18 January 2011

HotStart Installation

Written by Super User

Once you finish this installation method, you should get exactly the same copy of this Demo site on your server. Let's start!

  1. Unzip file "hot_sportalXX_hotstart.zip" from the archive you downloaded after purchase. Unzip this archive to your computer.
  2. Using FTP software (such as FileZilla) upload all files and folders to your hosting space. Make sure that folder where you uploaded files is writable by server (chmod 755 or 777).
  3. In browser, open address http://www.your_site_address.com/joomla/index.php (change "your_site_address.com" with your site address, change "joomla" with folder name where you uploaded files, if you uploaded files to the root folder, you don't need this).
  4. Select your language and click Next.
  5. The installer will check your server to find out if it's compatible with Joomla. If you see any parts marked red, please contact your hosting provider to resolve the problem. If all items are green, you can click Next.
  6. You can read Joomla License and click Next.
  7. You should enter MySQL database connection parameters now. Please enter Host Name (usually "localhost"), username, password and database name and click Next. If you get error message, please check database parameters. If you don't know correct parameters, please contact your hosting provider.
  8. On FTP Configuration page, you can enter parameters of your FTP server. This is not necessary and can be entered later, if needed. So, just click Next.
  9. On Main Configuration screen you should enter Site Name, e-mail and administrator's username and password (twice). Click Install Sample Data button. (Otherwise, demo content won't be imported). Once you get "Sample data installed successfully" message, you may click Next.
  10. As the Finish screen says, please remove "installation" folder from your server (use FTP software).
  11. Congratulations, you are done! Click Site button to see your site's frontend, or Admin to see site's backend (login required with username and password that you selected during installation).

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About Hot Carousel Pro

Hot Joomla Carousel Pro is an advanced version of our popular module. Led by the popularity of this module, we created an advanced version with many new features. In addition to the image rotation mode, we've added an option for the rotation of articles that module can take over from sections or categories.

This extensions is sold separately for $15, but if you buy Hot Sportal template, you get it FREE!

About Hot Scroller (new!)

This module will create a Joomla Scroller of your content pages. You can select section or category of articles, or pick separate articles. This is perfect Joomla News Ticker for all kind of news portals powered by Joomla!

It can be purchased separately ($15), but you will get it FREE with Joomla Sports Template Hot Sporta!.

About Hot Lightbox (new!)

Hot Lightbox module ($15 value) allows you to include series of images from any directory on your server. This module automatically creates thumbnails from your images, as per given parameters. All you need to do is to select a directory with your images.

Our members or buyers of the Hot Sportal template will get this module FREE!

4 in 1

That's true! With purchase of the Hot Sportal template, you will get not the template only, but all extensions we used to build this demo! You can copy this demo site on your server easily, just follow the HotStart instructions from the template documentation

Hot Sportal template, plus Hot Joomla Carousel, plus Hot Scroller, plus Hot Lightbox, altogether for just $29 (or $39 including PSD file)!