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SP Page Builder (Pro) 3.x

Updated Last: 20 November 2020

Installation

How to Install SP Page Builder 3

Follow these steps to install SP Page Builder 3

Step 1 : Login to your Joomla backend

First, you have to log in to your Joomla admin dashboard using the username and password. The URL to access the administrator page is: www.yourdomain/administrator.

Step 2 : Extension Install

Now go to Extensions>>Install.

Step 3 : File Upload

Now you have to upload the installation file. You can drag and drop the file or use the "browse for file" button to add the file

Step 4 : First Look

You will find SP Page Builder on the top in the admin menu.

Quick notes on installation 

If the host web server has ZIP support enabled with PHP, it is possible to upload a zipped (.zip) SP Page Builder 3 package file that will be installed by Joomla! backend default installer. The installation process for Joomla extensions is the same as the one for templates:
After the SPPB 3 component has been installed, you are presented with a message saying that the installation process was a success. It means also you can use it for your new project.
There is usually an upper limit to the size of files that can be uploaded to the web server itself. This limit is set in the PHP configuration file (php.ini) and may differ between web servers and web hosts. The limit cannot be altered from within Joomla!. Some hosting companies do not allow the limit to be altered at all. To allow larger files to be uploaded it will probably be necessary to increase the upload_max_filesize, max_file_uploads, and the post_max_size settings - mostly in php.ini file or in hosting panel. Values must be above 5 MB for each.

How to Update

Continuously developers introducing newest of stuff with SP Page Builder 3 with the introduction of new updates. You can check whether an update is available or not on the extension update page also you will be notified regarding all the updates via email.

Whenever an update is available you can download it from the SP Page Builder download page and add it to your extension list.

You do not need to uninstall the previous version before upgrading.  The newer version will overwrite the older version.

Quick Notes on Update

  • Sp Page Builder can be updated or upgraded like any other Joomla extension just by installing a new version on the current one.
  • You do not have to uninstall the previous version; in fact, you MUST NOT do that.
  • We strongly suggest making a backup of whole MySQL database before that. This step is important especially if you are planning to upgrade from Free version into Pro (commercial) version or older versions. We recommend using free backup component for Joomla! like Akeeba Backup.
  • When upgrading from FREE to Professional you usually have to install the Professional package twice, without uninstalling anything in between. Sometimes Joomla! does not copy some of the files and folders the first time you install it.
  • If you have installed an older version of SP Page Builder lower than 1.2, for example, 1.0.9 - please upgrade first to 2.5 version if possible.

Browser cache removal

Cache

Some javascript used for a new version of a component was modified, however, the browser being used is still using the old cached version of the javascript which no longer works. Be sure to clear your browser's cache and your Joomla! cache.

Browser Cache Removal

Browser cache is the temporary internet files where your frequently visited websites, data and always needed information is stored in folders for fast access and to improve the speed of internet surfing. To solve some problems you always need to clear the cache files. Let’s take a look how you are going to remove the cache from browsers.

Mozilla Firefox Cache removal

Step 1: Click Open Menu Button at the top right-hand corner.
Step 2: Click Options.
Step 3: Click Advanced at the bottom of the sidebar.
Step 4: Click Clear Now at the right side of the Cached Web Content option.

Google Chrome Cache removal

Step 1: Click Customizer and Google Chrome control at the top right corner of the browser.
Step 2: Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
Step 3: At the privacy, tab click Clear browsing data
Step 4: Select cached images and files and click clear browsing data

Safari Cache removal

Step 1: Open safari menu by clicking on safari. And then click Preferences.
Step 2: Click Advanced and then enable the Developer menu.
Step 3: Now click the Developer menu.
Step 4: Click Empty Caches. 

Microsoft Edge Cache removal

Step 1: Click More button at the top right corner.
Step 2: Scroll down and select What to clear.
Step 3: Now select Cached data and files.
Step 4: Click clear.

Update Notification Problem

If you have bought Pro version of SP Page Builder to get an update notification and possibility to update just by one click you have to put your account data in the settings area.

  • In SP Page Builder PRO (admin area) on the top right you will find Options button, click on it, now choose "License" tab where you have to fill two fields: License Key and your e-mail from JoomShaper.com account.
  • In Extensions -> Update : choose "Clear Cache" button to delete all old requests. Now you can also click "Find Updates" if you're sure that we published a new version and you still have an old one installed.

Above steps will help you solve problems with no update possibility like it was presented in below screenshot.

License Update

To get official update info and possibility to update using Joomla system please fill two fields which have to be filled:

  • License Key (long, 32 digit code)
  • and email (this same which you used during registration process).

Options -> License & Update