JBZoo installation

How do I install JBZoo application?

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To develop your own website we recommend to install JBZoo from scratch and create your own applications and item types.

  • Make sure you have Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x installed
  • Install ZOO component (free version is enough)

Installing JBZoo

Installing using extension manager

Download an application file from the download section (you received access to it in the letter).

Install it using the standard Joomla installer. Select the “Extensions” menu item from the top menu. Then click on the “Extension Manager” in the dropdown menu. A page will appear where you can choose and install a necessary file.

Creating your first JBZoo application

  1. To create new application on the JBZoo basis, click the “+” button.
  2. Choose “JBZoo App”.
  3. Enter the name of the new application. It’s better to use only latin symbols without special symbols for the slug. Press “Save & Close”.
  4. If you want to change its settings later, go to the tab with creared application and press “Config”.

Activate your JBZoo license

After your first JBZoo application is created, you must activate your JBZoo license by entering username and password that you received after purchasing JBZoo.

Installing demo website

For demonstration and learning purposes you can install a copy of the demo.jbzoo.com on your hosting or localhost (all modules and files are already installed and no additional instruction is required).

To do this, upload an archive with the demo website to your web server and extract it.

Installing demo website - first pageThen open its url with a browser. You’ll see a main page of Akeeba installer. Here you can see if your hosting meets the requirements. If it does, just click the “Next” button at the top.

Installing demo website - database restorationOn the second step of the installation, you must specify database configuration. Usually, it’s enough to set only main parameters: database server location, a username, a password and a database name.

Installing demo website - database is being restoredDatabase restoration process will start after you click “Next”. Just wait until it is finished and continue.

Installing demo website - Joomla configurationOn the the third step you should configure some Joomla settings. Just set an email and the password for the administrator and check “Override tmp and log paths” option just in case.

Installing demo website - finalizingOn the last step just press “Remove the installation directory” button and the installation is finished.

After that log in to your website and activate your JBZoo license.

When launching demo website, you may receive HTTP error 500 or a white screen. Most likely, you are launching this website from a directory. You should modify the “.htaccess” file located in the root directory of the website. Find the “RewriteBase” parameter and change it like this:

RewriteBase /<website folder name>

So, if your website url looks like http://site.ru/folder/>, then you should set the following in .htaccess:

RewriteBase /folder

Notice. Some points of this instruction may be different for your version of JBZoo.


Still gotta questions, who can help me?

Visit our special JBZoo tech support forum which is specifically meant for JBZoo so the priority of the response and its promptness are much better there than in any other place. With inactive account with a “Plus” sign in a tariff plan you can ask for support in one of these sections or use any of our contacts.