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Joomla tmp directory - What is it for and can I delete its content?

My Joomla website currently uses about 100 MB of storage. I checked my folders and found out that the tmp folder is about 30MB and contains a number of files and folders named like "...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

I have a joomla site and it is installed in a subfolder in my hosting account. So now if I want to access my site I have to type www.mysite.com/joomla. I want to be able to access my site's homepage ...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

One of my old clients want to turn to Joomla instead of a static HTML5/CSS3 responsive Multi-languages website. I'm a newbie to Joomla, and my biggest challenge is how to make a multi-languages Joomla ...
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What is appropriate for unused modules and plugins?

Some modules and plugins come with Joomla and others are installed with component packages and are not used. Should the modules and plugins simply be disabled or completely uninstalled?
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

I'm planning on starting three different websites, under one web host. I know of a web host that supports this. The question I have is this: can I administer all three sites under one Joomla instance? ...
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Site clean up tips

I was hoping for some tips on how I should routinely 'clean up' my Joomla sites, as it's that time of year again! I'm sure we all do it to some extent, so I'm just looking for advice on what others do....
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Remove 'Publishing', 'Language' and 'Metadata' options from frontend editor in Joomla 3.4

I would like to remove the 'Publishing', 'Language' and 'Metadata' options from the frontend. Does anyone know how this can be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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How to add image/icon to the header of the administration pages of a component?

I am building my own component and I would like to add my icons/images left of the Title in the administrative pages of the component (backend), like the core components have. How to do this?
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Downgrade (rollback) Joomla Versions

Is is possible to downgrade Joomla versions, for example from version 3.4.3 to 3.4.1? I know restoring from a backup is the easiest and most efficient way, however is there an alternative? I have ...
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Can I safely disable the core components I don't use

I don't really use: Contacts Banners Search Newsfeeds So my question is: Are they safe to disable? Are they safe to uninstall? Ideally, I'd like to make my installation as lightweight as ...
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Mass Joomla sites Updates / Maintenance

I have around 100 websites on a single server, all in j3.2.x all working fine. Now if i want to add a single module/component/plugin in all the websites i have to log-in in all the websites and add ...
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Unpublished Articles - hide

I've noticed that when an article is unpublished in the back end, it's still viewable when an admin is logged into the front end. This has causes some confusion with some (easily confused) clients. ...
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Hide Edit Module option in front-end for admin users

When an admin user is logged in, to the front-end of a Joomla 3 site, when he moves the mouse over modules or menus, an Edit Module icon / message appears inside a box. Clicking on it, will take the ...
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Adding Multiple Users in Joomla

How can to add multiple users in Joomla 3 without using an extension? Thank you! :)
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Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item

I went to edit my site's articles and modules, where I saw some items having a padlock next to their titles. When I click on these items to edit them, I am getting the following error: Error ...
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How can I grant a non-Super User group permission to force check-in of articles?

I've created a custom user group for some Joomla 3.x websites which allow certain users particular administrative privileges, but only to the functionality they require (I trust my users', but I ...
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Redirects aren't working from com_redirect

I'm trying to have one url redirect to a different url, and I'm trying to get Joomla to handle it. In com_redirect in the Joomla admin, I'll add an entry for one url to be redirected to an second url,...
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Is there an updates log in Joomla?

I am diagnosing a botched upgrade in a Joomla component. In order to find out exactly what happened, it would be really helpful to have a log of all the updates (system, extensions, components...) ...
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Custom Admin Panel/Back-End Functionality Starting Point

I'm new to Joomla, but not to CMSs in general(I have years of Drupal/Wordpress module/plugin development), but I am unsure of how to go about creating what a client asked for. Part of it is since I am ...
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Protecting modules from deletion or editing

Does anyone know a way to protect a custom module in it entirety (position, content and from being unpublished and or deleted) I have a module that I don't want other users from altering the file in ...
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Users can't save new article in backend (buttons does not show)

I've got an annoying problem and can't solve it. I need to create a lower-level admin access in my website backend, which can only create and edit articles. I started creating a new group (Admin ...
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Showing the intro or full image in the Article Manager

Hopefully someone will find this an interesting question... Is there any way that I can show a small thumbnail (doesn't need to be a generated thumbnail, just a scaled down version of the original ...
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CSS/HTML problem on Joomla config page (3.6.1 and 3.6.5)

I have a rendering problem with my config page, which is loaded with /index.php?option=com_config It shows up without any Styling - and without any embedded JavaScripts. When I look into the HTML ...
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Joomla Beginner Tutorials - How to start with Joomla?

A friend told me to use this Joomla to set up my own website. Truth is I have no idea how to start with it. I have some html, css, php knowledge but never had to use a CMS before and specifically ...
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How Ι can unpublish one menu item (default item) from the menu?

Hi Joomla community Ι need help . I have one item in my main menu (default item menu) and Ι want to unpublished this item. When I hit the Unpublish button it shows me an error: Error Can't ...
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Changes on a joomla site do not reflect on the front end

I got a a joomla-powered site. Recently I added an article to the back end, published it but it does not show up on the front end of the website. I went further to 'unpublish' some of the articles ...
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Modifying Joomla's feedback message

How can I modify the feedback message returned by joomla? What method do I need to override in order to extend the functionality that renders this message?
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Custom bootstrap error message

I am doing custom form validation at admin side and below is the sample javascript code Joomla.submitbutton = function(task) if(condition){ document.getElementById('jform_acc_reseller_id')....
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Menu Module not appearing/working with ACL

I have a user menu namely X and it is assigned to a module. I have also created a user group and a user access level. Then I assigned the user access level to the user group that I have created, ...
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Deleting items in back end & trash manager

Just been doing a bit of housekeeping on a few of my sites (Joomla 3.x) and this feature has been (slightly) annoying me. Basically whenever I delete an article or item from the back end of my site, ...
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Using the extensions installer (upload package file) is not working all the times

I was very reserved to post this question, but this is something that I am facing in almost every website, and would like to get feedback from others on this. The upload package file in the ...
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500 error in administrator

A new error on my website occured. I think I did not make any changes that could cause this problem. I can login in admin normally and then when I click on everything except installed components ...
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Email notifications when users logging in to the administrator site

I would like to be notified via email when someone is logging-in to Joomla Administration interface as Superuser, and also know his ip address. Is it possible?
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Where is the copy template button in Template manager in J3.3.1 after update?

I am in the backend of a Joomla 3.3.1 site and I can't see the "Copy Template" button. Is it removed from the latest Joomla or what? Updating the question... I can't see the "Copy Template" button in ...
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Joomdle 2.5 backend login

I am working on a Joomla 2.5 application connected to Moodle system via Joomdle plugin. Logging into Joomla via Moodle works fine, but not into administration control panel (ACP). I just can't login ...
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Call com_ajax from module backend

To create thumbnails & cache files, I have to access my already created Ajax Functions inside my helper.php file. I'm already able to call the functions within the frontend (button that is ...
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file upload in admin backend - custom component

In my custom component/admin, in the item edit template I am trying to let the user upload a file. The problem is that the file is not being passed in my save function. There is not even in the array ...
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Error displaying the error page: Call to undefined method JAdminCssMenu::addChild()

today updated Joomla 3.7.5 on 3.8.0 & I have error: "Error displaying the error page: Call to undefined method JAdminCssMenu::addChild(): Call to undefined method JAdminCssMenu::addChild()" ...
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joomla 3.6 admin language won't change

http://www.weiwei-tv.com/scroll.php As the video shows, I go to language->installed->administration and change the default language to en-US, although the message is in English, the menu items won't ...
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Filtering com_content in the backend by url in Joomla 3.3.1

I am trying to filter the article manager in the backend via the url like: index.php?option=com_content&filter_category_id=18 but it doesn't seem to work. Instead it gives me a warning: ...
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How should I use backup to restore the previous version of my website

I have a website's Backup which I had made about three months ago. This is a Joomla 3.2 version backup made with the Extension Akeeba Backup. My Question is how can I restore this when my current ...
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Cannot install due to memory being exhausted and duplicated software

I have a problem with a Joomla! site that I did not build. It is due to memory being exhausted. When I try to install I get this message: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes ...
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Front end module edit

Joomla 3.4.1 T3 Framework (v2.4.9) Uber Template (v2.1.1) xampp / win7 I'm having a really strange issue with front-end module editing (this is my secod post, deleted the first one as it was becoming ...
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User ID Warning

Joomla 3.4.1 I am using EasyBlog and have migrated all of my posts from Site A to Site B. I did this by selecting all of the relevant tables in Site A and importing to Site B (via phpmyadmin). All ...
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3.x backend title & dropdown

I've created my own component and I can't find the file with the settings for the title name in the backend. Whenever the current view is my component it displays the name properly but if the ...
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Joomla Template:: Not able to see newly installed template

I am pretty new to joomla . I have a server http://www.newsnowis.com which was having an old installation and old data. I installed http://demo4.ltheme.com/joomla/lt-news/ template and set this ...
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Can't see component in backend menu but can access it via a URL

I have a component called Fabrik installed on my site (running version 3.4.1) which works perfectly. Some months ago we migrated some content and other components across to the site from an older ...
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How to set Website Owner

I've helped my school making its website, but a friend of mine who made it with me, somehow set himself as the 'owner' so whenever I link the website the Google Preview lists an image and a written ...
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Prevent Redirect on Joomla.submitform when submitting by custom function (JToolBarHelper::custom)

So i created a custom button in the toolbar of my joomla-administration component. I want it to do something in the background but NOT to redirect to another page. Unfortunately, it always redirects ...
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How to show submenu on product detail page

I am working in joomla version 3.1.1 with joomshopping. It is showing submenu fine on category view, but when I go to the product detail page the submenus are not being displayed. Is there any way to ...