Install Joomla Templates

Learn how to change your template

This tutorial explains how to install a new Joomla template and set it as default for your website.

Find and Download your New Template

The first thing you need to do is to download the new Joomla template you're willing to use for your site on your hard drive. Make sure to download templates only from trusted sources in order to avoid any security breaches due to insecure templates.

Upload the Template via the Extension Manager

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 -> Manage -> Install). The process is the same for templates, modules, plugins and components.

Change your default Joomla template to the new one

Once the template is installed in your Joomla 3 application, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. First, you need to go to Extensions -> Templates.

On this page, you will see a list of the installed templates available for your site and the administrative area. Locate the one you want to use on your site and click on the star icon next to it.