Joomla 1.5 how to change template tutorial

Here is a guide on how to change template in Joomla 1.5. There are several steps that you need to do, including pre-requisites before begin installing the new template. See all examples with step by step instruction below:

Joomla 1.5 change template - Pre-requisites

  1. Login as joomla super administrator.
  2. Click Help → System info.
  3. Open 'Directory Permissions' tab.
  4. Make sure all directory permission status is 'Writable'.

This is the 'Directory Permissions' screenshot image example:

Joomla 1.5 check directory permissions screenshot image

Joomla 1.5 change template - Install a new template

There are a few websites that offer free Joomla template such as Siteground. Download a new Joomla template that you like and we are ready to go.

Login as super administrator privilege user into your Joomla website. To install a new Joomla template, follow the steps below:

  1. Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
  2. Upload Package File → Browse.
  3. Upload File & Install.

Here is the screenshot image example:

Install new Joomla template using upload package screenshot image.

Notes: Make sure the template is for Joomla 1.5 version and the template is in '.zip'.

Joomla 1.5 change template

If you succeed installing the new template, you can proceed and enable the new Joomla template using the steps below:

  1. Extensions → Template Manager.
  2. Click new template's option button and choose 'Default'.
  3. Click 'Preview' to see the new template.

Here is the screenshot image example:

Enable new Joomla template screenshot image

That's it. Click 'Preview' to see the new Joomla template in action:

New Joomla template preview screenshot image

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