Joomla 1.7 installation with XAMPP problem solved

1 11 2011

Hi, Recently Joomla 1.7 was released and obviously that is an excellent product. And new features also added. If you need any guide regarding installation these articles may help you , I think.

How to install and configure Joomla 1.6 with XAMPP on Ubuntu 11.04

Though this is Joomla 1.6, there are not different between installation of 1.6 and 1.7, So thought not to add a new post on it.

In Joomla installation on XAMPP some guys are talking Joomla is giving some errors with XAMPP. Actually they are not errors, they are warnings. Is the nature of the software to give warnings. In standalone software solutions we normally do something called “error handling”, right!. We need to care about Errors but we don’t need to care warnings too much. So simply we can ignore them. Now the problem arises, “how to turn off the warnings”, I think now I have entered to our today’s topic :D.

First you need to find php.ini configuration file on your XAMPP installation. It may be located at your

(In windows) C:\xampp\php\php.ini

(In Ubuntu Linux) /opt/lampp/etc/php.ini

Then open it on a suitable text editor.

Now find error_reporting on php.ini ( Ctrl+F ) and change it’s value to


There are three options on error_reporting. By default this value may have E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE or E_ALL | E_STRICT

  • Default Value: E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
  • Development Value: E_ALL | E_STRICT
  • Production Value: E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED

In first two cases, XAMPP will show errors and Warnings. These things are not good when considering Production Level. That means , a live web site should not give errors for user. But it may useful considering development of web site.

And you need to find display_errors on php.ini file and change it’s value to

display_errors = off  to make it clearly work! Now save the work and restart the XAMPP server. Joomla will work without any errors. 😀


Thank you

Gihan De Silva




6 responses

9 11 2011
Web design Philadelphia

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14 11 2011

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15 11 2011

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17 11 2011

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30 11 2011
Internetowe Aukcje

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26 01 2013

Currently I’ve the 2.5, but a year ago, I wanted to install 1.7 with XAMPP, but it’s funny that I am finding the solution one year later. Thanks for sharing it anyway 🙂

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