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Joomla - Any one with any experience of an install a template/site

     
11:55 am on Nov 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Im trying to set up an install a template/site, all loaded up but it wont show up in a browser.

Has anyone got any idea as to whats going on with it ?
3:06 pm on Nov 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Have you tried looking at the headers - the server responses when you request the URL that you expect to see the site at? That can usually help you narrow down the causes of an error like this. If you don't use FireFox browser with LiveHeaders, there is a tool in the WebmasterWorld Free Tools Library (see the link in the menu at the top of the page).
4:57 pm on Nov 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Have you any experience installing a Joomla site ?
5:42 pm on Nov 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I installed one once maybe 7 years ago, I didn't like the way it worked for what I was trying to do and uninstalled it. My suggestion is not Joomla specific, it is for every site. LiveHeaders lets you see what the browser is requesting and what response it is receiving so you can narrow down the source of issues.
3:50 pm on Nov 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Essex_Boy

Can you specify what you mean by "won't show up at all in the browser"?

- white screen of death?
- 404 page not found?
- 500 server error?
- generates some source code but nothing shows up?
- View source leads to a blank page?

There are many possible meanings of "won't show up in a browser" and they will have very different approaches for fixing.
4:56 pm on Nov 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

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White screen of death - Nothing more.
4:13 pm on Nov 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Then you probably have PHP errors somewhere. You need to check your PHP error logs
4:21 pm on Nov 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Just dropped Joomla
6:36 pm on Nov 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I've been using Joomla since the Mambo days (10+ years), it's always just worked for me. It should take about ten minutes to get it set up on a test server. Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. If you think about retrying it, give me a shout.