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Joomla 2.5 – How to Uninstall a Component in Joomla

Joomla 2.5 - Extensions Manager
1. Joomla 2.5 - Extensions Manager

Joomla 2.5 TutorialUninstalling a Joomla 2.5 component is a easy but difficult to find where to start.  I will teach you how to uninstall your Joomla 2.5 component with 3 steps.  Uninstalling Joomla 2.5 Components is performed in the Extensions Manager.

High level overview of how to uninstall a Joomla Component:

Joomla 2.5 - Extensions Manager - Manage
1. Joomla 2.5 - Extensions Manager - Manage

1.  Manage your Extensions in Extensions Manager

The Extension Manager is responsible for all installs, uninstalls, manage the database, and updates of your Joomla 2.5 Website.  You will find the uninstall button under the ‘Manage’ tab.

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Extension Manager’
  • Click on the ‘Manage‘ tab

2.  Select Component and Uninstall in the Extensions Manager

Joomla 2.5 - Select Component and Click on UnInstall
2. Joomla 2.5 - Select Component and Click on UnInstall

Here you will select the component you want to uninstall.  For example, I’m uninstalling the ‘Adsmanager’ Component.

  • Use the checkbox to select the component name
  • Click  on the ‘Uninstall’ button on the top right ribbon.
  • Then you will see a successful uninstall message that looks like the below screenshot:

Uninstalling component was successful.

Joomla 2.5 - Uninstall Component Successful
2. Joomla 2.5 - Uninstall Component Successful

Then you are done.  The component has been uninstalled.  You will no longer see it in your Component Manager nor be able to create menus with the AdsManager in your Menu Manager.

I hope that helps you.

Thanks,

Elaine

One comment
  1. juloa

    It is impossible to remove… just check what happens when you reinstall it. Al the things come back (fields, ads, etc) what were gone by the uninstall. So the only way to purge them using a chain saw at the sql!

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