Joomla 1.6 – How to Uninstall Modules, Plugins, Languages & Components

by Elaine on March 23, 2011

Joomla 1.6 has many changes from the older version Joomla 1.5 including where and how to uninstall their modules.  Joomla 1.6 has a new term named ExtensionsExtensions now includes any add ons or packages you install on your Joomla 1.6 website.  This includes Components, modules, plugins, templates and languages.   There is no intuitive way to find out how to uninstall or install these Joomla 1.6 Extensions.  So I bet you are having a hard time finding out how to remove these Joomla 1.6 extensions you recently installed on your website.   As an example, I’ve listed below instructions on how to uninstall / remove / delete the Joomla 1.6 module files:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend.

2.  Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Extension Manager’, switch to the ‘Manage’ tab.

3.  Under the filters – ‘Select Type’ = ‘Module’, or find it in the list of extensions installed.

4.  Use the checkbox on the side to select the module(s) that you want to uninstall.

5.  Click on the ‘Uninstall‘ icon at the top (or near the top) of the screen.

6.  After that you will see a message that says:

Uninstalling module was successful.

That’s it. After you refresh your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend you will not see the module show up on your website or in your Extensions Module Manager.

FYI if you want to remove any other extension ie plugins, languages, Components, you can repeat the above steps and just change step 3 where you ‘Select Type’.

 Joomla 1.6   How to Uninstall Modules, Plugins, Languages & Components


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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Asbek July 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks. It Works


Elaine July 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Hi Asbek,
No Problem.
Thanks for your visit,


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