Joomla installation

Upload Package File

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Download the latest installer from our website.
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Go to your admin site Extensions → Manage (in older Joomla versions Extension Manager) → Upload Package File tab, and browse the smartslider3-joomla-3.x.x-pro.zip file.

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Press Upload & Install and you will see a successfull installation screen.
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You will see the Nextend System and the Smart Slider 3 menu points appearing in your Components menu. The Nextend System will contain the deep settings, what you won't need for now, and in the Smart Slider 3 menu point you will be able to start creating your sliders.

If you didn't see the successful installation screen, try out the Install from Directory method.

Install from Directory

1
Download the latest installer from our website.
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Unzip the smartslider3-joomla-3.x.x-pro.zip into your computer.
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Upload the unzipped nextend-smart-slider3-pro-joomla-pro folder into your website's tmp/ folder. (If you are not sure, what the ftp of your website is, then check out  this documentation.)
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Go to your admin site Extensions → Manage (in older Joomla versions Extension Manager) → Install from Directory tab, and write /nextend-smart-slider3-pro-joomla-pro after the Install Directory path, that is already written there, so it will point to our folder.
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Press Install, and you will see a successful installation screen.
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You will see the Nextend System and the Smart Slider 3 menu points appearing in your Components menu. The Nextend System will contain the deep settings, what you won't need for now, and in the Smart Slider 3 menu point you will be able to start creating your sliders.

If you didn't see the successful installation screen, try out the Install from URL method or check out this documentation.

Install from URL

1
Download the latest installer from our website.
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Upload the smartslider3-joomla-3.x.x-pro.zip into your ftp. (If you are not sure, what the ftp of your website is, then check out  this documentation.)
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Go to your admin site Extensions → Manage (in older Joomla versions Extension Manager) → Install from URL tab, and write the link pointing to the smartslider3-joomla-3.x.x-pro.zip into the Install URL

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Press Install, and you will see a successful installation screen.
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You will see the Nextend System and the Smart Slider 3 menu points appearing in your Components menu. The Nextend System will contain the deep settings, what you won't need for now, and in the Smart Slider 3 menu point you will be able to start creating your sliders.

Reinstallation

If for some reason you need to reinstall the Smart Slider, you can do it by installing it just like a new extension, so with one of the previous methods. It will overwrite the existing files, and your sliders won't be deleted.

Common problems

The upload file size limitation of servers are a common issue, which makes the Upload Package File method no to work, but you will just see an error message. The Install from Directory method should always work, so that is what you should try to do in any case of seeing an error. The common errors with this method is, if the path is incorrect, and you will receive an error, like "Could not find a valid package". You should make sure, that the path you entered is the correct path! Here is a code, what you could put into a php file, and you could put that php file into your tmp folder to check it's path in the browser:

<?php
$dir = dirname(__FILE__);
echo "<p>Full path to this dir: " . $dir . "</p>";
?>