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### I need a k2 module to show user “unread” articles [closed]

I have extensivly looked for a k2 module that could show logged user only unread articles and havent found anything yet; The idea is that when the user logges in, the module will show only unread ...
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### Using Joomla! SEF 'After the Fact'

If I build a Joomla! site (J!3) without SEF, can I enable it 'after the fact'? Will I have to do a lot of extra work? What if I'm using sh404SEF - can I install and use this on Joomla! site that ...
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### Creating a Global Parameter for Modules

Is it possible to create a Global Configuration option for all the modules? So for example, Every Module has a Title field, If i wanted to add a "Module Tag Line" field to every module? In reality ...
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### How to support a new language to the front site of my component?

I'm developing a component and want to set up multiple language support at least for the front end at this stage. I may have missed something or not interpreted it correctly but in the Joomla ...
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### How to create a repeatable xml form field feature?

I am building a custom component and all is good. I thought I would have a go at the new 3.2 repeatable xml form field feature. Although I have it working I don't quite know how to save the data. It ...
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### How can I style the current Joomla menu item when using menu item alias as the menu item type in Joomla 2.5?

BACKGROUND I’m unable to style the current active menu item in Joomla 2.5. After much research and stuffing around it turns out that my problem is due to the fact that I am using a menu item type of “...
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### How to get Mambo 4.5.5 and Joomla! 1.0.15 to recent Joomla?

Among sites I manange there are two which are still running very old installations: Mambo 4.5.5 Stable Joomla! 1.0.15 Stable There was no practical need of migration last years, they have only ...
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### Installing php-font-lib in Joomla libraries namespacing

I am currently trying to install php-font-lib in joomla, i have been working with custom libraries in joomla for the last 3 hours, So I have absolutely no idea whats going on. I have Joomla 3.3. I ...
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### Is there a way to use Joomla's system captcha with a custom extension?

Rather then adding a custom solution, the way I am building the component tries to use Joomla API's and such as much as possible. If the same could be done for Captcha that would be extremely ...
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### How to get parent category title for Tag view

I want to get my current article's category and parent category link into my page. I get the category via the following code: $db = JFactory::getDbo();$id = $item->core_catid;$db->setQuery("...
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### How do I add URL parameters to default.xml when creating menu items?

For my component I added a default.xml file to create the menu item. This all works good but the URL generated for this menu item needs a few extra parameters. In my case format=raw and task=start. I ...
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### Mapping the View Access Levels site content is using

Is there any convenient way to discover what content is using specific Viewing Access Levels ? I want to delete the Customer Access Level, in my upgraded to J3.3.0 website, but it gives the error ...
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### Regex in Akeeba Backup exclude all hidden files

I am struggling to find a regex for Akeeba Backup (3.11.0), that will exclude specific hidden files that start with ._ (dot underscore) in all directories of the website. Have anyone ever done this? ...
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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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### Prevent error message from showing SQL

In my table I have created an index on 'col1' to prevent duplicate entries which works well but the resulting error message displayed to a user when they attempt to add a duplicate entry seems to to ...
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### Using Extension Manager to Install Packages from a Password Protected Directory

This question is for J3.3+ I'd like to set up my extensions in a password protected directory on one web site. This will act as repository for customized extensions to be used by several other ...
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### Stop robots from getting site/article content

This is not a question about indexers, most of them obey robots.txt file. But maybe you noticed publicized cases where Facebook or Skype followed URL's posted by users or which were sent via private ...
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### Contus HD Video Share - User onCreate Hook?

I'm using the Contus HD Video Share component on my site. The component adds a table that tracks whether or not a user can upload videos. Unfortunately this table is not kept in sync with the users ...
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### Using the Joomla Extension manager to support component add ons

Is there some sort of API available to trigger an install through the extension manager? The reason I ask this is allowing a component to install add ons though its administration is handy, but it ...
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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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### 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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### User registration error : Two different values for password in database?

I tried to register a new user from Joomla frontend, registration was successful plus activation via email was also successful, now when i try to login using the new credentials, i get a error " ...
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I'm looking for a way to add a Facebook share button to my Joomla 3.X site that will add the following to Facebook. Article Image Article Title Link back to article url This image shows the '...
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### Calling model from view error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function

I am just starting with Joomla component development and MVC in general. Im also not incredibly strong in PHP but I am trying to build a component that gets json and displays it as a jQuery accordion ...
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### Understanding CSS classes applied to menus: “deeper” and “parent”

I'm trying to understand the difference between the "deeper" and "parent" class names applied to parent li elements in a default Joomla 2.5 menu. They always seem to be applied together? It is always "...
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### Which Bootstrap version should be used v2.3 or v3 in new extensions

As an extension developer, I am still confused which Bootstrap version to be used in my upcoming extension. In many discussion I found that Joomla 3.x will not utilize bootstrap-3.0. Most of ...
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### How does the form submission with views / tasks actually work?

Hi I have a question about Joomla forms. I want to understand how Joomla works internally, especially I'm interested in com_installer component to know how it's working. And I found a form in default....
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### What should be last, cache plugins or CDN plugins?

I'm running several plugins to try to speed up our site and make the load on the server a bit lighter. I've got JotCache and NoNumber Joomla CDN running, along with the template itself compressing ...
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### Non-static method JUserHelper::getProfile() should not be called statically

I was refactoring some code in an older component and I came across this warning: Strict standards: Non-static method JUserHelper::getProfile() should not be called statically, assuming \$this from ...
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### Overriding the system name in the new user message

This is for Joomla 2.5, although I suspect that it is the same for the 3.x series. I have a server sitting behind a NAT-ing firewall, and because of that the true IP address of the server is a 192....
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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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### How to avoid getting bulk registrations?

I'm receiving a lot of bulk registrations from emails which don't correspond with the name, probably generated from a list on my joomla pages. How to prevent it? It is any danger behind that?
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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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### 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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### Adding Tags Functionality To Existing Component

I'm looking to get tags working inside of an extension. I saw this and have gotten the field to appear in the edit view, but of course it doesn't save anywhere. Looking at com_content article tag ...
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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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### Adding joomla's default toolbar in a component view page

I am developing a mvc component for both joomla 2.5 and 3.In many components i saw they added joomla's default command buttons like new, edit, publish, trash, options at top of their settings page in ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Display of contact information when searching by tags using smart search

I want smart search to go directly to page when the query have ONE result. I have a list of contacts, all assigned a number of area codes. What I've done so far is: - Enabled smart search - ...
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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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### 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.