• Hello Fabrik Community

    Fabrik is now in the hands of the development team that brought you Fabrik for Joomla 4. We have recently transitioned the Fabrik site over to a new server and are busy trying to clean it up. We have upgraded the site to Joomla 4 and are running the latest version of Fabrik 4. We have also upgraded the Xenforo forum software to the latest version. Many of the widgets you might have been used to on the forum are no longer operational, many abandoned by the developers. We hope to bring back some of the important ones as we have time.

    Exciting times to be sure.

    The Fabrik 4.0 Official release is now available. In addition, the Fabrik codebase is now available in a public repository. See the notices about these in the announcements section

    We wish to shout out a very big Thank You to all of you who have made donations. They have really helped. But we can always use more...wink..wink..

    Also a big Thank You to those of you who have been assisting others in the forum. This takes a very big burden off of us as we work on bugs, the website and the future of Fabrik.

Installation instructions (F3)

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  • Pre Requisites
    Installing Fabrik3.x
    • Go to fabrikar.com/downloads
    • Download the latest version of Fabrik3.x (select type 'component').
    • In Joomla 2.5.x [or 3.x] click on Extensions > Extension Manager and go to the section 'Upload Package File'.
    • Click on Browse under Upload Package File and select the file you downloaded in step 2 (eg pkg_fabrik_3.x.zip).
    • Click on Upload File & Install.
    • You should see a success message of Installing package was successful.
    • You can now access the Fabrik application from the Components menu.
    Alternative Installation Method
    In this method you manually copy the Installation files to a folder on your server and install from there. You should try this if you get an error message or the Installation hangs with the previous method. You should also install this way on a single PC running a LAMP server or similar software.
    • Unzip the pkg_fabrik_3.x.zip file on your computer. There will be more zip files inside it, but you don't need to unzip these.
    • Upload all the files to a folder on your server e.g. /usr/home/public_html/tmp/com_fabrik. Keep the structure of sub-folders the same as in the original zip.
    • Go to your site's administration page and select Extensions > Extension Manager.
    • In the 'Install from Directory' section, in the 'Install Directory' field, enter the path where you uploaded your files e.g. /usr/home/public_html/tmp/com_fabrik.
    • Press the 'Install' button next to the 'Install Directory' field.
    • If you get an error like "Install path does not exist", it probably means the installer can't access the relevant folders. Check the permissions on the folder and sub-folders where you uploaded the files. (On a Linux LAMP server, the user 'www-data' must have access).
    Installing and Enabling Additional Plugins

    If you are running an official Fabrik release (i.e. installed downloaded zip, Joomla updates, NO GitHub updates):
    If you are running a GitHub version (or don't find the plugin in the download area):
    • Update from GitHub
    • Go to Extensions > Extension Manager > Discover
    • Click 'Purge Cache' icon and then 'Discover' icon
    • Select your plugins and click 'Install'
    • Go to Extensions > Plug-in Manager
    • Enable your plugins