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how to change your template in Joomla

July 6, 2008

when you try to install joomla in your computer, you need to change the template that suits you. However when the first time you do this you will encoutered a problem.

to change template click installer -> Templates – site in your joomla site and you can choose to upload the template, but you will have the following error though.
here is the error

Upload failed as /media directory is not writable.    

that error happen because you didn’t change the folder permission to 707. So here’s how.

change all this folder permission in your Joomla directory to 707 by using chmod

administrator/backups/
administrator/components/
administrator/modules/
administrator/templates/
cache/
components/
images/
images/banners/
images/stories/
language/
mambots/
mambots/content/
mambots/editors/
mambots/search/
mambots/system/
media/              
modules/
templates/

and also change

configuration.php to 666
*.php to 644
and other files to 755

PS : here’s how to use chmod : chmod 707 [Name Of Your Folder/File]
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