How to Install an Extension in Joomla?

Time to time for different purposes, we need to install several extensions for our Joomla website. Installation of any extension in Joomla is totally easy and simple. This tutorial will cover how to install any Joomla Extension for any Joomla website.

Supported Joomla! Version:

This tutorial supports most of the versions of Joomla including Joomla 1.5.x, 1.6.x and many more.

Pre-Requirements to Cover This Tutorial:

  • Joomla! (Joomla 1.5.x, 1.6.x and other versions) installed website
  • Extension(s) that we would like to install
Steps to Install an Extension in Joomla!

Follow the following steps to install any extension for your Joomla website. Remember,

before installing any extension, first you need to download or collect the desired extension. In this tutorial we will learn to install a extension JCE extension for our Joomla site. JCE is an award-winning, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! based on Moxiecode's TinyMCE which Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration. Now, follow the following steps to install the extension for our Joomla! website:

  1. Download the desired extension on your computer. In this tutorial, we will install JCE extension ( for our Joomla site. So, we download it form JCE’s site. To download JCE, access here.
  2. Log in to your Joomla website’s administrative backend control panel.
  3. Go to Extensions and then Extension Manager option form the control panel which will redirect you to the Extension Manager: Install page.
    Joomla Extension Intallation
  4. From the Extension Manager: Install page, click on Browse button to upload the package / extension which you would like to install and then click on Upload & Install button. Now, the extension will be installed within some moments and after finished installing, you will find the message that the installation is successful.


  • This tutorial supports all version of Joomla! including Joomla 1.5.x, Joomla 1.6.x etc.
  • During the installation time, you may get the error message like Fatal error: Call to undefined method JXMLElement::getElementByPath() in …. This type of error occur when the Joomla extension does not support the Joomla version. For example, you like to install a extension which support Joomla 1.5 and you have installed Joomla 1.6. So, if you try to install, you will find this type of error.
  • So, what should be the solution of this type of errror? Until now (to write this tutorial), there is no solution according to the post But don’t worry, if the solution is available or if I get any solution, then you will find the solution here totally.

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