If you have ever tried to install a Joomla Quickstart manually then you might have noticed it comes with a lot of settings and options that need to be configured for you to use it smoothly. To help ease the struggle Quickstart packs are there that come together with the sample data and all the necessary items and ingredients that are required. And all these together will help you let your site get going in no time.
In this tutorial, you will get a closer look at how you can get your Joomla Quickstart pack downloaded and installed in Joomla 4.
What is a Joomla Quickstart Package?
A Joomla Quickstart pack is actually acopy of a template’s demo websiteconsisting of all the related necessary components like all demo site extensions, installed and configured templates, sample data containing the configured extensions, custom contents, etc. In short, Quickstart.zip is the exact demo site of a particular template.
As the package is loaded with quite a few elements it is about 30 MB in size and not 2MB like the template only pack.
Downloading the Quickstart Package
If you are looking to get attractive and responsive Quickstart packages to give the desired look for your website grab yours from the JoomShaper website. After logging in to our website navigate to the Products tab and choose Templates from the dropdown menu. Choose your desired template that you wish to install and choose theQuickstart Pack – Joomla 4button. Click Download.
Methods of Installing Quickstart Package
You can install the Quickstart package both on the localhost and the web server. In this tutorial, we are going to see the Quickstart installation methods both on the server and the localhost.
So, let’s get started.
Install Quickstart on a Localhost
If you are locally developing your website and looking to install the Joomla Quickstart pack then you need to have it installed on your localhost. Follow along with these simple steps and your Quickstart package will get ready to go in no time.
Copying and Unzipping Quickstart Pack to the Localhost
To set up your Quickstart pack on your localhost you can use local server software like MAMP, WAMP, XAMPP. Assuming you already have set up your local web server environment, copy the Quickstartzip file that you have just downloaded to the htdocs folder of the local server that you installed. Extract the Quickstart zip file there. In case you haven’t installed any local web server and need relevant help you can check out the tutorial here.
Visiting Localhost Address to Start the Installation
Nowopen your browser and type “localhost” in the URL panel.
Click on the unzipped folder from the Index page which will land you on your Quickstart’s installation page. You should be able to see the screen given below:
Enter your website name and go to the next page. Fill out the login data using your site name, username, and password.