I’ve been talking a lot about Joomla lately — how to install Joomla, where to get free Joomla templates, and how to install Joomla templates — and I thought the next logical step would be to show you how to install Joomla extensions.
There are tons of extensions available for Joomla, and they’re a cheap (usually free!) and easy way to improve the functionality and appearance of your web site. Plus, Joomla extensions are really simple to upload to your site — probably the hardest part is deciding on which extensions you want to use! Once you choose your extension, download it to your computer, and login to your Joomla admin area.
Enter your username and password and click “Login”
Click “Install/Uninstall” under “Extensions”
Click on “Browse”, find the .zip file for the extension, and click “Upload File & Install”.
You should get a message stating “Install Component Success”. Depending on the extension, there may be additional steps in the installation process. Just follow the instruction prompts and you should be fine.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully installed a Joomla extension!