Saturday, August 29, 2015
Uninstall all Joomla extensions before removing the actual back-end software. If you do not have any extensions, skip to Step 3. To uninstall extensions, login to Joomla. If you do not remember your Joomla login information, consult the confirmation email you received when installing the software. This email contains the personalized link that will allow you to sign-in to the Joomla service.
Click the drop-down menu in the left-hand side of your Joomla screen. Select 'Extensions' from the menu. Click the name of each extension that you have running. Joomla will then display the extension's settings page. Click the uninstall icon, which looks like a trash can. Joomla will alert you when the uninstall process is complete. Repeat for each extension.
Launch your FTP software (e.g., Cyberduck for Mac or Fetch for Windows PCs). Login to your web host server. Wait for the FTP software to load a list of all of the files and folders for the web site. Right-click the folder entitled 'Joomla' and select 'Delete' from the pop-up menu. This will delete all of the program files for the software.
Login to your web host account and access the MySQL database page. The location of this setting varies according to your web host provider. If you are unsure of where to find the settings for your databases, contact the customer service department at the hosting company.
Delete the database you used to operate Joomla. Joomla is now completely uninstalled.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Transfer the digital images you will be using by attaching your digital camera or flash drive via a USB connection. Using an image software program, move the digital photos onto the computer and into a photo file or other folder created to hold the new photos.
Open the photos using photo viewer or photo editing software. Save them as a new file with a different file name using the '.jpg' extension. This will convert them into JPEG files, and they can now be uploaded.
Open an account with an online photo hosting service. Set a user name and password which will allow you to access your account and will allow you to upload your photographs to your online storage area.
Use the photo hosting service's online interface to select the photos on your computer which you would like to upload to your online photo hosting account. Choose the size you would like them to be saved to and adjust any other settings. Upload the photos using the 'Upload' button and wait while the photos are transferred from your computer to the online storage area.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Open your browser. Type 'www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&extension_id=18' into the address bar. Press the 'Enter' key.
Locate your version of OpenCart. Click on the 'Download' link next to your version.
Click on 'Save File' and 'OK' to save the file to your desktop. Wait for the file to download.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Decide what pages your website should actually have. Starting out with a plan will save plenty of time later. For example, a basic website might consist of three pages: a homepage, an 'About' page, and a photo gallery.
Open a text editor such as Notepad (in Windows) or TextEdit (on a Mac) and create a new file for each page you plan on including. When saving each file, make sure to save them with a '.html' extension, and name your homepage 'index.' So using the above example, you would create three pages: 'index.html,' 'about.html,' and 'gallery.html.'
Think of a domain name ('example.com') to name your site. Come up with something easy to remember, as brief as possible, and spelled correctly.
Sign up for a web hosting plan. Since this is a very basic site, you won't need to pay for anything fancy, and in fact you can get a hosting plan for free from sites such as FreeHostia (see Resources). When signing up, you'll be able to register your domain name, which should cost about $10 for a year.
Log into the hosting control panel that your web host provided you after you signed up. Inside, there should be a 'File Manager' section. Open it, and look for a folder either named 'public_html' or named after your domain. Upload all your HTML files inside it.
Open a new browser window and type in your domain name in the address bar. The page that's automatically displayed will be 'index.html,' and you can reach your other pages by going to example.com/about.html, example.com/gallery.html, and so on.Of course, unless you've added something to each page, they're blank. To actually fill your pages with content, you'll need to write some HTML code, which is the basic language of the web and very easy to learn (see Resources for free HTML tutorials).