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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 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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Pagination confusion - Pagination uses start, PopulateState uses limitstart?

I'm a bit confused. When I look at the link created by pagination in the front end, I see a query parameter called start included in the individual page number links and Start and End links. ...
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Activating sef plugin throws a 404 error

A joomla website is throwing a 404 error, when I try to access it root page /index.php, but when I deactivate the joomla built-in sef plugin, the website is accessed normally (code 200). I have tried ...
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Tag Entry Mode - AJAX option not working

I have a Joomla 3.3.0 site that has been upgraded from 2.5.X to 3.2.x to the current version. When we upgraded to 3.2, we began using Tags with our content, and all seemed well. At some point, the ...
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JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie

When trying to log in I am seeing the following error message: JAuthentication: :authenticate: Failed to load plugin: plgauthenticationcookie I am not able to log into the front or back end with any ...
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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 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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Default menu assignment for a new module

While creating a new module, is it possible to change the default menu assignment from 'All pages' to 'no pages'? I haven't be able to find anything that would allow that switch in the global ...
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Text with space entered via tinymce editor showing unexpected behaviour at front end

in one of my component record entry form i placed a editor which use tinymce from joomla configuration. i save record by entering some texts for a description field like "description description ...
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The URL loaded two times on every page

Joomla: 3.3.0 The problem occurs on every page. creact.com is loaded on every page and the real link too. The htaccess file is modified with these lines: ### START WILDCARD ################## ...
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Article Alternative Layout not appearing as option

I want to create an alternative layout for an article in Joomla 2.5.16. In my template's override folder I duplicated the current template override file (default.php) and renamed to myarticle.php. But ...
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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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Migrate Users, Permissions, Access, Groups and Content from 1.6 to 3.3.X

I have to update a joomla installation from 1.6 to a new version, hopefully 3.3.X. I have been fooling around with step-by-step upgrade process to move from version to version. So far it hasn't been ...
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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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