Zikula 2 makes it easy to run a homepage and to program complex applications.
In this article series I try to make it easy for beginners to get started.
Zikula is a Php application, because it can be uploaded to a server and then installed using a database, for example Mysql, and is programmed in the script language Php.
After the installation an user administration, a mail function and more are available.
Zikula is a framework because it also provides a framework for programming other applications, such as modules (extensions).
Before installation it is important to have Zikula on your computer.
Currently there are the following reliable sources for the download.
On the official website of Zikula you can find the News section.
New publications are communicated there.
The respective link refers to the detail page, which also contains the download links.
There you can download Zikula either as tar.gz or zip file with a click on one of the links.
Another reliable source can be found at GitHub.
When downloading, make sure that you choose a download called 2.0 so that you download the complete package to your computer.
You can also choose between tar.gz and zip here.
For Homepages with Zikula you will find a Download-Sector.
Here you will find a collection for the Core.
Click on the corresponding link to get to the detail page of the current download, here 2.0.11.
Click on the download button to download the zikula.
You are spoilt for choice for your download of Zikula.
In the next article of this series I'll show you with a current version of Zikula, how to get Zikula fast to your server.