Overhauling the installation process for an open-source CMS forked from Joomla.

  • ContactMolajo
  • DateAugust, 2015
  • TypeContribution
  • StatusOffline

Skills Used

  • UI Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Wireframing
  • Workflow Optimisation


  • Molajo
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Git


After seeing some of the ideas I had posted about the Joomla! installer, Amy Stephens from Molajo reached out and asked if I would be interested in applying my ideas to Molajo's installer. With hopes that the improvements would trickle down to the Joomla! project, I quickly jumped on board.

The end result borrows from the WordPress mantra, decisions over options. The previous installer was some what clunky and cumbersome. The revised version is intentionally minimal, but there is a lot happening in the background to ensure quick and easy setup.