Installing JomSocial in Joomla

JomSocial is a powerful social networking extension for Joomla that allows you to create a fully complete social network. Jomsocial will give your users the ability to share pictures, videos and more. Besides that, JomSocial is compatible with a wide variety of themes and plugins. In this article I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to install JomSocial in Joomla 3.

  1. Sign into Joomla as an Administrator and go to the Extension Manager: 1
  2. Select the JomSocial component and click on Upload & Install: 2
  3. Wait until you receive a “Complete Installation” message. If you don’t receive one, please check the version of JomSocial selected. Click on that green “Complete Installation” message to start the installation process: 3
  4. The first screen of JomSocial Installer will check if you meet the minimum requirement JomSocial needs. If you are missing any requirement, please contact us as soon as possible. Click next to continue the installation: 4
  5. On the second screen, JomSocial will install some require files within Joomla: 5
  6. After that, the installer will prepare the Database for JomSocial: 6
  7. Finally JomSocial will install the necessary plugins and modules: 7
  8. Lastly, you will get a screen displaying that the installation was successful: 8
  9. To configure JomSocial, on Joomla’s Administration Dashboard go to menu “Components->JomSocial”: 9
  10. That’s it, you can manage your own social network. 10

This concludes Installing Jomsocial.

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Milton Parada

I am a computer engineer, I specialize in Joomla, i am the core engineer of sw social web, I love photography.

4 Comments on Installing JomSocial in Joomla

  1. lily64 says:

    Installed Jomsocial latest version with current Joomla version. Interesting that Jomsocial appears at the top of the component menu with a star, not as it appears on your menu with submenus. Any idea why this would happen? No response via the Jomsocial forum as of yet, so thought I would try here. Thanks for any ideas. Having a lot of issues integrating with my current users. 🙁 THanks.

  2. Francisco Gonzales says:

    Hi Milton,
    I have a problem in my website and I don’t know but it might be related to have jomsocial plugin installed in my website, I get the following error in my website Error 500: Controller CommunityPhotosController not found! I’ve been googling it but I can’t find anything useful. Have you had any error like this one?


    • Noah S says:


      Please e-mail in regards to your issue and include your Arvixe account name. They will need to review your account. If you are not with Arvixe you will need to contact your hosting provider as they will be able to give you more details on the 500 error.


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