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Configuring Joomla in Step by Step Manner

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12 Apr 2012CPOL
An article on how to configure Joomla in a step by step manner


Joomla is a free open source Content Management System developed on PHP.

Operating System: Windows Server 2003.

Download and Install WampServer (

Download Joomla 1.5.10 version from site (

Unzip it and rename to Joomla.

Copy that folder into [wampserver installation drive]/wamp/www/.

Now from Start->Programs->WAMPServer-> Start WAMPServer.

A small icon appears. Left click and select “Start All Services”.

WAMPServer Icon.JPG

Now browse the following URL: http://localhost/joomla/installation/index.php.

First - Language.JPG

After selecting the language dropdown and clicking on next button, I got this error.

“Cookies do not appear to be enabled on your browser client. You will not be able to install the application with this feature disabled. Alternatively, there could also be a problem with the server's session.save_path. If this is the case, please consult your hosting provider if you don't know how to check or fix this yourself.”

Before Second-  Cookie problem.JPG

The following link solves the above problem:

I got the same error. I opened the same link in FireFox. Then the problem was resolved.

Second-PreInstallation Check.JPG

Click on Next and License screen and click on Next.

Database Configuration screen comes.

  • Database Type: MySql (right now i1.5 supports only MySql. Next version 2.0 supports Oracle).
  • Host Name: localhost
  • Username: root
  • Password: empty
  • Database Name: JoomlaDB (let’s say)

Fourth = Database Configuration.JPG

Then click Next and FTP configuration screen can be skipped. For Windows machines, it is not required.

Fifth- FTP configuration.JPG

Then Click on Next. “Main Configuration” screen comes.

Sixth-Main Configuration.JPG

Give Sitename, email, admin password and select ‘install default sample data’.

Click Next. Finish screen comes.



You will not be able to proceed beyond this point until the installation directory has been removed. This is a security feature of Joomla!.

Without deleting this installation folder, one cannot proceed, i.e. Site, Admin links won't work.

Go to [wampserver installation drive]\Wamp\www\joomla\.

Here one can find the Installation folder.

Delete the installation folder.

Now click on Site / Admin links at the top.

Now Admin and Site links work.

Click on Admin.

For Admin, this is the URL: http://localhost/joomla/administrator/index.php

Admin login Screen:

Eight- Admin Login.JPG

Admin Home page:

Ninth- Home page.JPG

Joomla supports internationalization.

Joomla 1.0, 1.5 (current one), 2.0 (yet to be released)



  • 20th May, 2009: Initial version

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This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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