Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Install a Component in Joomla

by Elaine on January 7, 2013

Joomla 3.0 – Easy steps on how to install a Component in Joomla.  After you download a component file from the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) or any Joomla extension provider, do not unzip the ZIP file.  The easiest way to upload and install a Joomla 3.0 component is in ZIP format.  Make sure the component you want to install is compatible with Joomla 3.0 otherwise after you install, you will get errors.  The component should clearly state if it works with Joomla 3.0.  Below are steps to install a component in Joomla 3.0.

Overview of how to install a component in Joomla 3.0

  1. Go to Extension Manager
  2. Select and Upload & Install the Component
  3. Component Successfully Installed

Steps:

1.  Go to Extension Manager

Joomla 3.0 Extension Manager you can install and uninstall new modules, Components, plugins, languages, and more.

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

2.  Select and Upload & Install the Component

I’m installing a new component into my Joomla 3.0 website.  It’s called the Advanced Module Manager.  You will go to the ‘Install’ on the left navigation and choose a file.  It’s easiest to upload the Component ZIP file so do NOT unzip the file after you download it from the JED.

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  • Click on ‘Install’ on the left navigation
  • Click  on ‘Upload Package File’
  • Click on ‘Choose File’, select the component ZIP file you want to install
  • Click on ‘Upload & Install

3.  Component Successfully Installed

After you clicked on ‘Upload & Install’, if there were no errors, you will see a success message.  If there were errors, you will see them now.  Make sure you uploaded and installed a component that is Joomla 3.0 compatible.

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  • After installing the component, you will see a success message:

<Component Name> has been installed successfully.

Sorry for choosing such a confusing component to demonstrate installing a component.  This component I’m installing is called the ‘Advanced Module Manager’.

Hope that helped you, please leave me a comment if you have any questions.

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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