Joomla on Mac OS X

I have to take care of Frederic Mejias’ Martial Arts School website. It historically runs on Joomla. I personally probably wouldn’t have use that piece of … software but the choice isn’t mine :p
So starting using/modifying that beast, I installed an instance of my MacBook Pro. What you’ll need is a Web server capable of running PHP and a SQL database. Once you finished saying that, the quickest thought is Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP.

The MAMP part

Here’re the directions:

  • Grab the free version of MAMP ;
  • Run the install wizard ;
  • Start the application.

That was quite easy, huh 🙂

You can configure the application to specify the PHP version and cache utility.

The Joomla part

  • Use the PHPMySQL utility to create a joomla database table that will be used by Joomla ;
  • Grab the desired version of Joomla :
  • Unpack the archive in the /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/ directory ;
  • Start the Joomla installation process (http://localhost/joomla/) ;
  • Follow the Web assistant and you’re done.

That’s All Folks 🙂

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