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=== How to install templates ===
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<noinclude>{{redirectstohere|How do you install a new template?| }}</noinclude>
  
'''Install via Admin Panel''' (packed template file)
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=== Install via Admin Panel (packed template file) ===
  
Log in the Back-end (www.your-site.com/administrator/)
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Log into the back-end of your site (''www.your-site.com''/administrator/)
  
 
Click on: Extensions -> Install/Uninstall
 
Click on: Extensions -> Install/Uninstall
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You see the page "Extension Manager"
 
You see the page "Extension Manager"
  
From here you can install your Templates, Plugins, Modules, Components and Languages. For both you have three options:
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From here you can install your Templates, Plugins, Modules, Components and Languages. You have three options:
* Upload Package File - (select a package from your pc upload and install it)
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* Upload Package File - (select a package from your PC, upload and install it)
* Install from Directory - (type here the path where the package is located on your server)
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* Install from Directory - (enter the path where the package is located on your server)
* Install from URL - (type here url to the package)
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* Install from URL - (enter the URL to the package)
For example here we choose the first method - Upload Package File
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Here, we choose the first method: Upload Package File
  
 
Select the package from your PC and click the button "Upload File & Install"
 
Select the package from your PC and click the button "Upload File & Install"
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When the package contains no errors you are done and get a success message like the one below.
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If the package contains no errors you are done and get a success message like the one below.
  
 
[[Image:Tpl_tut_install_template_3.png]]
 
[[Image:Tpl_tut_install_template_3.png]]
  
  
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=== Install via FTP (unpacked template file) ===
  
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Templates can also be installed via FTP without packaging them. Simply select the template folder on your PC and upload it to your server, using your favorite FTP software. Be sure you upload the template folder to the directory: /''path_to_joomla''/templates/ - where /''path_to_joomla''/ is the location of your Joomla! installation on the server. This method is mostly used when you have created a template yourself, and do not want to have to package it to install the template, or if you want to upload more than one template at once.
  
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''Note: Do not try to use FTP to install Components, Modules and Plugins if you are a beginner/novice. These items need database entries which have to be inserted manually if you bypass the package installer.''
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<noinclude>[[Category:Beginners]]
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[[Category:Template Management]]
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[[Category:Tutorials]]</noinclude>
  
'''Install via FTP''' (unpacked template file)
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=== Install Content From A Template ===
  
Templates can also be installed via FTP without pack them before. Simply select the template folder(s) on your PC and upload it to your server.
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Joomla Version 2.5 and above can import content along with templates. This is a means to develop content locally with programs like Artisteer so you can import your whole site in one go. To import your content; Install the template as above, then from the Template Manager: Styles page (Extension > Template Manager) Select your template name in the left hand column (with the heading style) and then import content from template.
  
Upload dir must be: /path_to_joomla/templates/
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[[Image:Import_content_from_template.png|thumb|left|upright=4.0]]
 
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This method is mostly used when you have created a template yourself and do not want extra pack it to install the template or if you want to upload more than one template at once.
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''Note: Do not do this with Components, Modules and Plugins if you are a beginner/novice, because they need database entries which must set up manually when you use this way.''
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<noinclude>[[Category:Beginners]]</noinclude>
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<noinclude>[[Category:Templates]]</noinclude>
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<noinclude>[[Category:Topics]]</noinclude>
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Install via Admin Panel (packed template file)

Log into the back-end of your site (www.your-site.com/administrator/)

Click on: Extensions -> Install/Uninstall

Tpl tut install template 1.png

You see the page "Extension Manager"

From here you can install your Templates, Plugins, Modules, Components and Languages. You have three options:

  • Upload Package File - (select a package from your PC, upload and install it)
  • Install from Directory - (enter the path where the package is located on your server)
  • Install from URL - (enter the URL to the package)

Here, we choose the first method: Upload Package File

Select the package from your PC and click the button "Upload File & Install"

Tpl tut install template 2.png


If the package contains no errors you are done and get a success message like the one below.

Tpl tut install template 3.png


Install via FTP (unpacked template file)

Templates can also be installed via FTP without packaging them. Simply select the template folder on your PC and upload it to your server, using your favorite FTP software. Be sure you upload the template folder to the directory: /path_to_joomla/templates/ - where /path_to_joomla/ is the location of your Joomla! installation on the server. This method is mostly used when you have created a template yourself, and do not want to have to package it to install the template, or if you want to upload more than one template at once.

Note: Do not try to use FTP to install Components, Modules and Plugins if you are a beginner/novice. These items need database entries which have to be inserted manually if you bypass the package installer.

Install Content From A Template

Joomla Version 2.5 and above can import content along with templates. This is a means to develop content locally with programs like Artisteer so you can import your whole site in one go. To import your content; Install the template as above, then from the Template Manager: Styles page (Extension > Template Manager) Select your template name in the left hand column (with the heading style) and then import content from template.

Import content from template.png