This article explains how to install MediaLibrary 1.5.x Shop for Joomla 1.5.x and deals with the MediaLibrary Admin menu.
After you have downloaded MediaLibrary 1.5.x from the http://ordasoft.com/Download/ or received an update through email, you can start installing the component.
Check your PHP 5 setup before you install, MediaLibrary will ONLY work when you have PHP5 installed with the CURL, XSL and GD extensions. So check your PHP5 installation first, before installing.
In Joomla you can check this in the Administration backend through:
[Help] - [System Info] - [PHP Information].
This will tell you everything you need to know about your PHP installation.
If you do not run your own server, check with your provider if:
• PHP5 is really activated for your account (many hosting providers have PHP5 available, but have PHP4 active by default!)
• The needed PHP5 extensions are all available for you with your hosting account!
See the article PHP5 Extensions for MediaLibrary (page 91) if you need more
explanation on how to set this up. If you have your site with a hosting provider, you may need to ask them to set this up for you.
• MediaLibrary will check for PHP5 and PHP5-extensions during the installation procedure, so please read the warning screens or result screens carefully and fix any issues mentioned before you go on.
• MediaLibrary will NOT run under PHP4!
• MediaLibrary will not function properly without the needed PHP5- extensions!
Why doesn't MediaLibrary roll back the installation after warnings?
While we can check for PHP5 and missing needed PHP5-extensions during the installation, it is not possible to roll back an installation once the installation is underway. This is just not possible under Joomla. So the installation will always finish, even when warnings exist! All the more reason to read the installation warning screens carefully.
And if you do get warnings:
• Uninstall MediaLibrary
• Fix the parts you received warnings about
• Install MediaLibrary again
Install the MediaLibrary 1.5.x component for Joomla
To install MediaLibrary, log in to your Joomla Administration panel.
Go to [Extensions] -> [Install/Uninstall], and browse to com_medialibrary_1.5.x_Shop.zip on your local machine.
Click [Upload File & Install]
You will see the following result screen if all went well:
The MediaLibrary Admin menu
Now, under [Components], go to the [MediaLibrary] entry
The MediaLibrary admin menu has the following entries:
• Medias (to manage the media entries)
• Categories (to manage the media categories)
• Reviews (to manage user submitted media reviews)
• Suggestions (to manage user submitted media suggestions)
• Lend Requests (to manage lend requests submitted from the frontend)
• Import/Export (to import / export Medias from and to CSV or XML )
• Settings Frontend (to manage the frontend settings)
• Settings Backend (to manage the backend settings)
• About (notes, release notes and change log)
Remark about the language of the menu entries:
The language of the top menu entries are the only part of
the installation which is not handled by the MediaLibrary language files.
These entries are controlled through the medialibrary.xml file at
installation time only. The menu entries in the horizontal top bar will
follow the MediaLibrary language file entries, but the top menu entries
will not. So, if you also want the top menu entries to be the same as
your own backend language (presuming it is not set to English), then
you need to adjust the medialibrary.xml file BEFORE you install!
We will deal with the various admin parts for MediaLibrary in the
First, check out the [Components] - [MediaLibrary] - [About] page,
and read the Notes.