Chapter 2. Before using Kickstart

Getting Kickstart

Kickstart can be downloaded from our site, The ZIP package you download is named or, where VERSION is the version number and core/pro define the kind of package (Core or Professional) you have downloaded. Each package contains kickstart.php itself, as well as all the available translation files. You have to extract this archive and upload kickstart.php and any translation INI files you may need to your site.


Kickstart IS NOT a Joomla! extension, WordPress plugin or Drupal module. You cannot "install" it on any of these CMS through their software installation tools. The entire point of Kickstart is being able to restore your site without having to install or access a full CMS installation.