How to Install Joomla Extensions

How to Install Joomla Extensions

Install Joomla Extensions – Joomla installation process is the same with Joomla template installation.

From your site back-end, go to: Extension > Extension Manager, there are multiple options to install an extension.

Option 1: Upload package file

With the option, you will need the installation file of the extension downloaded to your PC, browse .zip file of the extension then hit the button “Upload & Install”.
Install Joomla Extensions
Joomla is a powerful CMS that include tons of features. These resources are enough to cover the requirements of a basic website; to add features like galleries, custom forms, slideshows or ecommerce you need to install third party extensions.

Joomla! Extensions Directory is the official repository for Joomla components, modules and plugins. Use the new and improved search form to find what you need.
Option 2: Install from Directory

First Download the installer, basically a zip file.
Decompress the installer and upload the files inside the folder /tmp/your-extension/. Where your-extension means a custom folder. Use an FTP or SSH client for this process.
Go to Extensions > Extension manager > Install from Directory
In Install Directory field, type at the end of the path the name of your new folder.
In this example we are using /your-extension/.
Click Install button and wait.

If everything is fine you will see a success message.

Option 3: Install from URL

Add direct download link of the extension and install (the direct download link does not require permission to download).

How to Install from Directory

when you install extensions with size bigger than 2 MB. You could try to install it using one of the previous methods but is possible won’t work due the time that takes upload the zip file is beyond the server settings.

Where to Get Extensions

Perhaps the safest collection of Joomla extensions on the Internet is located at This site is loaded with a few thousand tools to perform a myriad of functions. As it is closely monitored, it’s also a great place to get tools that are less likely to have problems.

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