Installation, 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 Chat Factory integration, you should check out the Chat Factory integration tutorial after installing both components.
  • Always backup your website before installing, updating or uninstalling extensions.


To install Love Factory, go to "Extensions/Extension Manager" in the upper menu of the Joomla backend.

Then, in the "Upload Package File" area click on the "Browse…" button and choose the ZIP file from your computer. After doing so, click on the "Upload & Install" button.

When the installation is finished the following message should appear.

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


For Love Factory 3.5.0 or newer versions there is an update script that 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.

For older versions, please go to this thread on our forum.


In case you wish to uninstall, simply go to "Manage", check the Love Factory components and click on "Uninstall".