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Reverse Caching Support using nginx

How can I implement Reverse Caching Support using nginx mentioned in Joomla 3.6 features? Joomla! 3.6 now supports reverse caching proxies like Varnish or an NGINX caching proxy. These help to ...
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onFinderCategoryChangeState event for com_finder in Joomla never fires

I am implementing a plugin for jdownloads to be used in the component smart search. To implement this plugin I have to use the event onFinderCategoryChangeState to actualize the state to the download ...
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How can I clear the cache for the params of a custom component?

I am working on a custom component and it works as intended as long as I do not have cache enabled. In the admin section of the component, I have a view that can change the "component params": $...
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How to customize user registration in Joomla 3.7?

Now that Joomla 3.7 supports custom fields, can anyone point me to documentation or a YouTube video that outlines how to customize user registration? I assume that additional work is also required to ...
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Joomla An error has occurred. 0 JForm::validateField() rule `number` missing. Return to Control Panel

Got An error has occurred. 0 JForm::validateField() rule number missing. Return to Control Panel while tying to change email id and Name from mail settings in joomla's Global Configuration>...
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Custom component: Export items to CSV -> Changing searchbar causes a new download

I would like to export all selected items from the items-view of my component. To do so I modified my view and inserted a new button to the JToolBarHelper::custom('items.exportcsv', 'download', '', ...
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Backing Up Live Site Using Akeeba

Joomla 3.9.15 I have been using Akeeba to backup my sites and it's very good. I've recently installed in on quite a busy site, users are regularly logging in and out of the front and back end, and ...
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Joomla 3.9 + Gantry 5.4.31 mismatch layout issue on localhost

I am trying to build a regional blog/magazine. The home page layout which came as almost default with Gantry is satisfying. I am using XAMPP on Ubuntu 18.04.3 and Joomla 3.9.13 and Gantry 5.4.31. ...
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Document Manager Recommendations

I'm looking for some recommendations for a document manager that's compatible with Joomla 3+. Seems to be a pretty popular question throughout the Joomla community. In the past I've always used Phoca ...
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htaccess 404 Redirect Not Working

I recently redesigned a site and there are loads of 404 pages, so to simplify things I want to add a redirect to my htaccess, redirecting any 404 pages to the home page. I though it was as simple as ...
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How does the JSession works, and how to use it in different files?

I'm using JSession (in Joomla 3.9.x) to implement sort of a captcha field in a form, apparently the captcha code is been saved correctly in the session but I can't find the way to retrieve it, and ...
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Joomla keeps wrapping content with user-visible p tags

I have observed the same behavior when installing Joomla from multiple so called Quick Start Packages embedding themes and plugins. Right now, I have installed, Basic Joomla running on a production ...
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Joomla Update System For Paid Extensions

I'm trying to make this Joomla Update system work for paid extensions. How I'm going about it is as follows: I'm using Mohameds downloadid.php to populate "extra_query" field in the "_update_sites" ...
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Getting Category's custom fields in a blog view

I'm trying to get the custom fields value of a category in a blog view. I have try the article item method but on the child item (supposed to be the current category item in the loop) : JLoader::...
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Joomla 3 versioning approval

I was wondering if anyone knew of any kind of extension which will allow a manager to edit / update the content (articles) in the backend - but only a Super User can approve the changes prior to it ...
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Smart Search - Same Content but Different indexes and front-end results

I have not a deep experience with the ins and outs of Smart Search. I am trying to figure out why I am getting different search results after searching with the exact same term in those 2 instances of ...
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Joomla 3.8 // New Router & Nested View

I want to use the new router classes to implement SEF stuff. I still struggle to get it to work. I have a view which can show categories. So this view is called categories. If you click a category, ...
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How can I provide language specific access to Multi-lingual Associations?

I'm trying to get away from the deprecated Josetta translation component, which has always served us well, but is choking on php 7. I like what I see in 3.7 with the ability to perform side-by-side ...
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Virtuemart AJAX Cart pop up error over https

I'm working on an extremely outdated shop template, trying to keep everything else up to date for a client. The client has set up cloudflare to be used as SSL which is pretty much all sorted, however ...
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Language changing only after page refresh

I have multilingual (fa/en) Joomla 3.6.2 site using Protostar template. The problem is when I click on the fa - (persian flag) or UK flag, the lang and dir tag does not change, but when I hit the ...
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404 Error when site is opened to general public but works fine when logged in

We started getting a 404 error on a new site using Joomla 3.5. It is not open to the public yet. When testing it we just found that when we do open the site to the public it gives us a 404 error. ...
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How to change the home page to be domain.com/blog?

A client wants to build a new Joomla website in two phases. The first phase is a very simple website with mainly a blog. The blog would appear on the home page. The second phase will include the rest ...
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How to use OpenSearch?

Forgive my ignorance about OpenSearch, but after providing the OpenSearch name and description, I have no idea how to see if it's in effect, or where to see evidence that the site is "openly" ...
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Change priority of loading Joomla core class and custom core class overrides

I would like to know in Joomla framework, there is a way to change priority loading some Joomla core classes after using JLoader::register() method in a system plugin developed to override Joomla core ...
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RSS Feed for K2 Latest Items

I have created a menu item "Latest items from (one or more) users or categories" using K2. I have set it to display the latest 1 item from selected users. I want to create an RSS feed from this page -...
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Seblod: Email field

I have a question about Seblod. I am using an email field to submit customer requests. I am trying to format the Email as HTML so the agent can easily read it. While this generally works, I have 2 ...
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Compress & Optimise Existing Images

Joomla 3.9.21 I am working on a site that is very image heavy, most images are within the EasyBlog component and amount to approximately 8GB, the original administrators didn't optimise the images for ...
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Navbar: prevent two lines on smaller screens

I am using the Flex template and SPPage builder for my Joomla site. I have one annoying problem: When I resize the window to less than 1200 px, the navbar switches to two lines (e.g. iPad Pro ...
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Joomla - Page Builder - With Publish Workflow

We have recently built a site on Joomla and have used the SP Page Builder. But unfortunately, the SP Page Builder does not have the Workflow / User Access mechanism where one set of users create the ...
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Joomla Site Replication & Automation

Joomla 3.9.20 What's the best way to automate a daily backup of a Joomla website (files, folders & db) to a development site on the same domain? For example, I have example.com and each night I ...
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Joomla 4 template namespace

I'm working with latest Joomla 4 beta, and wondering how can I use namespaces with templates so I can start using and developing custom fields for my templates. I need to know what should I set in the ...
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Generating a module instance from PHP

I am trying to render a mod_login module - on the fly - from inside a system plugin. So far, there is no existing mod_login instance in the website nor the database. I am just trying to create a new ...
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Is it possible to create a component “addon”?

I've created a component for handling a multitude of things for my clients, but I frequently get feedback that certain sections aren't needed or that additional sections are desired. The first ...
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How to get an AJAX call in component's administrator side

I added a component to my site and it accesses my DB via an AJAX call. In my 'tmpl' folder, I have a 'default.php' file which makes an AJAX call that is received by view.json.php just outside that ...
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Override 3d party extension plugin method

I found some errors in the code of a third-party system plugin, it is assumed that the developer will release updates and fix them, but for today I would like to fix them myself, for this I made my ...
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How do I pass _JEXEC to a php file?

I have a form in my Joomla! site. Once completed, the form should send an e-mail but only if some conditions have been met. Not having been able to use standard, commercially available mailers while ...
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Using the SQL `Delimiter` statement in component update

For the next version of my component I need split some data into different tables, which requires some rather more complex SQL than I would usually use. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be a ...
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Very slow initialization of Joomla when on remote database

Running Joomla 3.9.15. When I am using a remote database (still on the same local network though), I am facing massive slow downs on the "before preloadComponents" phase of Joomla init. The actual ...
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Get menu-meta_description from menu item

I need to add meta description inside a component page. That's what I tried: $menu = $app->getMenu(); // Load the JMenuSite Object $active = $menu->getActive(); // Load the Active Menu ...
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Deleting obsolete menu types

While programming a Joomla extension, I experimented with Menu Types, however while editing/deleting/adding types in the default.xml it doesn't delete the previous ones. So while I only have 1 menu ...
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Tagged articles not being shown in Smart Search results

I have an issue with tagged articles not being shown in smart search results. I have a test article: Title = "This is a test article" Content = "descriptiontest" Tag = "taggedtest" I have then ...
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__PHP_Incomplete_Class when trying to access an object stored in session

I work on implementing single sign on with joomla and simplesamlphp. I try to use the simpleamlphp api in the context of a joomla plugin in the onAfterInitialise event. To that end, the plugin in ...
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Joomla 1.5 Administrator URL not working

I've inherited a quite old site running Joomla 1.5. I unfortunately cannot find the URL for the admin login. www.website.net/administrator returns a 404 error. The server is running php 7.2. Any tips ...
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Embed a leaflet map

I'm using Helix Ultimate alongside Joomla 3.9.6 with Sourcerer installed and want to embed a leafletjs-Map. According to leaflet's documentation, I need to load their CSS as well as their JavaScript, ...
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Can I interrupt installation process with preflight function?

I'm trying to add a note to user when trying to install an extension / module. Basically I want to add note before user continuing the module installation process when an older version found, and ...
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fetch article custom fields in Layouts

I have created some custom fields in my Joomla article from backend templates/name-template/html/com_content/article/default.php and use this code for load custom fields at joomla article <?php ...
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K2 SEF issues including Joomla Smart Search

I am having an issue with smart search and k2. If I search for a Joomla article then everything pulls the correct SEF URL. If I try to search for something that is a k2 item it loads correctly but ...
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Why calling addIncludePath from self has different results than from JModelLegacy

I'm trying to get an instance of a com_menus model from within my component. The following code works: JModelLegacy::addIncludePath(JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_menus/models/'); $model = ...
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Installing Joomla Quickstart package on AWS Lightsail/Bitnami?

I am trying to install a quickstart package on Lightsail/Bitnami. But whatever I do I cannot seem to get it working. My latest attempt was to install the QS on another server while installing just ...
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Joomla 3.8.1 Neither Alternative Menu Item Nor Layout Reflects on Front End

Within mytemplate, I created an alternative menu and an alternative layout for the com_content articles view, and neither reflects on the front end. For com_content, in my template, I created the ...

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