I am trying to install CiviCRM 4.6.11 on a Joomla 3.4.8 website which I downloaded from the Joomla Extensions Directory. When I install it nothing happens. I dont see any error message or a success message. Joomla normally displays an error message when an installation is not successful. The website is on localhost.

I would appreciate your guidance.

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CiviCRM is likely much heavier then the average Joomla Extension. And because it runs behind more CMS-systems the preferred installation could be different then the usual Joomla Extension.

Please have a look at the "Installing CiviCRM for Joomla" page on the CiviCRM site and follow the instructions there for the best way to install CiviCRM for Joomla:


  • Thanks so much. The document "installing CiviCRM" was very useful and civiCRM is up and running. I am playing on localhost and I dont have cPanel but I used "Profiles" and it worked like a bomb!
    – JES
    Jan 20, 2016 at 10:41
  • great, good luck with CiviCRM
    – Catorghans
    Jan 20, 2016 at 21:49

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