Why Joomla is the Best CMS & How to Install a Joomla Template?

Why Joomla is the Best CMS & How to Install Joomla Template?

Joomla has now completed one and a half-decade and it has successfully created a powerful fan club around the CMS. But, there are many uncertainties still revolving around the platform. Some developers claim that it has already seen some of its best days, but I believe there is more to Joomla than meets the eye. It still holds the potential to help you build a thriving website.

One of the easiest tasks on Joomla is to install a template on your Joomla website. If you want to install and enable a Joomla template on your Joomla website, then all you have to do is follow these simple and easy steps. While there are several different ways to install a Joomla template, this by far the easiest that I have come across over the years.

Why Joomla is the Best CMS?

Just to make sure that you are investing your time and budget in the right CMS option; here are some interesting benefits that most website design agencies deem necessary while using Joomla as a CMS for their particular website.

Joomla is a Secure Platform

One of the reasons why Joomla is considered a good CMS platform is because the platform is highly secure. But, even the most secure platforms can go on risk if you overlook any security updates or you do not utilize any interesting 3rd party or outside extensions. It is also immensely important that you facilitate your website with a good host rather than a bad host.

Joomla is Easy to Use Platform

If you need help on Joomla, you can simply watch a tutorial on YouTube and find the solution to your problem. The best thing about Joomla is that you do not require any technical knowledge. So if you are an entrepreneur or a website owner who doesn’t know much about HTML or CSS, Joomla can be an interestingly reliable option for you to deal with the site content and more.

Joomla is an Open-Source Platform

The open-source nature of the Joomla platform is what makes it quite an interesting option. The open-source system is what makes the platform accessible and highly reliable. Being open-source has a lot of many perks. It allows you to add maximum customizability if you have someone who is a coding fanatic and can study the code for Joomla at the back-end.

Why Templates Are Important?

Templates are pre-designed website themes used to build the aesthetics of your website. Just like every other CMS on the market has its own set of templates, Joomla also has some interesting website templates which can be plugged into your website using the Joomla Panel.

Today, I am going to educate you on how to install a Joomla template from the back-end of your Joomla website in four easy steps. So, without further ado, let’s get down to business.

Step # 1: Login to Your Joomla Website

For the sake of understanding this procedure, I assume that you already have a Joomla CMS server setup. In case you don’t, then launch your own Joomla website. Just keep this important consideration in mind before you launch a server instance with a web application.

Step # 2: Download a Joomla Template

To install a Joomla template at the backend of your Joomla website, you need a Joomla template first. If you are searching for some amazingly awesome templates for your Joomla website, then you can find many of them in the Joomla templates repository.

Not satisfied? Well, you can always purchase or download one from third-party websites such as Rocket Theme, Joomshaper, etc.

Step # 3: Navigate to Extensions & Select “Install”

If you have already downloaded the Joomla template of your choice, then log-in to your Joomla dashboard using your provided ID and Password. Select the “Extensions” option from the drop-down menu and then select “Manage” in the sub-menu option. Now click on Install.

It will navigate you to a new screen which will look like this:

Here, under the Upload Package File, you can simply drag and drop your downloaded Joomla template extension file. So, go ahead and upload the file which you have recently downloaded.

Step # 4: Joomla Will Now Install the Template

Now, sit back and relax while Joomla automatically installs your selected web design theme at the backend. Soon, the CMS web application will prompt you with a message, “Installation of the template was successful.” Not all templates are the same so some of these templates will require extensions to properly configure the template with the theme. So, don’t forget to download and install the required plugins before you upload the template at the back-end.

How to Configure Installed Template on Joomla?

If you are done with the installation of the Joomla template, the next step is to configure your the Joomla based website. To configure your website, set the template as default for all pages.

Navigate to Extensions and then select Templates and then Styles from the Dashboard. Now all you have to do is to find your template and set the template as default to configure it on Joomla.


So there you go we have discussed all the reasons why we believe Joomla is the best option for your website. Now install your favorite template on your Joomla site and go live on the Internet.

About The Author:

Irfan Ak is a digital marketing expert at Branex & a guest blogger on various websites. He is a passionate digital strategist. He has worked with various other brands and created value for them.