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Installing and Changing Templates in Joomla

Using Joomla! features, you can easily change your website's template at any time. Changing your template lets you explore a variety of design styles and color combinations, which can completely change the look and feel of your website. In this tutorial we will teach you how to install a new Joomla! template and set it as default for your website.

Step 1:

The first thing you need to do is to download the new Joomla template you're willing to use for your site on your local disc.

Step 2:

If your site have content already you can install template and modules only. Quickstart is good only for new websites because it contain Joomla package itself.

Step 3:

Before installation, check the compatibility whether the downloaded version of template is compatible with your version of Joomla.

Step 4:

Once you have your Joomla template downloaded on your computer, login to the administrative area of your Joomla website and upload the template through the Extension Manager (Extensions -> Extension Manager).

Step 5:

Click on Browse button and select the template bundle archive you downloaded earlier. Finally, click on upload & install. After installing the template, you should receive a message "Installing template was successful!". At this point, you have successfully installed a new Joomla 3.x template.

Please note that this has not activated your new template, you still need to do this if you want to use this design.

Step 6:

Once the template is installed in your Joomla 3 system, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. First, you need to go to Extensions -> Template Manager. Now select the template checkbox near its name and click on Make Default.

Step 7:

You can also assign new template for specific subpages (menu items) only - using Assign option inside settings.

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