In this tutorial, we will explain step by step how to install Joomla 4 with demo data that comes with our first Joomla 4 compatible template: the Hot Business.

As we mentioned in our previous post, we have released the Business Joomla template compatible with Joomla 4. This template includes all demo data as on the previous version as well as all extensions.

So, let's install it on your local server or web hosting.

Download, extract and upload

From our members portal, please download the template archive hot_business_j4x_unzip_first.zip.

Unzip it on your computer and you should have all the folders and files as on the following image:

Joomla 4 files and folders

Use your favorite FTP client (such as FileZilla) and upload all these files and folders to your web hosting.

Joomla 4 FTP upload

Start Joomla 4 Installation

Enter URL of the folder on your web hosting where you uploaded files (for example, yoursite.com/test) and you will see the first screen of Joomla 4 installer:

The Business Template for Joomla 4

Enter the name of your site and click the Setup Login Data button.

Login Data

On this screen, you should enter Joomla super user's login data. Enter the real name of your superuser account (your name), then username, password, and email address. Finally, click the Setup Database Connection button to proceed.

Login data for Joomla 4

Database Configuration

You should have prepared the MySQL database with access parameters. This is usually done in your hosting control panel. If you are unsure how to create a MySQL database and get access parameters, please consult your hosting support.

In this step, you should enter your MySQL database host (usually it's "localhost"), database user, database password, and database name. For the table prefix, you can keep a randomly defined one. Finally, click the Install Joomla button to proceed.

Joomla 4 database configuration

Remove "Installation" Folder

To accomplish this step and Joomla 4 installation, simply click the big red button Remove Installation Folder.

Remove Installation Folder

Complete the Installation

Click the Complete & Open Site or the Complete & Open Admin button to finish the installation. Joomla 4 is now installed altogether with our Business template, the Sparky Framework, and template demo data (pages, modules, menus, etc.) as well as all the extensions used for the template.

Complete Joomla 4 Installation

You can start testing Joomla 4 now

The Hot Business Joomla template based on Joomla 4 is now installed on your hosting and you can start testing it. This template with quickstart installation is are available for download for all our members with an active membership account. Start or renew your membership today and test the Hot Business with the Sparky Framework 4 on Joomla 4.