How to install Joomla

Download Joomla and setup document root

Download Joomla here. After downloading, the resulting zip file should be in your “C:\Downloads” folder. Unzip this file. You should now see a “C:\Downloads\Joomla” folder. Move the contents of this folder to “C:\Applications\MAMP\htdocs”.

Create database

Click on Open Start Page, then on the phpMyAdmin link. Create a database in phpMyAdmin and call it “joomla”.


Run Joomla installation

Go to Open Start Page, click on “MyWebsite” on the top menu bar, you should now see the Joomla installation process begin.


The “admin” is the administrator for this Joomla site. You can use a different user name for the administrator.


Complete the Joomla installation process. The following fields are the default for the MAMP PRO MySQL installation, user name: “root”, password: “root”, database host: “localhost:8889”.