Installation Guide

itsam edited this page Jun 2, 2012 · 12 revisions

Installation Guide

Improve my city is a Joomla 2.5.x compatible component, thus is following the standard Joomla component's installation method.

  • Step 1: Download "Improve my city" component to your desktop
  • Step 2: Log into your Joomla Dashboard
  • Step 3: In the top menu, hover over Extensions and then click Extension Manager. Under Upload Package File, click Browse and select the component that you downloaded in step 1 above. Then click Upload & Install (When the component has been uploaded and installed successfully, you will receive a confirmation message.)
  • Step 4: Check that a new submenu called "Improve my city" is created under the Components Menu

That's all.

Next Steps

###Define your categories

  • Step 1: Hover over Components -> Improve my city -> Issue Categories
  • Step 2: Click on New
  • Step 3: Set title and alias
  • Step 4: Optional. On "Basic Options" group, you can set an image to act as map icon (if you don't set an image the default red marker will be used)
  • Step 5: Optional. On "Basic Options" group, you can set at notes, various emails - separated with ";". These mails will receive a notification when users submit a new issue to the specific category.

###Define a menu pointing to the component

  • Step 1: In the top menu, hover over your menu of preference and click "Add new menu item"
  • Step 2: On Menu Item Type click "Select"
  • Step 3: A modal window will appear. Find under "Improvemycity" header the "ImproveMyCity: Default List view" and click on it
  • Step 4: Complete the rest of the information (Title, alias, etc)

###Set your preferences on global settings

  • Make sure you have the appropriate administrator rights to access components settings
  • In the top menu under components click on "Improve My City"
  • On main components toolbar click on the "Options" button
  • A popup will appear with "Improve My City" settings categorized with tabs
  • Set your preferences and save

Please note: It is suggested not to display modules on the side of the component and give maximum space width to the component itself for better results