Your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard is the administrative area of your Joomla website, and allows you to manage all aspects of your website. After installing Joomla 2.5, your next step in getting to know Joomla is to learn how to log into your dashboard.

To log into your Joomla Dashboard:

  1. Visit your Joomla URL and add /administrator

    For example, if you have joomla installed at, visit to get to the admin login screen

  2. Enter your Joomla username and password and click "Login"
  3. Congratulations, you are now logged into your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard!

Now that you are logged into your Joomla 2.5 dashboard, you can begin creating your website. If you're ready to begin creating pages, move to our Joomla 2.5 article writing guide.

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n/a Points
2014-03-29 11:08 am

Thanks for sharing this will be helpul for new blogger like me :) thanks once again.

16,652 Points
2014-03-30 11:43 am
You are most welcome Stuti. If you have any questions and cannot find an article to help you, be sure to ask !

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
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2014-04-16 12:15 am

i am trying to set up the webite and am struggling.

i used one of the one click installs from 1st domains and it gave me my username and password by it isnt working.

i have tryed to reinstall joomla but it isnt working.



15,960 Points
2014-04-16 11:55 am
Hello Josh,

Sorry to hear you're having problems with the website. Unfortunately, we do need a little more detail than what you have given. Can you specify the problem or give the steps to replicate your current problem? We can't teach you to build the entire website from scratch, but we can provide advice, guides and resolve specific issues for the software you're using. Please provide more information and we can try to give you a hand.

Arnel C.
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2014-06-12 2:39 am

Hi, how to log in joomla when the site has propagated? Please help. Thanks!

8,050 Points
2014-06-12 8:05 am
Once propagated, simply follow the steps outlined in this article to access your Joomla dashboard.
n/a Points
2014-07-17 12:45 pm

OK I am helping with a website that was originially done in Thai (I only speak English) How do I get the menu back into the English Language? I can find how to add in new languages, but I need to revert back to English. Any advise?

8,250 Points
2014-07-17 1:01 pm
Hello Christy,

Thank you for your question. Since you posted your question in the Joomla 2.5 section, here is a link to the guide on How to change the Site Language in Joomla 2.5.

It is much easier in Joomla 3 if you run that version. Here is the guide on How to change your site language in Joomla 3.1.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-08-08 1:29 am

Hey.. I wann a kickstart.php file.... you will give me this file.


16,652 Points
2014-08-08 8:11 am
Hello Will,

We do not have random files available for download. What does the kickstart.php file do? Have you checked Google to see if it is something you can download for free? Obviously if it is not free we would be unable to give it to you even if we had it.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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