CB Quick Installation Check List

The Community Builder package includes a PDF installation guide with pictures to help newbie Joomla users to install and initially setup the basics. Included in the CB package you can also find two text files (README.txt and UPGRADE.txt) that also contain useful information regarding new installs and upgrading from older versions. Sometimes this amount of detail can be overwhelming for the more advanced and somewhat more experienced Joomla user.

The following new installation quick-list might help those who are more advanced and understand the terminology used:

  1. Download latest CB distribution package from:

    (please note that your must be a registered member and must be logged in to access)
  2. Unzip locally to reveal contents
  3. Read the included Installation PDF document and verify that your environment meets the prerequisites outlined in Section 1.4.
  4. Use your Joomla Extension Installer (exact Joomla menu navigation depends on Joomla version) to install the CB component (com_comprofiler.zip), the CB Login module (mod_cblogin.zip), the CB Workflows module (mod_comprofilerModerator.zip), the CB Online module (mod_comprofilerOnline.zip). The last two modules are optional.
  5. Visit your Community Builder -> Configuration area and save the parameters (you need to save once for CB component to load the initial parameters – I usually just change the first parameter in the first tab to ‘First and Last Name Field’ and save). You can visit this area in the future and modify parameters as needed.
  6. Visit your Community Builder -> Tools area and run all tools to verify that everything is green.
  7. Create a PUBLIC menu item to the Community Builder ‘User Profile (mandatory!)’ menu item selection. THIS MUST BE PUBLIC because of the CB Registration form which is accessed by public users. I usually call this menu “My Profile” and put it in a Menu that is published for Registered members. This way only logged in members will see the My Profile link.
  8. Publish installed modules in a relevant position that is supported by your template. CB Login module must be published to PUBLIC (the other optional CB modules can be published to Registered or Special).
  9. Verify that you can login frontend using the CB Login module.
  10. Done! CB is installed and default configuration is in place.


Upgrading to latest CB on Joomla 2.5 and 3.x sites

If you already have CB installed on a Joomla 2.5 or 3.x site, then all you need to so to upgrade is just install the latest CB component and modules right over your existing installation.

Your configuration settings, CB tabs, CB plugins and user data will remain intact. But backup first as a precaution.

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