Tutorial for What? Nothing!

There is a Free and a Pro version of What? Nothing!.
The parts in this tutorial that only concern the Pro version will be marked with: PRO


What? Nothing! is a Joomla! system plugin that not only changes the way you will experience Joomla!, but is known to also alter the way you perceive life in general. It achieves this by doing nothing at all.

Without going too much into detail, the amount of philosophy behind What? Nothing! goes far beyond the amount of programming that has gone into creating it and bringing it into the world.

What? Nothing! has received praise from many users who claim it to be one of, if not THE, most stable Joomla! extensions available.

Setting up What? Nothing!

There are a couple of settings in the What? Nothing! system plugin to make it do nothing in a way that best suites your needs.

Be sure to adjust these settings any time you feel it can do nothing more effectively.

Basic Options

Do nothing? Select this for the plugin to do nothing!
Do something? Set this option to No for the plugin to not do something!
Do that how many times? Options: -137, 0, 1, 7, 15, 22, 28, 45, 59, 61, 62, 69, 83, 99
Hide this If you do not like this setting, hide it.
Question Enter the question!

Advanced Options

Increased performance Select to get a total of 0% better performance, effectiveness and efficiency (may vary per server/setup).
Activate Unicorn Shield This prevents unicorns from invading your house, which can happen when using What? Nothing! without the shield activated.

Options: No, Probably


You can either install What? Nothing! by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Note: When updating What? Nothing!, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

Regular Labs Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any Regular Labs Extension using the Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Please see the Tutorial for the Regular Labs Extension Manager for more detailed information...

Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter What? Nothing! and hit enter;
  5. Click on the What? Nothing! listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Joomla! Installer - Install from Web

Or if you need to install the Pro version or cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Joomla! Installer - Upload Package File

If you have problems installing What? Nothing!, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension