Joomla templates are a great way to increase functionality and make it easier to maintain your site. If you know what template you want to use, it is super easy to download Joomla web templates for your site. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for installing via your Joomla administrator panel.
  • First, log into the back end of your site. Usually, the URL is
  • Once you are in the admin area, click on Extensions in the main menu and select Extension Manager.
Joomla Extension Manager
  • This will bring up the extension management page, from which you can install:
    • Component and language options,
    • Templates,
    • Plugins and Modules.
Joomla Extension Manager  
  • You can install the template from an upload package, a URL where the upload package resides, or a folder where the information is located on your server.
  • Choose the package from your location and click install.
  • If there are no errors in the package, you will receive an installation success message.
You can also install Joomla templates from unpacked FTP files, but this is something that should only be done by an expert, as it involves making manual database entries. If you are using Joomla 2.5, you can import content as well as templates. After you install the template following the above steps, go to the Template Manager. Find your template name in the left hand column and use the right-hand column to import content under Basic Options. There are a lot of things you can do with Joomla templates, especially if you use them in conjunction with customized content and architecture. For more information on how to best use Joomla to make your site professional and efficient, contact us through our online form. We offer a number of cost-effective Joomla-based services for all types of websites and businesses.