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An extension is a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. The most common Joomla extensions are Templates, Components, Modules and Plugins.

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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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How to develop a Joomla module?

I've looked far and wide for a tutorial on this, but can't seem to find anything satisfactory. How do you make a new module for joomla? Right now I'm using custom HTML modules all over my code, and ...
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Logging in user without getting password from them

My requirement is something like login by Facebook, so the user does not provide password but gets logged in. I want to make a user logged in from within extension code by knowing his user id and/or ...
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How to restrict access to custom component views?

In my custom component, I'd like to be able to restrict specific views to only certain usergroups. If I create a menu item for one of my views, that's pretty easy to do: I just select the access level ...
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Plugin download from live site

Joomla 3.4 Is it possible to download (already installed) plugins from a live website? My scenario is that I downloaded a free plugin a while back, extracted it somewhere on my local pc and can't ...
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Non deprecated method in Joomla! 4 to load user by userid

I'm looking for an extension for Joomla! 4.0 to replace a deprecated method which was used to load an user by userid. The method used actually is: $user = Factory::getUser($userid); The issue is that ...
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How to override an extension CSS file

I'm using an extension and would like to make some CSS changes, however I don't want these changes lost when I update the extension. How would I go about performing a CSS override?
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Connect two databases with one Joomla site

I have two Joomla sites with different databases. I want to share all data from one site to another site. For example, when I register a user in one website then it's updated on the second site's ...
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Joomla's extension for a custom database application

I need to create a website which will basically feature a database with a lot of records. Each user can see a big list of every record and then a page dedicated with all the informations about it. I ...
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How to get Categories of custom extension or third party component

I have a thirdparty component which stores its categories in #__categories table. -----+----------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+----- ... | extension | title ...
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Best way to include CSS/JS files in my custom extension

If I need to include CSS or JS files in my custom extensions, what would be the best and safest way to achieve this: Should I put them i a specific folder in my extension zip file? How should I ...
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Get Value of Repeatable Field from Joomla XML manifest

repeatable - How to get values from this field type ? I am coding a Free module with a repeatable field. <field name="star_slides" type="Repeatable" icon="list" description="" label="Edit Your ...
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Using "Joom" as part of extension name

The Joomla documentation states clearly that it's not permitted to use the word "Joomla" as part of an extension name, unless it's called "MyExtension for Joomla!" (except with a license): The ...
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Get all installed Joomla extensions and their version

I'm not really familiar with Joomla, but I need to write a script that is supposed to list all the installed extensions and their version number, if possible. I've already done this for WordPress, ...
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Site Vulnerability Check

With the recent security announcement regarding SQL injection, I was wondering what I could do in order to 'review' my current Joomla sites, and ensure none of them have been compromised. Apart from ...
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How to setup a proper extension development environment?

My goal is to setup a proper development environment using Ubuntu 16.04 to build Joomla extensions. Until now I've just been zipping my extension and reinstalling it. That should drive anyone crazy. ...
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All directories listed as unwritable

Previous title: Can't install extensions: Error: Archive does not exist I removed and reinstalled Joomla 3.3.6 on my CentOS 6.5 server. Wanted to install some backup utilities and a CCK. However i'm ...
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When will the JxxxLegacy classes be deprecated?

Is there any estimated time frame for the validity of JModelLegacy, JControllerLegacy and JViewLegacy? When will the switch to native 3.x ones occur?
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GeSHi shows no syntax colors with Joomla 3.3

I have been using the GeSHi plugin for syntax highlighting on my Joomla 3 installation for few weeks. The highlighting has been working fine. But ever since I upgraded to Joomla 3.3 the highlighting ...
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Pop Up Chat Box

Can someone let me know how to configure my Joomla site so that when someone visits my webpage a pop chat box appears where someone can ask questions. You see these pop up chat boxes a lot on many ...
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How to add meta tags to a page header based on an url parameter?

Hello Joomla community, I'm forced to write a minimum Joomla (3.4.1) plugin that injects custom meta tags based on an URL parameter. It will be used to serve localized Facebook Open Graph stories. ...
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How to add and show user specific content and files?

How can I add user-specific files and content for each user as side-administrator? And how can I be sure that only the user I've added the content for can see it? Example: User A --> A_invoice_07/15....
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Develop a System Plugin with Sample Data for Options

I'm in the process of developing a system plugin. In the options is a subform-field (repetable), which contains several fields. In the "default" of the subform I can specify a record. a) How can I ...
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Adding PHP In Article

I am wanting to connect to a SQL Server Instance in my article, and I have the below syntax to do such. My issue is that when I view the article it writes ".$row['book_name']." "; } ?> onto the ...
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Restrict access to part of Joomla articles with OS Membership Pro

I'm very new to Joomla, and I'm currently trying to Restrict access to part of Joomla articles using membership pro. I trying to follow the guide listed here http://membershipprodoc.joomservices.com/...
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Where do I upload a Joomla extension when trying to install it manually?

I'm trying to install a Joomla extension manually. The ZIP file is too large to upload using the extension manager so my question is where do I upload the file on my server to install it manually ...
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how to show article preview in admin panel?

I created a new article. I want to this article preview show only for admin not other user.How to do this? I used plugin "add menu" for this but that plugin not show my problem.
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