How Do I Assign The Joomla Template

After you have successfully installed the Joomla template you now need to assign it as the default template for the website.

Joomla Instructions

  1. From your Joomla administrator area select the Extensions menu and Template Manager menu
  2. Select the check box next to the Joomla template you have installed
  3. Select the button Make Default

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Cannon Find XML Setup File

If you get the error message cannot find XML setup file when you try and install the template for Joomla you need to unzip the template zip package you have downloaded from the website onto your computer.

xml install error

Once you have unzipped the file you will find a installation guide inside the zip file which includes instructions to guide you through setting up and installing the template.

The reason why the error cannot find not find XML setup file appears is because Joomla can not find the TemplateDetails.xml file because you have not unzipped the package first.

Also read the template zip package format article which will provide you with more information about the structure of the zip file.

Uninstalling a Joomla template

To uninstall a template you have installed at your Joomla site complete the following steps.

  1. Select the Extensions menu

Extensions menu

2. Select the Manage button

Manage Extensions

3. On the left hand side you will see the option to filter by type which allows you to filter by component, module, plug-in, template and more. Choose the template option


4. You will now see a list of templates installed at your web site which you can uninstall.

To uninstall one of the templates select the check box next to the design you want to delete and choose the Uninstall button.

UIninstall Template


There Was An Error Uploading This File To The Server

If you get the message there was an error uploading this file to the server when you attempt to install the template via your Joomla administrator area this is due to the upload_max_filesize and post_max_size PHP directives which your hosting provider has in place.


A lot of shared hosting companies put a 2 MB restriction in place which stops files larger than 2 MB from getting uploaded to your web site.

It is very easy to increase the upload max file size and post max file size from 2 MB to 8 MB or higher.

How do I increase the max file size

  1. Access your web hosting space via FTP and download the php.ini file to your computer
  2. The php.ini file will be located in the public_html directory
  3. Open the php.ini file using Notepad.exe and copy and paste the following code into the file

upload_max_filesize = 8M
post_max_size = 8M

4. Save the changes to the php.ini file and upload the updated file to the public_html directory.

I do not have a php.ini file

If you do not already have a php.ini file you just need to create a new one

  1. Open Notepad.exe
  2. Copy and paste the code into notepad.exe

upload_max_filesize = 8M
post_max_size = 8M

3. Save the file name as php.ini to your computer

4. Open your FTP software and upload the php.ini file to the pubic_html directory

Can I increase the max file size to more than 8 MB

Yes, you can increase it to 16 or 32 MB or higher.

For example to increase it to 32 MB just change the values as show below

upload_max_filesize = 32M
post_max_size = 32M

Slideshow Instructions Version 2

This document will talk you through how to setup the slideshow which is used in a number of the Joomla templates we have released at the site.

Step 1: Create the new images for the slideshow

The first step is to create new JPEG images on your computer for each slide you want to include in the slideshow.

For example if you want to include four images in the slideshow then you will need to create four separate JPEG images. The images will also need to have different names. Example slide1, slide2, slide3 and slide4.

We recommend you install one of the following applications to create the new JPEG images.

  1. paint
  2. Adobe Photoshop
  3. GIMP

Step 2: Create the custom module positions for the slideshow

Slide View

The next step is to create a new custom HTML module position for each slideshow image you want to display in the slideshow.

To create a custom HTML module for the slideshow complete the following

  1. Log into the Joomla administrator area of your website
  2. Select the Extensions menu and Module manager menu
  3. Select the New button to create a new module
  4. Select the Custom HTML module option
  5. Setup the module as show in the screen shots below
  6. Once you have created the custom HTML module select the Save & Close button to save the changes to the module

Slide Show options

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Step 3: Update the setting in the template control panel

After you have created the new images to be included in the slideshow and new custom HTML module positions for each slide you wish to publish to the slideshow you now need to open the control panel and update the slideshow settings.

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator area
  2. Select the Extensions Menu and Template Manager menu
  3. Open the template you have installed at the website
  4. Select the template slideshow settings tab
  5. Update the settings as show in the screen shot below

Control Panel SlideShow

Step 4: Customize the slideshow settings

Now the slideshow is running at your website you may also want to customize the settings included in the slideshow.

To customize the slideshow settings read the template slideshow settings article included in the knowledge base

Slideshow Video Tutorial