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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 downloads for BwPostman and the manuals  as well. The current stable version is always at the top of the list.

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, modules and plugin.

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. Then unzip the single packages locally also.

At the temporary folder of your web server crate new folders com_bwpostman, mod_bwpostman, mod_bwpostman_overview, plg_bwpostman_personalize and plg_bwpostman_user2subscriber and copy the unzipped files in this folder. Copying to web server works comfortably via Filezilla. After that attach /com_bwpostman, /mod_bwpostman, /mod_bwpostman_overview, /plg_bwpostman_personalize respectively /plg_bwpostman_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 in the folder

<my_joomla_installation>/images/bw_postman//backup_tables/.

The name of the backup file is BwPostman_Tables_Server_<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_Server_2018_07_31_08_13.xml

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.

Download and remove You can do easily at Media-Manager of Joomla!®.

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