Getting started with Joomla!

While Joomla! makes it easy to get up and running with a website, if you’re new to the platform, it’s worth taking a little time to discover its features and learn more about its capabilities. We’ve prepared a series of guides available in HostPapa’s knowledge base to help you get started quickly.

Understand the basics

For an introduction to the platform, read What is Joomla!?, which covers basic features and provides links to available support resources.

Try out the online demo

If you prefer to get hands on with Joomla! as quickly as possible, head to the online demo site hosted at You can explore Joomla!’s administration back-end, create and publish content, install extensions and templates, and much more.

Review documentation and support guides

Alongside a wealth of information available from the HostPapa knowledge base, you can check out Joomla’s Documentation Wiki which provides detailed guidance on platform features and configuration options.

Install Joomla!

When you’re ready to install Joomla!, you’ll find it easy to get going. You can choose to download and install the software manually, or take advantage of a one-click installation courtesy of the Softaculous Apps Installer, available in My cPanel. To find out more, read our Joomla! installation guide.

With Joomla! installed, you can take your time to customize the design of your site, install site templates and extensions, and begin creating your content.

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Follow this link to learn how.

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