At this point in our building a Joomla 3.0 template tutorial series, we are ready to zip / compress our template files and get it ready for installation on a Joomla 3.0 website. This is a very simple process to do, and in this article we will walk you through the steps.

So far, this is what we're working with:

We have a folder

our-folder-that-contains-template-filesWe have a folder named basic-joomla3.0-template.

In that folder, we have template files

all-files-that-make-up-our-templateWithin this folder, we have the files that make up our Joomla 3.0 template.

We will zip this folder

how-to-zip-template-with-7-zipUsing your favorite zip / compression utility, zip the folder that contains the files for your template. In our testing, we are using a program named 7zip. To zip a folder using 7zip: Right click on the folder, hover over 7zip, and click then Add to "".

We now have our zipped template, ready for installation

we-now-have-a-zipped-templateAs you can see in the screenshot to the right, we now have our Joomla 3.0 template zipped. It is in a file named, and it is ready to be installed on a Joomla 3.0 website.

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