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Akeeba Kickstart 4.2.0 Stable

Released on: Friday, 01 April 2016 03:47


Release highlights

Updated design. You asked for flatter design, you get a flatter design.

Option to not rename the .htaccess file before extraction. Use with caution, it might break the extraction. Useful for specific cases where you want to keep your .htaccess file because it's required to enable the correct PHP version on your site.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.


Bug fixes

  • [LOW] The Import from URL feature couldn't find the Joomla! download URL after the changes made to

Miscellaneous changes

  • Flatten the design
  • Reset APC cache after removing the installation directory

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Download and extract this file locally. You will need to upload kickstart.php and - optionally - the INI translation file of your preferred language to your site's root alongside your archive.

This is not a Joomla! extension or WordPress plugin installation package. Kickstart works outside of Joomla! and WordPress. Do not try to "install" Kickstart in Joomla! or WordPress, it won't work. You do not "install" Kickstart at all, you just upload it to your site alongside the backup archive you want to extract.

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