How to zip a Joomla 3.1 template

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


We have a folder named basic-joomla3.0-template.

In that folder, we have template files


Within this folder, we have the files that make up our Joomla 3.0 template.

We will zip this folder


Using 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


As 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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