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RecommendFriends Installation Instructions Print E-mail
Initial Installation

D-Mack RecommendFriends installs just like any other Joomla! add-on.

Simply click on 'Extensions >>> Manage >>> Install' on the top Admin menu. Click the browse button and find the zip file on your local computer - double click the file or click the 'Open' button. And finally, click the 'Upload File and Install' button and you should be Good To Go!!!

Linking to the Component

To add a link to the Main Menu (mainmenu) if you want everyone (Public) to be able to use this component:


  1. Click the Menu >>> Main Menu link
  2. Click on 'New' in the top right part of the screen
  3. Click the 'Select' button for the Menu Item type
  4. Choose the 'Recommend Friends' Component from the list
  5. Type in a Title for the link
  6. Type in an Alias for the link (optional)
  7. Ensure the link is set to 'Publish'
  8. Make sure the link's 'Access' level is set to 'Public'
  9. And Finally, click 'Save' and you should be good to go!


To add a link to the User Menu (usermenu) if you want only 'Registered' users to use this component:


  1. Click the Menu >>> User Menu link
  2. Follow steps 2 through 7 shown above...
  3. Make sure the link's 'Access' level is set to 'Registered'
  4. And Finally, click 'Save' and you should be good to go!

You can also set the component parameters by clicking Component >>> Recommend Friends >>> Configuration on the Main Admin Menu.

Updating the Component

To check for and install any available updates - for extensions and/or Joomla! itself - follow these simple instructions:


  1. Click the 'Extensions Manager' link
  2. Click on the 'Update' tab
  3. Click the 'Find Updates' button in the top right menu
  4. If there are any updates available, they will appear in the listing view
  5. Click the Check Boxes for the update(s) you wish to install
  6. Click the 'Update' button in the top right menu
  7. All updates should automatically get installed

*NOTE* Updating the RecommendFriends component will essentially install a new instance of the component and resets all the configuration parameters you have set.


You can also set the component parameters by clicking Component >>> Recommend Friends >>> Configuration on the Main Admin Menu.

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