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Domain

Install on Domain/Subdomain rather than the directory

www.site.com/mysite  WRONG

www.mysite.site.com  CORRECT 

Installation

We recommended using the newest stable release of Joomla version.

If you have already downloaded the extension, unzip it first to a temporary directory. You will see two packages:

  • com_jomcomdev.zip (main framework)
  • com_jomdirectory.zip (jomdirectory extension)

Both packages need to be installed.

The easiest way to install the extensions is by using the Upload Package File option. Just click on the Choose File button, and locate the extension.

Once you've selected the correct file, click Upload File and Install. Joomla will then automatically extract and install the extension for you.

Installing from Directory

From time to time you may find that the Upload Package File option is having a bad day (there's always a reason). If you find yourself in this position, you can either troubleshoot and fix the problem, or you can use the other option Joomla provides to install an extension: Install From Directory. To use of this option, you'll need FTP access, or another file access and transfer protocol. Your hosting provider will be able to give you the information you need in order to gain FTP access to your web files. Once you have FTP access, you'll need to upload the zipped extension into the public directory of your Joomla website (generally called public_html).

From here, just provide Joomla with the file location of the extension under Install From Directory, and again Joomla will extract and install the extension for you.

Remember to install both packages.

  • com_jomcomdev.zip (main framework)
  • com_jomdirectory.zip (jomdirectory extension)

.htaccess file

These are step-by-step instructions. Please follow them in the order they are presented here. If a step fails, do not continue until you have solved the problem.

  1. Rename the file "htaccess.txt" in your Joomla!'s base folder to ".htaccess.".
  2. This step may not be necessary. Open .htaccess in a text editor. Uncomment RewriteBase / (remove the first character, #). If Joomla is installed in its own folder, the enter the Joomla folder name after the backslash. e.g. RewriteBase /yourjoomlafolder.
  3. Log on to your Back-end and open the Global Configuration.
  4. Enable the Search Engine Friendly URLs option and Save. This option converts the URLs from the native Joomla! format to the SEF format.
  5. Enable the Use Apache mod_rewrite/URL rewriting option and Save. This option uses the Apache mod_rewrite function to eliminate the "index.php" portion of the URL.

  6. If you think it's necessary, enable Add suffix to URLs and Save. This option adds .html to the end of URLs. There are different opinions on whether this is necessary or even useful. Search engines do not seem to care if your URLs end in .html or not.
  7. Open the Plugin Manager and enable the System - SEF plugin. This plugin adds SEF support to links in your Joomla articles. It operates directly on the HTML and does not require a special tag.
  8. Add these lines:

Installer, will automatically do that for you, however if you experience problems, please do the following:

In order for the image library to work correctly .htaccess file needs to be modified. These lines have to be inserted at the end of the file.

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \^/i
RewriteRule \^i/.*/(\[0-9a-z\]{2})(\[0-9a-z\]{2})\[0-9a-z\]{4}/(.*)$ /cache/com_jomdirectory/$1/$2/$3 \[NC,L\]
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} \!-f
RewriteRule \^cache/com_jomdirectory/.*$ index\.php?option=com_jomdirectory&format=raw&task=ajax\.image \[NC,L\]

Troubleshooting

Please check the following guide if you encounter any errors when installing:

http://comdev.eu/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/10/3/steps-to-follow-installation-problems-incomplete-jfolder-create

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