B Metis - Joomla 3.x Features

Quick-start Installation like our Live Demo

 

Note: Before that, you need to install Joomla 3.x (support 3.2.x and 3.3.x). Please check Joomla 3.x FAQs to have details for installing Joomla 3.x

 

Quick-start Package is the best choice for users who want to kick-start a new B Metis template. Please check the guide below to understand how to implement Quick-start Installation. However, please remember to back up your data beforehand because your old data will be all gone afterwards.

Don’t worry because we also guide you how to install the new template with preservation of your data.

 

Note: You must be a member and pay off the PRO and DEV package to see Quick-start packages. The first thing to do is to login to Client Login with your account.

 

Download

When you are in download page, you can see the Zip file of Quick-start package, download it

Go to your Client Area: http://themelead.com/my-account/

 

If you forget password, please enter your Username/Email Address in box above. Or you can contact us here

There is a notification if you login successfully

 

Then download Quick-start (2.5 or 3.x package) here:

 

 

Extract

Once you have this template, please extract (unzip) all this template to folder with full files Install

In your local host: Copy this extracted folder to: ...\wamp\www\[your_folder] (for WAMP) and ...\xampp\htdocs\[your_folder] (for XAMPP)

Example: c:\\xampp\themelead_metis

From your hosting: If you want to install the Quick-start from your hosting, please upload all folders in the folder that you just extracted to your root folder or FTP_Base _folder/[Your_Folder] (normally it is httpdocs in public_html).

For examples: copy/upload all folders and files to httpdocs/themelead_metis

 

Create Database

Access your database control panel to create new database. When access the database control panel, create a new database

After creating database, remember the database name, database username and password to add to the Quick-start Installation Wizards. Now the database and Quick-start Package are ready, it’s time to complete Quick-start installation.

In localhost, name of user will be root and password will be blank (empty) by default if you are using XAMPP

 

Complete Quick-start Installation

Go to your website address on local host (or your online site if you prefer). The installation screen will come up. You can choose language for installation process. Fill in your information. Marked fields are required.

Example: type http://localhost/themelead_metis in your browser or type http://[your_url]/themelead_metis or type http://[your_url] if you copy to root folder

 

Click on the Next button. You’ll be taken to the Database Configuration screen:

  • Select the type of database from the drop-down list; the most popular one is MySQLi.
  • Then enter the hostname of the database server. Normally it will be localhost for the most server and localhost (using XAMPP).
  • Enter the MySQL username, password and database name that you previously created above.
  • You can leave the “Table prefix” field unchanged. A Prefix is relevant only when one database is shared by several Joomla! installations.
  • To continue, click the Next button. The Joomla! installer will then check database connection.
  • If the database is successfully connected, you will be moved to Overview tab – this is the final and most important page during the Installation process. If you encounter error in this step, should check back whether you have filled in correct information of the database or forgot creating a new database.

The most important thing is to choose the option Sample Data. Otherwise the Quick-start package won’t work. Remember to choose option Default English (GB) Sample Data as the feature image above to get the appearance like our Live Demo

At the bottom of this page you will see information about your system and if any of the settings are marked as red, your system is not ready yet for the Joomla! installation. Click the Install button to install the demo content and complete the installation. Remember that the sample data installation is the most important step when using quick start package.

Now the installation is finished, congratulation! However, there is still a last step to do. You must delete the “installation” folder. It can be done automatically by clicking to Remove Installation Folder button.

If your hosting does not allow the right to remove, you should delete manually by FTP acocunt.

Before removing the installation folder you may install additional languages for both the Joomla! front-end and the back-end. If you want to add extra languages to your Joomla application click the Install languages button.

Afterwards, click:

  • The “Site” button to visit the homepage of your website. You will find the new website fully-operational and looking exactly like our demo;
  • or the “Administrator” button to visit the “backend” page of your website and log in to the administrative interface using the username and the password that you created during installation (don’t mistake for the user password).

For next access times on local host, after successful implementation of all steps, navigate to: http://localhost/[your_folder] (or http://localhost:8080/[your_folder] in case using port 8080), your front-page will be similar to our Live Demo, only sample images are different due to copyright rule.

 

Note

  • You can read more detailed to install Joomla 3.x (http://docs.joomla.org/J3.2:Installing_Joomla)
  • To keep away from bugs while installing, you must fully install and configure as we guided in order that after uploading the entire sample data, your website seems to be similar to the demo.

 

For users who want to install the new template without changing your old database:

      • Take back-up of your current site (recommended to practice not only for templates but all the time you take major steps)
      • Upload full template package, not quick-start package under the [/templates] folder on your server.. Find the file by using Discover tab in the Joomla Extension Manager and install it. After few seconds you should receive the installation success message (on green background).
      • Install all attached extensions, which are in the template package in the same manner, and create custom html modules with sample data guided as following sections of this document.
  • If you failed, don 't worry because we did back up since step 1
  • Now, Login to phpMyAdmin and select your Joomla! database on the left column
  • Next, select tab Import on the horizontal menu bar to import your old database
  • After script execution, you can get back to your website to check how the original data was restored.
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