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How To Install Joomla Template

Updated on September 14, 2014

Here You Can Find Out How to Add A Template

If you are working with Joomla you probably want to know how to install new template. And installing templates in Joomla 3.0 is really easy.

Below you can find tutorial how to install and change it. I added photos so you can see what exactly you have to do. It is really simple and it will take just few minutes of your time.

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I have been working with this free content management system (CMS) for about four years now and I like it. I started with version 1.5 back then and recently I switched to version 3.0.

I have been working with WordPress too but I must say I still prefer Joomla. I think there are more options, more extensions and more templates for this system than for WordPress.

First you have to find a template you like. There are a lot of different templates for Joomla available. Some of them are free, some of them are commercial (you have to pay for them) and some of them are free for personal use only.

I would like to recommend you that you always check the licence if you can really use template for free. Sometimes it is offered as free, but if you are going to use if for commercial site, you have to pay for it.

After you download template you have to leave it as .zip file and Joomla will extract it, you don't have to do anything, just remember where (on your computer) you are keeping it.

When you sign in in Control Panel you can see something like this.

On the right side you can see Extensions. Click on Extension Manager and Extension Manager: Install will open.

Here you can upload your template. When you find it as .zip file on your computer just press Upload and Install.

It will be installed very quickly and if everything went well, this is the message you'll get. Your new template is installed. All you have to do now is to make it default template.

And that's it. You have your new template installed. I hope everything went well and you can work with it already.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the informative article. I didn't know any of this.