Joomla 3.0 – How to Enable a Plugin in Joomla

by Elaine on January 8, 2013

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Enable a Plugin in Plugin Manager.  After you upload and install a plugin in Joomla, you must enable it before it is activated on your site.   In my example, I am enabling a plugin I just installed which is called ‘Admin Forever’.

Overview of How to Enable a Plugin

  1. Go to the Plug-in Manager
  2. Select and Enable Plugin in Plug-in Manager
  3. Plugin Successfully Enabled

Steps:

1.  Go to the Plug-in Manager

Joomla 3.0 Plug-in Manager is where you can enable, disable, edit plugins installed in your Joomla installation.

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  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administration Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Plug-in Manager

2.  Select and Enable Plugin in Plug-in Manager

After you upload and install the plugin, you will need to Activate it in your Joomla Site.  In my example, I am enabling a plugin named ‘Admin Forever’.  You can scroll through the plugins to enable or type it in the search box to search by keyword.  I typed in keyword ‘forever’.

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  • In the ‘Plug-in Manager: Plug-ins’, Search for the plugin you want to activate
  • Use the Checkbox to select the plugin
  • Click on ‘Enable

3.  Plugin Successfully Enabled

You will see a message that says it has been successfully enabled.

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  • See a Success message that says:

Plugin Successfully enabled

Hope that helps.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks for dropping by,

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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