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Questions tagged [cms]

Use this tag for general questions regarding the Joomla Content Management System (CMS).

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Article backend layout is gone only for articles belonging to specific category

For some reason only articles belonging to a specific category are not showing their layout. This is what I am looking at: And this is how it should be: There is no difference in the articles, only ...
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Warnings after update

I recently updated to Joomla 3.8.1 and am getting warning messages on a certain page (below). If I turn off caching then the error goes away but I would like caching on. Warning: mysqli::stat(): ...
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How to remove joomla alert error

I have a plugin that displays custom alert / warning / info messages however if the page uses ajax for instance for my login, the plugin causes a dialog alert pop up box which says "error unable to ...
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Make a module that is a feed of multiple other modules?

This is a very basic question, requiring only the broadest of answers. I'm pretty new to Joomla and CMS development. On the homepage of my joomla site I have four feeds showing articles side by side. ...
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What is the Joomla Execution Flow, after a request reach to index.php till the final output on the browser?

Based on this question: How Templates work and load css/js files? Website building process with Purity III Quote: .... I have to present my website tomorrow and i may get asked "where does the ...
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How to get k2 item and category to use different templates?

This is a very old problem, I asked it before but never got a satisfying answer. By default, on a "k2 category" page, when you click one of the items, the "k2 item" page will keep using the current ...
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Importing Joomla CMS to custom PHP script (outside root folder)

I am trying to import Joomla CMS to a custom PHP script by this : define( '_JEXEC', 1 ); define( 'JPATH_BASE', realpath(dirname(__FILE__).'/' )); require_once ( JPATH_BASE .'/includes/defines.php' );...
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How can I use google recaptcha in my custom page?

1) Get recaptcha keys from http://www.google.com/recaptcha 2) Set these keys to recaptcha plugin and activate it if it's not. 3) Put below code where you want to show recaptcha php code: ...
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How to override Module js file in Joomla?

I would like to minify a js file of a Joomla module. For example, the file: joomla_site/modules/mod_module/tmpl/js/file.js which has been copied to following location: joomla_site/templates/...
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How to execute query in Joomla 3x sub-controller

I have a simple component that that will be performing CRUD for my mobile app on Joomla site. These are the structure of my files http://localhost/chichi-server/components/com_chichi/controller.php ...
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2 domains, 2 templates one cms with same content

I have a site that need to have two sites in one, it is one company with two brands the one is news paper and the other one is tv(video). They have corresponding articles or videos, that feature on ...
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Joomla install with custom sample data — Customize text during install

What would be the best way for me to customize custom sample data during installation of Joomla? In my particular case, I would like to replace certain words (or tokens, like %NAME%, %CITY%, etc.) ...
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Inspect Joomla template/theme name

I am working on a Joomla site and I want the make the design similar to the following website: www.habibrafiq.com/index.php How can I inspect the template/theme name ? thanks in advance.
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Joomla noob, WWW title issue

SO i'm no Joomla expert by any means of the imagination. My uncle has a website, that runs off Joomla and has this awkward issue. When accessing the website without a www like so: http://website....
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Can you have a different theme based on user group/perms? [duplicate]

Just asking if you can do a different theme for the same page based on user group or permissions? Is there a way of doing it or should I code into the php index to do the switch. I want to give a ...
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Community of photographers: is Joomla the CMS to go for?

Hello I am seeking advice. I would like to have a CMS to organize a community of photographers. Essentially all I need is the possibility to register users, each having his/her own profile in which ...
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Server-side validation rule is not being found

I've added a custom field to com_content, and everything has been working wonderfully. I'm now trying to add some server side validation, and after following all the tutorials and examples I've been ...
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Controlling Component Redirect (Using JControllerForm)

I'm creating a simple contact component in Joomla 3.3 (which is called Contact Pay). I created a 'message' and a 'messages' view in the back-end, with associated models and controllers. 'message' is ...
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How can I diferentiate between guests and members?

How can I execute a different code in my plugin depending on if the user is logged in or not in Joomla? Basically I want to do this: <?php if (loggedin) { // Do something } else { // Do ...
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Why are the default “index.html” files not valid HTML5?

I find it curious that the index.html files included in every folder of Joomla has the following content: <!DOCTYPE html><title></title> Technically, that is not valid HTML5, ...
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How can I use the memory usage tool in the Joomla Debug Console?

EDIT: I've rewritten this question, but the topic is the same. How can I use the memory usage tool in the Joomla! Debug Console? By that I mean, when do people look at this and how do people know ...
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“echo” title article before read more

I need to print my "article title" in Joomla intro text article content. I have this code $option = JRequest::getCmd('option'); $view = JRequest::getCmd('view'); if ($option=="com_content" &&...
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Joomla 3.x extension development tutorial for a beginner developer

I worked extensively in Joomla 1.0.15 version and developed multiple extensions. Also, I continued my developed in Joomla 1.5.x But, my developed discontinued after this release. Now, I want to start ...
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Is there anything wrong with setting Joomla session variables consecutively in an external php script?

I'm setting multiple session variables in a PHP script that is external to Joomla. The variables are set consecutively using the following code. //Access Joomla define( '_JEXEC', 1 ); define('...
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When accessing Joomla from an external script when should you include ('libraries/joomla/factory.php');?

I've been reading up on how to access Joomla from external php scripts and I've noticed that there tends to be 2 flavours of code- external scripts that use require('libraries/joomla/factory.php'); ...
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What differences (if any) are there between JFactory::getSession() and $mainframe->getSession()?

As the title states, I'm interested in knowing what differences there are (if any) between JFactory::getSession() and $mainframe->getSession() This question was inspired by Retrieve joomla session ...
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How to add validation in my own module?

I select the document type from the select option then upload the file so how to validate in the code <form name="file_up_form" method="post" name="fileupload" enctype="multipart/form-data"> ...
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What are the top reason to reconsider Joomla?

Joomla has changed significantly in recent years. What are those recent changes which can help in making one reconsider Joomla for his projects?
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Is there a way to have multiple component level ACL rules display and save using com_config?

As always I'm tinkering around in my IDE. Today's challenge is to set up view level ACL rules for each of the various managers (list/form views) in my test management component. First I added the ...
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Not proper output in Joomla editors while using CSS

My Joomla editors are not working properly. When I save any HTML in editor, it changes its inline CSS or show it without CSS. I should also mention that CSS is not blocked in the joomla backend in any ...
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Should I change the way I include javascript into Joomla? If yes, why and how?

I use a lot of javascript on my site. It works and has passed crossbrowser testing, but the thing is the javascript files are being included within Joomla articles. I’ve read that this is the wrong ...
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Using Joomla within Wordpress

I use Wordpress for my site but I want to use a shopping cart extension that is designed for Joomla. I know there are other plugins for Wordpress but I have to use this Joomla extension. Does anyone ...
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joomla protostar formfield width responsivness

How is it possible to size formfield widths for Joomlas Protostar Template? <field name="titel" type="text" label="COM_COMPONENT_TITEL_LABEL" description="COM_COMPONENT_TITEL_DESC" class="inputbox"...
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Where can I find Joomla upcoming release dates?

I need to do some third party extension updates on most or all of the Joomla websites I look after. I am wondering when the next Joomla updates (i.e. Joomla 2.5.21 and Joomla 3.3.1) are planned to be ...
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#1062 - Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY' Joomla

When I importing from a "working" Joomla! DB I get this error: #1062 - Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY' The complete error is: -- -- Dumping data for table azzdx_ak_profiles -- INSERT INTO ...
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Where can I find Joomla usage statistics?

I'm interested in accessing accurate Joomla statistics such as the number of sites currently using Joomla cms and/or the Joomla framework. Does anyone know where I can find this type of information?
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Is there an extension/script that could pull html pages as articles in to Joomla?

I am working on centralized documents system for our Joomla demos and before I go all crazy with plugins/extensions/modules creation I would like to ask you for some guidance. Currently we have ...
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Is there a way to use Joomla's system captcha with a custom extension?

Rather then adding a custom solution, the way I am building the component tries to use Joomla API's and such as much as possible. If the same could be done for Captcha that would be extremely ...
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How to use Smart Search in a multilingual environment?

This may be due to a bug or (more likely) to my inability to configure the Smart Search component, but... this is what's happening: I have a multilingual site: primary "English", secondary "Italian." ...
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Pagination of lists at backend – how to add custom list size?

How can I add custom value to Site Settings > Default List Limit in Joomla 3.X? I can see dropdown menu with values 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100 there. I would like to add item 500. Can be the ...
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How does the form submission with views / tasks actually work?

Hi I have a question about Joomla forms. I want to understand how Joomla works internally, especially I'm interested in com_installer component to know how it's working. And I found a form in default....
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What Joomla specific problems am I likely to encounter when changing from apache to nginx?

I'm considering changing from apache to nginx, but I imagine it's going to be a pain. I've read http://docs.joomla.org/Nginx http://docs.joomla.org/Enabling_Search_Engine_Friendly_%28SEF%29_URLs#...
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Joomla! CMS Component with Joomla! Framework?

I'm curious about building CMS components on top of the Joomla! Framework mainly because I would like my components to function as standalone applications. Is this doable without hacks? If not, is ...
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How to automatically distinguish and audit external links?

How can I automatically handle hyperlinks leading outside my site? Let's speak about site without user-contributed posts/comments so I can have admin access to all external links. I would like to ...
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Breadcrumbs + DropDown functionality

Is there any extensions that would look like a breadcrumb + dropdown? For ex a breadcrumb (path): Home > Travel > Fly When I hover on Travel => dropdown with all subitems from Travel: Fly Car etc. ...
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What is the difference between images and media directory?

How I should understand difference between images and media directory? In all my Joomla! sites I was using images for image files displayed in articles, media for PDF's, MP3's etc. Names of these ...
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Is there any secure version of Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 available?

Is there any secure version of the old Joomla! 1.6.x, or the 1.7.x series available?
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Tutorial for setting up PhpStorm to work with Joomla

Is there a good resource or tutorial which explains how to setup PhpStorm so one can develop and debug Joomla extensions (and core) with it? I am looking for something similar to the Configuring ...
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How do I change how many contacts to display?

When I make a menu item for com_contacts > All contacts in a list, I want to show just 5 contacts and use pagination for the rest. Where is the parameter for the # of contacts to be displayed?
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What is the Refresh Manifest Cache and why is it causing an error when upgrading Joomla?

When manually upgrading Joomla through the extensions manager, I get the following error: 500 error Installation unexpectedly terminated:Refresh Manifest Cache failed: Extension is not ...