Joomla 3.0 – How to Install a Module in Joomla

by Elaine on January 7, 2013

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – Install a Module in Joomla.  After you download the module zip file from the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) or from a 3rd party Joomla Extensions provider, do NOT unzip the file.  Leave it as a ZIP file to upload to your Joomla website.  Only unzip it if it clearly says “unzip me first’.  Sometimes when you download a module it might be packaged to work with different versions.  Also make sure you download a module that is compatible with Joomla 3.0.  If it is not compatible with Joomla 3.0 it will not work and will have errors after installation.  Below are steps to install your Joomla 3.0 module into your Joomla 3.0 website.  It’s actually pretty easy.

Overview of How to Install Module in Joomla 3.0

  1. Go to Extensions Manager
  2. Select and Install the Joomla Module
  3. Module Successfully Installed


1.  Go to your Extensions Manager

Your Extensions is where you will find the Template Manager, Plug-in Manager, Language Manager, Module Manager, and the Extension Manager – where you can Install and Upload Components and modules.

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  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Extension Manager

2.  Select and Install the Joomla Module

The easiest way to install a Joomla 3.0 module is from your computer as a ZIP file.  Once you download the ZIP file from the JED, you can select and install it from this screen.

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  • From the ‘Extension Manager’, click on ‘Install’
  • Select the ‘Upload Package File
  • Click on ‘Choose File’ and select the module ZIP file from your computer
  • Click on ‘Upload & Install

3.  Module Successfully Installed

After you install the module, you will see a success message.  Make sure your module is compatible with Joomla 3.0 otherwise you will have errors.

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  • You will see a Message that says:

Installing module was successful.

I hope this was helpful to you.  Please leave me a comment if you still have any questions.



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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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Joomla Web Hosting Business July 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Very simple to any newbie. Thanks for share here.


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