How to Install a Joomla Module

by Hamza Zia  January 11, 2018

Just like any other major CMS, much of Joomla’s powerful functionalities derive from the use of modules. Modules are a set of standalone components that bring extra functionality to a CMS. In this guide, I’ll take you through the process of installing a Joomla module.

install joomla module

  1. Download Module
  2. Login to Your Joomla Site
  3. Navigate to Admin Panel
  4. Go to Extensions -> Install Extensions
  5. Upload Module
  6. Configure Module

Download Module

Firstly, search the interweb for the module that you are looking for. A good resource for Joomla modules is the official Joomla extension site. Once you find a module that best suits your needs, download it to your computer.

Login to Your Joomla Site

Next, sign in to your Joomla site as an administrator.

Navigate to Admin Panel

Unlike Drupal and WordPress, Joomla doesn’t directly show you the admin panel when you sign in as an admin. To access the admin panel you’ll need to access the following URL: www.yourdomain.com/administrator where “yourdomain” is your site’s domain.

joomla admin panel URL

Go to Extensions -> Install Extensions

Once you’ve successfully accessed the admin panel, you’ll see a list of options on the left column. From here, click the Install Extensions label from under the Extensions headline.

Joomla install extension

Upload Module

Through the last step, you’ll be brought to the extensions manager page. Here you can upload the module that you downloaded earlier. Go ahead and upload the module you want to install.

Upload Joomla Module

Configure Module

Your module has now been successfully installed. The last step is to configure the module that you installed according to your needs. Each module is configured differently so make sure you properly read the documentation for the module that you are installing.

Conclusion

It was that easy! You’ve successfully learned how to install a Joomla module. Hope you found this guide useful. If you have any queries, leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

If you are a fan of Joomla, do see this blog post on, Is Joomla The Best CMS Software For Portal Websites?

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About Hamza Zia

Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways – A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.

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