Installing your new Joomla51 template or indeed any template is a quick an easy task and can be achieved within a few simple steps. In this tutorial we will guide you through this process.

  1. Your template comes with a number of different files including template install files for different Joomla versions, modules, guides etc. We have therefore zipped all these files into one package so you can retrieve all files associated with your template in one single download. Before you install your Joomla51 template you must first unzip your download in to its separate files and folders.
  2. From your Joomla administration navigate to your Install Manager (Extensions -> Manage -> Install).

    Joomla Install Manager

  3. Select the Upload Package File tab and click the Or Browse for File button.

    Select template install file

  4. Select the install file for your template from the download that you have just unzipped. You will find this located in the Joomla! [JoomlaVersion] Install Files folder, titled j51_[TemplateName].zip.
  5. Your Joomla template will then be installed. Once installed you should be notified that the installation was successful.

    Template successful install

  6. Upon a successful installation, you will find your newly installed template listed in your template manager (Extensions -> Templates -> Styles). From here you can set your template as the default or assign it to the menu items of your choice by clicking in to your template and using the Menu Assignment tab.

    Template manager

Note that this process only installs the template. It does not install any content that might have been used to demonstrate the template on the template demo. To create an exact copy of the template demo you must used the template Demo Installer bundled with your template download. Details of setting up the template demo installer can be found here.

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