Joomla 2.5 extensions series

15. How to add the Phoca Gallery in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged into your Joomla admin panel

1) Select the Extensions menu item

2) Then down and click on the Extension Manager

3) Click the Browse button

4) Select the component you wish to install

5) Click the Open button

6) Select the Upload & Install button

7) Scroll down and click the Install button to complete this installation

8) Select the Categories menu tab

9) Click the New button and let's create a new category for our gallery

10) Select the Title field

11) Select Access Rights below

12) Enter a Description for this category

13) Scroll up and select the Save & Close button

Now let's add an image to our gallery

14) Click the Images menu tab

15) Click the New button

16) Select the Title field and enter a title for this image

17) Select a Category for this image

18) Click the Select Filename button for the Filename. This allows us to select or upload an image file

Let's create a new folder for our image

19) Now select the Create Folder button

20) Double click on the new folder to make it the current active directory

21) Select the Browse button

22) Select the image file to upload

23) Click the Open button

24) Select the Start Upload button

25) Double click on the file thumbnail to select it

26) Scroll down and enter a Description for this image

27) Scroll up and click the Save & Close button

28) Select the Menus menu item

29) Then down to Top and over to Add New Menu Item

30) Click the Select button

31) Select the Menu Item Type for this menu item

32) Enter the Menu Title

33) Click the Save & Close button

Let's view the gallery component on the site's homepage

34) Click the View Site link

35) Select the GALLERIES menu item

36) Click the image category

37) Click the image to view in a popup window

You now know how to add the Phoca Gallery to Joomla