Questions tagged [joomla-2.5]

For questions regarding version 2.5 of the Joomla Content Management System. This version is part of the LTS (Long Term Support). Please note this version of Joomla is no longer supported and is recommended you migrate to Joomla 3.x

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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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How to stop (fake) users from registering on my website?

I administer a website which does not require users to register. The only user that is needed is the Super User. The problem is that I found a large number of new registered users. First I want to ...
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Adding custom CSS styling on some of my pages

I would like to add custom CSS styling to some of my pages to give them a unique style, and override the default template styling. How can I achieve this in Joomla?
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Migrating component from 2.5 to 3.3

This documentation: Adapting a Joomla 1.5 extension to Joomla 2.5 http://docs.joomla.org/Adapting_a_Joomla_1.5_extension_to_Joomla_1.6#Renamed_events Really helped me when I migrated my component to ...
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How to check what component is being used on current page?

I want to set up my template so it will display different layout depending on what component is being used on current page. How to check for this?
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How to display module in component area

I often need to create a menu item that displays a module in the component area, without any other content. The way I solve this is to create a new article, and add only {loadposition mymodule} in ...
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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 can I create a menu item on a different subdomain?

I want to create a menu-structure like this in Joomla 2.5: Root (www.example.com) About (www.example.com/about) Site a (a.example.com) Site b (b.example.com) Is it possible to create menu items ...
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Still required to turn Remember me off when migrating from 2.5 to 3.x?

With 3.3 and 3.2.4 is it still required to turn the plugin Remember me off? What is the technical reason?
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Upgrade from 2.5 to 3.x overview

This is something I have been curious on for some time considering a few things. How well is the "one click" upgrade going to improve prior to the EoL of Joomla! 2.5? Right now we have a very low ...
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How to get joomla version by http?

I have seen screenshots of a solution, there the Joomla version is getting detected by only accessing the page via http. E.g. the solution displayed all 3 digits of a version of Joomla. e.g. 2.5.28, ...
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How to get Itemid by URL and pass it to JRoute

I have a menu item for a specific view in a custom component. Attached to this menu item I have another Template Style selected, not the standard template. Accessing the view via the menu works well, ...
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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 install and enable moving text extension in joomla

Please visit this link : http://breakdesigns.net/extensions/moving-text I installed this extension using : Extension Manager > Upload package file. It's installed successfully. But when i gave this ...
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Creating custom field type multiselect list - how to save the values?

I want to make a module that parses the manufacturers from virtuemart, and the user will select which manufacturers he wants to be shown in the index page. Its the first time I try to create a custom ...
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Function getLanguage() does not return current language?

I'm trying to get the current selected language. Here is the part of my code: define('_JEXEC', 1); define('DS', DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR); if (file_exists(dirname(__FILE__) . '/defines.php')) { ...
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How to add/remove menu item programmatically?

I have a Joomla v2.5.14 application and I'm in a situation that I need to hide a menu item from the users based on a database value, basically what I need is to hide the menu item based on a condition....
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Mass emailing - maximum recipients problem

We have a client who would like users to be able to send a mass email to other registered users on the site. We have got this working perfect using Joomla's JMail class which gets all users' email ...
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Javascript errors in console - jQuery Easy - JCH Optimize

When I open the console in http://ganeshgrow.es, I find these errors: http://gyazo.com/08e16657ef89f7c8ee0423fcc57b44fb Do you know what could it be? I have already installed JQuery Easy and JCH ...
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Automatically publish plugin after installation

I've created a couple of small plugins that I install on most of my websites. But new plugins are (fortunately) disabled by default when installed. I know it's only a couple of clicks to enable the ...
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How to access an array in $_GET using JInput?

I've been researching different ways to get an array using JInput. According to http://docs.joomla.org/Retrieving_request_data_using_JInput there are 2 methods that I can use. Method1 $jinput = ...
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How to do SQL exception / error handling compatible with 2.5 and 3.x?

I was trying to develop Joomla 2.5 and 3 component. As many things deprecated between these two versions and the way to throw and catch database and other errors, I could not find ways yet to make ...
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Get module parameters using loop

I'm creating a module for a website, and to get the module parameters I do something like this: //-- Get a parameter from the module's configuration $company1_enable = $params->get('...
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Error 503 service unavailable in my Godaddy hosting with Joomla 2.5 website

I create a Joomla website before 1 year, but before 1 month my Godaddy hosting said we have reached all resources and the CPU 100%, when I contact the support they said we have a PHP Script that start ...
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Model getListQuery() fetch all rows with using JPagination

I have method getListQuery() in my model, which return query. As we know, Joomla automically set limit and offset to query when we use JPagination. I have problem, that I want to use JPagination and ...
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Joomla! JFactory::getDate wrong

According to the documentation JFactory/getDate $tzOffset default value is 0. However, the following example: $date_default_offset = JFactory::getDate('now'); echo $date_default_offset->toRFC822(...
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Adding Mathjax to a Joomla website

I would like to add MathJax functionality to my website but I have no idea how to go about doing so. Does this require using a specific template or modifying an existing one? (I'm currently using ...
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What is best approach to show the component page in popup-modal window without header and footer?

I have developed a custom component that displays some information. I want to show the same information in modal popup window without header and footer information. what should be best approach to ...
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Joomla keeps automatically blocking articles

I have been recently assigned to take care of a website that uses joomla. First things I'm trying to do are "smaller", like posting or editing articles. I've received a super user account, but even ...
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Joomla 2.5 How To show Smart Search results on their own page

It's me again with that old J2.5 site (see my previous Q K2 and duplicated Open Graph tags). Client wanted to have Smart Search instead of good old simple Search, so I have created module in the ...
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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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How to check Joomla version if I've no accessed to the backend?

If I stumble upon a Joomla website ( which I have no access to either the server code, nor the admin backend), can I tell what version of Joomla it's on? I read a comment to this question, which says ...
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Migrating from joomla 1.5 to 2.5 along with VirtueMart 1.9 to the supported version with 2.5

I've have a site built in with Joomla 1.5 having VirtueMart 1.9. Now I've to make the copy of that site with few more plugins to install and they are not available in 1.5 version so I have to upgrade ...
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My content updates won't display instantly in the front-end. What's the reason?

I am using joomla to create my website. Everything is working well, except one problem that occurred recently. I am changing/updating content in the joomla backend and saving. But any change I do ...
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Using JCache to clear a specific plugin's cached data

Is it possible to use JCache to clear the cached data for a specific plugin or all plugins? I am using a plugin to display an image and text on a page and I have to clear the cache manually for any ...
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How to use JFactory::getLanguage() from another directory?

How can I get the current selected language using the Function JFactory::getLanguage(); from another directory? I know how to do it when I am there: /web/include /web <---- [...
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Unable to log into administrator section of Joomla 2.5

Had a site up and running fine last night and today when I try to log in to the admin section it just send me straight back to the administrator log in page, no errors about incorrect username or ...
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Troubleshooting 403 Error accessing Admin panel

When I attempt to log in to the admin panel of my site (Joomla 2.5), I get a 403 permission error. A number of sources report solutions (none of which have worked in my case, see below) and I am ...
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K2 and duplicated Open Graph tags

I have this clien't site with Joomla 2.5 and K2 2.6.9. Yes, I know it should be updated but tell that to this 'cheap' client of mine. Nevertheless, it works flawlessly and client is happy with it for ...
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Bulk user delete on joomla 2.5

I have a joomla 2.5 portal, recently i was attacked probably by a SQL injection or something, the fact is that all my DB was filled up with messy articles and a lot of users, i already cleaned up my ...
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JText language doesnt work inside external ajax file

I'm using an external ajax file to perfom an ajax call inside a module.( i didnt want to edit controller or make a subcontroller just for one call ) jQuery(document).ready(function($){ $(document).on(...
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How to change Joomla broken Jooma link to new one

I'm stuck for about 2 hours now and can't solve this issue. On this page, there are 6 links starting by (Advocacy) and finishing by (Research) located on the Left side of the page. I need to re-link ...
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Add text in empty space in Joomla corpoboost theme

Please visit his link : http://naadiastrology.info/ On bottom you can see : "bottom menu". Below 6 links are there, below that some empty space is there. How to add some text in those empty space?
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How to decrease the speed of the moving text in MovingText

I want to decrese the moving speed of text in the Moving Text extension. Any ideas?