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With the prospect of Joomla 4 next year we would like to raise awareness on the must of upgrading to PHP 7. 

Joomla 4 will require PHP 7 to run. Most hosts already offer PHP 7 in their packages and it should be fairly easy to change your PHP version. (Hint: before you do, make sure you backup) If not, contact your host today.

Let us give you 4 reasons why you shouldn’t wait on upgrading PHP.

PHP 7 is better

Easy to say of course, but PHP 7 actually has a performance improvement that makes your website run twice as fast (compared to PHP 5) and it has a 50% better memory consumption. Of course PHP 7 is also more secure and allows you to do more as a developer.


You may encounter the screen below, and you cannot move forward.

If your installation freezes at the last step, please take these steps to alter some files and then run the installation again.

Method № 1

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Ampps\www\JoomlaTraining.
2. Click on the Installation folder, then sql folder, then mysql folder

  1. Download the Joomla! 3.x full package at http://www.joomla.org/download.html
  2. The file is compressed (zipped) so you need extracting software like WinRar to extract the file to a folder. Let’s name this folder as “JoomlaTraining”. This means all the Joomla files will be inside the JoomlaTraining Folder.
  3. Next, you will copy the “JoomlaTraining” folder to the subfolder called “www” in your AMPPS folder. By default, AMPPS would be installed to your C:\Program Files. Please always ensure that AMPPS is always installed in this path. C:\Program Files. This means the “JoomlaTraining” will be in this path. C:\Program Files\Ampps\www\JoomlaTraining.
  4. Type http://localhost/ into your browser. The below image will appear.

  5. Click: “JoomlaTraining” and the image below will appear.
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Open your browser and type: http://localhost/phpmyadmin and then press enter. You'll have a screenshot as the one below for AMPPS and XAMPP.

Now, in the phpmyadmin environment,
1. Click on Users.
2. Below it, you will see, Add user, click on it. The add user environment opens.
3. Enter User name, in this case let’s use: “joomxyz”
4. Then under Host, select local
5. Password: “user123”
6. Re-type (password): “user123”.


If you're looking for training for your team, you're in the right place. We can come to your office and provide customized training for your situation.

Why Choose JoomlaExtended.com?

  • We are professional Joomla trainers.
  • Over the last 8 years, we've taught hundred of students using our offline and online platforms. 

Professional Staff

  • All of our teachers have both teaching and web design experience.
  • We only recruit trainers who were professionally trained as teachers and have also worked as web designers.
  • Our teachers have written the best-selling and best-reviewed Joomla and other website design books.  

Hands-on Teaching Style

  • Our teaching style is entirely hands-on.
  • You'll have a real site in front of you and will be actively working and learning throughout your training.
  • You'll also get videos, support and a book to supplement your training. 

Extra Material Provided

  • All training attendees get a paperback copy of our best-selling book as well as six months access to our online training and support. These alone are worth ₦3000.00.



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 Make sure you have a feature box on your website/blog

The three kinds of feature boxes you can use are:
  • Feature Box with No Incentive
  • Feature Box with Incentive
  • Context-Sensitive Feature Box
Let anything stop you from putting up a Feature Box on your site. The most important thing is to put something up, even if you need to update or upgrade it later.

Do this step if you do none of the following.