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 '; …

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.…

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 the best web hosting environment for it.…

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 .…

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 sets the time offset in hours between the server location and GMT. Select the desired value.…

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 enable SEF URLs.…

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 request the installation from our technical support. You have to open a ticket from: Customer Area -> Support -> Open a Support Ticket-> Development Services …

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 request the installation from our technical support. You have to open a ticket from your: Customers Area -> Support -> Open a Support Ticket -> Development Services …

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. …

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.…

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 with the installation of any script/application that is compatible with your hosting account. Log in to your Customer Area --> Support tab --> Open a Support Ticket -> Script Installation …

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 database's tables will be displayed on it. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL query: UPDATE mos_users SET password = MD5( ' new_password' ) WHERE mos_users . username = " admin_username " LIMIT 1 ; "new_password" - replace this with the new password you wish to use. "admin_username" - replace this with the username the password should be updated for. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If the query completes without errors, you will be able to login to Mambo with the new password.…

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.…

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 sets the time offset in hours between the server location and GMT. Select the desired value.…