Questions tagged [joomla-3.x]

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

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How to retrieve the CHANGED text from Joomla Editor?

I have a page that allows the user to edit the intro text of a particular article, and I'm using this code to allow them to do so: $editor = & JFactory::getEditor(); $params = array('smilies'=>...
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Displaying a Joomla module using PHP?

Can i display a Joomla module using PHP? What would be the script to achieve this? (If it's possible!)
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How to render System Message from AJAX call

I would like to display a system message when I got back my ajax request. The ajax request returns the right message. I can test it with an alert. alert(result.message); Joomla.renderMessages(result....
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PHP code to display Registered Date & Last Visited Date?

How can I make a PHP script that displays a users Registered Date and Last Visited Date as it appears in the core Joomla profile page?
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API for UnionAll in JDatabaseQuery

Can anyone point me to the documentation on how to use UnionAll in JDatabaseQuery? Thanks, Mike
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One time form for Joomla Users?

I want to place a custom html/php form for my registered Joomla users but I want it to be submitted by the user only once, i mean if a user has submitted the form , the next time he'll open that form ...
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Any free extensions for Single Sign-on using Shibboleth or ActiveDirectory?

I have a simple question - are there any free extensions for Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x that can incorporate Single sign-on using a Shibboleth in Joomla? I can even consider ActiveDirectory as a possibility.
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Profile Pictures for Joomla Users?

I don't want to install any community plugin to do that. I want to provide a simple upload image form to my registered users, which will allow them to upload & change their profile picture any ...
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Joomla Variables for optional Profile Fields?

I have enabled some optional profile fields for the registered users of my website (using the User-Profile plugin), What are the Joomla variable which will return the value of these fields? I mean, ...
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Displaying a Form Field Depending on Previous Question

I develop my own template for Joomla and i need to display more options if you set a value before. For example: after clicking on YES: It would be nice if in the joomla core a solution like this: &...
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Remove Article ID from Joomla 3 url

I am trying to remove the article id from a Joomla 3 URL. I searched around and the response is in components\com_content\router.php change 0 to 1 in $advanced = $params->get('sef_advanced_link', ...
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Is there a way to restore an Akeeba database backup through the admin?

I'm using Akeeba to backup my database (database only, I'm not backing up files). I haven't been able to find a way to restore only the database using the admin. Is there a way to do it?
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How to let users delete their account from the frontend?

How can i let my registered users delete their own account from the front-end?
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Which is the best Certification course offered in Joomla for Professional Web Designing and development?

I wanted to know which is the best Certification course which gives a proper knowledge about Joomla! in and out . I wanted to pursue a career in Joomla! as Professional Web Designer and Developer, ...
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Load K2 article with ajax

I am using the category layout to feature articles on my front page with joomla 3.3. I am customizing this view so that the article links pull the articles into this page via ajax on click. This is ...
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How To Get Extension ID of any Type

For Components and for Modules I know we can get the active ID of an extension using JComponentHelper::getComponent("com_") and JModuleHelper::getModule("mod_"). However I want to be able to obtain ...
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Joomla component media manager to select pdf

I wrote a component and need a field there where the user can pick a pdf from the media manager. When I set the field-type in the field list to «media», the media-manager only shows images. How do I ...
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What's the purpose of $this->get('Item') in Joomla view.html.php example file?

I refer to the code below, presented in Developing a MVC Component - Front End Function Example: class HelloWorldViewUpdHelloWorld extends JView { // Overwriting JView display method function ...
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JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie

When trying to log in I am seeing the following error message: JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie I am not able to log into the front or back end with any ...
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How to get parent category title for Tag view

I want to get my current article's category and parent category link into my page. I get the category via the following code: $db = JFactory::getDbo(); $id = $item->core_catid; $db->setQuery("...
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How to support a new language to the front site of my component?

I'm developing a component and want to set up multiple language support at least for the front end at this stage. I may have missed something or not interpreted it correctly but in the Joomla ...
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Default menu assignment for a new module

While creating a new module, is it possible to change the default menu assignment from 'All pages' to 'no pages'? I haven't be able to find anything that would allow that switch in the global ...
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The URL loaded two times on every page

Joomla: 3.3.0 The problem occurs on every page. creact.com is loaded on every page and the real link too. The htaccess file is modified with these lines: ### START WILDCARD ################## ...
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Regex in Akeeba Backup exclude all hidden files

I am struggling to find a regex for Akeeba Backup (3.11.0), that will exclude specific hidden files that start with ._ (dot underscore) in all directories of the website. Have anyone ever done this? ...
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Prevent error message from showing SQL

In my table I have created an index on 'col1' to prevent duplicate entries which works well but the resulting error message displayed to a user when they attempt to add a duplicate entry seems to to ...
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Get full link from menu item field type

I am developing my own slideshow component and module for Joomla. The component is used to select the slides along with captions and links etc. The module shows the slides. In the component, for each ...
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How to migrate articles from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x?

I am trying to migrate some articles. On my host I get 403 errors for J2XML export so I thought I would set it up on a localhost. The front end looks fine unless you try to login. Fortunately I get ...
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How to show and save a form from module like we do in components?

I do display and save forms in Joomla MVC components using jmodeladmin classes. But how can I do same thing from a module? As modules don't do things in the MVC way that automatically can find the ...
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Smart search indexer hangs

I want to use smart search. But my indexer won't finish indexing. I’ve enabled the smart search plugin. Made a custom smart search plugin. When I hit the index button, joomla starts indexing VERY slow ...
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How to retrieve unique values before a parenthesis in JFormFieldList Filter query?

I have a JHtml custom filter populated by a JFormField extended class. It is added in the view with the following code: JHtmlSidebar::addFilter( '- Select Height -', 'filter_height', ...
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Proper way to use MySQL fulltext search on a keyword string?

I have a keyword string on which I want to do full text searching. The current search query in the model is as follows: $jinput = JFactory::getApplication()->input; $keyword = $jinput->...
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What's the proper way of setting a persistent cookie in Joomla 3.x

I would like to set a "destination" cookie for all users on my site, to serve tailored content. The cookie needs to persist across login/logout so it appears I cannot use jSession, which is cleared on ...
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User registration error : Two different values for password in database?

I tried to register a new user from Joomla frontend, registration was successful plus activation via email was also successful, now when i try to login using the new credentials, i get a error " ...
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How to use Smart Search in a multilingual environment?

This may be due to a bug or (more likely) to my inability to configure the Smart Search component, but... this is what's happening: I have a multilingual site: primary "English", secondary "Italian." ...
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Bot registrations even with Allow User Registration set to No

In the User Manager options (joomla 3.2) I have the "Allow User Registration" set to "No", yet I am still getting registrations from bots. Does anyone have any information about how this can happen ...
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Calling model from view error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function

I am just starting with Joomla component development and MVC in general. Im also not incredibly strong in PHP but I am trying to build a component that gets json and displays it as a jQuery accordion ...
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Pagination of lists at backend – how to add custom list size?

How can I add custom value to Site Settings > Default List Limit in Joomla 3.X? I can see dropdown menu with values 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100 there. I would like to add item 500. Can be the ...
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Adding Tags Functionality To Existing Component

I'm looking to get tags working inside of an extension. I saw this and have gotten the field to appear in the edit view, but of course it doesn't save anywhere. Looking at com_content article tag ...
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Error: 404 Category not found error with custom PHP script

For some time now I have been working with Joomla, and now I am working with a version 3.1.5. I often make my own PHP scripts to use for AJAX callbacks and other things. I put them in a folder ...
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How to remove the 'index.php' from URL's?

I was wondering if it is possible to remove the 'index.php' that is shown in every URL.
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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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Can I use PostgreSQL with Joomla 3.3

Can I use PostgreSQL with Joomla a 3.3 production site (not for testing) and if so is there anything I should be aware of? I would appreciate some feedback from someone who has actual installed and ...
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How to query and display a list of nested tags for a particular parent on front end as links?

What is the best way of querying the db to generate a list of tags matching a particular parent and display on the front end as a link with tag title and id? This is for a custom joomla mvc ...
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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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Joomla browser detection

Can we create a thorough question/answers post with the core methods that allow browser detection in Joomla 2.5 and 3 ? After a quick research in the web, I feel that there is not sufficient ...
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Options for backups, restoring, and staging?

What are some options for Backing Up & Restoring Joomla! instances? Preferably ones suitable for staging.
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GeSHi shows no syntax colors with Joomla 3.3

I have been using the GeSHi plugin for syntax highlighting on my Joomla 3 installation for few weeks. The highlighting has been working fine. But ever since I upgraded to Joomla 3.3 the highlighting ...
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Can Joomla send the user an email when admin approves them?

I have a request from a client that the joomla 3.2 is sending email to the admin to approve and to the user that they must wait to be approved, but they would like to have email also sent to the user ...
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Is there a guide to updating a 2.5 extension to 3.x?

I've searched around a bit but didn't find a guide yet. Something with a checklist would be great.
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Adding all form parameters in a custom item of the component

I prepared a component and i have to add different categories and custom items with lots of fields in my component.But What i want is to display all the joomla's fields for adding a new item in my new ...
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