For users, the procedure will be:
• Download the extension to your local machine as a zip file package.
• From the backend of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
• Click the Browse button and select the extension package on your local machine.
• Click the Upload File & Install button.
• Note that modules and plugins must be enabled before they will work.
Installing Whistleblower is no different than installing any other Joomla!™ extension on your site.
Installing the extension
Just like with most Joomla! extensions there are three ways to install or manually update Whistleblower on your site:
• Install from URL. It is the easiest and fastest one, if your server supports it. Most servers do support this method.
• Upload and install. That's the typical extension installation method for Joomla! extensions. It rarely fails.
You cannot and MUST NOT use the Discover method in Joomla to install any modern Joomla extension shipped as a package, consisting of many related extensions. This will make it impossible to find and install updates automatically and will also cause problems when updating Joomla itself.
Keep in mind that installing and updating Whistleblower (and almost all Joomla! extensions) is actually the same thing. If you want to update Whistleblower you MUST NOT uninstall it before installing the new version. When you uninstall Whistleblower you will lose all your settings and all archives stored inside Whistleblower's directories. 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.
Install from URL
The easiest way to install Whistleblower Professional is using the Install from URL feature in Joomla!.
First, go to our site's download page for Whistleblower. Click on the Download Now button you will see the Direct Install Link 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 System, Extensions, Manage. 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 Whistleblower update.
If Joomla! can't download the package, please use one of the methods described in this section of the documentation.
Upload and install.
You can download the latest installation packages on our site's download page for Whistleblower. If you have an older version of Joomla! or PHP please consult our Compatibility page to find the version of Whistleblower compatible with your Joomla! and PHP versions. In either case, click on the version you want to download and install.
All Whistleblower installation packages contain the component and all of its associated extensions. Installing it will install all of these items automatically. It can also be used to upgrade Whistleblower; just install it without uninstalling the previous release.
In any case, do not extract the ZIP files yet!
Log in to your site's administrator section. Click on the Extensions, Manage link on the top menu. Please click on the Upload Package File tab. Drag and drop the installation ZIP file you had previously downloaded to start the upload and the installation. After a short while, Joomla!™ will tell you that the component has been installed.
Joomla does not support manually installing modern extensions which are distributed as a “package” extension, consisting of multiple related extensions. DO NOT try to extract the installation ZIP file to install each extension manually. DO NOT try to copy files manually and use the Discover feature in Joomla.
If you ignore these instructions please note that Joomla will NOT know that all of the included extensions are related to each other. As a result, it will not be able to find and install updates to Whistleblower. Moreover, every time you try to update Joomla it will complain that our extensions are not compatible with the new version even though this is not actually the case; this is a consequence of Joomla not being able to find updated information.
In short, these are technical limitations in Joomla itself. Installing disparate extensions and using the Discover method are good tools for extensions developers and advanced site integrators, however, they are NOT meant to be used on real-world, live sites.
Adding Whistleblower pages to the Menu Items
- Click on the Menu.
- Click on the Main Menu from the dropdown.
- Click on the New button as shown in the screenshot.
- Then click on Whistleblower from the list and click on the page that you wish to add to the menu
Download the Joomla extension
- Go the download the page.
- And click on the download button zip file will automatically start downloading.
- Now you can you the downloaded file to add the extension to your website.