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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 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!


  1. Michael


    Please, please, please, j need help!

    How can i remove caps from top-menu in Beez_20 template? and chnge them into a “normal” font?

    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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