How to install Template Creator CK in Joomla!

 

The easiest way to install Template Creator CK is to use the install with the ZIP file. In some cases this method does not work, essentially because your server does not allow the file to be uploaded. You can then use the method to install from a folder.

 

Method 1 : Upload package file

Go in the admin menu >> Extensions >> Install, and selec the tab Upload Package File

You can select the file that you have downloaded on https://www.template-creator.com which shall have a name like this : pkg_templatecreatorck_X.X.X.zip

This file is a package that contains the main component and the system template used for the preview. Once you have selected this file, you can click on the Upload and Install button.

The main cause of this method to not work is when you are using a server which has an upload file size limit at 2 Mo. This is typically the case of the local servers like Wampserver.

To avoid this problem you can simply change this limit in your server. Go in your Wampserver folder to find the php.ini file, for example in

C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.x\bin\php.ini

Edit the file (notepad++ is a simple and useful tool to do that) and search for the line

upload_max_filesize = 2M

replace the value for something higher, like this

upload_max_filesize = 8M

Then save the php.ini file, restart your server and try again to install the file.

 

Method 2 : Install from folder

You can use this method if the one described above does not work. Go in the admin menu >> Extensions >> Install, and select the tab Install from folder

 You must first unzip the file pkg_templatecreatorck_X.X.X.zip

This will give you a folder with a .xml file and 2 other .zip files.

You must unzip the com_templateck_x.x.x.zip file which contains the main component. In general for the tpl_templatecreatorck file, you can use the method 1 as it is not a big file. Else you can use this method in the same way.

Once extracted, you should see some folders and files, and the most important is to see the .xml file (needed for installation).

You can now copy/paste the path to this folder in the Install folder field in your website and click on the Install button if you are working on a local host.

If you are using this method on a live server, you must upload your files on the server with FTP (or a file browser tool from your host provider). Then give the path to your server folder, where you have placed these files (where the .xml file is located) and click on the Install button.