Questions tagged [joomla-3.x]

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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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Error 0 Cannot open file for writing log while updating

I have tried to update a Joomla website,to the newest update they have released from the admin area. But after attempting to update, I have received this error message: "An error has occurred. 0 ...
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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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Upgrade to J3 gives JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found

I get a 500 error with JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found. I know this has been removed in J3 but my problem is trying to find out where this issue is. I suspect it is some sort of extension but I ...
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What is the Joomla Execution Flow, after a request reach to index.php till the final output on the browser?

Based on this question: How Templates work and load css/js files? Website building process with Purity III Quote: .... I have to present my website tomorrow and i may get asked "where does the ...
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Joomla/PHP how to add <meta property> instead of a <meta name> tags to the the header?

Dear Joomla community, I'm working on a little system plugin to inject Facebook Open Graph properties into an article. Therefore I've been using $document->setMetaData(). But now I discovered that ...
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How to set a component's param dynamically?

To retreive a param I use: $myparam = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_mycomponent')->get('myparam'); But what is the right method to store a component's param?
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How to redirect user with system message in Joomla 3

I know that you can achieve this by doing: JFactory::getApplication->redirect(url, message, type) but the documentation at JFactory::getApplication says it is deprecated and suggest to use ...
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Add JavaScript with $doc->addScript with async=“true”

is it possible to use the addScript with async="true"? I found a hack that uses some clever quoting to trick the embed function, but it seems as if this could be a native feature: $doc->addScript(...
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Export article as PDF

I have noticed, that in Joomla 1.5 there was a PDF icon that could be shown next to the print end email icons above the articles, but in Joomla 3.x it is not there any more. I have been searching ...
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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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What changes in code are required to make Joomla 3.5 extensions PHP7 compatible?

(Please bear with me, I am sorry but I just can't ask this quickly.) We are all hardly waiting for Stable Version of Joomla 3.5.0, aren't we? RC3 RC4 was released today and it is just a matter of ...
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How to create filters for Jinput?

I have gone through with the JInput Documentation. We can access the JInput object like this: JFactory::getApplication()->input; If we are retrieving more values, it would be useful to store the ...
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How to update everything to Twitter Bootstrap 3?

I made a template which used Twitter Bootstrap 3, and the front end worked ok, until I had the edit views in the front end, which depend greatly in Twitter Bootstrap 2 due to the way Joomla has been ...
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JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 16635

When I log into my joomla site from the front end I get this warning. JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 16635 But that user doesn't exist. From searching it might be easiest to just ...
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How to manage language variables inside JavaScript?

In my custom component I do a lot of JavaScript validation for each view. The validation throws various error messages and those messages are configured inside the language file en-GB.com_mycomp.ini ...
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Is there a way to promote articles between environments?

Is there an easy way to move articles between Joomla installations? For example in a development/staging/production environment, I have the same 20 articles in each. If I make a change to all 20 ...
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Where to place code in Joomla modules

When developing a Joomla extension, are there any best practices, guidelines or recommendations regarding where to place the different parts of my code (PHP and HTML)? I'm mostly thinking about the ...
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Why Joomla 3 add Canonical tag to current page and made it unindexable?

Joomla adds canonical tag to almost all pages that refers to themselves, so they will not be indexable (I checked URLs by Doctor SEO extension in FF) and they are not shown in google search result (i ...
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How to allow registered users on offline site

When putting my Joomla site in offline mode, only Super Users can log in and view the site: How can I allow registered users to log in and see the site even in offline mode, without giving them Super ...
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What to do when installation stuck on creating tables?

Upon installation of Joomla the process stops while creating tables. Some tables were created, but not all of them. So far this only happens with MySQL with Joomla 3.x. What should I do?
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PHP error reporting

I'm trying to create a behaviour such as : if there's a php fatal error, I want the joomla error page to show up, but I also want to receive a mail telling me what the error was. The idea here is to ...
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Use of global variable in Joomla

I have a variable which holds some value. I need to get this variable value both in administrator and site. Where should I place the variable and how can I get the variable in components or everywhere?...
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Display system messages inside component instead of in the template

By default Joomla 3 system messages (messages, notices, warnings) are displayed in a certain position of the template using <jdoc:include type="message" /> Would it be possible getting more ...
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When to upgrade to Joomla 3

I've seen a number of posts here and in Joomla's docs about upgrading. I'd like to upgrade to Joomla 3.3. But have seen conflicting posts of 3.4 coming. I'm on Joomla 2.5. My questions: EOL for ...
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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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How to create a view with filters and pagination

I want to create a view with filters and pagination for Joomla 3.x, but I'm not sure about what I have to include and where. For now, my model extends JModelList and I started using the getListQuery(...
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Confirmation message when deleting items in the media manager

I would like to have a confirmation message when I delete the items the media manager. For now, to delete an image, I just have to click on the top-right cross and the image is gone: if I make a ...
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How to get Categories of custom extension or third party component

I have a thirdparty component which stores its categories in #__categories table. -----+----------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+----- ... | extension | title ...
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What is the correct method of developing a front-end list and edit view

I created 2 front-end views. One view is to list the records and an another view to edit a particular record. The first view name is 'products' which shows the list of products from the table. In ...
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Problems auto loading classes with JLoader::registerPrefix

This is probably a really stupid question but I cannot find the answer and trial and error has failed. I am developing a component for Joomla 3.x and I have a number of classes that I want to use. I ...
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Managing sites with Git

I'm starting to use Git to manage Joomla site builds, and I'm looking for some best practice guidance. As it stands: Use WHM to provision a new account. I've written a post-install hook to ...
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Plugin event only when Email activation

I am just referring the Joomla User plugin events in the URL https://docs.joomla.org/Plugin/Events/User/en onUserLogin onUserAuthenticate onUserBeforeSave Just wondering which one will help me to do ...
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Display module in multiple positions

Is it possible to display a module in multiple positions, preferably natively, or through a third party extension? I know there are workarounds... clone the module and change the position, however ...
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Replace deprecated getError and getErrors

I have been looking through some logs and noticed that getError() and getErrors() are throwing deprecated messages in Joomla 3.3 (we just updated). Apparently these were deprecated back in Joomla 2.5, ...
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How can you hide the title from a featured article?

How can you hide the title from a featured article? I already tried setting "Show Title" to "Hide" in Article Manager but it doesn't work. This article is "Uncategorized" and only used in "Featured ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

I migrated an old Joomla 1.5 site to a shiny new Joomla 3.3 version using the tool SP UPGRADE. Now I can't seem to login and I fear its because all the user passwords in the DB look like 'MD5':'Salt'...
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

When I first installed my Joomla 3.x website, I uninstalled the default Joomla templates: Beez3, Protostar, Hathor, Isis. Every time I upgrade to a new Joomla version, Joomla appears to reinstall ...
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Custom Component - Need to verify if user is logged in

I'm developing new MVC custom Joomla component (com_helpdesk) and need to verify if user is logged in to site. If not then it should redirect to the login page with "return" parameter. Could someone ...
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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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Script not running on plugin installation

I am creating a plugin and am attempting to run a script after it is installed. For whatever reason, it appears the script file is loading, but my code is never run. My script.php file contains the ...
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Standard CSS classes / id naming conventions

When building a custom component, and while designing the layout file to render the view, I'm having difficulty determining what CSS classes / id's to use in my HTML elements to ensure it takes ...
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Remove a folder for downloadable files to reduce the Akeeba backup file

i have a folder named "download" in public-Html folder. all downloadable files on my site, is in it. when i backup my site with Akeebabackup, this folder makes my backup file Biiiig. what should i do ...
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What's the proper way to authenticate a user?

A couple years back I wrote a small and very incomplete component that authenticated users coming from outside of Joomla! i.e. a mobile application. Is there a proper or preferred way of handing this?...
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Best way to override the index.php file from a joomla template

I am using protostar as a template for my 3.3.1 website. I have change the index.php in order to redesign the module positions and to add more of them. I have just updated my website to Joomla 3.3.3 ...
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Recommended practices regarding transfering database from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3

I want to transfer about 300 articles from a Joomla 1.5 website to a Joomla 3.3.1 website. I have access only to the Joomla 1.5 database but not to the backend (I have access to both for the joomla ...
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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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How to make a menu item scroll to heading on same page?

I'm looking for a way to create a menu item (in this case "Contact") that scrolls down to the bottom of my home page where the contact information is located. I tried creating an external URL menu ...
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Site clean up tips

I was hoping for some tips on how I should routinely 'clean up' my Joomla sites, as it's that time of year again! I'm sure we all do it to some extent, so I'm just looking for advice on what others do....
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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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