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Installing, Updating and Uninstalling


Pre-Installation Notes


Before you start with the installation, you need to check the following:

  • Make sure the maximum file upload size of your server is greater than the size of the component zipped kit. If not, contact your hosting provider.
  • Check directory write/read permissions and adjust them accordingly. chmod for UNIX, Windows ACL for Windows. Or contact your hosting provider.
  • If you intend to use the Community Builder integration, install Community Builder before Swap Factory to avoid manual installation of the Swap Tabs and Plugins for the Community Builder user profile.
  • Always backup your website before installing, updating or uninstalling extensions!


Installing


To install Swap Factory you will need a working Joomla 3.x.x installation. It is recommended to have the latest version of both Swap Factory and Joomla for them to work properly.
Go to Extensions/Extension Manager in the upper menu of Joomla's backend to start the installation process of our component.



Proceed by clicking on the Browse… button from the Upload Package File area and by choosing the ZIP file from your computer. After doing so, click on the Upload & Install button to start the installation.



When the installation is done, the following message containing install notes and other notifications should appear.



(!) All the available modules for Swap Factory are found in the component kit and will be installed automatically, for more information about the modules check our Swap Factory - Modules Guide.

Updating


With Swap Factory installed, go to Components/Swap Factory/About to verify if the component is up to date.
In case there is a newer version available, visit our website and log in to your account. Proceed by going to My Orders & Downloads page found on the user menu to verify if you have a valid license of Swap Factory and then click on Request Update if this is the case.



Select a valid order of Swap Factory if you have multiple and add a Licensed URL.
Proceed by clicking on the Request Update button.



Once the request is accepted by us, you will be able to download the latest version by using the link received on the ticket or by going to My Orders & Downloads page.
It is important to note that the ".zip" file which will be downloaded is the actual install/update file and that you don't have to extract any files from the archive.

(!) You can update the component to the latest available build on our servers from Extensions/Extension Manager even if it's same version as the previous.



Updating Swap Factory to the newest version can be done by following the same steps as for installation. The update script will update the component automatically without necessitating to uninstall it. However it is recommended that you do a backup before, like for any install/uninstall/update.

When you update the component, the installation will detect that you already had a previous installed version of Swap Factory and it will not overwrite the templates folder in order to preserve any changes you might have done. However, a button should appear below the message that allows you to overwrite the templates.

(!) Please note that some new features may not function if you are not using the latest product templates, so it's recommended to overwrite the templates and reapply any changes, if any.

Uninstalling


In case you wish to uninstall the component, simply go to Manage, check the Swapfactory Package checkbox and click on Uninstall.




(!) Documentation based on Swap Factory version 2.0.0