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For question regarding Joomla 3.x of the Content Management System. This includes versions 3.0 up to 3.10.

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Install packages to "Administrator" location in Extension Manager

Is there a way that extension packages can be installed using the "administrator" client option or similar in a manifest file? I've made an installer package purely for the backend and I'd like it to ...
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The quickest way to get the POST object in Joomla 3 & 4

I've been creating a lot of webservices API endpoints in Joomla 4 lately and wanted to ask: "What's the simplest, fastest, most practical way to get the entire POST object when a controller ...
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JHtml::_('bootstrap.renderModal',,,); Joomla Bootstrap List of all parameters that can be used?

First I want to thank @Lodder and @Irfan for the below code which helped out a lot. The code below will create a button that launches a native Joomla Bootstrap modal. $modalTitle = 'myModal'; $...
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Edit Contacts on Front End

Joomla 3.9.14 Is it possible to edit a list of contacts from the front end? I need to display a list of contacts from a certain category, and allow administrators to edit their details. Currently ...
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Document Manager Recommendations

I'm looking for some recommendations for a document manager that's compatible with Joomla 3+. Seems to be a pretty popular question throughout the Joomla community. In the past I've always used Phoca ...
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Joomla keeps wrapping content with user-visible p tags

I have observed the same behavior when installing Joomla from multiple so called Quick Start Packages embedding themes and plugins. Right now, I have installed, Basic Joomla running on a production ...
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Joomla 3 versioning approval

I was wondering if anyone knew of any kind of extension which will allow a manager to edit / update the content (articles) in the backend - but only a Super User can approve the changes prior to it ...
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How can I provide language specific access to Multi-lingual Associations?

I'm trying to get away from the deprecated Josetta translation component, which has always served us well, but is choking on php 7. I like what I see in 3.7 with the ability to perform side-by-side ...
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Language changing only after page refresh

I have multilingual (fa/en) Joomla 3.6.2 site using Protostar template. The problem is when I click on the fa - (persian flag) or UK flag, the lang and dir tag does not change, but when I hit the ...
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RSS Feed for K2 Latest Items

I have created a menu item "Latest items from (one or more) users or categories" using K2. I have set it to display the latest 1 item from selected users. I want to create an RSS feed from this page -...
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'This page doesn't work' in articles & items

A strange issue occurred in my site https://myagiaparaskevi.gr/ suddenly. I've done no changes except publishing new articles. Every time I try to visit an article I get 'This page doesn't work'. ...
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Help With Joomla PHP Upgrade

I need a little bit of guidance when it comes to upgrading PHP on a Joomla! site The server is running RHEL 8.7 and I have already updated Lampp on my webserver to xampp-linux-x64-7.4.30-1. (this ...
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Very slow HTTP response times possibly due to SEF rules in htaccess

Im running Joomla 3.X and can't seem to pinpoint why I'm getting such high HTTP response times. I think I narrowed it down to the SEF rules in my .htaccess I ran some tests and thought to post my ...
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Joomla 3.x routing and slug problem

I have 1 component with 2 views - default is view1 - secondary is view2. When I associate it with the menu from the backend, Joomla creates the correct url with alias for SEO. Example: www.sitename....
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Unit tests for Joomla 3 plugin

I have written some moderately complicated software for my Joomla site and want to improve on my code base in coming releases. To this end I am writing some unit tests however it's hard to run the ...
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MySQL Server has gone away with mysqli_connect to another LAMP Stack / TURNKEY Linux

I am trying to connect to another VM (192.168.16.27) from 192.168.16.28 to get Data out of the MariaDB Database (joomla). So my Code is: $link = mysqli_connect("192.168.16.27", "user&...
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render Subform repeatable custom fields joomla4

I have created one subform custom fields in my Joomla 4 article from backend and selected media filed at subform and use this code for load custom fields at joomla article YOUR_JOOMLA_WEBSITE_ROOT/...
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Custom Component, display function is not called from specific view/controller

I have made a custom component, also with help from component-creator.com. But I am struggling with display methods. For example I want to check something in the display method, but when I try to add ...
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Disable script in head if path to script has a full url?

I found this code from this topic: Disable script loading in head $doc = JFactory::getDocument(); $dontInclude = array( '/media/jui/js/jquery.js', ); foreach($doc->_scripts as $key => $script){ ...
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Joomla Tagged Blog of articles

I managed to create a 2 column blog view of articles on a Joomla 3.9 website using the guidance in this post, along with some additional linked advice on adding a "readmore": How to show ...
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Getting no login prompts when trying to access private content, getting "Page not found" instead

I have private content on the site, and I want "non-registered" users to be redirected to the login page when they try to access the private content, without using any extensions. I have ...
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Joomla - Page Builder - With Publish Workflow

We have recently built a site on Joomla and have used the SP Page Builder. But unfortunately, the SP Page Builder does not have the Workflow / User Access mechanism where one set of users create the ...
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Joomla Site Replication & Automation

Joomla 3.9.20 What's the best way to automate a daily backup of a Joomla website (files, folders & db) to a development site on the same domain? For example, I have example.com and each night I ...
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How to get an AJAX call in component's administrator side

I added a component to my site and it accesses my DB via an AJAX call. In my 'tmpl' folder, I have a 'default.php' file which makes an AJAX call that is received by view.json.php just outside that ...
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Get menu-meta_description from menu item

I need to add meta description inside a component page. That's what I tried: $menu = $app->getMenu(); // Load the JMenuSite Object $active = $menu->getActive(); // Load the Active Menu ...
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Deleting obsolete menu types

While programming a Joomla extension, I experimented with Menu Types, however while editing/deleting/adding types in the default.xml it doesn't delete the previous ones. So while I only have 1 menu ...
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Homepage of multilingual site not working anymore after removing index.php (404); all other sites working

So I removed the "index.php" - part from the URL in Joomla in the following way: Change the htaccess.txt - file name to .htaccess via FTP Set the URL-rewrite Option in the Joomla Configuration ...
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Can I interrupt installation process with preflight function?

I'm trying to add a note to user when trying to install an extension / module. Basically I want to add note before user continuing the module installation process when an older version found, and ...
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Adding articles to a local copy, then pushing them to the live version

We have a client who was getting errors when trying to add a lot of articles (like a dozen) to their live site in a short time span, but we found that after moving their site to a localhost they did ...
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fetch article custom fields in Layouts

I have created some custom fields in my Joomla article from backend templates/name-template/html/com_content/article/default.php and use this code for load custom fields at joomla article <?php ...
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K2 SEF issues including Joomla Smart Search

I am having an issue with smart search and k2. If I search for a Joomla article then everything pulls the correct SEF URL. If I try to search for something that is a k2 item it loads correctly but ...
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Why calling addIncludePath from self has different results than from JModelLegacy

I'm trying to get an instance of a com_menus model from within my component. The following code works: JModelLegacy::addIncludePath(JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_menus/models/'); $model = ...
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Installing Joomla Quickstart package on AWS Lightsail/Bitnami?

I am trying to install a quickstart package on Lightsail/Bitnami. But whatever I do I cannot seem to get it working. My latest attempt was to install the QS on another server while installing just ...
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Ways to analyse TTFB for a Joomla site

My site's ttfb is very high. www.farafan-market.ir I used to use JCH-optimize plugin to enhance the page load. Then when I enabled Joomla's system-cache plugin, TTFB reduced to less than 1 second. ...
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How to manage navigation links in multi-language website?

I have some trouble to understand how the navigation links between different language versions work in Joomla! 3.6 So I just got a website to manage - http://www.pontech.co.uk/en/ When you choose ...
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Add "show all" button to BT Content Slider module

I am using Joomla 3.X. I have a module which displays three news and events at a time to see next set of news and events user has to press the next button. The name of the module is "BT Content Slider"...
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Create record from modal edit form

Is there a standard Joomla mechanism / development pattern for creating a modal edit form to create an item from within another item? I've used this tutorial to create a modal list view, where you ...
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How can I put a module in a modal and pass parameters

I'm trying to make all my custom php pages into modules so they fit in the proper windows and are responsive. So I do not want to use Iframes (as I've done previously). So I have a module that will ...
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Ask for confirmation before extension update via update server

We are implementing an update server feature for our custom Joomla extension. Is it possible to add confirmation text after selecting the extension and require the click of the update button before ...
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Why isn't JTableUsergroup implemented as nested set inheriting JTableNested?

Joomla uses Nested Sets to represent the category structure JTableCategory and the menu structure JTableMenu. Therefore these classes inherit the JTableNested class: JTableCategory extends ...
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Remember language with no content-languages site

Hello I'm developing a website that has not content languages, it would be some kind of joomla administrator, only language strings are loaded (no contents needed for this website). I want that Joomla ...
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Problem with SEF URL For K2 Users/Authors

I'm having trouble setting up proper SEF URL's for the users / authors on a site I'm working on. I have "Enable advanced SEF for K2 URLs" on, and everything works fine as long I can associate a menu ...
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getUserStateFromRequest variable become empty if name starts with '.filter.'

In my view.html.php I set UserState Variables. One of this variables is set like this: $app->setUserState('com_mycomponent.modelname'.'.filter.status', 1); When I try to get the variable in the ...
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Override blog layout to display articles under subcategory headings

What I'm trying to do is create a category blog layout that will display the title of a category, followed by subcategories with the articles of those subcategories (full article, not just it's title) ...
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Query with multiple joins and a variable

I have a query: $query->select( $db->quoteName( array_keys($fields), array_values($fields) )); $query->from($db->quoteName('#__receipts_patient_charge',...
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404 errors in Joomla backend

I've a problem in the back end for Joomla. I am moving my web site to a new server; it's not ready to go live yet. The problem happens all over the place not just in Article manager but here's an ...
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Secure joomla admin: Disable editing css/html files for templates

I'd like to disable entering and editing any files in the Templates/Templates area. We have some security issues with template files (they are edited by hackers) and we are afraid that it is used for ...
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cart.json error in joomla

While checking error logs in hosting account, finding this error on few pages of cart.json not available i have checked source page, file and never had this kind of file or link cart.json in it Also ...
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"Call to a member function setState() on bool" with responsivizer component after upgrading from joomla 3.9 to 3.10

After updating my Joomla site from version 3.9 to 3.10, everything is working except the responsivizer component where I am getting this error in the backend: Call to a member function setState() on ...
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How to change 'Response Headers "cache-control" '

I have got a site running on AWS using Cloudfront which is caching the site. I've got browser and page cache enabled in Joomla. However, when looking at the Response Headers, under cache control it's ...
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