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How to install Joomla 1.5 extensions

When using Joomla you can easily extend the funtionality of your website by adding Joomla extensions. There many types of Joomla extensions you can add to your Joomlasite such as components, modules, plugins, which allow you to change the looks and/or functionality of your website. In Joomla 1.5 all extensions are installed in the same way.

How to install Joomla Components, Modules, etc.

In Joomla 1.5 the installation of Joomla Components, Modules, Plugins, Templates, and Languages, the so-called Joomla extensions, is done from one place and requires the same actions. For the purpose of this tutorial we'll install the VirtueMart component for Joomla 1.5.

Follow the steps below to complete the installation of any Joomla module, component, etc.:

Step 1 Download VirtueMart from the official website. Make sure you download the complete package for Joomla 1.5.

Step 2 Go to your Joomla admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall.

Step 3 In the Upload Package File section click Browse and locate the VirtueMart archive.

Step 4 Click Upload File & Install to upload the file and complete the installation.

Step 5 Some components, including VirtueMart, need an additional step in order to complete their installation.

In the case with VirtueMart you should choose whether to install sample data or not. Let's install it by clicking the Install SAMPLE DATA >> button.

This will complete the VirtueMart installation and you will be able to manage it from the Components menu > VirtueMart.You will be able to install any other component/module/plugin/theme for Joomla 1.5 following the same steps.

Please note that components built for Joomla 1.0.x cannot be installed on Joomla 1.5 unless Legacy mode is enabled. More information on how to install Joomla 1.0.x components to Joomla 1.5 is available in our Knowledge base.

How to remove extensions from Joomla 1.5

You can remove extensions in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall.

Depending on the type of extension you wish to remove, you should click on one of the following - Components, Modules, Plugins, Languages, Templates.

Then from the available extensions select the one you want to uninstall and click the Uninstall button. This will remove the extension from your Joomla installation.

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