How to install Joomla! 1.5 components which are larger than 2 MB

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If you want to install Joomla! 1.5 components which are larger than 2 MB and there is a maximum file size upload limit (e.g. 2 MB) on the server, you can use the following guide :

How to upload files which are larger than 2 MB

You can install components this way: Go to Administrator site in your Joomla! 1.5 site, then select Extensions - Install/Uninstall - Upload Package File - Upload File & Install.

 

If you cannot do changes described in How to upload files which are larger than 2 MB, you can use 'Install from Directory' method instead of standard installation method 'Upload Package File & Install'.

  • Unzip your component installation file to specify folder on your server, e.g. /usr/home/your_site/public_html/install/your_component/
  • or unzip your component installation file to specify folder on your personal computer and upload these unzipped files to server (How to upload files to server via FTP), e.g. into /usr/home/your_site/public_html/install/your_component/ folder
  • Go to Administrator site in your Joomla! 1.5 site, then select Extensions - Install/Uninstall - Install from Directory - Add here the folder in which the component installation files are saved (e.g. /usr/home/your_site/public_html/install/your_component/) - Install
  • Your component will be installed from this directory.
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