hit counter joomla

How to install Joomla 3 on XAMPP (LocalHost)

Install Joomla 3 XAMPP Windows 7

Run Joomla 3 on Windows 7

Having a development environment is essential to minimize the risk of breaking your live website. It also makes sense to do for testing of new extensions and templates. Since we'll be installing Joomla 3.03 (latest at the time of this writing), there's a real need to test extensions when you're using the latest short term releases!

You'll need to download XAMPP for Windows (also available for Mac, Linux and Solaris)

Note: If you have Skype installed, you have to take the preliminary steps outlined here:

  • Go to Tools > Options > Advanced (left menu) > Connection
  • Uncheck "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatice for incoming connections"

 

 

port80-443

Double Click your freshly downloaded XAMPP to install it.

Accept the UAC pop up to allow the installation:

UAC

Next, you might see the following popup. Just click "OK".


Looking for other Joomla Resources?
Don't waste your time searching for hours on the JED! Check out our trusted Joomla Resources page!

uac-notice

Follow the steps below:

xampp1

(above) click next

xampp2

(above) Click next again (really exciting, eh?)

xampp3

(above) Guess what... yeah, click next again :D

xampp4

XAMPP should install now to your computer. Just sit back and wait. This process can take up to 10 minutes.

xampp5

(above) Click on 'YES'.

xampp6

XAMPP is Running (below)

xampp7

Next, we'll install the Bitnami Installer, a one-click installer for XAMPP. Quoted from the XAMPP website:

At BitNami, we have been great admirers of XAMPP and what it has accomplished: making it easier for programmers everywhere to quickly setup and run their own local web development environments. We had a similar goal of making web apps easier to install anywhere, whether in your laptop or in the cloud. When Kay and Kai suggested a few months ago the possibility of joining forces with them to take over maintenance of XAMPP, it was an easy decision for us. Over the next weeks and months we will be working to continue to improve XAMPP. A big chunk of our expertise is in crossplatform installation and apps. Among other things we plan to:

- Improve the existing installers
- Improve the bundled Control Panel
- Make it easy to install and develop with Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress, etc. on XAMPP
- Improve 64bit support, PostgreSQL, additional languages (i.e. Python)
- Improved Linux and OS X support
- Improve the website look and feel

As a first step, we have made BitNami for XAMPP, a one-click installer that will allow you to install Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress on top of your existing XAMPP installation.

So now we want to go to http://bitnami.com/stack/xampp to download the Bitnami add-on.


Looking for other Joomla Resources?
Don't waste your time searching for hours on the JED! Check out our trusted Joomla Resources page!

The installation instructions are right on the same page, so I won't bother reposting them here. Don't worry, they're super easy to follow, but like XAMPP, the installation could take 10 minutes or so.

The one VERY IMPORTANT part is when you arrive at this screen (below), it is where you define your Joomla Site Admin Username and Password:

bitnami3

After the install it will ask you if you want to run the app. Go ahead and click OK. you will be taken to: http://localhost/xampp/applications.html where you will see the following screen:

bitnami1

Click "access" to go to the front of your Joomla 3 website

bitnami2

To get to the administrator control panel, you would browse to http://localhost/joomla/administrator.

Remember the below screen? The username and password for the Joomla admin was set here.

bitnami3

That is it. You've just installed Joomla 3 on your local Windows 7 laptop or desktop!

 


Looking for other Joomla Resources?
Don't waste your time searching for hours on the JED! Check out our trusted Joomla Resources page!
 

  • No comments found

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 / 2500 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-2500 characters
terms and condition.

Around Joomla!

  • We Invite You to Write for JCM

    Joomla! Community Magazine | Issues in English Oct 15, 2018 | 19:16 pm

    The Joomla Community Magazine has always been supported by individuals who wanted to share their knowledge about the platform. This is an invitation to become part of the JCM Team and write about you know to help you others. Come join us!

    Read more...
  • Guilherme Razgriz: 3D Prototyping with Joomla

    Joomla! Community Magazine | Issues in English Oct 15, 2018 | 06:07 am

    Guilherme Razgriz is a brazilian 3D prototyper, art director and a strong advocate of the use of open source tools to create graphics. Active participant of several projects of open source communities, he is the maintainer of the Gimp no Brazil portal. He spoke at Joomla Day Brasil 2018 about his project of using Joomla to control remotely a 3D printer.

    Read more...
  • Talking about a Modern Joomla

    Feature Stories Oct 15, 2018 | 06:05 am

    There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.

    Read more...
  • Custom Fields - Episode 3 : all the parameters one can wish for

    Feature Stories Oct 15, 2018 | 04:57 am

    In this 3rd episode about Custom Fields: (1) we will first cover in detail all the possible parameters (2) then we will give an overview of some new exciting features which will ship with Joomla 3.9 (3) and finally, we will end up with an example of site making an interesting use of Custom Fields

    Read more...
  • Joomla on the move in the USA

    Joomla! Community Magazine | Issues in English Oct 15, 2018 | 04:15 am

    The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Houston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.

    Read more...
 

Posted By:
Joomla User Group Detroit

Organizer,

Donations and Gifts

Donations that go to keeping the Meetup 100% Free are welcome!