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How to Install Joomla 1.5 Templates

This tutorial will show you how to change the default template of your Joomla 1.5 website. You can download many beautiful templates from our Joomla 1.5 templates gallery. Alternatively, you can create your own template. For more information on that matter you can check our tutorial on How to create a simple Joomla 1.5 template. If you do not have a Joomla website yet, SiteGround's Joomla Hosting package will provide you with the ideal environment to build your site!

Changing the default template of Joomla 1.5

One of Joomla's great features is the option to easily change its templates. SiteGround offers many FREE Joomla Templates!

When you find the template you like, download it to your local computer and follow the steps below to install it on your website:

Step 1 Log in your Joomla admin panel and go to Extensions -> Install/Uninstall:

Step 2 There is a box "Upload Package File" and you have to use [Browse..] to find the template file you have downloaded.

Step 3 Once you find the file, click on [Upload File & Install].

Step 4 Now that you have your new template installed, you should apply it to your site. This can be done from Joomla's admin panel, Extensions -> Template manager:

Step 5 Check the radio button next to your new template and from the top right menu choose "Default".

And that's it :) You have successfully redesigned your website in just 2 easy to follow steps.