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How do I override the CSS styles in my template?

When using a free/commercial Joomla template from Template Club X/Y/Z, what is the best way to include my own CSS styles?
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What is the proper way to make an AJAX call in component?

I am developing a custom component for Joomla! 3.x and want to make an AJAX call inside it to retrieve some data. What is the proper way to do it?
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4answers
5k views

How to override core classes?

Sometimes there is a need to override core classes to get more functionality or to make some core functions work in another way. Is there any way how to override core classes? If it is possible then ...
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2answers
4k views

How to deal with Duplicated Content / URLs in Joomla?

I just found out a major SEO issue and while I have solved it for the time being; I am trying to figure out why it may have occurred in the first place and if there was mistake or is it something to ...
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4answers
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

I'm planning on starting three different websites, under one web host. I know of a web host that supports this. The question I have is this: can I administer all three sites under one Joomla instance? ...
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9answers
1k views

How to secure a new Joomla installation?

What are the actions that one should take after a new Joomla installation in order to keep it secure? Both on shared hosting servers and dedicated ones.
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4answers
21k views

How to display user profile information?

I want to make a custom profile page which will only display the details of the user who has logged into my website. I need to display username name registered email Is it also possible to create ...
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4answers
13k views

Joomla 3.x extension development tutorial for a beginner developer

I worked extensively in Joomla 1.0.15 version and developed multiple extensions. Also, I continued my developed in Joomla 1.5.x But, my developed discontinued after this release. Now, I want to start ...
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1answer
7k views

How to save Custom Fields in Core components

I'm trying to add a single, simple field to each #__content item, and I've very carefully followed the tutorial at Adding Custom Fields to Core Components, substituting "content" for "contact". I now ...
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5answers
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What to do if my Joomla website got hacked?

I have a Joomla 2.5 website. Yesterday I was not able to login administrator panel. I checked out users table. I was shocked when I saw that all the users' username field were 'admin' and passwords ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does Category View use Home Page Itemid when displaying the articles?

From the home page of v3.3.6, I have a Category View listing all the sub-categories of a given main Category. When I click on that link from the home page, it lists those Sub-categories as expected, ...
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2answers
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Joomla Beginner Tutorials - How to start with Joomla?

A friend told me to use this Joomla to set up my own website. Truth is I have no idea how to start with it. I have some html, css, php knowledge but never had to use a CMS before and specifically ...
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5answers
14k views

How to setup a new multi-language website?

One of my old clients want to turn to Joomla instead of a static HTML5/CSS3 responsive Multi-languages website. I'm a newbie to Joomla, and my biggest challenge is how to make a multi-languages Joomla ...
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4answers
2k views

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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2answers
14k views

How to stop (fake) users from registering on my website?

I administer a website which does not require users to register. The only user that is needed is the Super User. The problem is that I found a large number of new registered users. First I want to ...
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4answers
30k views

Adding custom CSS styling on some of my pages

I would like to add custom CSS styling to some of my pages to give them a unique style, and override the default template styling. How can I achieve this in Joomla?
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1answer
1k views

SQL Injections using Jfactory::getDBO and setQuery()

$db = JFactory::getDBO(); $searchP = JRequest::getVar('key'); $sql = "SELECT name FROM people LIKE " . "'%" . $searchP . "%'"; $db->setQuery($sql); $fileR = $db->loadObjectList(); Will ...
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10answers
3k views

What tools can I use to help assist me with Joomla development?

I'm new to Joomla development and I would like to know what tools and/or software can assist me in in developing both the backend and frontend of a Joomla site. This would also include any future ...
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3answers
11k 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: ...
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2answers
1k views

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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3answers
5k views

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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4answers
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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3answers
7k views

Whats the correct way for exception handling?

In Joomla core I find still many calls like this: // Check for errors. if (count($errors = $this->get('Errors'))) { JError::raiseError(500, implode("\n", $errors)); ...
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3answers
7k views

How to show tagged items in category blog layout

I want to create a menu item for a tag that shows the articles as in category blog layout. I have tried with these menu item types: "Compact List of Tagged Items", "List of all tags" and "Tagged Items"...
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5answers
5k views

What is an efficient way to troubleshoot a “white screen of death”

Quite a few times I have been in a position where the front-end of a Joomla website is a blank screen with no content, sometimes known as a "white screen of death". This has occurred after a website ...
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3answers
6k views

Virtual host for Joomla

How can I set up a VirtualHost on my local developer environment? Ideally I would also like to be able to access my site from a simply URL, such as www.joomla.loc rather than having to constantly use ...
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2answers
393 views

How do you update a website once it has gone live?

How do you push updates live to templates and modules once you have gone live with the site? We tend to do a few different solutions as we develop on one site and then akeeba backup to push the site ...
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5answers
7k views

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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8answers
16k views

Recommended practices regarding Joomla file/directory permissions and ownership on linux systems?

In the past I’ve often run into trouble with permissions and ownership of Joomla files/directories on linux systems. Problems included Not being able to transfer files to the server using programs ...
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1answer
7k views

How do I apply JHtmlSidebar to add a sidebar to my admin view?

I can't find any tutorials on how to use the JHtmlSidebar Utility Class. This comes close to it: Creating a toolbar for your component, but it is very vague. It mentions $this->sidebar, which ...
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3answers
19k views

Joomla DB Insert, how to get last inserted id?

I have to insert my data into 2 different tables, in the first table I have the following query which works perfectly: $insertProjectUser = 'INSERT INTO #__pmanager_user (user_cms_id, user_email, ...
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3answers
461 views

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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3answers
642 views

How to update an online website?

Maybe this is a silly question, but I would like to know how you deal the update of an online website. I'll explain me better. Suppose there's this website with daily added articles, comments, forum ...
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3answers
498 views

How to create a custom script to force the download of a .csv file that is generated in real time?

So I've been handed a custom administrator module which simply displays database table data in an HTML table. My task is to create a clickable button on the module that will generate the csv data on ...
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3answers
477 views

2 domains, 2 templates one cms with same content

I have a site that need to have two sites in one, it is one company with two brands the one is news paper and the other one is tv(video). They have corresponding articles or videos, that feature on ...
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2answers
395 views

Single source many Joomla sites on a server. How could it be possible?

I have hundreds of identical joomla installations on same server. For two years, I have been updating and maintaining them seperately which makes me too tired and causes too much time and energy loss. ...
3
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1answer
428 views

Unexpected parent tag association

I'm using 3.3.0 and started playing with the tags. I've noticed that all of the tags recently created have the Joomla tag as their parent. When I edit the tag, the Parent pull down menu is set to ...
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2answers
3k views

Create categories, subcategories and articles using php

Is it possible to dynamically create Joomla categories, subcategories and articles using PHP scripts? Is there any example link?
7
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1answer
4k views

Override MVC classes in Joomla 3

Is there anyway to override MVC classes in Joomla 3? I have found this thread but it is for Joomla 2.5. How to override core classes? I have done MVC overrides in Joomla 2.5 successfully but now I ...
13
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3answers
9k views

How to check what component is being used on current page?

I want to set up my template so it will display different layout depending on what component is being used on current page. How to check for this?
6
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2answers
3k views

Logging in user without getting password from them

My requirement is something like login by Facebook, so the user does not provide password but gets logged in. I want to make a user logged in from within extension code by knowing his user id and/or ...
4
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2answers
1k views

RESTful API to manage article

We have an application which collaboratively collects data from authors. We want to upload curated content to different joomla powered sites. The current application is built on Ruby on Rails. Does ...
3
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3answers
2k views

Overriding Core Components Model Form XML

I want to change the Field type for the Article's Links, from input text to DropDown List with internal menu items. I am looking for a convenient way to do this with the minimum work. I can't find ...
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6answers
2k views

How can I create a menu item on a different subdomain?

I want to create a menu-structure like this in Joomla 2.5: Root (www.example.com) About (www.example.com/about) Site a (a.example.com) Site b (b.example.com) Is it possible to create menu items ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Layout Overrides: Intro Image Link

I have searched everywhere for this answer but I can't find it. I really like the new layout overrides in Joomla 3 but I want to be able to add a link to the intro_image.php file so that when a user ...
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4answers
3k views

JCE / TinyMCE - Keeps attempting to Fix Valid & Invalid HTML

Of all the Joomla editors we've used, JCE has best suited our purposes and clients. But there's a few problems with the editor that can cause problems when we code something, then it's toggled to ...
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1answer
10k views

How to change the title tag?

On each page I get the option of meta description and keywords but don't get Title. Where can I change what appears under the <title> tag.
6
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1answer
684 views

Can't see alternative layout once i add xml file

I create a file "product.php" in "\templates\beez3\html\com_content\category" I can see it in "alternative layout option" but i can't see it in "menu item type". Then i create a "product.xml" file. ...
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2answers
173 views

Many usergroups slow down sections of the website

I am working on a Joomla 3.3.0 website that has about 140 usergroups. However this causes the joomla to slow down, particularly when I am going to the sections of the website that needs to load the ...
4
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3answers
415 views

Mass Joomla sites Updates / Maintenance

I have around 100 websites on a single server, all in j3.2.x all working fine. Now if i want to add a single module/component/plugin in all the websites i have to log-in in all the websites and add ...

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