Joomla 2.5 extensions series

14. How to add the Phoca Download Manager in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged into your Joomla admin panel

1) Select the Extensions menu item

2) Then down and click on the Extension Manager

3) Click the Browse button

4) Select the component you wish to install

5) Click the Open button

6) Select the Upload & Install button

7) Scroll down to complete this installation by clicking on the Install button below

8) Start by selecting the Categories icon

9) Let's create a new category. Select the New button

10) Select the Title field and enter the new category name

11) Select Access levels for this category

12) Scroll down and enter a Description

13) Scroll up and click the Save & Close button

14) Select the Files menu tab and then the New button

15) Select the Title field and enter a title for this file

16) Now select a Category

17) Click on the Select Filename button for the Filename field.  This allows us to choose a file

18) Click the Browse button to select a file to upload to the system

19) Select a file to upload for this file record

20) Now select the Open button

21) Next click the Start Upload button

22) We can now select the uploaded file

23) Enter any other optional information for this file. This information is displayed for each download file

24) Enter a Description

25) Scroll back up and select the Save & Close button

26) Select the Menus menu item

27) Then down to Top and over to Add New Menu Item

28) Click the Select button for Menu Item Type

29) Select the List of Files type for Phoca Downloads

30) Enter a Menu Title

31) Select a category from the dropdown list

32) Next click the Save & Close button

Now let's view this component from the site's homepage

33) Select the View Site link

34) Click on the DOWNLOADS menu item

Scroll down to view our Download Category listing

You now know how to add the Phoca Download Manager in Joomla