Installing components, templates and modules

After the installation of Joomla the next thing you will want to start doing is installing some components, templates and/or modules. With Joomla 1.5.X there is a catch too installing components. During the initial installation process you were not asked to ensure the writability of the coomponent folders etc. (The Joomla 1.0.x installer requires those folders writable before the installer will proceed).

Once you are logged into the administrator of your Joomla 1.5 website, go to HELP and the SYSTEM INFO. once there, you will see a link to DIRECTORY PERMISSIONS. Here you will notice that almost all the folders listed are unwritable by default. Before you can install anything on your website, you will need to change these permissions to writable.

To do this, login to your Cpanel and open the FILE MANAGER. Now start changing the permissions of those folders and once done, you will be able to install components in your 1.5.x website

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