redSHOP:Getting Started

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Minimum requirements

As redSHOP is an extension designed to work within the Joomla! Content Management system, the minimum requirements to run both Joomla and redSHOP are as follows: (More information available here and here.)

For Joomla 1.5 version:

PHP:

Minimum version required: 4.3.10
Recommended versions: 5.2.x+
Further information: PHP.Net
(Notes: Do not use PHP 4.3.9, 4.4.2 or 5.0.4. These releases have known bugs that will interfere with installation)

MySQL:

Minimum version required: 3.2.3
Recommended versions: 4.1.x+
Further information: MySQL
(Notes: Joomla is not yet compatible with MySQL 6.x)

Apache:

Minimum version required: 1.3
Recommended versions: 2.x+
Further information: Apache
(Notes: In order to use SEO URLs, you will need to have the Apache mod_rewrite extension installed.)

Microsoft IIS:

Minimum version required: 6
Recommended versions: 7
Further information: IIS
(Notes: )


For Joomla 1.6/7 and future versions:

PHP:

Minimum version required: 5.2.4+
Recommended versions: 5.3.x+
Further information: PHP.Net
(Notes: Do not use PHP 4.3.9, 4.4.2 or 5.0.4. These releases have known bugs that will interfere with installation)

MySQL:

Minimum version required: 5.0.4+
Recommended versions: 5.0.4+
Further information: MySQL
(Notes: Joomla is not yet compatible with MySQL 6.x)

Apache:

Minimum version required: 2.x+
Recommended versions: 2.x+
Further information: Apache
(Notes: In order to use SEO URLs, you will need to have the Apache mod_rewrite extension installed. )

Microsoft IIS:

Minimum version required: 7
Recommended versions: 7
Further information: IIS
(Notes: )



Installing redSHOP

Installing redSHOP and its various modules, plug-ins and templates is simple and follows the same installation principles as any other Joomla! extension. As indicated in Joomla's "Installing an Extension" guide, the procedure for both Joomla 1.5 and 1.7/2.5 is as follows:

(You'll find these available in the "Free Downloads" and "Subscription Downloads" areas)




Troubleshooting and Considerations

This section deals with providing solutions to issues that can arise when installing or using redSHOP or any of its related extensions. As there are many hosting solutions available with multiple various combinations of PHP / MySQL / Apache or IIS, it's important to ensure that the minimum required versions for each have been installed before troubleshooting further.

PHP Settings

File / folder permissions

Host Settings (+plug for redHOST)

Post-install options

Once you have successfully installed redSHOP, a summary will appear along with three "button" links. Descriptions for these button links are as follows:


Install sample data

Clicking this button will install some sample manufacturers, categories and products into redSHOP's database before redirecting the user into redSHOP's Main Menu. This is to give beginners and newcomers to redSHOP an opportunity to see how redSHOP's catalog is organized and how these three areas are related, as well as providing examples that can be worked with on the front and back-end.

The sample data consists of redCOMPONENT-related items, namely 2 manufacturers, 3 categories and 12 products, each with images and descriptions.


Configuration Wizard

Clicking this button will redirect the user to redSHOP's Configuration Wizard. This is a five-section guide that offers the user the ability to configure basic details required to initially set up redSHOP. These include general settings (such as shop name, address and countries that good can be shipped to), setting terms and conditions, configuring user account settings, and price-related settings (such as currency used, tax calculations and any discounts).

This feature is aimed at :

More information is available in the " Configuration Wizard" section.


Main Menu

Clicking on this link will take you straight to redSHOP's Main Menu screen. This link is recommended for those who have worked with redSHOP before and do not need to install sample data or work through the "Configuration Wizard".

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