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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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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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What's the difference between JHtml:script() and $doc->addScript?

I developed a module recently that required certain JS and CSS files to be injected into the <head> of each page. Initially, I used: $doc =& JFactory::getDocument(); $doc->addScript(JURI:...
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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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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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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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Module Params Custom Validation is possible?

Now I have situations to validate Module params in admin side of a module. I know there is option with Filter in module params but its limited , I can't validate some patterns or custom conditions. ...
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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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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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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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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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What is an efficient way to troubleshoot a “white screen of death”

Quite a few times I have been in a position where the front-end of a Joomla website is a blank screen with no content, sometimes known as a "white screen of death". This has occurred after a website ...
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Hide Components with no admin interface

I have been working on a component for quite some time now, it is meant to be more of link accessible library then a component though (its for form processing). Basically it needs no settings to be ...
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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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Best method to check if a component is installed/enabled?

Between joomla 2.5 and 3.x what is the best way to check if another component is installed and/or enabled? There exist a helper class called JComponentHelper but I believe the isEnabled function will ...
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Default module layout not honoured in the admin (when adding a module)

I have noticed that with Joomla 3, any module that has more than one layout (in the tmpl folder), and in the .xml has a default layout chosen example: <field name="layout" type="modulelayout" ...
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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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Filtering content in a single plugin or many?

Due to some requests by a cliente, I had to filter certain "tags" (between curly brackets, like {invisible}content{/invisible}) via a content plugin. In the last months, the list of tags has grown, ...
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How to enable Smart Search automatic indexing?

This page, Setting up automatic Smart Search indexing, from the Joomla! Documentation states that Smart Search automatically indexes content once it has been amended. However, I've found on a site I'm ...
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Gantry PHP Notice: Undefined property: Gantry::$belatedPNG

So I'm running the master Gantry template however I'm constantly hitting the following PHP notice in my error log - like 20/30 times a day: PHP Notice: Undefined property: Gantry::$belatedPNG in /...
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How to create page only with modules and no component?

In joomla, I need to link every page to a component view. How can I create a page with no component output on it? Example : On my home page I only want a module output. For this, I can link the home ...
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Override a component view for a specific menu item

How can I override the component view for a specific menu item? For a global overwrite I can use template/html/com_xxx/. But how can I do it only for a specific menu item? Example : Joomla! has a ...
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How to update everything to Twitter Bootstrap 3?

I made a template which used Twitter Bootstrap 3, and the front end worked ok, until I had the edit views in the front end, which depend greatly in Twitter Bootstrap 2 due to the way Joomla has been ...
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Revert Joomla 2.5.18 to 2.5.16, how?

I have a site which was at the 2.5.16 version of Joomla, and I updated it to 2.5.18. And made new articles, changes to menus, etc. After the update, I didn't realize that the site was very broken in ...
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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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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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How best can I fix a Gantry Framework and ChronoForms Styling Conflict?

I am using ChronoForms and RocketTheme templates on most of the websites I build. The Gantry Framework includes some Bootstrap styling that overrides the ChronoForms styling so that (for example) a ...
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Structure folder of sql files in my component

What folder should I put my sql files in my component for joomla execute them automatically? If in the first version I created a table and in later version I want to change, how should I organize that ...
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Is ChronoForms a Content Construction Kit (CCK)?

I have been using ChronoForms long before I heard the term "Content Construction Kit". By defining a form and choosing the option to save the results to the database, I can create new tables, store ...
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Whats the correct way for exception handling?

In Joomla core I find still many calls like this: // Check for errors. if (count($errors = $this->get('Errors'))) { JError::raiseError(500, implode("\n", $errors)); ...
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Is there a way to detect the database changes that were made by third party extensions?

I work in a development / staging / production environment and I've run into some challenges promoting code from one environment to another, especially when upgrades to Joomla and other third party ...
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How can a module be disabled based on device or viewport size in Joomla 3 to optimize performance for mobile devices?

I'm a proponent of Responsive Web Design in conjunction with Adaptive Web Design (i.e. - one design that adjusts display for all devices and provides content based on view port size) as opposed to ...
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How do I pull data from a K2 extra field that is an array?

I'm building a site that uses K2 extra fields, but I'm customizing the output so I'm not just pulling the entire extra field block. Normally something like this works for single entry fields: <?...
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How to override core classes?

Sometimes there is a need to override core classes to get more functionality or to make some core functions work in another way. Is there any way how to override core classes? If it is possible then ...
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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 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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Performance of Joomla on IIS

We have a website that is hosted on a IIS 7.5 server. We have a copy of the same website on an Apache2.2/Centos 6.x server. On IIS the site is slower (about twice longer or even more) and so far we ...
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How to resolve `Strict standards` warning for different method signatures across Joomla versions

In updating an extension to support Joomla 3.x we've run into a few cases where the signature for a function has changed since 2.5 and results in a Strict standards warning. For example in the JTable ...
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How can I use a model of other component in my component?

I'm building a component and It needs access the #__content table. The component com_content does everything that my component needs to do in that table. How can I import the com_content models into ...
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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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What steps should I take to resolve excess memory resource utilisation detected by Cloud Linux or similar?

How best can I troubleshoot an excess memory utilisation issue for a client with a Joomla website on shared hosting where nothing has apparently changed except for a sudden increase in the memory ...
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How can I programatically determine the Joomla version of a website on which I have no administration privileges?

I am creating an audit tool using PHP where I can submit the url of a Joomla website and run a number of checks on the target website including determining the installed Joomla version number. I don't ...
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How to secure a new Joomla installation?

What are the actions that one should take after a new Joomla installation in order to keep it secure? Both on shared hosting servers and dedicated ones.
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What is the current status of Joomla 4.x? [closed]

With the new release strategy in mind, what is the current status of Joomla 4.x? Has the development already started? Is there something on Github? Is there a google group especially for 4.x?
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Change Super User account password

I have forgotten my super admin password. How can I reset the super admin account password? I have access to both FTP and phpMyadmin how can I change the Super User account password? My table ...
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When to move to a new major release?

With the new development strategy there will be no version called LTS upfront. With the information currently published 3.4 will take the place of the announced 3.5. Assuming there are plans for 4.0,4....
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How do I incorporate multiple Google Fonts into my Joomla! 3 site and JCE?

How do I incorporate multiple Google Fonts into my Joomla! site? I'd like to maximize compatibility in all browsers. Can multiple Google Fonts be incorporated through the admin panel? What do I ...
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Do 'disabled' extensions slow down Joomla! site performance?

If I have extensions "installed but disabled" in my extension manager (as opposed to "completely uninstalled"), do these disabled extensions slow down web site performance for web site visitors? If ...
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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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What is the proper way to make an AJAX call in component?

I am developing a custom component for Joomla! 3.x and want to make an AJAX call inside it to retrieve some data. What is the proper way to do it?

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