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Error: the XML file is missing from the installation package
The XML file is missing from the installation package when installing a new component in your Joomla website

When installing a new extension (module, plugin, template) in your Joomla website you may receive an error message stating that "The XML file is missing from the installation package.". 

This error occurs for the following two reasons:

  • The first and most possible reason is that the compressed file you are trying to install contains the installation package as a compressed file and not your installation files. The solution is very simple all you have to do is extract the compressed file and then try to install it again.
  • Another possible cause of this error is that the extension you are trying to install is not compatible with the Joomla version you are using. To solve this problem you need to find an updated version of this extension. (It is recommended to keep every extension on your website up to date for a more secure installation.)
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