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Joomla 3.8.7 and WTLib WinNMP 18.03

Joomla 3.8.7 and WTLib WinNMP 18.03

As always updating to the latest version of all your developement components is never without any issues, here is what  you need to take into consideration when upgrading Joomla 3.8.7 and WinNMP 18.03

Install WinNMp 18.03 from in any directory, default is C:\WinNMP\

Unpack Joomla 3.8.7 to C:\WinNMP\WWW\dev for example

When starting WinNMP, you can click reload, to see the site appearing


 Now edit Nginx virtual server


 And cut and paste the following config (you can get it from


You can now install Joomla like you are used to, by opening a browser and pointing to http://dev.test

After the installation you’ll notice that the administrator area is broken, some CSS/Javascript can not be located (Http 404). To solve this, open with your favorite text editor joomla! configuration.php and set the live site property (was in Joomla 1.5, then removed then it appear again)


 Now the administrator area should work again… but you can not install any Joomla! extensions, because open_basedir = “c:/winnmp” and do not contains the temporary directory, you can safely deactivate it for development, but NOT on ANY production server.

;open_basedir = “c:/winnmp”

 Last but not least, php_uname is used by Joomla, activate it in php.ini to remove some warnings





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