• 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.

Fabrik 4 Install Instructions

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  • Hello and welcome. We thank you for helping make Fabrik work for all of us.

    Please note, the only means for installing Fabrik 4.0 or for upgrading Fabrik, from F3 to F4 or from an earlier pre-release of F4, is through a package install. J! update is not available.

    After the Installation of Fabrik 4.0 the J! updater will be reinstated, so as we make newer releases you will see them available in the extensions update section of your administration.

    Download / Install​

    You can download the current install package from Fabrik's download area here.
    Then install via Joomla! Installer. (As always: Backup your site before installing or updating).

    Please note, this package is close to 70MB so you will need to ensure your php_max_upload size is sufficient. See this stackoverflow posting for how to do this. We recommend setting the size to 128M. If you cannot upload a file that large you can unzip it on your local computer and ftp the individual Packages to your J! site and install from folder.

    Cleanup after installation​

    After installing Fabrik 4.0 cleanup the update cache, otherwise J!update may show an update from Fabrik 4.0Zeta to 4.0.
    "Rebuild" the update sites.
    "Refresh cache" on all Fabrik entries in Manage / Extensions


    PHP8.1 and Joomla! 4.2.

    Please check your database structure (System/Maintainace/Database), especially if your site is a J!3/F3 upgrade.

    Joomla! 5​

    We have tested Fabrik 4.0 on Joomla 5 and it seems to work. We have not done any sort of exhaustive testing so if you wish to try it on J5 please do so on a test system and report back in the bugs forum any issues you discover. We make no guarantee that this release will work on any production J5 Installation. Use at your own risk.

    General notes:​

    Please test on a test copy of your site before installing on a production site. If you find any errors please post them in the bugs section of this forum and we will do our best to try and fix them.

    If you are upgrading from F3 please see Upgrading-from-fabrik3.10-to-fabrik4 on how to do the upgrade. There are important prerequisites documented in this article so please review thoroughly prior to attempting an upgrade.

    For general hints on custom PHP code in J!4/Fabrik4 see also Upgrading-from-fabrik3.10-to-fabrik4.

    Front end testing templates were Cassiopeia and to a lesser extent Helix Ultimate. Admin testing template on Atum. At this time we do not want to get into any issues with other templates.

    Please report any issues, errors, bugs, etc. in the Fabrik 4 forum For general questions and help please use help

    Not all plugins have been tested. Those that have and appear to be working are included in the install package. Please review the detailed plugin status here: Plugin Status

    Good luck, and once again thank you for helping the Fabrik project.