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How to install a Joomla 3 template quickstart pack

Most ThemeChoice Joomla templates are available as a Joomla 3+ quickstart package that is a copy of the ThemeChoice template demo site (there are some instances where the quickstart package differes slightly from the demo site).

A Joomla 3+ quickstart package contains the Joomla 3+ content management system files together with the template, extensions and sample demo data.

Note: Due to licence restrictions on images, some quickstart packages may contain dummy image placeholders and some content may not be included to reduce the quickstart file size.


1. Download the quickstart package

The first step is to download the quickstart package you want to install from the ThemeChoice template downloads page. To navigate to your chosen template please click on the downloads menu item or select the menu templates link and scroll through the list of templates.

2. Unzip and Upload to your server

This is the same method that you would install a new bare Joomla website. But ThemeChoice has done all the work for you.

  • Unzip the files from the downloaded quickstart zip file.
  • Using your FTP client, upload all the files to your root directory where your website will be.

3. Prepare a new database

You will want to get a new database created before you proceed to step 4 because you will need those credentials for the installation process.

4. Installing the demo website

Open your web browser and navigate to the folder that you uploaded your package to. Your url might look like this if you have put your website files inside of a subdirectory named "joomla"

You should see the installation screen. Just follow the on screen installation instructions and you're all set. The process is very simple.


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