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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Create a folder upon install

In my Joomla install there's already a template installed, and with this template came the folder "template" in media. I want to place my "menu background images" folder within this "template" folder ...
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How to add additional field in joomla 3 and 2.5?

I'm trying to add additional fields in the Joomla 3.x and 2.5 article manager as explained here http://www.kavdesign.net/blog/coding/how-to-add-additional-field-in-the-joomla-article-administrator-...
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No Mobile Login

I'm running two sites, both with the same theme and modules, both Joomla 2.5.22. With the test site mobile devices can log in, with the live site they can't. When a user enters their username and ...
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Revert Joomla 2.5.18 to 2.5.16, how?

I have a site which was at the 2.5.16 version of Joomla, and I updated it to 2.5.18. And made new articles, changes to menus, etc. After the update, I didn't realize that the site was very broken in ...
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Send a cURL POST request to an external url with parameters from controller

Is there any way to redirect to external url with parameters from a controller? I'm using joomla 2.5.9 and I have a controller that sends emails to the administrator. After an email is sent ...
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Update from 2.5.28 to 3.5.1 then to 3.6 on PHP 5.6 everything works except joomla update or database fix cause these errors

clicking joomla update button in backend end gives this error: 1054 Unknown column 'a.extra_query' in 'field list' SQL= SELECT DISTINCT a.update_site_id, a.type, a.location, a....
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upgrade form 2.5 to 3.6

After migrating my website from Joomla 2.5 to 3.6, I get the following error when trying to view the homepage: Fatal error: Call to undefined method Joomla\Registry\Registry::loadJSON() in C:\wamp\...
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Purpose of metadata.xml

Can somebody explain what is the purpose of metadata.xml in components files? For example /components/com_content/metadata.xml As it almost has no content and I've never seen this in use.
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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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Joomla 2.5 Smart Search - search as exact phrase by default

How can I set Smart Search to search as exact phrase by default? I've noticed that most of our users expect "exact phrase" behaviour rather than "this AND that" behaviour when they type into the Smart ...
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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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Is there a way to change the column names in user manager?

On belgianpainsociety.org the registration of users is done through a extensive form by jomsocial. However, the first screen of the registration is the standard fields that Joomla needs for the user ...
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How to redirect to a "part-view" of a view file?

I have a view called Vtour. Inside Vtour I have these files: view.html.php index.php /tmpl/ /tmpl/default.php So default.php is the default view which loads a form that a user can select elements to ...
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Saving mobile no in database save filtered no

I'm developing a component in which I'm taking the value from a user in the backend using an edit form, but when I type my 10 digit mobile number in the field, it automatically converts it into ...
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Virtuemart modal box not working

I have Virtuemart 2.0.26D in my website; when I go to the product details page of a product, if I click in the image of that product, the pop-up that should appear, doesn't. The image that I have ...
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Blank page after attempting to install extension

I'm getting a blank page when attempting to install AutoTweetNG on Joomla 2.5. I've already checked the post_max_size and upload_max_filesize variables in the php.ini, which are set to 20M and 60M ...
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Redirect to homepage after logout

I want to redirect a user to the homepage of my joomla website and that he must not be able to go back in the browser.absolutely not. I tried many things in regards to this but couldn't accomplish it....
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Login automatically from mobile App to website without need to re-insert credentials

The mobile App has been designed by myself (easy to manipulate). However, the website was designed by an outsourced developer (Joomla) and he is not available anymore. What I need to add is link the ...
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Load component's language file to module form

I have module mod_mymodule and it has the same translations as component com_mycomponent. I don't want to duplicate these same files and use only one file. I load form from com_mycomponent to ...
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How can I fix my website's display problems on old Internet Explorer versions?

I'm not a developer by any means, so I'm not sure I'll be able to phrase this in a technical way, but I'm facing a lot of problems with how my new Joomla website is rendered on old versions of IE. ...
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Can't access module parameters in 1 file

When I do a var_dump in my default.php file, I get all the parameters en info from my module. However, I work with a seperate PHP file that takes the params that users enter in the admin panel, and ...
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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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2.5 template/css issues: article links not working in Chrome, link colors locked globally to white and email cloaking

I'm a Joomla, CSS and php newbie. I was tasked with creating a site for the school I just started working for based on its already hacked-up Joomla 2.5 template. I hacked it some more to get the ...
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How to extend component helper class?

I'm using Virtuemart component and I want to make small changes in helper/cart.php file without core hacking. Is it possible to make some override or extension of the class VirtueMartCart defined in ...
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Joomla white screen - Class '\Joomla\CMS\Input\Input' not found

We encounter some problems with a 'new' Joomla! website. A customer has moved there website to our server with the error below. This error was also present on previous server. We also can't get into ...
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Access PHP Session from Joomla backend

I have a php session value like this, $_SESSION['variable'] = "value"; How to access this session value in Joomla admin? This session value is stored in PHP file and not in Joomla front end (php ...
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Partly working: a test installation as a sub directory of the real installation

My ultimate goal is to create a test baseline where I can work through an upgrade from 2.5.9 to a current 3.x. I need to test changes as I apply them to be sure I am not breaking anything. (This is ...
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Joomla 2.5 URL rewrite issue

I have been trying to fix a URL rewriting issue in Joomla 2.5 for a little while now. The global configuration settings for "Search Engine Friendly URLs" and "Use URL rewriting" are both set to "Yes", ...
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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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JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie Invalid password

When trying to log in I am seeing the following error message: JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie Invalid password I am not able to log into the back ...
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How to read resp. parse Joomla session data read from database?

Is there a way to read respectively parse Joomla session data in PHP as session_decode() and unserialize() are not working on that values? In my component I need to read data from all active non-...
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Email - is this possible

I created a Joomla 2.5 site (needs updated I know) for a client a while back, the site hasn't been maintained in quite a while. They contacted me today concerned about an email which was (thought to ...
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Model's getItem(): object-oriented way or traditional one

Let's imagine we have custom component similar to small shop, that contains many products. Database is very relational. Now we want to display list of all the products in our shop using overwritten ...
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Joomla 3.4.2 - add more menu type in same component [closed]

I had followed this basic tutorial and successful created new menu type name "hello world" with 2 views inside "tmpl" folder name "default.php" & "other.php" . The problem here is, I wanted to ...
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How functions arguments of model automatically populated

hello all just now i create getinfo($id=null){ return $xyz; } function in model calling above function using $this->xyz=$this->get('info'); in view.html.php file so will be used by info layout now ...
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How to disabe FullAjax plugin for all the pages except one

I've installed FullAjax plugin and I need to disable it for all the pages except the page with some parameter something like: if (strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],'view=orders&layout=details') !== ...
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using ajax inside a component without using com_ajax? [duplicate]

I making a practice component and i would like to try make an ajax search . Inside my component i made 2 methods. Method search() and searchRes(). The first has the html form for the search bar and ...
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How to get Item's ExtraFields to display in latest.php of K2 - Joomla

Im trying to get ExtraFields from K2 Articles. I have assigned my menu to Latest from Users or Categories in order to display all articles from several categories. It displays fine. But these ...
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Searching with Smart Search shows HTML-Code of articles

I use the Smart Search of Joomla 2.5. So I added it and made an Index etc. It works but it also shows some HTML-Code of the articles within results. I don't want that a User can see that. How can I ...
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I can't var_dump my module's info

Sorry for asking another question, but I really need an answer on this. My module is called mod_improvedmenu. I've been experimenting a bit (I'm still learning, I need some help on this subject ...
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How to show discounted products in virtuemart?

I've searched a lot and just found jxct virtuemart product wall, but this module is somehow old (last relaese 2012) and has bugs. I went deep into this module and saw that its uses $calculator->...
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Ftp folder permission for a custum contact form

I built my own custom form which is inside a Contact folder with the 755 permission. Since my email address is inside the contact.php should I change the permission to 700?
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Migrating Joomla 2.5 site to 3.3

I have been asked to migrate a site using Joomla 2.5 to a GoDaddy hosting account. On this account I can only use the latest version of Joomla. Are there any major problems I will run into or is it ...
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How can I configure Joomla with several languages? [duplicate]

I know Joomla supports multiple languages since version 1.6, but what is the correct way to configure Joomla and set up my multilingual content/modules?
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How to use Joomla editor on a field of form into custom component?

I have created a custom installable component for Joomla. I need to add editor on a textarea. How can I use Joomla editor into custom component??
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What's wrong with my Joomla installation?

I run Joomla 2.5.28 under Ubuntu 14.04. I used to have a J 1.5 site, but I upgraded it to 2.5 (the process went well). Now, when I want to add a new menu item into Main menu, strange thing happens. ...
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Notification on main menu when the new articles have posted

I'd like to include a notification "!" in my main menu when there is a new blog post. The blog page have already set up Recent order. "!" will disappear after click - or disappear for a few days - ...
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Backend column sorting does not work correctly

I have custom component and in one of views column sorting does not work correctly. It's very weird for me. Always sort in ASC direction... I'll introduce what I have. Model populateState() protected ...
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Restrict user to direct edit a record by changing the value of ID in url.?

actually i'm creating a component in which i'm facing problem to restrict a backend user from direct edit a record. I Know When we Edit a record in joomla using "controller.edit" function it uses ...
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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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