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Joomla 1.6 Tutorial – How to Create Image Directory

Joomla 1.6 Help – To create a new images directory in Joomla 1.6 is pretty easy.  There are several ways to do this  -either in FTP manager or Media Manager.   Here I will show you how to create a new images directory using the Media Manager.  For example:

I want to upload an image:

  • ‘MoviePress.jpg” to my new “TemplateImages” subfolder

Steps how to create a new folder in Joomla 1.6 using the Media Manager:

1.  Create a new Folder

  • Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend.
  • Click on Content, Media Manager.
  • See the 2 boxes below the ‘Files’ Window.
  • Enter in your subfolder name in the second box, in my example I would enter ‘TemplateImages”.
create directory media manager joomla Joomla 1.6 Tutorial   How to Create Image Directory
Create Subfolder in Media Manager
  • Click on ‘Create Folder’.
  • You will see a status message that says:

Create Complete: /TemplateImages

  • If you look in your ‘Files’ window on your right, you will also see a new subfolder created.

2.  Upload Image to New Folder

So that’s all there is to create a new directory and uploading an image to Joomla 1.6.  Using the Media Manager, all images that you upload using this tool will be stored in your webhosting directory:


If you want to insert that image anywhere in your Joomla 1.6 website, you can use the GUI interface to find the image again, or link to it directly:


For example, to access my image later – I would use:


Hope that helps!


 Joomla 1.6 Tutorial   How to Create Image Directory


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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  1. Michael


    Please, please, please, j need help!

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    1. Elaine

      Hi Michael,
      I created a post for you to help you remove the caps from the text in the Main Menu from the Top-menu in the Beez_20 Template. The post is here. Thanks for your patience and visit!

  2. Matt

    I’m newbie here and I would like to learn more and know how joomla works. I’ve tried to look for tutorials here and there and ended up to this site. I hope you’ll feed me with more information and tutorials that I can go through with.

    Thanks and keep up the good work

    1. Elaine

      Hi Matt,
      Welcome to Joomla! It’s a steep learning curve but it’s a great platform to create a powerful website. I hope I can help you with your website, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask by leaving me a comment. I will try my best to answer them.
      Thanks for your visit,

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