[joomla] clearing out a new install

Gary Mort bz-gmort at
Fri Dec 14 16:04:12 EST 2007

Mark Simko wrote:
> When setting up a new installation of Joomla, is it always necessary to
> manually delete the articles, categories, and sections. Is there a quick
> way to set up a blank installation during install, or a quick utility to
> clear out everything?

Well, if you don't install the sample data you don't have that problem.

I think an easier solution though is to:
1) Install and configure everything you want in your "basic" package.

Export the database to the root of the html folder.
Tar up the entire folder.

Than to deploy a new copy, unzip the file into your directory.  Import 
the SQL files and delete them.
Edit the configuration file and make the appropriate changes there for 


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