The theme or the template is pretty important for beautifying websites built using any kinds of scripts, especially for those who have no knowledge about CSS and have no competence to prettify the website on their own. We have already recommended a lot of attractive themes in this themes & templates page, so you can choose the best option easily and quickly. Now, the question is how to install them on your site and put them into use.
After telling you how to install WordPress theme, this time we’d like to introduce how to install Joomla template.
Upload Joomal Template
After logging into your Joomla dashboard, you can find an Extensions tab in the navigation bar. Simply click it and hit the Extension Manager in the drop down menu.
Then, you can be directed to a new page allowing you to upload the template file. There are three methods allowing you to do this. Note that the interface might be slightly different between the version of 3.x and the version of 2.5, but the functions are totally same.
- Upload Template File – This is the most direct way for template uploading, but it requires you to download the template to your local computer in the first place.
- Enter Directory – This method also needs you to download the file firstly, but you don’t need to click the browse button and find your target among countless files. Instead, you can enter the path of your downloaded file directly.
- Enter URL – If you don’t want to download the template to your PC, you can enter the URL of your preferred one, and click the Install button only.
If you have seen this image showed in above, then it means you have installed the template successfully. Note that you can also install the extensions the same way as the template.
Assign It as Default
Now, you only install it to your website, and the next thing is to assign it as your default template. To do this, simply click the Template Manager below the Extension Manager to make some configurations.
On the page of Template Manager, you can see a list of templates available for your website and the administrative section. After finding your newly-installed one in this list, simply click the little star next to the template name. If the color of the star turns from grey to yellow, then it means you are using it at present.