Joomla 1.6 has been released and being a bumbling tech-head I wanted to check it out. I’ve been a Joomla user since the Mambo days so had been familiar with it but more recently I had been swayed to WordPress for its ease and simplicity. Joomla still has some nifty features and is IMHO more powerful than WordPress so it may not meet the average person’s need. but I thought ‘maybe the 1.6 version changes the game’ because it has been a MAJOR rewrite of much of the system.
So, if you want to know how to install and set-up Joomla 1.6, follow.
- download the compressed file and unzip it on your desktop/laptop (NB you can install other ways like through your webhost but I tried that twice and it timed out so I’m showing you exactly what I did – the manual option)