Joomla 2.5 – How to Uninstall a Component in Joomla

by Elaine on February 17, 2012

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:

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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

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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.

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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

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Elaine

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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