Questions tagged [joomla-3.3.x]

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How can I completely remove Bootstrap from the frontend of Joomla?

Recently, I tried to remove all instances of Bootstrap from the front end of Joomla for debugging purposes. I was using a skeleton template with a relatively new installation of Joomla 3.3. I removed ...
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How to block Joomla Unknown Bots

How can I block unknown bots which are taking too much bandwidth of my Joomla 3.3.6 site? I don't want to block Yahoo, Google and MSN bots, only others. I checked my recent awstat; around 10,720+265 ...
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Override blog intro image

While trying to override the way the intro images are displayed in blog layout (I want to add a class to the images), I run into this code in templates/MYTEMPLATE/html/com_content/category/blog_item....
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Unable to create external link to javascript:void();

While writing a post on menu items without an actual link, I stumbled upon a strange behavior in Joomla 3.3.3: I wanted to point out that an <a> tag linking to "#" might cause the page to ...
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Avoid counting my own visits on the pages

I have just installed Joomla 3.3. I'd like to have the chance to avoid incrementing the visitor counter while I visits my own pages. Is it possible at least when I'm logged in?
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404 HTTP codes in Joomla

how do you make Joomla return a "real" 404 code? I can't figure out how to make this happen! I have changed htaccess.txt to .htaccess, enabled the system / redirect plugin, and turned on rewrite URLs ...
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Joomla Article Multilingual Associations

I am confused. I have a Joomla 3 multilingual website. I managed to associate menu items and everything else, but I have a page where there is an article and below the article I put Joomla Article ...
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Removing category/article numbers in SEF

The instructions and links in this answer clearly demonstrated how to make search engine friendly URLs. However the URLs I currently see on my website have the format: mydomain.com/1-category/2-...
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Core Update Not Detected in Joomla! 3.3.4

Joomla! 3.3.5 was recently released and I am deploying it to a total of 6 sites. 4 of them detected the update and installed it without issue, but 2 did not. They both state that 3.3.4 is the current ...
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Disable front-end registrators from recving a confirmation email

I'm trying to disable users that register from the front-end from receiving confirmation / welcome emails. Please note: In com_users options you can only disable the password and username from ...
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How to add a batch button in Joomla?

hello all actually I'm developing a component for school in which i want to add a batch button for asking about fail & leave fail & reappear pass & promote, pass & leave and for this i ...
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How to create a collapsible menu with Joomla! 3.3 and Bootstrap 3?

I've tried create a collapsible menu with Joomla! 3.3 and Bootstrap 3 and I got partially. However, when the collapsible version is active and I click on the button to expand, it just open, but don't ...
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Why did Google crawl this page?

I am not sure why Google crawled this page: http://www.sonrisaseventos.com/component/content/featured.html?id=featured . Featured should be the front page/home of http://www.sonrisaseventos.com/ Is ...
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Menus and layout a mess on mini upgrade 2.5.28 to 3.3.6

I'm running a lamp stack on ubuntu 14.04. Just upgraded my local site from 2.5.28 to 3.3.6. It upgraded okay but all the menus are messed up. The formatting is shocking! Can anyone advise as to why ...
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Php doesn't display special characters

I have a .php that retrieves the publish_up field and echo it. But it doesn't display the special characters such as é,è,û... Instead I get a �. I have set this content="text/html; charset=utf-8" but ...
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Catching InvalidArgumentException in template

I need to access an instance of JImage in a template and when calling $image->getPath() want to catch InvalidArgumentException in case the image file is not on disk. I tried: try{ echo $...
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How to edit user activation mail body in Joomla 2.5?

i am using Joomla 2.5 user registration form .After successful registration user will get Activation link throw their registered mail id . I want to Add some content to email body(Footer). i have ...
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How can I show notes for the current user in the front end that were added in Joomla's back end?

There is a very good feature in Joomla 3.3 that allows adding notes for each user. In part of the admin area we can select a user and add a note for him/her. When a user is logged in in the front ...
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Joomla 3.4.3 mail function

I built a custom component using the $mail = JFactory::getMailer(); as shown on this page: https://docs.joomla.org/Sending_email_from_extensions. I'm using mailtrap.io to catch the sent mail for ...
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Multiple controllers in Joomla

I am totally Joomla noob and trying to figure out how to control MVC in Joomla. I've read this "Developing a MVC Component" in Joomla basic tutorial and understand that the main controller is ...
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creating new template in 3.3

I'm creating my 1st new template - very beginner. I've a static HTML5 and CSS3 website that I created myself from scratch and converting this to a Joomla 3.3 template. I've read some tutorials about ...
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Joomla update broken updates table

I have recently updated Joomla from v 3.2.3 to 3.3.6 but for some reason when I'm trying to install anything I'm now getting an error: 1146 Table 'dbname.ku42W_updates' doesn't exist SQL=SHOW ...
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Getting current language in Joomla 3 in external script seems difficult.. but works fine in J2.5

I´m aware that a similar qustion is asked here: Get current language in external script (Joomla 3.3) but it seems that noone has understood the problem correctly. I´m having the exact same problem, ...
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override modules

Joomla 3.3 - beginner I am creating my first template, and after installing it to be ready for testing. I accidentally clicked on "mod_login" in the "create override" under my template settings. and ...
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Administrative Login Permissions Disabled

Another Super User disabled login permissions for every group, including Super User; no one can login. Is there a straight forward way to reverse this from within the database? P.S. If anyone can ...
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return 404 header with 404 page

In this documentation http://docs.joomla.org/Creating_a_Custom_404_Error_Page there is advice to redirect to a custom 404 page by redirecting. This leads to the final page being served on a Header ...
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Is it possible to call a postflight on a module install?

I am creating a module that I hope will do a little more complex functions than many. However, I will need to do certain things like DB modification and moving files when the module installs. I am ...
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How to output a grouped list with multiple items selected in Joomla?

In my .xml file I created the following grouped list: <field name="mylistvalue" type="groupedlist" default="" label="Select an option" description="" multiple="true"> <group label="Color">...
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Cookie Law and Folcomedia - Cookies Alert

I'm using Joomla! 3.3.6 and Folcomedia - Cookies Alert plugin. It's a great plugin but in Italy there is a very strict legislation, now. Practically, the activation of third-party cookies (almost all!...
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Single source many Joomla sites on a server. How could it be possible?

I have hundreds of identical joomla installations on same server. For two years, I have been updating and maintaining them seperately which makes me too tired and causes too much time and energy loss. ...
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Link to content article with specific layout

I'm trying to link to a content article and force a specific layout override to be used in the display, however I'm having some troubles. I've tried the following: JRoute::_("index.php?option=...
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Joomla 3.3 deprecated function for JRequest::getVar()

public function storeans() { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $post = JRequest::getVar('post'); } In the above code, JRequest is deprecated. What is the equivalent that can be used in ...
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How to Show number of published articles?

I want to display number of published articles in Joomla menu modules, like the below image but I can't. Please help me. Thanks
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How to add an article to a template

I'm a noob, just on day 3 of learning how to use Joomla. I am working with the shaper Helix II template; I have my logo and menu up and working, but can't figure out how to get an article with an ...
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Exclude specific articles / categories from smart search

I was wondering if it's possible to exclude specific articles and/or categories from my smart search. For example I have a category named 'Uncategorised' that I would like to be 'non-searchable'. I ...
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Remove elements from Joomla control panel admin menu

Im doing my internship as a web developer in a company. we got a customer that owns a blog site that was created with joomla 3.3 . the problem is that the customer is really curious and knows nothing ...
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Updating my site to the current CMS

I have a site that the developer died before he could fix some bugs in it apart from doing some site maintenance. The site was done using Joomla 1.5 some years ago. The owner likes the way it is ...
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Migrate Users, Permissions, Access, Groups and Content from 1.6 to 3.3.X

I have to update a joomla installation from 1.6 to a new version, hopefully 3.3.X. I have been fooling around with step-by-step upgrade process to move from version to version. So far it hasn't been ...
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Layout Overrides: Intro Image Link

I have searched everywhere for this answer but I can't find it. I really like the new layout overrides in Joomla 3 but I want to be able to add a link to the intro_image.php file so that when a user ...
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Undefined index: view with external url menu

I am using Joomla 3.3.1 with SEO links on, and after changing a menu type to external menu (which points to a PDF), I am getting the following PHP notice: PHP Notice: Undefined index: view in /...
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Joomla Tags Url problem

I have created tags module as well as menu item But if i insert tags in articles, url gets website.com/component/tags/tag/1-abc How can we remove component/tags and convert links from website.com/...
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Memcache settings for Joomla 3.3.6

I have placed these in my configuration file: but still cache handler is showing file instead of Memcache: public $caching = '1'; public $cache_handler = 'memcached'; public $cachetime = '350'; ...
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Issue with adding multiple mailer recipients

I've got a form that allows users to send an article to friends. The friends are set in a $recipient array. I can dump the array and it looks fine: var_dump($recipients); // array (size=2) 0 => ...
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Correcting problems with Media Manager

I recently moved a website to a different host and encountered problems with the Media Manager. I'm running Joomla 3.3 and when I click on the Media Manager icon in the control panel I get the ...
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Using Extension Manager to Install Packages from a Password Protected Directory

This question is for J3.3+ I'd like to set up my extensions in a password protected directory on one web site. This will act as repository for customized extensions to be used by several other ...
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Cannot find a way to update Joomla from 3.3.6

I have recently started doing some maintenance of a website managed by Joomla. It kept giving me headaches, so I decided it might be due to the fact that the version is outdated. However, it just ...
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How to remove weblinks component rests after updating from J 3.3 to 3.4?

I have installed the update from Joomla 3.3 to 3.4. After that, the Weblinks component showed an update, which could not be installed due to a missing database table. Furthermore, the weblinks ...
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Invalid Token - Login issue - Explaination of what is being compared

I have 2 very similar (but obviously not identical) environments - one test and one production. I am using only the standard Login form from a menu item. Yet, I get an Invalid Token when trying to log ...
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Joomla 3.3 and Google SEO Question

Google is indexing my mobile menu along with my sites main menu and when I check Google it's displaying duplicates. I'm not sure why this is happening but I'd like to stop Google from indexing the ...
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Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded

I recently moved my Joomla 3.3.6 site on WHM/VPS from shared hosting, and now facing too many problems: My Joomla back-end is very slow and now I am getting following error in back-end: Fatal error: ...