How to install the Admin Tools extension for Joomla!

This article describes how to install the Admin Tools extension for Joomla! There are two methods for installing Admin Tools – install from URL and Upload and Install. If you are installing the Core edition of Admin Tools, you must use the Upload and Install method.

For more information about the Admin Tools extension, see What is the Admin Tools extension for Joomla! article.

Installing from URL

Note: This method only works with the Professional edition of Admin Tools. If you are installing the Core edition, use the Upload and Install method.

Open the Admin Tools download page in your web browser. If you’re not already logged in to the Akeeba website, log in now. Click All Files next to the edition you want to install. Find the Direct Install Link for the Professional edition. Right-click Direct Install Link and select Copy Link or the correct copy option for your web browser.

Log in to your Joomla! administrator back-end and go to Extensions Manage Install.

On the Install from URL tab, paste the Direct Install Link you copied from the Admin Tools download page. Click Check and Install.

When installation is finished, you’ll see a message stating that the installation was successful.

Installing with the Upload and Install method

Open the Admin Tools download page in your web browser. If you’re downloading the Professional edition and are not already logged in to the Akeeba website, log in now. Click Take me to the downloads for this version next to the Admin Tools version you want to install. Download the compressed (.zip) installation file for the Professional or Core edition.

Log in to your Joomla! administrator back-end and go to Extensions Manage Install.

On the Upload Package File tab, drag the compressed (.zip) installation file you downloaded from the Admin Tools download page to the upload area. The Admin Tools extension is automatically installed after the installation file is uploaded.


When installation is finished, you’ll see a message that the installation was successful.

Configuring Admin Tools

In the Joomla! administrator back-end, go to ComponentsAdmin Tools.

Review the settings in the Security and Tools sections and make the changes you want for your site. For detailed information about Admin Tools settings, see the Admin Tools User’s Guide.

More information

For more information, see [link to What is the Admin Tools extension for Joomla! KB article] and What are Joomla! extensions, components, modules, and plugins in the HostPapa knowledge base.

If you have any questions or need help, you can always contact HostPapa Support by opening a support ticket. Details about how to open a support ticket are here.

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