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How To Install An Extension Into Joomla

This tutorial will guide you through how to install an extension into Joomla, and publish it to a position.

  1. After you have downloaded your module of choice proceed to the Extensions/Extensions Manager menu in the backend of Joomla:

  2. On the next page use the browse package to find locate the extensions zip file and then click the Upload and Install button:

  3. Once the installation is complete you should be shown an Installation Successful message, confirming that the extension installed with no problems. If any problems occur please contact its developer.
  4. Next lets configure the extension as needed. Proceeded to the Extensions/Modules Manager menu in the backend of Joomla:

  5. Once the installation is complete you should be shown an Installation Successful message, confirming that the extension installed with no problems. If any problems occur please contact its developer.
  6. On the module manager page use the search box to find the extension you just installed. Once the extension shows click on its title to open its configuration screen:

  7. On the first tab of the configuration screen, and sometimes under the Advanced tab, you can enter a module class suffix if you wish to apply one. See the template's demo for a full list of available suffixes.

  8. While on the first tab you can also set the module to any available module position:

  9. Under the Menu Assignments tab you can assign the module to any or all menu items on the site.
  10. Finally, each module is different, and therefore has more or less parameters than others. Be sure to read each parameter on the default tab and any other tabs, such as an Advanced tab, configure the module however you need to.

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