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Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – How to Install a Joomla Component

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial on How to install a Joomla 2.5 component that you downloaded from the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) or from a 3rd party.  It’s very simple and easy.  It’s the same as installing a Joomla template if you’ve done that before.  You go to the Extensions Manager, upload and install the ZIP file that you downloaded.  It is important that you remember not to unzip the file that you download, unless it explicitly says “UNZIP ME FIRST”.  Otherwise leave the ZIP file as is.  You can upload the ZIP file to your Joomla website and it willl unzip and install for you. In my example, I downloaded a free Joomla Multicategories component that I will upload and install to my website.  Below are 3 easy steps to install a Joomla 2.5 Component.

Overview of steps to Install a Joomla 2.5 Component

  1. Go to Joomla Extension Manager
  2. Go to Install, Select File, Upload & Install
  3. Install Component Successful

Steps:

1.  Go to Joomla 2.5 Extension Manager

In Joomla 2.5 Extension Manager, you can install and uninstall Components, templates, languages, plugins, and modules.

Joomla 2.5 - Extensions Manager
1. Joomla 2.5 – Extensions Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’
  • Click on ‘Extension Manager

2.  Go to Install, Select File, Upload & Install

Here you will select the ZIP file from your computer.  This is the ZIP file of the Joomla component you downloaded.  Remember do not unzip this file unless it explicitly says UNZIP ME FIRST.  Otherwise just upload the ZIP file as I did in my example below.

Joomla 2.5 Extension Manager Install a Component
Joomla 2.5 Extension Manager Install a Component
  • Click on the ‘Install’ tab
  • Click on ‘Browse’ to search for the ZIP file on your computer
  • Click on ‘Upload & Install

3.  Install Component Successful

Now you component is successfully installed.  Please remember to only install Joomla 2.5 compatible Components otherwise it might give you errors.

Joomla 2.5 Install Component in Extension Manager Successful
Joomla 2.5 Install Component in Extension Manager Successful
  • See a message that says:

Installing component was successful.

That’s it and I hope this helps you.  Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Elaine

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