How to make quick start in joomla?

How to make quick start in joomla?

In this article we want to suggest a simple way to make Quick Start package for Joomla without any 3rd party extension like Akeeba Backup. So this is the manual:

 

1 Make a copy of your website folder

2 Delete configuration.php file from project and also empty unnecessary folders like tmp,cache,logs

3 Copy installation folder from Joomla installation package to root of project

4 in installation\sql\mysql path there are two file with name "joomla.sql" and "sample_data.sql". we need to re-make these files so open phpMyAdmin and select your database, then click on [export] tab. now select Custom mode.

5 To make  new joomla.sql : 

5-1) Deselect Data column and be sure that all Structure be selected.

5-2) Select "Disable foreign key checks"

5-3) Select "Add DROP TABLE / VIEW / PROCEDURE / FUNCTION / EVENT / TRIGGER statement" and also "IF NOT EXISTS "

5-4) Click on Go button to make SQL file and move it in folder mysql (step 4) instead of joomla.sql

 

6 To make sample_data.sql :

6-1) Deselect Structure and select Data. Be sure that all Data rows be selected.

6-2) Select "Disable foreign key checks"

6-3) Select "Add DROP TABLE / VIEW / PROCEDURE / FUNCTION / EVENT / TRIGGER statement" and also "IF NOT EXISTS "

6-4) Click on Go button to make SQL file and move it in folder mysql (step 4) instead of sample_data.sql

 

7 In final step we need a tiny modification for both two new files. So open them in an editor like Notepad ++. Then replace all tables prefix to #__ (tables prefix is something like yau7q_) and save the files.

Now you have a Quick Start Package and can test it!

 

And 3 extra advices

1- If you intent to make a quick start please don't remove Joomla native templates like hathor or isis

2- If you have a component that locate files like images with absolute path, you need to change these paths to relative. Because user maybe install your package to a different path in his web server

3- Some tables like #_sessions can be empty before export to reduce size of sample_data.sql

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