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When running through the Joomla 3.0 installation steps you will see on step 3 Overview the option to install sample data. What's new in Joomla 3.0 is the option to choose which type of sample data to install:


Sample Data Set:

  • None
  • Blog English (GB) Sample Data
  • Brochure English (GB) Sample Data
  • Default English (GB) Sample Data
  • Learn Joomla English (GB) Sample Data
  • Test English (GB) Sample Data

The Sample Data Set that you decide to install will help setup your Joomla 3.0 website the way you need it right from the start.



sample-data-noneWhen choosing no sample data, Joomla 3.0 installs a very basic website. Your homepage will show a menu and a login form, but there will be no other content on the website.

Blog English (GB) Sample Data

sample-data-blogIf you install the blog sample data, Joomla 3.0 will look like a blog right from the start. Your homepage will list a few posts in the main content area, and in the right sidebar you'll see typical blog features such as Older Posts, Blog Roll, and a Most Read Posts section.

Brochure English (GB) Sample Data

sample-data-brochureThe brochure sample data sets up Joomla like a sample brochure type website. What this means is that your homepage will show only one article. Your sidebar will show an informational module, and there will also be a login form as well.

Default English (GB) Sample Data

sample-data-defaultThe default English sample data looks much like the brochure sample data. The major difference, at least from simply looking at the pages, is that the sidebar contains a Latest Articles module instead of a simple text module.

Learn Joomla English (GB) Sample Data

sample-data-learn-joomlaWhen you install the learn joomla sample data, the sample data installed includes articles that explain how Joomla 3.0 works. This looks much like earlier versions of Joomla. The homepage includes articles about beginners, upgraders, and professional Joomla users. The sidebar includes links that go to articles about the Joomla! Project and the Joomla! Community.

Test English (GB) Sample Data

sample-data-test-joomlaThe test English sample data appears to be for those users that want to test and help contribute to Joomla 3.0. For example, the article on the hompeage talks about how to test Joomla and report bugs that you find. In the sidebar, there is a list of all available views, making it easier to test many of the different types of pages you can create within Joomla.

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2015-10-26 5:28 pm

Is there a way that I can reinstall the dataset so I can pick the most appropriate one? I chose one that is not right for me...

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2015-10-26 7:55 pm
Hello Monica,

Not that I am aware of. If you have not yet begun to play with your site very much you may want to uninstall and reinstall. This way you can select one that fits you better.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
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2014-08-30 12:50 pm
Great work
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2014-08-05 5:58 am

Thanks for the images and description of the all the option of the "Sample Data Set".

its easy to undestand and get idea about how my new installed joomla looks like.

thanks agian.

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2014-07-10 7:20 pm
I think the article is just right as it is, it provided me with the exact info that i was looking for wich was knowinf the diference between "sample data" options on installation. Thanks a lot.
2013-12-24 6:46 am
Hi, I just set up joomla 3.2 with 'Learn Joomla English (GB) Sample Data' and theme Revista for joom 3.2 and full package for it? Is it possible to get sample data for Revista Theme now ?
2013-06-07 7:41 am
Hi Brad ,
Nice article,looking very detail . Thanks for sharing.

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