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How to Install a Joomla Template
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Complete Instructions for Installing a Joomla Template

When following the below instructions to install your Joomla Template you must already have the Joomla CMS installed on your website and you must have downloaded your ThemeStock.com template and have it readily available.

Step 1 in Installing a Joomla Template:

The file that you have downloaded from ThemeStock.com will have a file name similar to:


Locate the folder on your hard drive where that template was downloaded to, and extract the zip file with WinZip or another similar extraction program. Extracting the file is typically as simple as right-clicking the file and clicking on "extract to here" as illustrated below:

Extracting a Joomla Template
After you have successfully extracted your files you will have a folder name similar to TS-JOOMLA-TemplateName which will contain 3 subfolders named PSD, HTML, and JoomlaTemplate as pictured below:
3 Sub Folders
No further steps are required with these folders until you reach Step 4 of this tutorial.

Step 2 in Installing a Joomla Template:

Log into your Joomla Administration Section. This is typically at a URL that looks similar to the below:


After you have logged in, the administration section's "Control Panel" page will appear as shown:

Joomla Control Panel
Step 3 in Installing a JoomlaTemplate:

On the top menu of the Joomla toolbar, mouse-over the "Installers
" menu, then move your mouse down to "Templates - Site" option and click on it as pictured below:
Joomla Control Panel 2
Step 4 in Installing a Joomla Template:

You will now be taken to the template upload page. Once you arrive on this page, click the "Browse..." button that is located in the "Upload Package File" section, and marked with the red arrow below:
Joomla Control Panel 3
A Pop-up Box will now appear for you to upload your template. Navigate through your computer to the folder that you extracted in Step 1 of this tutorial, then double-click on the sub folder named "JoomlaTemplate". Next, click on the zip file that is located within the "JoomlaTemplate" folder and click on open. The name of this zip file will be different for each template you download.
Joomla Template Upload
After you have clicked the open button, the pop-up box will automatically close, and you will be returned to the "Install new template" page. The path of the skin will appear in the "Package File" field, and your next step is to simply press the "Upload File and Install" button as indicated by the red arrow below:
Joomla Control Panel 4
Step 5 in Installing a Joomla Template:

After your upload has completed you will be taken to the "Upload template - Success" page shown below. On this page clck the "Continue ..." button that is marked with the red arrow.
Joomla Upload Success
Step 6in Installing a Joomla Template:

You have the final step in installing your new Joomla Template. Simply select the template name that you uploaded in step 4 of this tutorial by clicking on the Radio Button next to the name of the template, and then click the "Default" button located just under the main toolbar section at the top of red. This button is highligted in red below:
Joomla Template Manager
That's it! The selected Joomla Template will now appear with a green check mark next to the template name:
Joomla Default
you can you reload your website page where Joomla is installed and enjoy your newly skinned Joomla site!

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