Questions tagged [cms]

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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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What's the proper way to get the entire $_POST?

In Joomla! 2.5.x I could simply run JRequest::get('post'); but seeing as JRequest is deprecated in Joomla! 3.x I should use JInput. At them moment this is the code I'm using to get the entire $_POST: ...
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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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What is an efficient way to troubleshoot a “white screen of death”

Quite a few times I have been in a position where the front-end of a Joomla website is a blank screen with no content, sometimes known as a "white screen of death". This has occurred after a website ...
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How do you update a website once it has gone live?

How do you push updates live to templates and modules once you have gone live with the site? We tend to do a few different solutions as we develop on one site and then akeeba backup to push the site ...
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Recommended practices regarding Joomla file/directory permissions and ownership on linux systems?

In the past I’ve often run into trouble with permissions and ownership of Joomla files/directories on linux systems. Problems included Not being able to transfer files to the server using programs ...
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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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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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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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What are the differences between the Joomla! CMS, the Joomla! Platform and the Joomla! Framework?

Many of us have come to understand Joomla! to refer to a specific software we use, yet there are 3 different types of software available from Joomla! These are: 1) The Joomla! CMS; 2) The Joomla! ...
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Is there a better way to show template's module positions?

Does anyone know a better way to show a template's positions. It seems to me that appending "...?tp=1" to url is rather klunky and sometimes hard to read? Thanks!!
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How can I programatically determine the Joomla version of a website on which I have no administration privileges?

I am creating an audit tool using PHP where I can submit the url of a Joomla website and run a number of checks on the target website including determining the installed Joomla version number. I don't ...
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When to move to a new major release?

With the new development strategy there will be no version called LTS upfront. With the information currently published 3.4 will take the place of the announced 3.5. Assuming there are plans for 4.0,4....
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Forbid direct access to INI and XML files

Some site owners don't want people, especially their competitors, know what features they have on their sites. Because some sensitive information in language or configuration files can be accessed ...
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How can I tell if a free template contains malware

I recently came across a site giving away good quality themes for free - but once downloaded it turned out that all the themes contained poorly concealed malware. Thankfully on this occasion my anti-...
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How do I pull data from a K2 extra field that is an array?

I'm building a site that uses K2 extra fields, but I'm customizing the output so I'm not just pulling the entire extra field block. Normally something like this works for single entry fields: <?...
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SMTP no error but not sending email

I have been battling with this for some time now. I have built a custom component for forms and it uses Joomla's mail functions to send email. I have checked all the data to make sure it is correct ...
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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: ...