Tutorial on How to Install Joomla Templates!

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On Monday, I told you how easy it is to install Joomla, one of the 60+ free scripts with offer with every web hosting plan, so now I’m going to show you how simple it is to upload and install Joomla templates.

Joomla templates are a simple way to change the look and feel of your web site, and they’re really easy to install.  The first step is finding the Joomla template you want to use for your site ( our blog on free professional Joomla templates is a great place to start looking!).  Once you choose your template, download it to your computer, and login to your Joomla admin area.

Enter your username and password and click “Login”

joomla admin area

Click “Install/Uninstall” under “Extensions”

joomla extensions

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

Note:  If this is your first time installing a template, you may get an error related to JFTP.  Just click on “Global Configuration” under the “Site” tab on the navigation bar; under “FTP Settings” you will need to change “Enable FTP” to “No”.  Make sure to apply your changes and try uploading and installing the template again.

upload joomla template

You will see a message telling you the installation was successful.  To set the new template as the default template, click “Template Manager” under “Extensions”.

joomla template manager

Check the radio button next to the new template’s name and click “Default”

default joomla template

You will see that there is now a star next to the template — this means this is now the default template.

new default joomla template

And that’s it!  You now have a new template for your Joomla site!

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  1. On December 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Fred the FTP Guy said:

    Always wanted to try Joomla — this post gives me a bit more confidence in installing themes, especially with configuring the FTP hosting Settings — thanks again

  2. On June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Cordless Hairclippers said:

    Wow! The your the best tutor. With all those templetes, I couldn’t go wrong, thanks a lot. Joomla is so cool. Can’t wait to try. Kudos!

  3. On July 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

    San Diego Web Design said:

    Thanks for the info. Next step: learning how to make custom templates with Joomla! I’ve got WordPress down but from what I hear Joomla! is much better for websites than WordPress which is meant for blogs.
    .-= San Diego Web Design´s last blog ..San Diego Web Design: Pacific-Beach-Salon.com =-.

  4. On July 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Easy Money from internet said:

    thank you for helping me on how to install joomla with a clear installation step by step completed with picture.

    Thank you
    .-= Easy Money from internet´s last blog ..Use Your Contents to Attract Links and Traffics =-.

  5. On May 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Modified Car Club said:

    Thanks Guys

    Joomla is a bit daunting when you first look at it although its worth it.

    Great Tutorial Cheers