Upload and install

You can download the latest installation packages on our site's Hotspots download page. Please note the latest version is always on top. To download a version, make sure you have an active Hotspots subscription and you're logged in. Then click the View files button which is shown on the bottom of each version. You should see an item page which reads Hotspots x.y.z. Scroll down and click the Download Now button to download the ZIP installation package. If this button is not visible, please make sure that you are logged in and you have an active Hotspots subscription. If you still don't see it, please log out, log back in and retry.

[Note]Note

You don't need to be logged in or have an active subscription if you are downloading Hotspots Core. For Hotspots PRO however you need a valid subscription and you need to be logged in on our site to see the download link.

All Hotspots installation packages contain the component and all of its associated extensions. Installing it will install all of these items automatically. It can also be used to update Hotspots; just install it without uninstalling the previous release.

[Important]Important

In any case, do not extract the ZIP files!

[Warning]Warning

Attention Mac OS X users! Safari, the default web server provided to you by Apple, is automatically extracting the ZIP file into a directory and removes the ZIP file. In order to install the extension through Joomla!'s extensions installer you must select that directory, right-click on it and select Compress to get a ZIP file of its contents. This behaviour was changed in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, but people upgrading from older versions of Mac OS X (Mac OS X Lion and earlier) will witness the old, automatic ZIP extraction, behaviour.

Log in to your site's administrator section. Click on Extensions, Extension Manager link on the top menu. If you are on Joomla! 3.x please click on the Upload Package File tab. Locate the Browse button next to the Package File (Joomla! 2.5, 3.0 and 3.1) or Extension package file (Joomla! 3.2 and later) field. Locate the installation ZIP file you had previously downloaded and select it. Back to the page, click on the Upload & Install button. After a short while, Joomla!™ will tell you that the component has been installed.

If the installation did not work, please follow our instructions for Installation and update issues. or try the manual installation described below.