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Is there a better way to show template's module positions?

Does anyone know a better way to show a template's positions. It seems to me that appending "...?tp=1" to url is rather klunky and sometimes hard to read? Thanks!!
7
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6answers
4k views

How can I control the module display on pages with no menu item?

I have asigned a module to pages according to their menu items in the module parameters but I would like to hide/show it on specific pages that don't have a menu item linking to them. How do I ...
6
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2answers
1k views

Copying Joomla Menu Items and keeping Module assignements

Currently in Joomla 3.2, selecting "Save as copy" on a menu item copies the details but not the module assignments into a new menu item. (I believe module assignments were copied in Joomla 2.5) Is ...
4
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2answers
591 views

My 404 page returns a 500

Joomla is correctly detecting when a page is not found, and redirects me to the error page I have setup. Unfortunately, I've found that the error code being returned is a 500, instead of a 404, and ...
7
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1answer
3k views

SMTP no error but not sending email

I have been battling with this for some time now. I have built a custom component for forms and it uses Joomla's mail functions to send email. I have checked all the data to make sure it is correct ...
26
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3answers
10k views

What's the proper way to get the entire $_POST?

In Joomla! 2.5.x I could simply run JRequest::get('post'); but seeing as JRequest is deprecated in Joomla! 3.x I should use JInput. At them moment this is the code I'm using to get the entire $_POST: ...
13
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3answers
112 views

Are Download IDs, API and Subscription Keys free to distribute with GPL extensions?

I purchase and use several extensions on an annual subscription basis (and whenever the Extension provider has an unlimited use option - I usually go for that). Many extension providers have a ...
8
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4answers
1k views

Is it possible to get generator tag removed from Joomla sites without interfering core framework?

Is it possible to get the generator tag removed from Joomla sites without interfering with the core framework. I personally feel this is an irritating aspect of the source code and makes websites ...
8
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3answers
6k views

How do I generate a SEF URL in a custom module instead of the real URL?

In my module, this code is being used to generate the URL of the page: JURI::base() . ContentHelperRoute::getArticleRoute( $article->id, $article->catid ) This works exaclty as it should and ...
11
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3answers
545 views

What is the proper methodology for updating templates?

Currently to update templates on our production site, we are taking the site offline, changing the template, uninstalling the template, reinstalling it, changing the template settings back, and then ...
17
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9answers
10k views

How to improve server response time?

What can I do, other than using a cache plugin like jotcache, to improve the server response time of my website? I have already removed all inactive articles modules, plugins and components, is there ...
6
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2answers
413 views

ACL and control access to download documents based user-group permissions

I'm working on a pet project web site using Joomla! to organize my apartment (i.e. itemizing and photographing belongings (great for insurance), appliances with attached scanned receipts and ...
13
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7answers
2k views

Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

We are using J3.2.3 on one of our client's website, which is an online casino website. The website is not live yet, as it is in development mode. Today we noticed that the server is too slow, though ...
13
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6answers
1k views

Joomla Component Tool or Scaffold?

I have created a couple of plugins for Joomla 3.2 and have recently started on a component to manage apartment rentals. I was wondering if there is a framework out there that had the basic file/folder ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Custom menu get title of the active menu's parent item

I can get the title of the active menu using $menu = &Jsite::getMenu(); $menuname = $menu->getActive()->title; But how can I access it's parent title?
11
votes
4answers
357 views

How to keep overrides updated?

As many know, it is possible to override templates, views, modules, components. The main problem is when Joomla! is updated, and the items overriden (in the template folder) get outdated. How do I ...
20
votes
2answers
159 views

How do I contribute code to Joomla?

I am aware that the code is managed at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms (for the CMS at least) and that I should submit pull requests to suggest that code be added. I'm especially interested in ...
4
votes
1answer
348 views

I'm using sh404SEF on HostGator. What should I do with my .htaccess?

I'm new to sh404SEF, but I understand it is widely used. I host with HostGator. I'm using sh404SEF primarily to generate search engine friendly URL's. sh404SEF advertises that I can do this without ...
29
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2answers
640 views

What are the differences between the Joomla! CMS, the Joomla! Platform and the Joomla! Framework?

Many of us have come to understand Joomla! to refer to a specific software we use, yet there are 3 different types of software available from Joomla! These are: 1) The Joomla! CMS; 2) The Joomla! ...
11
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3answers
1k views

Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF

Currently my site is using the sh404SEF plugin (Joomla 3.2) to add canonical urls to every page. This is working, however on the index page its outputting: www.example.com/?view=home instead of ...
30
votes
3answers
4k views

Method for creating a subquery using JDatabase

At http://docs.joomla.org/Selecting_data_using_JDatabase, there isn't a documented method for writing a subquery using JDatabase. https://gist.github.com/gunjanpatel/8663333 exemplifies one way of ...

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