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How to Install Joomla Quickstart Package

Follow this guide for all our Joomla Templates

The difference between the Template and the Quickstart Package

The Quickstart Package is the exact copy of a template's demo website which includes:
- Joomla CMS
- all extensions that are used on the demo website
- installed and configured website template
- sample data such as web pages, modules etc.

The Joomla Template is responsible only for the website layout and does not contain any sample data. If you have a live website already and want to keep all your data you can install only the template and assign all of your modules to the new template layout. In case you want a new website or a redesign an old one then it is best to install a quickstart package.

How to Install Joomla Quickstart Package

If you already know all the necessary FTP and database access details then you can install the quickstart package quickly and easily in just a few minutes.
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The fastest and easiest way to build your website is to install the demo copy of our site. There are several ways to install it, but here we will focus on installing the quickstart package manually via FTP and for this method you only need to know your FTP and database access details.

Step 1: Download the Template Package

After purchasing a template you need to download it to your computer. You can download the package from orders section of your profile on 
1. Login to your profile.
2. Click on My Profile icon.
3. Click on Downloads tab.
4. Click on Download link.
Download Joomla Template

Step 2: Extract the zip Pack

After downloading the full package, you have to extract it by right-clicking and selecting the "Extract All" option. 

Extract-unzip Joomla Template PackageOnce you open the extracted full pack you will see the quickstart package folder.
Extracted Joomla quickstart package folderAfter opening the quickstart folder you will find the quickstart.jra and the Akeeba kickstart.php file included.
Joomla quickstart folder

Step 3: Upload the Quickstart pack to your server

You have to upload the quickstart-ecolife1.jra and Akeeba Kickstart file to the same directory on your server. For this example we will use FileZilla. You can use File Manager in your hosting cPanel, you can open cPanel -> File Manager and go to your website directory (folder) to upload the files.
How to upload Joomla Quickstart pack to your server

Step 4: Unpack the quickstart.jra package

Run Akeeba Kickstart in your browser by typing your domain including the file name "kickstart.php", for example: and follow the onscreen instructions. 
Agree with Akeeba Kickstart Policy
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 1
Click Start
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 2
After unpacking the package, you can click on the button "Run the Installer"
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 3

Step 5: Start the installation - click Next

How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 4The Database Configuration Section will be opened. Enter the username, password, database name and click Next.
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 5Click Next step 
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 6
Enter your site name, email address, password and click Next. By default the username is which you can change it immediately after installation by logging in to the administrator section of your site.
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 7Close this window
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 8Click Clean Up button
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 9Click on the buttons to visit the front or back-end of your new website.
How to unpack Joomla quickstart.jra package, step 10

Step 6: Done

Congratulations, now you have the same website like our demo site and can go to www. /administrator to access Joomla Administrator application, also known as the Back-end, Admin Panel or Control Panel of your website.
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