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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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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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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 com_content extra fields to Smart Search Index

Where I can find any tutorial or instructions to build a plugin which handles "onPrepareFinderContent" ? I've added some extra fields to com_content articles and I would like them to be indexed by ...
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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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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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Unable to log into administrator section of Joomla 2.5

Had a site up and running fine last night and today when I try to log in to the admin section it just send me straight back to the administrator log in page, no errors about incorrect username or ...
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Is there a roadmap for Joomla development?

I recognize that most (all?) of the code is written by volunteers so it is hard for anyone to say that 'this' is the order that things need to be done and 'this' is what we have to do next. That ...
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Unable to post SQL code as part of the article text

I've created a new Joomla site and trying to post a new article that contains SQL code. When ever I enter the text Declare @allowance decimal(18,2) and save the article I get the following error. ...
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How can I minimise the disk space used by a Joomla installation?

I have a client on a hosting plan with insufficient space for the website and a backup. At this stage, they can't be persuaded to upgrade or move to another web hosting company. What can I do to ...
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How can we get involved in Joomla! CMS Testing?

I've been following the developer email threads and announcements as new Joomla! CMS versions make their way through Betas to Release Candidates to Production Releases. Throughout the cycle, the ...
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No HTTP response code found error

Error: No HTTP response code found. I am migrating a component from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3. After migrating my component when I tried to install using install from directory I got this error. Any ...
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What differences (if any) are there between Joomla sessions and php sessions?

I've been wondering this for a while now. What are the differences between Joomla sessions and php sessions? Are they interchangeable?
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Is this the right way to extend Joomla class?

I have been working hard for the past few months on our template framework update. For now everything seems well but I would like to hear from experienced Joomla devs if they see any issues with ...
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Trash Joomla Article in frontend

I'm developing a small plugin for Joomla 3.x that adds a "Trash article" button when you're in Joomlas Frontend. See screenshot below. http://imgur.com/NYLGRdY Now I have this AJAX call that ...
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How to append the site title to all pages except the front page?

In the Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration under SEO, there is the option to "Include Site Name in Page Titles", with the options "After", "Before" or "No". However, how do you include the site name ("...
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Problems moving J25 to new server

I'm unable to move Joomla! 2.5.4 to another server. Having built my Joomla site on my local machine, when I upload the site to the live environment (having updated the DB and corrected the settings ...
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Security: best practices for disabled_functions and classes

Because Joomla uses so much third party components and such, what are some safe functions and classes to add to the php.ini for disabled_classes and disabled_functions? The reason I ask this is for ...
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Possible to make slug generation turn “&” to “and” for url? as extension/plugin/patch?

I have a lot of clients who like to write "&" in their titles but the slug auto generation removes the "& " which can give the url a totally different meaning and so we must hand check them. ...
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Unable to install a component via the extension manager

I have a J2.5 install that simply refuses to install a component using the extensions manager. The directories are all writable, the Forum Post Assistant reports that session is writable, tmp path is ...
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Joomla 2.5 installation process silently failing

While attempting to install Joomla 2.5 on a php 5.2 server the install wizard keeps silently failing at the sql settings page. Is there any way to simply write a config to the server manually?
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Understanding mvc way of component coding for both joomla 2.5 and 3 version

I made a component in joomla 2.5 in mvc way which was not working in joomla 3, later found out it's because in joomla 3 previous mvc classes not working so is controller, view, model classes must be ...
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Sitemaps with Xmap on Joomla 2.5: (how) can I improve them?

I have a small personal website, bilingual, say namesurname.joomlafree.it, made with Joomla 2.5 (remote installation). I have created with Xmap two sitemaps, one for italian language, one for english. ...
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Override Joomla's users with third party service

This one is strange, its based on keeping one login through out multiple services. Basically I have created a custom login system using "activecollab"s API to login, allowing the users in active ...
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How can I use com_ajax to load and unload another module (for Adaptive Design)

This is a followup of the question How can a module be disabled based on device or viewport size in Joomla 3 to optimize performance for mobile devices? How can I use com_ajax to load and unload a ...
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When will the JxxxLegacy classes be deprecated?

Is there any estimated time frame for the validity of JModelLegacy, JControllerLegacy and JViewLegacy? When will the switch to native 3.x ones occur?
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fsockopen(): unable to connect to :80 component installation error

While installing a custom component the following error occur. fsockopen(): unable to connect to :80 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known)
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Docs use assign by reference (=&) but is this necessary with PHP 5?

I've noticed in the Joomla documentation, such as for JFactory/getSession, that the examples use assign-by-reference (=&), rather than a simple assignment (=). $session =& JFactory::...
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Correct way to verify if the logged in user is super user

As my question implies what i want, i used google to search through the web to get correct answer though simple about how to verify if current logged in user is super user or not in both joomla 2.5 ...
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Still required to turn Remember me off when migrating from 2.5 to 3.x?

With 3.3 and 3.2.4 is it still required to turn the plugin Remember me off? What is the technical reason?
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Is there any way to block access to components by using non-SEF URL?

My client realizes that we can access to components in Joomla by using non-SEF URL even when SEF is enabled. He doesn't like it, because with no Itemid in the URL, the page is messy. For example, ...
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Are you required to create the database before you install Joomla?

Before you install Joomla do you need to create the database first?
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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 ...
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Error when calling getItem method of external model

I'm using a model of other component in my component. I'm following this solution. But, when I try to call the getItem method of the model I get the error "Call to a member function load() on a non-...
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How can I programmatically get the Joomla database prefix using php?

I sometimes access the Joomla DB via external scripts. The problem I have is that if I ever need to change the prefix, I'll need to edit my scripts again too. Is there a way to programmatically ...
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Override default php session

I'm building a AngularJs app using joomla in background. The AngularJs app get loaded once and then calls the server always through ajax. Some calls happen simultaneously. If I'm using the default PHP ...
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How can I override content category view to display subcategories as list items

I'd like to override the category view to display subcategories as list items, my template uses bootstrap and I'd like to get a display similar to thumbnails: http://getbootstrap.com/components/#...
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Why does a Joomla distribution still contain index.html in each folder?

There has been an PR to remove the index.html files, but it was never applied. Why is that?
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What's the proper way to authenticate a user?

A couple years back I wrote a small and very incomplete component that authenticated users coming from outside of Joomla! i.e. a mobile application. Is there a proper or preferred way of handing this?...
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Should I use JResponse::setBody or onContentPrepare for strings replacements?

I am developing a shortcodes plugin that searches trough Joomla content and creates html outputs from the matched string. Currently I am using this public function onContentPrepare($context, &...
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How to implement microdata? A practical guide?

I've read the documentation page about upcoming Joomla 3.3 Microdata http://docs.joomla.org/Microdata It sounds Ok.... but how can a user implement it in a simple articles-loaded-by-user site?
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Is there a permalink to the latest Joomla version?

Is there a permalink which can be used to download the latest Joomla version? For example, Wordpress allows you to download the latest version at: https://wordpress.org/latest.zip I asked this on ...
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Why does mod_smartsearch not load Mootools in J3.X, even though it needs it?

In the Joomla 3.X series I see there is a move away from Mootools to jQuery, with refactoring still ongoing. That said, Mootools is still required for the Smart Search module to enable autocomplete (...
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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 ...
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What do the options of component “Joomla! Update” mean?

In the options of the component Joomla! Update you can specify the update server. The current help info doesn't provide enough information to decide to use Custom URL and Currently configured (no ...
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Difference between standard cache options

Joomla! have a 3 different way for caching: "Conservative caching" (in global configuration) "Progressive caching" (in global configuration) plugin "System - Cache" I have the following questions: ...
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checkboxes field type in module settings not checked by default

I want to add following form field in module settings like - <field name="fb_posttype" type="checkboxes" label="Post types"> <option value="status" >Statuses</option> ...
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How does the pre-release cycle for Joomla versions work and can I test my extensions at the Beta stage?

I'm looking for a Software Release Cycle Map (similar to the one at Wikipedia), but for Joomla! I am specifically not looking for projected release dates or length of support as part of this answer ...
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Troubleshooting 403 Error accessing Admin panel

When I attempt to log in to the admin panel of my site (Joomla 2.5), I get a 403 permission error. A number of sources report solutions (none of which have worked in my case, see below) and I am ...
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Forbid direct access to INI and XML files

Some site owners don't want people, especially their competitors, know what features they have on their sites. Because some sensitive information in language or configuration files can be accessed ...

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