What's the Quickstart package?

A Joomla! quickstart package is fully functional and it contains all extensions used in the demo and all demo content, images, database ... and once you install the quickstart successfully, you will have a complete website that is exactly the same as our demo.

Joomla Quickstart Installation

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install a template quickstart package for Joomla! 3.

Step 1: Download a Joomla! template package from: http://www.omegatheme.com/joomla/templates/tag/10-joomla-3-templates  after you have a template zip file, you should extract it first. In this tutorial, I use the OT Smart solution template so I have quickstart_smartsolutions.zip file. Now you should extract it and then upload it to your server/hosting/local server as you did with installing fresh and new Joomla! site.


 how to extract and upload Joomla! quickstart package


Step 2. Creating Database

Creating a database on your local server is very easy. Just login to your PHPMyAdmin then type the name of the database that you want to use for your site. Here I'm creating a database named ot_smartsolution. 


how to create database


Step 3. Start installation: Now open your browser and type your URL in the address and then hit enter! your quickstart package runs and the screen appears.


quickstart installation step 1

Now you select the language and then enter the Site Name, Description, Email, and Admin account for Joomla administrator, then click Next

quickstart installation step 2

 In this step, you will need to fillup the database name, username, and password. After that click next and then you will redirect to the next step which is the most important step for installing the quickstart pack.

quickstart installation step 3

As you can see from the above image that you must need select "sample_smartsolutions". Now click on Install to finish the installation. 

quickstart installation step 3

quickstart installation step 3

 Now click on "Remove installation folder" which will remove the installation folder from your Joomla directory.


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