Magento Quickstart Installation guide

How to install Magento Quickstart

JoomlArt provides JM Quickstart package for each template which aims to ease the installation for users. It will help you save much time of installing and configuring if you plan to start your site from the beginning.

Please follow steps below:

  1. Download the quickstart package from JM Magento download section
  2. Extract and Upload the whole Quickstart package to your server. In Quickstart folder you will see the extracted folder that include all sample data
  3. Create a database for your Magento (using phpmyadmin)
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…n/createDB.jpg
  4. Start installation by opening browser and navigate to your url (where the quickstart uploaded) to load default Magento installer.
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…ll_License.jpg
  5. Finish installation

Important notes:

  1. Do not use "localhost" in URL, otherwise you could not log in your admin (you should use your local IP if installing on your computer.).
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…ration_st2.jpg
  2. At step 3 of installation -- Configuration page: Leave "Tables prefix" blank

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Profile photo of Mv Tools 0.00 $tone August 17, 2009
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Is this a good installatin guide for Mesolite?

In Quickstart folder you will see _joom_resources folder that include all sample data:

There is no folder _joom_resources

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Profile photo of Rob Hawthorn 0.00 $tone November 18, 2009
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Is in the "SQL" dir

I’m just in JM Mesolite: Quickstart/mage_1_3_2_4_ja_jmmesolite/sql there are two .sql files:
-- sample_data.sql
-- magento_sample_data_for_1.2.0.sql

I realise they both have to be imported but which is which?

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Profile photo of Rob Hawthorn 0.00 $tone November 18, 2009
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How to install Magento Quickstart

JoomlArt provides JM Quickstart package for each template which aims to ease the installation for users. It will help you save much time of installing and configuring if you plan to start your site from the beginning.

Please follow steps below:

  1. Download the quickstart package from JM Magento download section
  2. Extract and Upload the whole Quickstart package to your server. In Quickstart folder you will see _joom_resources folder that include all sample data:
    • Lastest Magento Sample Data (1.2.0)
    • JM Sample Data (same as in our demo site)
  3. Create a database for your Magento (using phpmyadmin)
  4. Import Magento Sample Database (magento_sample_data_for_1.2.0.sql)
  5. Import JoomlArt Sample Database (jm_sample_data.sql)
  6. Start installation by opening browser and navigate to your url (where the quickstart uploaded) to load default Magento installer.
  7. Finish installation

Important notes:

  1. Do not use "localhost" in URL, otherwise you could not log in your admin (you should use your local IP if installing on your computer).
  2. At step 3 of installation -- Configuration page: Leave "Tables prefix" blank

Hung can you please amend your post as everyone has said there is no folder called "_joom_resources". The correct path is Quickstart/*unpacked folder name*/sql

Can you amend the post is means people don’t have to the whole thread

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markwhi 0.00 $tone November 18, 2009
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Rob, well said. I have had problems with innaccurate instructions (been able to get around most) however I do feel for those that are newbies trying to follow instructions to the letter when they are wrong or don’t match what is provided.

That said I have yet to have a successful Magento quickstart install (tried several) even on a site that has proven to be ok with a standard Magento install… so not altogether happy so far, was hoping the quickstart would save me time.

Has anyone had success with a "quickstart install" on a (i used a GoDaddy) hosting? If so were there any tricks to get through it?

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Profile photo of Rob Hawthorn 0.00 $tone November 18, 2009
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I’m a newbie to magento so definitely need strict instructions, I’ve had problems with the quickstart installation, I’ve got support from my host on this and they’ve said:
"Please note that the Magento installation needs more than 45 seconds to be completed and thus it is exceeding the server PHP execution limits. This is why you are not able to install it properly."

I realise this isn’t a joomlart problem but as I’m not able to install this myself they’re pushing me towards a £50 per hour installation service. Is there a "workaround" for the PHP execution limit or is it a case of host the site with someone else?

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Profile photo of JA Developer 0.00 $tone November 19, 2009
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Hi rob_hawthorn

open index.php in the root of magento folder, add following code at the begin of file, after <?php tag:

set_time_limit(9999);

And then try to install your website again.

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Profile photo of G T 0.00 $tone December 24, 2009
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How do I import sample data. In JA quickstart, it used to ask in the installation process only. I am not a very technical person. Can someone help me .

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Profile photo of Noufal VP 0.00 $tone May 18, 2010
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Dear sir
I am Not able to install this one. I got this massage
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2097152 bytes) in /home/graphiks/public_html/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php on line 418
Could u please solve this problems.

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Profile photo of thangnn1510 0.00 $tone December 23, 2010
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Dear All!

We have upgraded our extensions,

JoomlArt provides JM Quickstart package for each template which aims to ease the installation for users. It will help you save much time of installing and configuring if you plan to start your site from the beginning.

Please follow steps below:

1. Download the quickstart package from JM Magento download section
2. Extract and Upload the whole Quickstart package to your server.
3. Create a database for your Magento (using phpmyadmin)
4. Start installation by opening browser and navigate to your url (where the quickstart uploaded) to load default Magento installer.
5. Finish installation

Important notes:

-- Do not use "localhost" in URL, otherwise you could not log in your admin (you should use your local IP if installing on your computer).

We upgraded the sample data sql to automatically import to database, now you should only create blank database without import sample data, remove _joom_resources

We’ll upgrade this guide and sorry for this inconvenience.

Regards!

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Profile photo of David Crowley 0.00 $tone April 10, 2011
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When trying to use quickstart install i get this error after entering the database information, can anyone shed anylight to this?

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /home/movingto/public_html/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php on line 418

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Profile photo of Ali Khorani 0.00 $tone July 15, 2011
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hi, im trying to install the quickstart and i get this error after entering the database information.

can any one help on that

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 51353 bytes) in /home/public_html/test/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php on line 451

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Profile photo of Anita Edyati -20.00 $tone August 11, 2011
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How to install Magento Quickstart

JoomlArt provides JM Quickstart package for each template which aims to ease the installation for users. It will help you save much time of installing and configuring if you plan to start your site from the beginning.

Please follow steps below:

  1. Download the quickstart package from JM Magento download section
  2. Extract and Upload the whole Quickstart package to your server. In Quickstart folder you will see the extracted folder that include all sample data
  3. Create a database for your Magento (using phpmyadmin)
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…n/createDB.jpg
  4. Start installation by opening browser and navigate to your url (where the quickstart uploaded) to load default Magento installer.
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…ll_License.jpg
  5. Finish installation

Important notes:

  1. Do not use "localhost" in URL, otherwise you could not log in your admin (you should use your local IP if installing on your computer.).
    http://static.joomlart.com/ima…ration_st2.jpg
  2. At step 3 of installation -- Configuration page: Leave "Tables prefix" blank

Dear Mr Hung,

I am a new member of JM Magento in Joomlart. I just realized, Magento is not as easy to intall as Joomla or Drupal.
I am still having a hard time to install Magento, after I finally resolved the error problem, I was able to install JM Minisite, but now the slideshow doesn’t work and I get "404 page" when I open the JM Slide page in the configuration.

Could you please provide me with the step by step processes to instal JM Magento on a PDF file for my guidance?

Warm regards,
Anita

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Profile photo of chavan 100.00 $tone August 12, 2011
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try this Video tutorial this might help you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bWwn-DWu1Q

Dear Mr Hung,

I am a new member of JM Magento in Joomlart. I just realized, Magento is not as easy to intall as Joomla or Drupal.
I am still having a hard time to install Magento, after I finally resolved the error problem, I was able to install JM Minisite, but now the slideshow doesn’t work and I get "404 page" when I open the JM Slide page in the configuration.

Could you please provide me with the step by step processes to instal JM Magento on a PDF file for my guidance?

Warm regards,
Anita

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Profile photo of chavan 100.00 $tone August 15, 2011
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create a New database and New folder. Place the brand new file in that and do the installation. It will work.

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Profile photo of adam macgregor 0.00 $tone September 16, 2011
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I am attempting the quickstart install and everthing is fine until I enter the Database information…. i get the following error,

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 30408704) (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /homepages/38/d240694887/htdocs/store/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php on line 418

any help would be appreciated

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Profile photo of Phill Luckhurst 0.00 $tone September 16, 2011
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The error occurs when a script requires more memory thant the settings on your system allows.

So the solution is to increase the memory allocated for PHP. How to do that? There are a few possible ways --

1. Try looking for the php.ini file. You might find some redundant php.ini files, so make sure you have got the one which is actually being read by PHP. To be sure, create a new php file in your root folder, say

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Profile photo of Phill Luckhurst 0.00 $tone September 22, 2011
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Thanks for your PM.

when I try to access my admin page, I am now getting the following error

There has been an error processing your request

Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons.

Error log record number: 910766074

Unfortunately you will have to speak to your host about that as the error tells us nothing other than it is generated by your host.

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Profile photo of tomc 0.00 $tone September 29, 2011
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Hi there I’ve now gotten past that error and after entering database installation I’m getting a blank screen /index.php/install/wizard/configPost/ and it hangs there.

any thoughts

You may need to check with your webhost to make sure that your server is compatible with Magento 1.5.0.1 -- including PHP5 and all appropriate file/folder permission settings.

I also did a quick search using your error message, and got the following result(s) . . .

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/16127/

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/69681/

http://weblog.pixeldreamz.com/2007/0…n-unter-xampp/

http://amilan.wordpress.com/2009/05/…-installation/

Hope some of that helps.


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Profile photo of Amir Khan 0.00 $tone January 6, 2012
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There has been an error processing your request

Error in file: "/home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Sales/sql/sales_setup/upgrade-1.6.0.3-1.6.0.4.php" -- SQLSTATE[42S01]: Base table or view already exists: 1050 Table ‘sales_order_aggregated_updated’ already exists
Trace:
#0 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(645): Mage::exception(‘Mage_Core’, ‘Error in file: …’)
#1 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(437): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_modifyResourceDb(‘upgrade’, ‘1.6.0.3’, ‘1.6.0.4’)
#2 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(320): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_upgradeResourceDb(‘1.6.0.3’, ‘1.6.0.4’)
#3 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(235): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->applyUpdates()
#4 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(412): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup::applyAllUpdates()
#5 /home/furni978/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(338): Mage_Core_Model_App->_initModules()
#6 /home/furni978/public_html/app/Mage.php(640): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
#7 /home/furni978/public_html/index.php(80): Mage::run(”, ‘store’)
#8 {main}

ok i’ve spent another day uninstalling everything from my server and reinstalling using the quickstart data.
i’m now getting the above error after entering database info in the installation process.

to be honest ive never worked with a more buggy platform that than this one lol its shocking to me, it seems like every hurdle ive jumped i’ve also dropped one just to compensate for the earths balance

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Profile photo of Phill Luckhurst 0.00 $tone January 6, 2012
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Magento sure is fun to work with lol.

The message you are getting is because a table already exists in your database but the script is still trying to create one. You need to use phpmyadmin or similar to delete the current database entries then start again.

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Profile photo of Amir Khan 0.00 $tone January 6, 2012
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Magento sure is fun to work with lol.

The message you are getting is because a table already exists in your database but the script is still trying to create one. You need to use phpmyadmin or similar to delete the current database entries then start again.

I’ve deleted the database, tryed, same error

i then re-created a database so one exists: still same error.

am i missing something?

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Profile photo of Amir Khan 0.00 $tone January 6, 2012
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lol now my website doesnt connect. its supposingly trying to redirect somewhere but fails to according to my host. and they have no idea what im suppose to do either

i’ve either been cursed or god is punishing me for not paying for a 2nd beverage i ordered with my meal last week. karma is punishing me tbh

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Profile photo of Eric RAMAHATRA 0.00 $tone December 14, 2012
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Installing The QuickStart is really pain in the ass…
Tries 5 times deleting and recreate the database…

Lots of errors (fatal) which are related to views or table already existing…
Dropping them in phpmyadmin didn’t help, as one issue solved, another similar problem is coming…

8 errors like this and finally installed…
(You already need to have a good understanding of Magento ! ). I dumped log files, went to the core files to edit some setup updates in the MySQL files to do some tricks like "If not exist database XXX then create" instead of "create and do not matter !!!"

Once the frontend was ok, same problems with the admin…

It took 3hours to debug.

Finally, got the admin working , … now he image previews of the product ate just like some placeholder "joomlart 500×200" !
I suspected it was the cache or some rights I need to put on the directory…

Nada, the QuickStart came with those dummy files ! Nothing which looks like the demo as expected !

I’ve bought some templates years before and was happy, install was smooth, pics ok, the QuickStart looked like the demo here and everything was perfect…

Do not know why this template is painful…

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Profile photo of Eric RAMAHATRA 0.00 $tone December 14, 2012
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here are some kind of errors i’m facing from a fresh quickstart install !

a:5:{i:0;s:204:"Error in file: "/home/sextoys/www/app/code/core/Mage/SalesRule/sql/salesrule_setup/upgrade-1.6.0.0-1.6.0.1.php" -- SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1067 Invalid default value for ‘period’";i:1;s:914:"

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Profile photo of Phill Luckhurst 0.00 $tone December 15, 2012
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Really sorry to hear you struggled so much with the quickstart. Magento as you are aware is a complex beast and sometimes on certain setups problems to occur. The team are there to help but it seem you have go past that need so well done.

The JA quickstarts contain only placeholder images as you can see. They are there to assist so users can see the sizes of images that are required for each section. It has been over a year since JA changed to shipping the quickstarts with these placeholder images other than demo content that just gets replaced by users own content anyway. While some were dissapointed with this change at first most have discovered that this is more usefull for them when generating their own imagery.

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Profile photo of Eric RAMAHATRA 0.00 $tone December 15, 2012
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The bugs are very related to this template, I tried another one and it was smooth , one time setup without any problem.
I think you really should try to download this QuickStart, and install it on a clean database , and them come back to tell me if it was ok without any trouble ๐Ÿ™‚

Even it was working after hours of debugging, I left it and went for another template because of some side effects I’ve got because of the Update Installer files which didn’t work successfully.

I will try to make a full video capture of what’s going on my install.

Cheers

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Profile photo of Phill Luckhurst 0.00 $tone December 15, 2012
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I struggled using Wamp but another member of the team had no issues using xampp although it did take quite a while. I will try and speak to the devs after the weekend to see what they can suggest.

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Profile photo of Eric RAMAHATRA 0.00 $tone December 16, 2012
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I have dedicated servers with LAMP only on Linux , unfortunately not windows

It’s impossible to install in one time with the "next next next" buttons without getting some trouble

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Profile photo of Sherlock 0.00 $tone December 18, 2012
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I have dedicated servers with LAMP only on Linux , unfortunately not windows

It’s impossible to install in one time with the "next next next" buttons without getting some trouble

Hi papango,

You can pm me your url, the FPT as well as the Database info I will try to install it for you !

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Profile photo of Anthony Lee 0.00 $tone December 31, 2012
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can anybody give me the "proper" step by step instructions for the quickstart install?

reading this thread, i don’t know whats correct and whats incorrect.

after install i’m getting the pages without and images but getting text and 404 not found error.

thanx

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Profile photo of tomc 0.00 $tone December 31, 2012
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can anybody give me the "proper" step by step instructions for the quickstart install?

reading this thread, i don’t know whats correct and whats incorrect.

after install i’m getting the pages without and images but getting text and 404 not found error.

thanx

Are you installing sample data as part of the installation process?

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Profile photo of tomc 0.00 $tone December 31, 2012
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i’m trying to install exactly as the demo… like the joomla quickstart… never did magento quickstart install.. yet..

And you followed all of the steps outlined?

It’s generally a fairly simple to follow step-by-step process -- though there are differences between the Joomla quickstart and the Magento quickstart process. Either way, however, there is a step wherein you can elect to install the sample data as part of the quickstart process.

Do you recall whether or not you did this?

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Profile photo of Anthony Lee 0.00 $tone January 31, 2013
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hi,
trying to install jm neros, getting errors right after entering fields in the configuration screen;
504 Gateway Time-out
The server didn’t respond in time.

anyone?

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Profile photo of Sherlock 0.00 $tone February 1, 2013
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hi,
trying to install jm neros, getting errors right after entering fields in the configuration screen;
504 Gateway Time-out
The server didn’t respond in time.

anyone?

Hi dongagOn,

You can try to logout and login again, if the problem still there you can pm me your admin account, the FTP info for taking a look.

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Profile photo of K Schneider 0.00 $tone May 12, 2013
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I am familiar with Joomlart theme quick starts, is the magento quick start the same?
So, just copy everything to the ftp an than hit the url and follow the instructions?

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Profile photo of Sherlock 0.00 $tone May 13, 2013
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I am familiar with Joomlart theme quick starts, is the magento quick start the same?
So, just copy everything to the ftp an than hit the url and follow the instructions?

Yeah ocean12, almost the same, you can give it a try

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Profile photo of tomc 0.00 $tone May 13, 2013
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I am familiar with Joomlart theme quick starts, is the magento quick start the same?
So, just copy everything to the ftp an than hit the url and follow the instructions?

It’s generally a fairly simple to follow step-by-step process -- though there are differences between the Joomla quickstart and the Magento quickstart process.

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Profile photo of K Schneider 0.00 $tone May 13, 2013
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what is the best installation manual for JM Mago?
because after the downloader is ready it gives an error
after removeing htaccess the installer is running
but there is no sample database installing

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Profile photo of K Schneider 0.00 $tone May 13, 2013
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Yes, I managed the installation
Just what I expected from Joomlart easy quick start

My host is blocking the folder //app/*.*
When I put the quickstart in a subfolder it was working

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Profile photo of Sherlock 0.00 $tone May 14, 2013
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Yes, I managed the installation
Just what I expected from Joomlart easy quick start

My host is blocking the folder //app/*.*
When I put the quickstart in a subfolder it was working

Which Jm theme did you install ? let me know if you have any problems with it

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Profile photo of Paul k 0.00 $tone December 23, 2013
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It should be noted that when importing the sample data, make sure there is no prefix like "#__".

I installed the JM_Hawstore quickstart by doing the following:

1 Create a new DB
2 import the "sample_data.sql" file found inthe sql folder.
3 Fix the prefix using the phpMyAdmin function, in the table list, select all and at the bottomuse the "with selected" function to remove the prefix like this:

#__adminnotification_inbox
#__admin_assert
#__admin_role
#__admin_rule
#__admin_user

to

adminnotification_inbox
admin_assert
admin_role
admin_rule
admin_user

4 Now your Database is setup go ahead and run the install file that came with the quickstart file, using these db settings.

That fixed it for me. I used ‘localhost’ because the DB is hosted on the same machine with my hosting provider.

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