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questions about the configuration (settings) of a Joomla website

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What is the difference between mysqli and mysqlnd php extensions?

I'm considering upgrading from PHP7.4 to PHP8.0 on a Joomla 3.10.8 installation. I was surprised to find that my hosting provider only offers mysqlnd as a PHP extension in PHP 8.0, but not mysqli. ...
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Why is Joomla redirecting from example.com to example.com/example.com?

I was advised to post here from Stack Overflow We need help. We're running an ad campaign and realized that a lot of paid traffic was landing on a 404 not found page. The issue is caused by auto-...
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set server time as default at the calendar

I am new to Joomla. I have a question. I'll clarify my question: In the calendar that was we make from the calendar field. This link is calendar field doc. when a user comes to the site this calendar ...
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Joomla 3.9.19 get the constants from global configuration in component display function

I have created a component and need to get a constant value in the component administrator and list the item according to it. I have tried different ways to get the constant value in the display() ...
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Changing user settings in configuration prevents login on localhost

In configuration.php, there is as user "root" and password "", when I put a password or modify something from there I cannot re-enter from local host. I get the following error: ...
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configuration.php unwritable when permission is 0644 but writable when 0664

My Joomla is 3.9.4. When I tried to make some global configuration change in the backend, I got this error: Could not write to the configuration file. I looked at the file system, configuration....
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Joomla custom template parameter tab title

I'm adding a new fieldset with custom params to my template: <config> <fields name="params"> <fieldset name="advanced" addfieldpath="/templates/mytemp/fields"> ...
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Where can I configure the page title separator from "-" to "|"?

I cannot find a option in Joomla where to configure the page title separator? Default seems to be "-" and I would like to have "|"
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Has anyone tried setting homepage access level to registered?

I tried this on many of my websites, most of them are getting "redirect you too many times" error, and I compare server settings of those that work and don't, but couldn't find any major difference ...
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Including extension configuration for a library

Am I guessing right that <config> in manifest file for a Joomla library is not supported? Only for modules, components, templates and plugins?
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Iframe loads front page but content is then unresposnive

I am trying to load an osCommerce installation within a Joomla iframe. I can get the front page to load but then if I click on anything within the iframe it is unresponsive. I can run the osCommerce ...
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What should be fixed to put in a slideshow on the main page to position-3 of Protostar, configuration's attribute are made

evereody! Please, tell me what should be fixed to put in a slideshow on the main page to position-3 of Protostar (in stead of default image). On the other pages it works pretty well. Ive'been using ...
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Direct User to Extension Options Page on Install

I've got a plugin that's a package with 4-5 sub-packages. When the package completes installation, I would like to direct the user automatically to my options page to configure the plugin. I've hunted ...
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Folder 1new created during Joomla update

I recently updated my Joomla installation and noticed that the installer created folder named 1new on the server. Folder contains two subfolders; tmp and logs. Logs folder contains two files ...
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Dynamic fields in module parameters

I have created a Joomla module that renders a set of headlines in a widget, with links to the main item. It loads these headlines from either a Joomla category or an RSS feed, and is extensible so I ...
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No configuration file found and no installation code available. Exiting... | Not true

I'm using ALtervista to host my website. I've just installed joomla 2.5 using the auto-installation of Altervista. Exported a database in sql.gz format and imported it into my new database on ...
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HTTP ERROR 500 when loading com_cache

Recently, my joomla's website has been showing 500 server error every time I open the cache manager as described below: In Browser's Console: Failed to load resource: the server responded with a ...
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How can I override configuration.php

I would like to automatically override my Joomla configuration based on the host I am using. For example: $servername = getenv("HTTP_HOST"); if($servername == "localhost") { JConfig::host = '...
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Pre-flight Joomla checklist extension for moving websites to a new server?

I am aware of the pre-flight that Joomla runs before installation to show what the settings and what might need to be changed. I develop websites on one server and then move them to a hosting service ...
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htaccess mysteries: Can Joomla site run without .htaccess?

I was trying to understand .htaccess file. I learned some directives and added them on my htaccess.txt file but things weren't going as I expected. To test whether I put the contents on right file, I ...
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JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths - Unable to create destination

I have been having a few problems installing an application called DB Replacer. I keep on getting the error “JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths Unable to create destination” It was ...
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Joomla Blog Error: 0 - Invalid address:

My blog has this error. The problem persits only on the pages that have articles on them. Please help! Udaipur - Blog Error: 0 - Invalid address: You may not be able to visit this page because ...
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Unable to Access My Site

Can someone please explain to me why I'm suddenly unable to access the administrator section of my site. Each time I try to login I get the following message, see image. Your speedy help will be ...
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Activation email not being sent

I'm stuck with something that ought to be simple: My Joomla system is not sending activation emails when users register on the site. I've checked (and double-checked) the configuration, and I can't ...
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Can we create different configuration.php file for multiple environment?

We have a project setup which has three different git branches (development, staging and production). We are trying to find the best way to setup (if possible) the configuration.php for each branch. ...
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Unable to Access Backend - Masked for frontend

It has been awhile since I went in and updated one of the sites I manage. The problem: When I go to the backend of my site (/administrator), it is simply a mask for the front-end. So when I go to ...
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Access Errors After Changing Addon Domain Directory Root to Joomla! Folder

First: I would consider myself an advanced beginner in terms of administration. I know enough to be dangerous to myself and my projects :) I have an addon website hosted at HostGator. The HostGator ...
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Gmail blocks my contact form mail sending attempt

I have added contact form for my Joomla 3.4.5 web site's contact page. All my mail settings in Configuration Manager are correct... But after submitting the message as a test intention, I get e-mail ...
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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 use images from the domain images folder for all subdomains? [closed]

I have a website with a lot of images and many of them are going to be used by two subdomains. I wanted to avoid uploading the same images twice, so I thought maybe to use the images from the domain....
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Joomla Email virus

Hello everyone I have Joomla system under DA management. For awhile now I'm receiving into my DA message system alerts that PHP is sending too much emails. This is the message I'm receiving from ...
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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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Unable to hide subcategories in category blog layout

I have a menu item of the category blog type, which is pointing to a category which has category children. I have configured this menu item and the category manager options to hide all subcategories, ...
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Plugin config checkbox, setting default=true breaks it

In a plugin config xml file, the following creates a config checkbox fine: <field name="post_allowed" type="checkbox" default="0" description="Post Allowed" label="Post Allowed" /> ...
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Two column display config.xml

I am developing a Joomla 3.4 component where I set the component parameters in config.xml. The configuration are shown using 'JToolBarHelper::preferences'. Is there a way to show the configuration in ...
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Joomla Administrator Bad Gateway 502 on error

I'm migrating my Joomla! application from a NGinx (cache) + Apache (php) server to a Nginx + PHP-FPM Fast CGI one. When testing the different parts of it, I found that when the backend (administrator)...
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Google crawler and browser language detection

I have just experienced something weird with the language filter in combination with the Google crawler. If I switch on browser detection, Joomla returns a 404 (I assume, because no "ALL language" ...
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Unable to install Extensions after changing hosts

Since I've switch web hosts, every time I try to install an extension this error comes up. Error Archive does not exist Warning JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: C:/xampp/htdocs/Joomla/...
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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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Where is $this->baseurl defined in joomla?

I asked this question on stackoverflow.com first (question here). In the comments you can read that it would be better if I ask that question here. On my joomla website I'm using echo $this->...
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Joomla works without my new ftp password, how that's possible?

I changed my database password and I have changed it in the configuration.php file but concerning my FTP password I can't find where I need to change it in Joomla. The weird things is that my new ftp ...
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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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Bad configuration of Externallogin extension causing search engine indexing problem

Brief Overview My Joomla website has a strange problem with search engine robots. I checked ALL the standard things a webmaster can do to make sure it is not a trivial issue with robots.txt file or ...
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IP-driven CMS behavior

As part of an intranet project, I'd like to know whether a CMS behavior can be linked to a range of client IP addresses. The intranet contents and menus would change depending on the range of IP ...
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Do I need to complete the cookie domain and path information in Joomla?

In the Joomla backend, under Global configuration -> Site I have the following cookie setting information My Joomla website seems to work fine without having completed the cookie fields, so my ...
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Difference between standard cache options

Joomla! have a 3 different way for caching: "Conservative caching" (in global configuration) "Progressive caching" (in global configuration) plugin "System - Cache" I have the following questions: ...
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