How to install Joomla extensions

joomlaTo add a new feature to your website you will need to install an extension.  Joomla extensions are installed in the back-end.  Virtually all extensions install using the same method.  This article describes the install procedure.

IMPORTANT:  Always backup your Joomla site before installing a new extension.

First find that new extension

  1. You could start by having a look at my recommended extensions.
  2. Or you can search at the official Joomla extensions site.



  1. Logon to the back-end of your Joomla website (eg with at least Administrator rights.
  2. Select Extensions > Install/Uninstall.
  3. Browse to the .zip file that you downloaded in step 1.
  4. Click Upload file & install.


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