Mambo FAQ (20 Articles)

How to configure Mambo to work with a new domain?

In order to configure your Mambo to work with a new domain name, you should edit the live_site setting in Mambo's configuration.php file. You should change this line: $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://olddomain.com'; to $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://newdomain.com'; You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for […]

How can I see the exact version of my Mambo?

The version of your Mambo can be seen when you log in to the Mambo admin area. The data you see there is fetched from the following file, located in your Mambo folder: includes/version.php You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for our […]

Additional Mambo resources – templates, components, modules and mambots.

The official Mambo website.   The official Mambo documentation.   The official support forum of Mambo.   SiteGround Mambo tutorials.   SiteGround free professional Mambo templates.   Mambo Components, Modules and Mambots. You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for our web hosting […]

Initial Mambo installation and configuration.

There are two ways you can install Mambo on your account: Manually, by downloading the script to your computer and uploading the installation files and folders to your account. Automatically via the Fantastico autoinstaller. For a detailed step-by-step information on how to install it both ways, please visit our Mambo Tutorials pages. You need help […]

Detailed Mambo requirements.

The minimal Mambo CMS server requirements are listed below: PHP 4.2.x or above - http://php.net MySQL 3.23.x or above - http://mysql.org Apache 1.13.19 or above - http://apache.org You can find more comprehensive information about this in the official Mambo documentation at: http://help.mamboserver.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=70 SiteGround servers are fully optimized to meet all Mambo requirements and to provide […]

What is Mambo?

Mambo CMS is a multi functional Open Source application for creating websites. It provides extensive options to create your own website without any design or script programing knowledge. It is free to use and has a great community support. You can learn more about Mambo from our helpful tutorials. You need help with an application? […]

Is there any way I can change my Mambo timezone?

You only have to change the Time Offset option within the Mambo settings. Open the Mambo administration panel and from the Site tab at the top goto Global Configuration page. Once your are there, open the Locale tab: Site --> Global Configuration --> Locale You will notice the Time Offset drop down menu. This option […]

How to upgrade my Mambo application?

Please click here to access our Mambo tutorials and you will find a nice one on how to upgrade your Mambo website. You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for our web hosting services and let us help you with your application, 24/7!

How to enable SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs in Mambo?

You can enable the Search Engine Friendly URLs from the Mambo administrator's panel. Go to Site -> Global Configuration -> SEO. Once you enable this option, you have to rename the htaccess.txt file in your Joomla directory to .htaccess. Please click here to access our Mambo tutorials and you will find a nice one on […]

How to install Mambo mambots?

You can do this from the Mambo administrator's panel. Use the Installers --> Universal option. Upload the module's archive file using the Browse button. Once installed you can activate the mambot from the Mambots --> Site Mambots section. You can also find installation instruction, which should be included in the mambot package. Alternatively, you can […]

How to install Mambo modules?

You can do this from the Mambo administrator's panel. Use the Installers -> Universal option. Upload the module's archive file using the Browse button. Once installed you can activate the module from the Modules -> Site Modules section. You can also find installation instruction, which should be included in the mambot package. Alternatively, you can […]

How to install Mambo components?

Installing Mambo components is an easy and straight-forward task. Once logged in Mambo's admin panel, click Installers --> Universal. Upload the component's archive file using the Browse button and click the Install button. If there are no errors, the component should be successfully installed. You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting […]

How to change the Mambo templates?

In order to change your Mambo template, you have to do this from its administration panel. Once there, go to Site --> Template Manager --> Site Templates and mark the new template as default. For more information on how to change your Mambo template, please click here to access our Mambo tutorials. You need help […]

How to install Mambo on my account?

You can install Mambo on your account via the automatic script installation system - Softaculous. Here is the way of installing Mambo from Softaculous: cPanel --> Softaculous --> Portals/CMS --> Mambo --> Install You can also request the script to be installed on your account by SiteGround Technical Support Team. They would gladly assist you […]

How to reset my Mambo administrator password?

You can reset your Mambo administrator's password through its MySQL Database. The most convenient way to manage the database is through the phpMyAdmin tool. Go to your cPanel and click on phpMyAdmin in the Databases box. Once in phpMyAdmin select the Mambo's database from the drop-down menu at left. The page will refresh and the […]

How to upgrade your Mambo version?

Please click here to access our Mambo tutorials and you will find a nice one on how to upgrade your Mambo website. You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for our web hosting services and let us help you with your application, 24/7!

How can I get Mambo installed on my account/site?

You can install Mambo on your account via the automatic script installation system - Softaculous. Here is the way of installing Mambo from Softaculous: cPanel --> Softaculous --> Portals/CMS --> Mambo --> Install Fill in the necessary details and click Install in order to complete the Mambo installation. You need help with an application? SiteGround […]

How to change the timezone of Mambo?

You only have to change the Time Offset option within the Mambo settings. Open the Mambo administration panel and from the Site tab at the top goto Global Configuration page. Once your are there, open the Locale tab: Site --> Global Configuration --> Locale You will notice the Time Offset drop down menu. This option […]

I visit my site mydomain.com but when I click on the link it shows servername.com/~user (joomla, mambo)

This issue can be resolved by editing your Joomla's/Mambo's configuration file. You should change the value of the live_site variable: from $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://servername.com/~user'; to $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://mydomain.com'; You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized in hosting and supporting more than 200 scripts. Sign up for our web hosting services and let us […]