the parts of the system as well but the trick is to uninstall the associated component as it contains the install/uninstall script.

First log into the backend of your Joomla installation and open up the Extension Manager then select Manage from the menu. [Figure-1]

It can be found in this location.

Extensions → Extension Manager → Manage

Figure-1

Next to make sure we only have components listed change the filter Type to Components now you should only have components listed to the right. [Figure-2]

Figure-2

Next to filter down the extensions even more lets use the search box and search for coalaweb In the case of this guide we will be uninstalling the CoalaWeb Social Links extension. [Figure-3]

Figure-3

Now select it from the list and click Uninstall from the top menu. The uninstall script used by CoalaWeb extensions will take care of uninstalling all the related parts of the system such as Modules and Plugins and when it has finished you will receive conformation. [Figure-4]

Note: Uninstalling an extension can take some time due to having to uninstall several smaller extensions at the same time so please be patient.

Figure-4

Now if you have other CoalaWeb extension installed on your system than thats it you have finished. If this was the only CoalaWeb extension you had installed then you have one last step. A system plugin called CW Gears is installed with every CoalaWeb extension and acts a small framework and because every CoalaWeb extension needs it it isn't automatically uninstalled.

Let make it easy to find by doing some filtering, select Plugin from the Filter menu and then type CW Gears in the search field. [Figure-5]

Figure-5

Select the CW Gears plugin and then click Uninstall from the top menu. When it has finished you will receive confirmation and you are done. [Figure-6]

Figure-6

Need More Help

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Written by Steven Palmer Tuesday, 03 June 2014 Posted in General, Facebook JS, Gears, Flair, Traffic, Social Links, Hours, News, Contact, Versions, Date, Analytics

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