Install Joomla Locally on your Computer

Joomla installation on pc
Install Joomla

Previously I have written a tutorial on How to Install WordPress Locally on your computer and now I’m showing how to Install Joomla locally on your PC.

Joomla” is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content and build Web sites and powerful online applications .

By installing Joomla locally you can learn how to use Joomla and also for testing purpose and experiment you first need to test locally, than publishing directly World wide web.

So for Joomla  installation you need Apache and PHP. For sake of convenience just download latest version of  XAMPP and Install in your computer. You can refer this tutorial to install XAMPP in you computer.

After installation, open Xampp control panel and create a database for Joomla from PhpMyAdmin.

Create databse in xampp for joomla

After creating a database its time to connect Joomla with database for installation. So download Joomla from their official website and extract zip file  into C:\xampp\htdocs\joomla .

Now open following  URL in any browser to install Joomla.

http://localhost/joomla

It will be redirected to installation page from where you can Install Joomla.

Installation steps:

#1 Select the language to use during the Joomla! installation and then click next.

Select Language in Joomla

 

#2 Now Joomla will check Pre-installation requirements. Click next to proceed.

Pre check installation by Joomla

#3 Now you will see GNU General Public License, click next to skip and proceed further.

#4 Enter database details and other requirements to configure Database and to connect it with Joomla.

Databse cofiguration for joomla

#5 Now you will get FTP configuration page but as we are installing Joomla locally, there is no use of ftp you can skip this step.

Ftp configuration in joomla

#6 After skipping  previous step you will now get  main configuration page for site setting.You can add here your website name,admin user-id and passwords etc.

Main configuration for joonla

 

#7  Click next after entering all details to finish installation.You will get warning to remove installation directory for security reason,so go to C:\xampp\htdocs\joomla and delete or move Installation directory to proceed.

Joomla installation completed

Now you can visit your site or admin section for testing or any purpose by visiting http://localhost/joomla/ and http://localhost/joomla/administrator/ respectively.

How To Install and Configure Robots Meta Plugin

Update: I would recommend you to use Yoast WordPress Seo plugin as it have better option with extra setting.

<Meta> Tag is a Special tag which tell robots not to index any web page, and/or not to follow it. It is a method to tell search engine which is to be  indexed,followed or no-index,no-follow any web page of your site.

For Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>...</title>
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">
</head>

Which search engine supports which robots meta tag values ?

Which search engine supports which robots meta tag values< Image Source:Yoast >

Other meta tags are noarchive, nocache, nosnippet, noodp, noydir ,which have different function to do. Using meta tags in all pages is a lengthy and difficult task. However if you use WordPress as Cms then there is plugin called Robots Meta developed by Yoast will do the work for you.

Features of this Robots Meta Plugin?

Robots Meta Plugin makes it possible (and very easy) to:

  • Prevent indexing of your page in search engine.
  • Prevent indexing of the subpages to your homepage, by adding nofollow tag.
  • Prevent indexing login page and other admin section form your site.
  • Nofollow the category listings on single posts and pages to prevent PageRank leakage.
  • You can Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess from within your WordPress.
  • Prevent indexing of just your comment feeds.
  • Nofollow tag links.

Why you should use Robots Meta Plugin?

Robots Meta Plugin is very useful and important for your site as it helps in Search engine Optimization by making site friendly.It is also important to use it after Google’s Panda Update , so that your site doesn’t get affected.

How to install and configure Robots Meta Plugin?

First of all install and activate Robots Meta Plugin from your WordPress admin area. Now for setting Go to WordPress Admin >Setting>Robots Meta.

Here are the Best Configuration for Robots Meta Plugin .

  • First option is of verbose explanations of settings,which show or hide information about each setting.
  • RSS Feeds: From here you can prevent the search engines from indexing your comment feeds and Rss Feeds.It is highly Discouraged.
  • Prevent indexing :From this section you can prevent site’s search result pages,  login and register pages, Sub-pages of the homepage, Author archives and Date-based archives from indexing in Search Engine.It is highly recommended to add no index in above pages as not to loose link juice.

Other option is for Category archives, Tag archives and noarchive meta tag which is optional and is completely depend upon on Webmaster. However it is now Recommended to add noindex in Categories archives and Tag archives to stay safe for Google’s Panda (Content Farming) Updates.

  • Domz and Yahoo Directory

Noodp meta tag, prevents all search engines from using the DMOZ description for your site in the search results and Noydir meta robots tag prevents Yahoo! from using the Yahoo! directory description for your site in the search results.It is completely optional and you can leave this to default.

  • Permalink Setting

It will enforce a trailing slash on all category and tag URL’s ,if you choose a permalink for your posts with .html, or anything else but a / on the end, this will force WordPress to add a trailing slash to non-post pages nonetheless.It is good for Seo and site load faster by doing this.So it is Recommended.

  • Archive Setting

It has following option Disable the author archives, and Redirect search results pages when referrer is external.It is recommended to check all option for better SEO result.

  • Internal Nofollow Setting

It is very important part of your blog as Internal linking is considered as one of the SEO factor through which site rank well in Google.Form my views and Knowledge check all option for better result.

You can Also Watch Video by Yoast.

Disclaimer: All Views and suggestion are my personal views and this site or even Author is not responsible for any Unfortunate happenings or Problems.

How to add PayPal Donation button to Your website?

Paypal-donation-button-blogger-code

OK !Your site is up, but how your users are going to donate you? PayPal Donation Button is the fastest and secured way to set up donation system on your website and accept credit cards, debit cards, bank transfers and PayPal.

Note: After creating your Donate buttons, you can place them on your website to start raising funds. However, to access funds you receive, you need a Premier or Business account.

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

1.      Log in to your PayPal account.

2.      Click Merchant Services.

3.      Click Website Payments Standard, and then click a payment button.

Paypal website payments

4.      Under Create Buttons, click Donate.

Paypal donate button create

5.      Complete the form (click More Resources for additional information).

6.      If you want to add details, click Add More Options, then complete the fields.

7.      Click Create Button Now.

Create paypal donate button

8.      Then you can customize with your own button image.

Customize Paypal buttons

9.      Copy and paste the button code into your own web page code.

10.     Click Done or Create Another Button.

11.     Place the codes in desire place where you want.

Not yet  have PayPal account ,create one from here for free.