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


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

23 06 2011

Hi, today I’m going to show you how to install Joomla 1.6 and configure it with XAMPP. Joomla is a nice open source software that allows you to create web pages easily. To getting start with Joomla first you need to install XAMPP on your computer. If you haven’t install it yet, read my post about “How to install XAMPP on ubuntu 11.04” and install it first.

If you have already installed XAMPP, then download the newest version of Joomla or any Joomla version.

Download Joomla 1.6 from here!

After downloading the file , copy it to the location File System–>opt–>lampp–>htdocs (/opt/lampp/htdocs).

Then extract it and remove

Then rename the folder Joomla_1.6.3-Stable-Full_Package as joomla

Then start XAMPP using command: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start on terminal(clrt+T).

Now go to firefox and type http://localhost/joomla and enter. If everything works fine. The displaying page will look like this.

This is the first page of installation process, select your language that you want to be installed from the list an click OK. Then it will move to the Pre-installation check page.

In here if something mark as No in the upper table, you should take action to solve it. if every thing says YES, click Next. Then it will move to the Licence page.

It says about GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. Read the licence 😉 and click Next. Then it will move to the Database page.

Fill these fields like this:

Database type: MySQL

Host name: localhost

User name: root

Password: ***** (This is the password which you configured XAMPP security for the mysql. if you didn’t set password, just leave it)

Database name: install or somename

Table prifix: jos_ (by default)

Old database process: Backup

Then click Next. Then it will move to the FTP configuration page.

Leave it!, because the settings for the FTP Configuration can be entered, or edited after installation.It’s easy for us.So click Next.It will be move to the Configuration page.

Fill these field like this and keep details in a safe place.

Site Name: myJoomlaSite or somename

Your E-mail: give a email address

Admin username: admin  (by default)

Admin password: ***** (give a password)

Confirm Admin password: ***** (retype Admin password)

Then Click Install Sample Data, after clicking it will be shown Sample Data installed successfully.

Then click Next. It will move to the Finish page. In here remove installation folder button.

Without doing this the installation process will not be completed. In earlier versions of Joomla, this step must be taken in manually. But in Joomla1.6 it’s much easy to do with a button 🙂 . After clicking the remove installation folder button, you should see the message Installation folder successfully removed.

Then click the button Administrator and you should be able to login with the username: admin and the password you gave.

If you did everything correctly, it will look like this… 😀

And the site login look like this… 😀

Ok Now you can go on with Joomla 1.6    Any time you can start Joomla just typing this on your browser’s Address bar : http://localhost/joomla  (XAMPP should have started before..) 😀 😀

Thank you

Enjoy it

Gihan Malan De Silva