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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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Upgrade Joomla 1.7.3 to 2.5.0 failed

I need to migrate my joomla 1.7.3 site to joomla 3. So, I first upgraded it to joomla 1.7.4 and 1.7.5 successfully. In the next step I am going to upgrade it to 2.5.0. So I downloaded the update ...
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Hide past items based on date inside foreach loop

I have a custom component that displays "coming soon" items based on dates. I am trying to hide all those items that are past today's date. However if there is no future items it does not display the ...
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What Joomla specific problems am I likely to encounter when changing from apache to nginx?

I'm considering changing from apache to nginx, but I imagine it's going to be a pain. I've read http://docs.joomla.org/Nginx http://docs.joomla.org/Enabling_Search_Engine_Friendly_%28SEF%29_URLs#...
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Show only unread articles for a particular user

I need a component for read and unread articles. For example, when a user is logged into the Joomla site, the component should list only unread articles. If the user reads an article, it should ...
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How to develop safe Joomla extension?

Before I'm going to write my first extension, I would like to understand how to design it as invulnerable as possible. Is there a set of rules to write safe Joomla extension? I can imagine only SQL ...
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Joomla! CMS Component with Joomla! Framework?

I'm curious about building CMS components on top of the Joomla! Framework mainly because I would like my components to function as standalone applications. Is this doable without hacks? If not, is ...
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Akeeba based backups, remote backup options/best practices

We have used Akeeba for some time now, however due to the size of backups many issues come up from using remote backups (S3). Is it less error prone when using a remote ftp backup rather then S3? ...
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What to use , simplexml_load_file or JForm::getInstance or?

I need to get field attribute value from templateDetails xml . This is the field and I need the styles attribute <field name="get_styles" type="yjsglist" default="blue|007ebd" styles="blue==007ebd|...
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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 discover custom library using Vagrant Joomlatools/box with extension:symlink to project folder

I'm setting up a new developers station, but I've ran into a problem getting a Joomla installer to discover my custom library. Here is a short description of the setup. Using Vagrant, VirtualBox with ...
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How to get Itemid by URL and pass it to JRoute

I have a menu item for a specific view in a custom component. Attached to this menu item I have another Template Style selected, not the standard template. Accessing the view via the menu works well, ...
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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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Are extensions which require SaaS servers to work permitted to be listed on the JED? [closed]

I know that the JED made it a requirement that all software extensions that are listed on the JED are GPL. There is a 'workaround' that subverts GPL by not 'distributing' the code (i.e. offering your ...
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How to setup $form->loadFile method properly?

In my system plugin , I am using following to load default options xml file for templates function onContentPrepareForm($form, $data) { if (!($form instanceof JForm)){ $this->_subject-&...
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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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onUserAfterSave called twice because of addUserToGroup

The process of registration is taking way too long (22 secs) so I've been profiling the plugin execution to see what is happening. My registration process is something I do with a custom component (...
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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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Guide for using Bootstrap in Joomla backend

This is based in the Joomla backend, component development. I notice that the base features of bootstrap 2.3 that Joomla uses is modded, so it is missing icons and such. Is there any guide to show ...
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How do deal with Multiple Article Authors (with/without K2)

I have got in our company Joomla publication software to care about. We are using Joomla to publish technical magazine articles. Mostly one article have 2-3 authors. In the past the admins solved ...
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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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How is the Joomla Issue Tracker documentation generated?

Can anyone here share some light on how these Joomla docs were made http://issues.joomla.org/documentation/ I know that the docs are pulled from github MD files but if someone could explain the ...
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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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How to automatically distinguish and audit external links?

How can I automatically handle hyperlinks leading outside my site? Let's speak about site without user-contributed posts/comments so I can have admin access to all external links. I would like to ...
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Joomla Framework : Getting Started Guide

I've been working for joomla CMS for years, and now the project got more complex and its time for me to build custom solution beyond the CMS. Now, I tried to find books about the Joomla Framework and ...
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Breadcrumbs + DropDown functionality

Is there any extensions that would look like a breadcrumb + dropdown? For ex a breadcrumb (path): Home > Travel > Fly When I hover on Travel => dropdown with all subitems from Travel: Fly Car etc. ...
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Is there any chance FOF become the default way of do things in Joomla?

Joomla has several MVC classes (model, view, controllers, table etc). Now we have the FOF classes in library that can be used instead the default joomla classes in our components, but I don't see them ...
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What is the difference between images and media directory?

How I should understand difference between images and media directory? In all my Joomla! sites I was using images for image files displayed in articles, media for PDF's, MP3's etc. Names of these ...
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Diagram of Joomla! architecture

Is there some good diagram of Joomla! architecture showing main components and their most important bindings? Something what can help newbies to quickly get architecture overview of Joomla!
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How to effectively distinguish test and production site?

Sometimes you might need to clone your production site to TEST site. After cloning, they look identical except the URL. Please advise your recommended practice to distinguish front-end and back-end ...
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Index.html files – must these be present in every directory?

In addition to question about blank index.html files I would like to know: if the webserver is not configured properly, is it still a must to have index.html (empty or not) in every directory? For ...
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Renaming of administrator directory

Can be administrator directory effectively renamed (for example by simple change in Joomla! core code) for example to admTZ34? The main reason is to obfuscate standard pattern where www.example.com/...
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How to get list of all orphaned image files?

I would like to create the list of images no longer used in any content item so they can be purged from the disk. What is the best method to generate such a list?
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Is there any secure version of Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 available?

Is there any secure version of the old Joomla! 1.6.x, or the 1.7.x series available?
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Tutorial for setting up PhpStorm to work with Joomla

Is there a good resource or tutorial which explains how to setup PhpStorm so one can develop and debug Joomla extensions (and core) with it? I am looking for something similar to the Configuring ...
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How do I change how many contacts to display?

When I make a menu item for com_contacts > All contacts in a list, I want to show just 5 contacts and use pagination for the rest. Where is the parameter for the # of contacts to be displayed?
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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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How to add a CSS class to <body> depending on active language

I'm designing a multilingual site where I would like to base some of my styles on the active language. Think something like this: body.en-uk li.artist:before {content:"Artist: "} body.it-it li....
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Show products based on my custom attributes to second addon domain site

I'm using virtuemart 2.0 and joomla 2.5 with a commercial template mowebso_ecommerce - Default. I want to show some products on my first website eg. firstsite.com and some products on second site eg. ...
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Plugin development - parse error: syntax error, unexpected 's' (T_STRING)

I'm having a shot at developing my first plugin for Joomla, its just a simple plugin which places some javascript just before the close of the body. The javascript works fine if I place it directly in ...
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2answers
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What is the Refresh Manifest Cache and why is it causing an error when upgrading Joomla?

When manually upgrading Joomla through the extensions manager, I get the following error: 500 error Installation unexpectedly terminated:Refresh Manifest Cache failed: Extension is not ...
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How can I install multiple extensions in one shot in a Joomla! 3 site?

I'm currently building boilerplates (i.e. sites to Site Transfer as a starting point for new client web sites). My preference is to load up all extensions in the boilerplate, transfer the site to a ...
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Hide Joomla slideshow module on user memberpage does not work

I installed a template (Purity III) and configured the slideshow module that came with the template (I use Joomla v3). I want to have this module shown only on the public pages, not when the user has ...
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How to make a Joomla! component cross-compatible (J2.5 - J3.x) [closed]

When developing a Joomla! 3.x component, how do you make it backwards compatible with Joomla! 2.5?
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Disable website to all but logged in users

I know there are many ways to do this, however when I think deeply, a global disable of the site might be difficult. What I want is when a user goes to the website, they are redirected to the login ...
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Emails by joomlahost warn me I should update Joomla version on unknown domain [closed]

I have a small personal website, say namesurname.joomlafree.it made with Joomla 2.5 (remote installation, that I keep updated regularly, actually to 2.5.19). It is the third time already in the ...
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Workflow for developing / adjusting templates

Usually I only adjust existing free templates and change colors and fonts. The question is, when I already have my Joomla page online, what is the easiest way to make changes to the template css? ...
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Is there a method to get a module by name and position?

JModuleHelper has 2 methods available with which you can load modules: JModuleHelper::getModule(); which takes either a module name / title (e.g. 'Main Menu') or a module 'type' (e.g. mod_menu), and:...
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Table marked as crashed and repair failed

My Joomla 1.5.16 website has started to display the error below. I don't think this is a hack, and I can't find any evidence in the logs of someone trying to get in or any changes to files that ...

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