Installing JFontAwesome is no different than installing any other Joomla!™ extension on your site. You can read the complete instructions for installing Joomla!™ extensions on the official help page. Throughout this chapter, we assume that you are familiar with these instructions and we will try not to duplicate them.
Just like with most Joomla! extensions there are three ways to install or manually update JFontAwesome on your site:
Please note that installing and updating JFontAwesome (and almost all Joomla! extensions) is actually the same thing. If you want to update JFontAwesome please remember that you MUST NOT uninstall it before installing the new version! When you uninstall JFontAwesome you will lose all your settings. This is definitely something you do not want to happen! Instead, simply install the new version on top of the old one. Joomla! will figure out that you are doing an update and will treat it as such, automatically.
If you find that after installing or updating JFontAwesome it is missing some features or doesn't work, please try installing the same version a second time, without uninstalling the component. The reason is that very few times the Joomla! extensions installer infrastructure gets confused and fails to copy some files or entire folders. By repeating the installation you force it to copy the missing files and folders, solving the problem.
The easiest way to install JFontAwesome is using the Install from URL feature in Joomla!.
This Joomla! feature requires that your server supports fopen() URL wrappers (allow_url_fopen is set to 1 in your server's php.ini file) or has the PHP cURL extension enabled. Moreover, if your server has a firewall, it has to allow TCP connections over ports 80 and 443 to www.extly.com and cdn.extly.com. If you don't see any updates or if they fail to download please ask your host to check that these conditions are met. If they are met but you still do not see the updates please file a bug report in the official Joomla! forum. In the meantime, you can use the manual update methods discussed further below this page.
First, go to our site's download page for JFontAwesome. Make sure you are logged in. If not, login now. These instructions won't work if you are not logged in! Click on the version you want to install. Please note that the latest released version is always listed first on the page. On that page, you will find JFontAwesome. Next to the Download Now button you will see the DirectLink link. Right click on it and select Copy link address or whatever your browser calls this.
Now go to your site's administrator page and click on Extensions, Extension Manager. If you have Joomla! 3.x click on the Install from URL tab. Clear the contents of the Install URL field and paste the URL you copied from our site's download page. Then click on the Install button. Joomla! will download and install the JFontAwesome update.
If you still can't install JFontAwesome and you are receiving messages regarding unwritable directories, inability to move files or other similar file system related error messages, please consult our installation troubleshooting instructions. If these instructions do not help please do not request support from us; we are unlikely to be able to help you. These errors come from your site set up and can best be resolved by asking your host for assistance or by asking other users in the official Joomla!™ forums.
You can easily check for the latest published version by visiting site's download page for JFontAwesome. The page lists the version and release date of the latest JFontAwesome release. If your release is out of date, simply click on the Download link to download the install package of the latest release to your PC.
As noted in the installation section, installing and updating JFontAwesome is actually the same thing. If the automatic update using Joomla!'s extensions update feature does not work, please install the update manually following the instructions in the installation section of this documentation.
When installing an update manually you MUST NOT uninstall your existing version of JFontAwesome. Uninstalling JFontAwesome will always remove all your settings. You definitely not want that to happen!
You can uninstall the component just like any other Joomla! component. In your site's back-end, just go to Extensions Manager, click on Uninstall, select JFontAwesome and click on Uninstall. This will completely remove JFontAwesome including all plugins, modules and ticket information.
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