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3.1 - Installing JCE

Video Guide on How to Install and Enable JCE

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Before we start building our web site there are two extensions for Joomla that are going to make our life easier through the process. So before we do anything let's go ahead and install those.

The first of them is called JCE. JCE is a replacement content editor, a WYSIWYG editor, for Joomla. That offers additional functionality over the default and is going to make our life easier. To download it go t the downloads link Editor, and select Joomla 3. From here we can now download a zip file and save it to our computer.

Once that zip file has been downloaded we can return to our Joomla web site and install it. You do not need to unzip that zip file just go to the Extensions menu and Extensions Manager. Here we can chose the file that we just downloaded. Open it and click Upload and Install. Once the extension has been installed you will see a success message like this. We now need to go ahead and tell Joomla to use this editor.

So, go to the System menu and select Global Configuration. Here we can see an option to select the Default Editor. It's currently set at TinyMCE which is what Joomla ships with but if we click on this we can see the JCE option. Select that and click Save & Close. If you go to your Components menu you will see there is a new link called JCE Editor.

This is where you can perform all the configuration for JCE and there is a great deal you can do but we wont cover that in this lesson you can find this on the web site. In future lessons we will see and learn how to use this WYSIWYG editor.