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Joomla 1.7 Extension Manager: Update not showing any updates

I am trying to update a Joomla installation from Joomla 1.6 to the newest Joomla version that I can, at least I am trying to get to version 2.5, and hopefully 3.X. I have followed the instruction on ...
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Modify Joomla Tags Result Page

I want to show my article intro text and item image with link to the full article in the result page for Joomla Tags. Is there a way to do this, or how can I modify the code to get the expected ...
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Joomla! working Dropdown menu on Touch device or, Non-clickable menu header with published content

I am making a Joomla! site with 3 level 1 menus that break down into multiple submenus. The site works wonderfully on Desktop as the sub-menus appear on hover. On touch devices though, i am not ...
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Adding a numerical value to each submenu in Joomla

<?php /** * @package Joomla.Site * @subpackage mod_menu * * @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2014 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved. * @license GNU General Public License ...
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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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Get full link from menu item field type

I am developing my own slideshow component and module for Joomla. The component is used to select the slides along with captions and links etc. The module shows the slides. In the component, for each ...
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How to migrate articles from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x?

I am trying to migrate some articles. On my host I get 403 errors for J2XML export so I thought I would set it up on a localhost. The front end looks fine unless you try to login. Fortunately I get ...
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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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How to show and save a form from module like we do in components?

I do display and save forms in Joomla MVC components using jmodeladmin classes. But how can I do same thing from a module? As modules don't do things in the MVC way that automatically can find the ...
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How do I implement tabs in an article that flush and load content when clicked on?

To be more specific, I have 2 video players loaded into an article on two different tabs. One is live, the other is on-demand. They don't play nice together, but it's nice to have them available on ...
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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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What is the maximum version of PHP that Joomla 1.5 will run?

I have a client with an old Joomla 1.5 they dont want to upgrade this year but their host wants to upgrade the server. What is the maximum version of php that Joomla 1.5 will run rather than the min ...
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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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Can anyone explain the tp=1 process?

Can someone please explain the process behind tp=1 for the mod positions preview , I found the module output which is called from templates/system/html/module.php function modChrome_outline(...) ...
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How to build a RESTful API with Joomla

I have been building Joomla extensions since v1 but I soon need to take an API live that I have built and have been using for a while. Currently I am using Joomla 2.5 and have written plugins for this ...
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Smart search indexer hangs

I want to use smart search. But my indexer won't finish indexing. I’ve enabled the smart search plugin. Made a custom smart search plugin. When I hit the index button, joomla starts indexing VERY slow ...
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How to get the form of component from module?

I tried to get a component form from my module. I got the model and then tried to get the form, but the result was empty. I tried to define 'JPATH_COMPONENT' and it was useless. define('...
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How to retrieve unique values before a parenthesis in JFormFieldList Filter query?

I have a JHtml custom filter populated by a JFormField extended class. It is added in the view with the following code: JHtmlSidebar::addFilter( '- Select Height -', 'filter_height', ...
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Proper way to use MySQL fulltext search on a keyword string?

I have a keyword string on which I want to do full text searching. The current search query in the model is as follows: $jinput = JFactory::getApplication()->input; $keyword = $jinput->...
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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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Problem with external links remapped

I have a site based on Joomla. It worked perfectly but I had to move it from one server to another. Since that there's a problem with external URLs - they are rewritten in such way: foreignsite.com => ...
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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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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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How to use Smart Search in a multilingual environment?

This may be due to a bug or (more likely) to my inability to configure the Smart Search component, but... this is what's happening: I have a multilingual site: primary "English", secondary "Italian." ...
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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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Facebook share with intro and link back to site

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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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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Scaling Joomla with Database read write splitting

I've got a mysql server with in North America (using Amazon RDS) and a read replica. I've also got a read replica for a new region - Australia. The Australian server is brutally slow due to the ...
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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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Bot registrations even with Allow User Registration set to No

In the User Manager options (joomla 3.2) I have the "Allow User Registration" set to "No", yet I am still getting registrations from bots. Does anyone have any information about how this can happen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error: 404 Category not found error with custom PHP script

For some time now I have been working with Joomla, and now I am working with a version 3.1.5. I often make my own PHP scripts to use for AJAX callbacks and other things. I put them in a folder ...
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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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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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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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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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