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How to Install Joomla Template & Extension (Step by Step Guide)

How to Install Joomla Template & Extension (Step by Step Guide)

Most of our customers often ask a common question, "how to install Joomla template?" or "how to install Joomla extensions?". Nowadays, It's become so obvious for us that our support engineers have to answer these type of questions around 20+ times on a regular basis. Isn't it awful?

Anyways, facing this kind of issues I've planned to write a complete guide about "how to install Joomla templates" and "how to install Joomla extensions" step by step. It's not a complicated type of post that others posted. Yet, It's a very simple, straightforward, and user-focused guide.

I can assure you; you don't need to search again on Google "how to install Joomla template and extension" after reading this post.

Okay then. Let's begin.

How to Install Joomla Template

There are several processes available for installing a Template in Joomla. With some simple step by step action, you can easily install your own favored Joomla Template.

However, the most acceptable recommendation would be to install your Template manually. It is the best practice as well as a trouble-free understandable method to be considered.

The first thing you need to do is to find out a preferable Joomla template that you willing to use and then download it on your hard drive. Currently, there's been lots of professionally designed Joomla templates on the market to choose from for any purpose of use.

I would recommend you to check out Morph - one of the best free Joomla templates on the planet ever.

Steps to Install a Joomla Template

Once you are done with Joomla template download, then the real installation process begins with some simple steps.

Step 1

At First, log in to your Joomla control panel using your "Username" and "Password."

Step 2

Next, click on the Extension. From the drop-down menu, click "Manage" and then select "Install".

Step 3

A new Installation page will appear there. Now select "Upload Package File" from the tab options.

Step 4 

Then "Drag and drop the file directly there" or click "Or browse for file" button, browse to the location of your extension's archive on your local computer and select it .

Note: The template has now been installed if you have chosen the right package. Wait for a second; you must see a message that "Installation of the template was successful". Your template is now ready to live now.

Step 5

Now, if you want to make the template as default for all the pages of your site, then go to Extensions > Templates > Styles and set your template to default by clicking the star button.

This is all of it for installing a Template for Joomla. Now, you can customize your template as your preferred way also get your necessary extensions, components, modules, and more on.

How to Install Joomla Extension

Joomla comes with a lot of built-in features and functionalities by default; however, by adding multiple extensions, you can explore more new functionality to your site with just a few clicks.

Let's get to know about the installation process for adding any Joomla Extension. Here I am going to explain all the available methods for adding extensions to your site including the new "Install from Web" option.

Get Access to the Joomla Extension Manager

First, log in to your Joomla admin area with "Username" and "Password". Then, access the Joomla Extension Manager by going to Extensions -> Manage -> Install.

Here, you will have 4 different installation options mentioned below,

  • Install from Web
  • Upload Package File
  • Install from Folder
  • Install from URL

Option 1 - Install from Web

It is one of a new and the most convenient option that Joomla offers with its latest version. Being new, it remains as a hidden feature to most of the Joomla users.

However, by clicking the "Install from Web" button you will get a full window of Joomla extension directory, there you get category wise extension also search your desired extension, sort out with a review, name, score and many more.  You can search out your desire extension also.

Choose any extension -> click over it -> an install button will appear -> press to install -> wait for a while . A green message will appear on the top as "Installation of the package was successful." That's it!

Option 2 - Upload Package File

This is the most used option to install any extension to Joomla. Just press the "Or browse for file" button, browse to the location of your extension's archive on your local computer and select it or "Drag and drop the file directly there".

Option 3 - Install from Folder

This option is for the large extensions. Specify the path to the extension folder and then press the "Check and Install button." Joomla 3 will check the folder you've specified and installed the extension itself if it is uploaded correctly.

Option 4 - Install from URL

If you want to install the extension directly through a URL, you just need to enter the direct address of the zip file of that extension and press the "Check and Install button." Joomla 3 download it itself and then extract and make the necessary installations for you.

This is all of it for installing an extension for Joomla. Now you have well known about four different options to install an extension and the way of the installation process.

Besides this, we have plenty of awesome Free Joomla Extension directory for you. Check out to download free and premium Joomla modules, plugins, and components.

Final Word

Hope this guide ensure an easy and smooth installing experience for you. Feel free to ask any question and let me know your opinion in the comment section below.