How to install the ECC+ security extension for Joomla!

The ECC+ security extension for Joomla! is a popular, full-featured spam protection plugin that can be used on its own or with many common third-party antispam solutions. For more information about the ECC+ extension, see What is the ECC+ security extension for Joomla! in the HostPapa knowledge base.

Download the installation file

To begin the installation, go to the ECC+ download page in your web browser. Read and agree to the license terms and click Download to download the compressed (.zip) installation file to your local computer.

Install the ECC+ extension

Now, log in to your Joomla! administrator back-end and go to ExtensionsManage Install.

On the Upload Package File tab, drag the compressed (.zip) installation file you downloaded from the ECC+ download page to the upload area. The ECC+ extension is automatically installed after the installation file is uploaded.


When installation is finished, you’ll see a message stating that the installation was successful.

Next, go to ExtensionsPlugins.

In the plugins list, find System – ECC+ – EasyCalcCheck Plus and click Enable plugin.

When the plugin is enabled, click System – ECC+ – EasyCalcCheck Plus to edit the settings.

Review the settings on the SettingsAdditional Information, and Antispam services tabs and make the changes you want for your site. Click Save & Close when you’re finished.

More information

To learn more about Joomla! extensions and how to install them, see What are Joomla! extensions, components, modules, and plugins.

If you have any questions or need help, you can always contact HostPapa Support by opening a support ticket. Details about how to open a support ticket are here.

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