Questions tagged [joomla-3.4]

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Search tools is not open by default

We are implementing the core search tools in our custom component list view. When I click the search tools it shows the below form which is perfect. When I click the drop down and select a ...
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Redirect users to the last page visited, after login from component

In Joomla 3.5.1, I want to redirect users to the page they were before logging in. If they login from mod_login, no problem, since the module is pending from the top menu, they just stay at that ...
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Getting reviews from JED

I saw on NoNumber's website, he has a tab which shows reviews from the Joomla Extensions Directory, for example, here I was wondering, if it's possible to somehow pull reviews from the JED website. I'...
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Joomla 3.4.5 to 3.4.6 Simple?

I've never worked with this version of Joomla but am led to beleive that it is pretty simple to upgrade to 3.4.6 from 3.4.5 - having done a few upgrades on the older versions I am skeptical! Anyone ...
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Joomla 3.4 Multi-language site functionality

I am developing an accommodation booking website on Joomla 3.4.3 and i have installed Falang. My website must have two languages, default is English(en-GB) and translated to Afrikaans(af-ZA). Before ...
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Can't turn on cache in 3.4.4

I have a complex install of Joomla 3.4.4 with jSeblod and many other extensions. We are planning to use Varnish4 in front of the web server and because of that need to turn on proper Cache-Control ...
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How to Prevent 'Secret Key' appearing in Logon Screen

Can someone please let me know how I prevent the 'Secret Key' from appearing in the Log On screen? At the moment, the Username, Password and 'Secret Key' appear in the Log On screen when users ...
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Automatic login after they complete the registration form Joomla 3.4

Can anyone point me in the correct direction to enable automatic login after the user completes the registration form Joomla 3.4? Thanks in advance and blessings,
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Not able to store a Object in Joomla session

I am trying to store an object in Joomla session and it gets reset when I null the temp variable. $whoami = new stdClass(); $whoami->type = 's'; $whoami->id = '1'; //Loading the value to ...
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Joomla singular and plural view names

Is there a built in functionality available in joomla to determine the view name to plural? I created 2 views as 'delivery' and 'deliverys'. The view 'delivery' is to display the records in a list ...
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How Useful Are Meta Descriptions & Keywords

When writing Joomla articles I tend to leave out the meta information under publishing options, but should I be including it and if so, what benefit (if any) will I notice as regards page ranking? I ...
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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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Can I use git to version control Joomla website's debugging and development?

I have a joomla website on a remote server that I am constantly developing. To debug it, I need to have a local copy, but this creates a version problem: Sometimes I debug and modify the local ...
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Adding class to content 'Read More'

I want to add a class to the Read More link found in //components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_item.php I want the class to be: <a class="btn btn-primary readmore-link"> But I can't ...
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Redirect users to the page pointed in the URL after login

In Joomla 3.5.1, I want to redirect users to a specific page, like: https://www.domain.com/login?return=L2YlQzMlQjNydW0tcGVyZ3VudGFzLWUtcmVzcG9zdGFzL2NvbnZlcnNhdGlvbi9yZWFkLmh0bWw/aWQ9MjU= Where the ...
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How to show a search box inside a list form field

How to show a search box inside a 'list' type of form field?
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Add custom language to content language

I'm creating a multilangue joomla site with English and Faroese. Faroese isn't in the language list, but my site is just made up of articles and menu's that I'm creating at my own, so I don't need to ...
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Redirection to wrong language since 3.4.3

When I click a link in an article to another article with no explicit lang in the query string, then a redirect occurs to a url with the language set in the query string. This language is not, however,...
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Extend publishing in controller?

I would like to extend the (un)publish-function in a sub controller. I thought it would be enough to write something like that to my sub controller items.php: public function unpublish() { ...
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Adding an icons to backend submenu items

I've started developing my first ever component and an using Joomla's JSubMenuHelper class to add a sub-menu to define the different views, like so: public static function addSubmenu($submenu) { ...
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Showon with nested fields?

I am trying to figure out how to get the showon tag to work with nested fields. Could someone please look at the code below and tell me what I do wrong or if it is at all possible. <field name="...
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What are the JS dependencies of the Joomla frontend editor?

The Problem I'm trying to implement a functioning frontend editor within my Joomla template which has been developed in-house at my company. For the most part it works - a user can make basic text ...
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Query database for articles, filtering by tag

I can use this to get published articles from the database: function queryDatabase_Posts($select, $limit) { // Database connection and query object. $db = JFactory::getDbo(); $query = $db-...
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Custom HTML Advanced Issue

I am attempting to port a Javascript searchable membership roster (name address, etc) from my HTML site to a new Joomla 3.4 site. The Javascript (created by Satadip Dutta) in embeded in the HTML file. ...
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More info required on form field predefinedlist

Not much explanation found for the predefinedlist form field at https://docs.joomla.org/Standard_form_field_types Can someone please help me how this can be configured?
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How to use JHtml::booleanlist with btn-group

In the front-end I have a code as below jimport( 'joomla.html.html.select' ); echo JHtmlSelect::booleanlist('published',null,$this->book->published,'Yes','No') What I see is as below What I ...
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Load javascript script before </body> closing tag

I'm using $doc->addScript($path.'/js/script.js'); to load a Javascript file inside the head section. Is there any native way to load it in the bottom of the page, before the closing </body> ...
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What is the best way to require_once?

METHOD 1 Hard coding the directory separator require_once JPATH_COMPONENT.'/models/fields/courselist.php'; METHOD 2 Soft code the directory separator if(!defined('DS')){ define('DS',...
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Joomla 3.4 Admin Template Override

I want to change the header in the default admin template Isis. This is the output now. <header class="header"> <div class="container-logo"> <img src="administrator/...
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Find Updates does not find latest Joomla core update

My site is @ Joomla v3.4.8. Today I received an email announcement that Joomla v3.5.1 was released. If I go to Extensions > Manage > Update > Find Updates, no updates are found. I do get a message ...
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Standalone PHP calling Joomla APIs

I am writing a cronjob (cron.php) which will have to run under the Joomla root folder which call Joomla functions like JFactory::getDbo(). I have the following code in cron.php define( '_JEXEC', 1 );...
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How can I use google recaptcha in my custom page?

1) Get recaptcha keys from http://www.google.com/recaptcha 2) Set these keys to recaptcha plugin and activate it if it's not. 3) Put below code where you want to show recaptcha php code: ...
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Get Timestamp from Database

I have data stored in a db table, with an auto timestamp. In a module I want to then display a result based on the latest timestamp. It's not working and I'm getting an error Warning: strtotime() ...
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SMTP email failing via Joomla, succeeding outside of Joomla

I think I need a way to debug in more detail how Joomla is trying to send SMTP email because I can't get any of its email mechanisms working, but I feel like SMTP is the one most likely to work since ...
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Using relative paths for tmp and log

This should be a simple one but my installation is in a state where I cannot be sure what I am doing wrong. I wanted to be able to use relative paths for my tmp and log folders. They used to be full ...
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Is there any benefit to setting encoding of mail to base64?

Using the JMailer class, it possible to easily send out a mail using the Joomla API. One of the options I don't know too much about is the encoding part: $mailer = JFactory::getMailer(); $mailer->...
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OAuth 2.0 Example

Joomla! 3.4.3 I'm looking for a working example on how to implement OAuth2.0 client code to Google, Facebook, etc. I understand (and see) a variety of OAuth classes in the Joomla! library hierarchy, ...
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Joomla 3.4 login api - how to "remember" session

This works great for 3.4 Joomla. How do I keep the user logged in? i.e. "remember"? JPluginHelper::importPlugin('user'); $options = array(); $options['action'] = 'core.login.site'; $response->...
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Joomla An error has occurred. 0 JForm::validateField() rule `number` missing. Return to Control Panel

Got An error has occurred. 0 JForm::validateField() rule number missing. Return to Control Panel while tying to change email id and Name from mail settings in joomla's Global Configuration>...
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How to create a category blog layout with all articles shown in full?

Hello Joomla community, I'd like to create a category blog layout where all articles are shown with their entire content. I.e. without having the article shortened at the 'read more' position. What's ...
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Template Installation

I am having a hard time finding and getting a free template to work. I have tried many free templates but none of them worked properly. Currently the content of my joomla website is the default one ...
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Upgrade Joomla 3.4 RC to 3.4 final

I have a Joomla testing site where I installed Joomla 3.4 Release Candidate. I'm aware that there's no Upgrade path from beta Versions to final Versions ...please do not upgrade any of your ...
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Access Levels Explanation Joomla 3

Can someone please explain the rights given to users that are assigned any of the following access levels shown in the image. Cheers Carlton
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Joomla Debug Console does not show Database Queries

My Joomla 3.4.4 website is not showing Database Queries in Joomla Debug Console at the site front-end but it can be seen at the Administrator back-end. Below is the screenshot at the front-end And ...
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When joomla will get bootstrap 3?

Is there any time-line when joomla start supporting bootstrap 3?
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Submitting a Form with file inputs via AJAX

I am finding a way to submit the form which contains a file input along with some other text inputs. view This is a simple view with a text box, file box and hidden boxes <form method="post" name=...
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How to handle many images in Joomla

I have a blog on Joomla 3.4.3 and every day I generate aprox. 15+ articles. Some of them contain many images. My question is; when I add a new article in Joomla, I have to add its intro image and ...
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Simple Joomla plugin doesn't work

I'm new to Joomla. The first time I create a plugin. I am trying to create a new plugin, but it does not work. Events did not react. Joomla version 3.4.8. PHP 5.6 My Code plgcontenttitlere.php ...
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Redirect to splash page before home for new visitors

I need to redirect new visitor to a splash page created with joomla article. I used this script: <script type="text/javascript"> function redirect() { var thecookie = readCookie('...
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CLI command line script working locally but not on host

I have a command line test script that runs locally OK, but when I try to run it on my host (Bluehost) through ssl (using Putty) it fails, but doesn't throw an error. I've checked the error logs and ...

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