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Installation

Download Packages

Before you can install BwPostman, the installation package has to be downloaded. At https://www.boldt-webservice.de/downloads/bwpostman.html you will find the download for the current version of BwPostman, at https://www.boldt-webservice.de/index.php/en/joomla-extensions/bwpostman.html You will find an overview of the downloads to BwPostman and the manuals as well.

In the back-end of Joomla!® you also find the download of BwPostman, namely in the web catalogue of the extensions.

Since version 2.0.0 as a package as a whole, which may be installed as is and that contains all free parts of BwPostman, as there are component and the above mentioned modules and plugins.

Installation of BwPostman

The installation of BwPostman works like all other Joomla!®-components: Log in into the back-end. Then in the back-end go to Extensions → Extension Manager.

At tab Upload Package File click at Browse..., select the file com_bwpostman.version_number.zip and click at Upload & Install – ready.

Alternative Installation

Sometimes the installation won't work as described. Then you can try this alternative way: As explained above download the overall package and unzip it locally.

The overall package consists of the single packages

  • com_bwpostman.zip for the component
  • plg_system_bw_libregister.zip, a system plugin to define some BwPostman specific buttons, absolutely necessary
  • plg_system_bwpm_mediaoverride.zip, also a system plugin, absolutely necessary
  • mod_bwpostman.zip for a module for registration
  • mod_bwpostman_overview.zip for a module for an overview of the newsletters
  • plg_bwpostman_footerusedmailinglists.zip for the plugin FooterUsedMailinglists
  • plg_bwpostman_personalize.zip for the plugin for the enhanced personalization
  • plg_system_bwpm_user2subscriber.zip for the plugin User2Subscriber

Then unzip the single packages.

At the temporary folder of your web server crate new folders com_bwpostman, plg_system_bw_libregister, plg_system_bwpm_mediaoverridemod_bwpostman, mod_bwpostman_overview, plg_bwpostman_personalize, plg_bwpostman_footerusedmailinglists and plg_system_bwpm_user2subscriber and copy the unzipped files in this folder. Copying to web server works comfortably via Filezilla. The first three are absolutely necessary, the other ones are optional, but very useful.

After that attach /com_bwpostman, /plg_system_bw_libregister/plg_system_bwpm_mediaoverride/mod_bwpostman, /mod_bwpostman_overview, /plg_bwpostman_footerusedmailinglists , /plg_bwpostman_personalize respectively /plg_system_bwpm_user2subscriber to the entered path in Joomla!® installer and click at Install in the same row.

In all the cases the installation finished after a few seconds and Joomla!® confirm the installation with a success message.

Update

Please read the safety instructions before!

Update

BwPostman serves the automatic update function in Joomla!®. That means, that it will be shown in the back-end as soon as a new version of BwPostman component or modules is available. When the Joomla!®-integrated plugin Quick Icon - Joomla!® Update Notification is activated, you can see this when you enter back-end and the control panel will be shown. A click at the button Updates are available will show you the available updates, even so the updates for BwPostman.

When the plugin is not activated, you can look for updates in the back-end in the menu Extensions → Extension Manager in sub menu Update (clear cache before if necessary) and install it.

Hint:


Since version 1.0.1 after each update the table structure of BwPostman tables will be checked and repaired if necessary. The check is processed in a Popup, where you may see the progress. Has he check finished, you may close the Popup.

Before that a backup file of the BwPostman tables is created. Up to version 2.0.2 of BwPostman the backup is to find at the temp folder of Joomla!®. Where this folder exactly resides You will find at Joomla!® at System → Global configuration → Server.

Since version 2.1.0 the backup lies at the folder

<my_joomla_installation>/images/bw_postman/backup_tables/.

Since version 3.0.0 the backup lies at the folder

<my_joomla_installation>/images/com_bwpostman//backup_tables/.

The name of the backup file is BwPostman_Tables_<date>_<time>.xml, where <date> is the actual date of the backup in the format yyyy-mm-dd, <time> is the time of the backup in the format hh_mm. When the file is created at July, 31 2018 at 08:13 AM, then the backup file is named

BwPostman_Tables_2018-07-31-08_13.xml

If You selected to compress the backup file at options of BwPostman, then there also is a suffix .zip at the file name. This option is switched on at a new installation.

If the check of the tables was successful, the file may be deleted. You should do that from time to time for that the folder is not claimed to much from these automatic backup files. You also may download these backups and keep it locally.

Removing can be done easily at Media-Manager of Joomla!®.

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