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Joomla!™ 1.5: A User’s Guide Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website by Barrie M. North

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Chapter 2. Downloading and Installing Joomla!

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Joomla is one of the most popular open source CMSs on the planet. The first step in becoming part of the “Joomlasphere,” the vibrant community that exists around Joomla, is to download Joomla and install it on your web server.

This lesson describes the first two stages in getting a Joomla powered site up and running: finding and downloading the latest files and installing them on a web server. This lesson describes both local installation (which you’ll want to use if you don’t have a hosting account or if you have a slow Internet connection) to use as you read this book and a real web server installation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How do you install ...

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