Tutorial on How to Install Joomla Extensions!

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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”

joomla admin login

Click “Install/Uninstall” under “Extensions”

install joomla extensions

Click on “Browse”, find the .zip file for the extension, and click “Upload File & Install”.

upload joomla extension

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.successful joomla extension install

And that’s it!  You’ve successfully installed a Joomla extension!

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  1. On June 26, 2009 at 11:02 am

    web design quote said:

    This tutorial on how to install Joomla extensions is very helpful for me. I am looking for installing joomla extnsion on one of my project. And this tutorial will give me information about installing.

  2. On May 30, 2009 at 3:51 am

    lopezfernando said:

    This is a good guide!
    I really like how joomla makes it very easy to install their application. very easy indeed!
    Joomla tag is the best source of Joomla extensions

    Thanks again!

  3. On May 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hogwam said:

    For those who want to add extra security to their Joomla! installation, the jSecure extension is a must.
    It prevents ill-doers using brute-force methods to gain access to your admin console.
    Install as above and then configure to your own keyword.
    For added security, use a mixture of numbers and upper & lower case letters in your keyword.

    Check it out and download for free at

  4. On May 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    hade said:

    Making a website is also like making your dream house. You should have your time management frame for when to start and the deadlines for each succeeding events. The time frame for each event should be met to avoid delay on the presentation of the site. This maybe a hard task but it is worth the effort and time.

    • On May 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm

      Tim M. said:

      Great point! Thanks for the post!