Joomla

Joomla is an open source, PHP-based content management system.

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Joomla is a PHP-based application. Please see PHP and Static Files, CGI Scripts, and PHP Pages for additional documentation.

Upgrade Joomla

You should upgrade Joomla after every security release (or more often, if you want to use Joomla’s latest features). To upgrade Joomla:

  1. Open http://domain.example/administrator/ in a web browser, where domain.example is the Joomla site’s domain name and URL path.
  2. In the User Name field, enter your administrative username.
  3. In the Password field, enter your password.
  4. Click the Log in button. The Joomla control panel appears.
  5. Check the Quick Links sidebar for upgrade availability. If an upgrade is available, then an Update now! link with the new version number appears in the sidebar.
  6. Click the Update now! link.
  7. Click the Install the update button. Joomla downloads and installs the update. The upgrade may take a few minutes to complete. When the update finishes successfully, a confirmation message with the Joomla version number appears.

Joomla is upgraded to the most recent release.

Sending Email

To configure Joomla to send mail:

  1. Log in to the Joomla administration site with an Administrator or Super Administrator account.
  2. Click System ‣ Global Configuration. The Global Configuration page appears.
  3. Click the Server tab.
  4. In the From email field, enter an outgoing email address.
  5. In the From Name field, enter your name as you’d like it to appear to message recipients.
  6. Click the Save button. A confirmation message appears at the top of the page.

Sending Email with an SMTP Server

You may configure Joomla to send email messages using an SMTP server. This method is optional. To configure Joomla to send mail using WebFaction’s SMTP server:

  1. Log in to the Joomla administration site with an Administrator or Super Administrator account.
  2. Click System ‣ Global Configuration. The Global Configuration page appears.
  3. Click the Server tab.
  4. From the Mailer menu, click to select SMTP.
  5. In the From email field, enter an outgoing email address.
  6. In the From Name field, enter your name as you’d like it to appear to message recipients.
  7. In the SMTP Authentication section, click to select Yes.
  8. In the SMTP Security menu, click to select SSL.
  9. In the SMTP Port field, enter 465.
  10. In the SMTP Username field, enter a mailbox name.
  11. In the SMTP Password field, enter the mailbox’s password.
  12. In the SMTP Host field, enter smtp.webfaction.com.
  13. Click the Save button. A confirmation message appears at the top of the page.

Outgoing messages are now sent through WebFaction’s SMTP server.


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