How to install a fresh version

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THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL REPLACE YOUR DATABASE AND ALL THE INFORMATION IN IT. DO NOT USE THESE TO UPGRADE A LIVE SITE!!!

These instructions assume that your site is hosted on Siteground, or a similar Unix-based ISP with access to CPanel. If that is not correct, these instructions may not work for you.

You should have two files containing the new version of the site: SiteTemplate.zip and ModifiedModel.sql.

  • Go to Joomla->Site->Global Configuration and click the 'Yes' radio button next to "Site offline"; then click 'Apply';
  • Use an FTP client to copy copy SiteTemplate.zip to the public_html directory of your site;
  • Use phpMyAdmin to import the ModifiedModel.sql file into your database directly from your local hard disk;
  • Delete the Joomla files/directories from the public_html directory of your site. These include:
    • administrator
    • cache
    • components
    • images
    • includes
    • libraries
    • logs
    • media
    • modules
    • plugins
    • templates
    • tmp
    • xmlcb
    • xmlrpc
    • cbmailing.config.php
    • CHANGELOG.php
    • configuration.php
    • COPYRIGHT.php
    • CREDITS.php
    • htaccess.txt
    • index2.php
    • index.php
    • INSTALL.php
    • LICENSE.php
    • LICENSES.php
  • Use CPanel's File Manager to extract SiteTemplate.zip into the public_html directory of your site;
  • Go to Joomla->Site->Global Configuration and click the 'No' radio button next to "Site offline".

Your new version should now be online. Test it!!

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