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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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Compressing Site prior to completion

Should a sites development be completed prior to setting the compression for site and jquery? If so then what would happen if you then need to do maintenance of the site further down the track.
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Recommended practices regarding Joomla file/directory permissions and ownership on linux systems?

In the past I’ve often run into trouble with permissions and ownership of Joomla files/directories on linux systems. Problems included Not being able to transfer files to the server using programs ...
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Content Encoding Error when try to add an Article

I have been doing some speed optimization tests and changes to improve a joomla 3 site and now the site and admin works fine until I try and add a new article and the page will not load I just get a ...
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How do you update a website once it has gone live?

How do you push updates live to templates and modules once you have gone live with the site? We tend to do a few different solutions as we develop on one site and then akeeba backup to push the site ...
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How do Joomla! 'one-click' updates work?

My Joomla! CMS administration dashboard notifies me when an update to an extension is available. I then use the 'one-click' update and that extension gets updated. How do these 'one-click' updates ...
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How can I create custom page titles for blog articles?

I can specify custom page titles by editing menu options and editing Page Display -> Browser Page Title but how do I do this for blog articles which do not have individual menu options?
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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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Copyright removal of free template GNU/GPL

Is it illegal to remove the copyright of free templates licensed under GNU/GPL, if the site is just for non-commercial purpose? As an example the copyright below the footer of the site? To get more ...
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JEvents change “Latest Event”-Module align

Is there a way to change the alignment of the latest events of JEvents to horizontal instead of vertical? Maybe in the div class="jeventslatest"? This should be vertical aligned.
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Ajax call to component from menu item

I use K2. I have a menu item that leads to a page showing introtext and small images of the 4 latest articles from a category. This is set in the category parameters and the menu item leads to the ...
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Disable script loading in head

How do I disable the loading of mootools-core.js core.js In <head> without using a third party component/plugin?
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How can I make a modal menu item?

I would like to make a Menu item for a contact form. I would like to either make a modal calling whatever contains the form (component/module/article) or opening it as a submenu, like in yootheme ...
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Updating your Joomla! files. Please wait … (forever?)

I would like to update my site. This is what the update page says Installed Joomla! version 3.2.0 Latest Joomla! version 3.2.3 Update package URL http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/...
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What are the key differences between Wordpress and Joomla!'s software architecture and how their core functions are extended?

*NOTE: This is not a 'which is better' question!* Wordpress and Joomla! are both awesome open-source CMSs. What are the key differences 1) in the software architecture between Joomla! and ...
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How do I start a local Joomla! User Group? [closed]

I spend a lot of time in South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys). There are no Joomla! User Groups here (yet), and I think Miami and the surrounding areas really need one. How do ...
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What are the module styles?

When I add a module statement in a joomla template, I always use this code : <jdoc:include type="modules" name="left" style="xhtml" /> What does the style attribute stand for and what other ...
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Is there a better way to show template's module positions?

Does anyone know a better way to show a template's positions. It seems to me that appending "...?tp=1" to url is rather klunky and sometimes hard to read? Thanks!!
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How can I control the module display on pages with no menu item?

I have asigned a module to pages according to their menu items in the module parameters but I would like to hide/show it on specific pages that don't have a menu item linking to them. How do I ...
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2answers
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Copying Joomla Menu Items and keeping Module assignements

Currently in Joomla 3.2, selecting "Save as copy" on a menu item copies the details but not the module assignments into a new menu item. (I believe module assignments were copied in Joomla 2.5) Is ...
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My 404 page returns a 500

Joomla is correctly detecting when a page is not found, and redirects me to the error page I have setup. Unfortunately, I've found that the error code being returned is a 500, instead of a 404, and ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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What's the proper way to get the entire $_POST?

In Joomla! 2.5.x I could simply run JRequest::get('post'); but seeing as JRequest is deprecated in Joomla! 3.x I should use JInput. At them moment this is the code I'm using to get the entire $_POST: ...
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Are Download IDs, API and Subscription Keys free to distribute with GPL extensions?

I purchase and use several extensions on an annual subscription basis (and whenever the Extension provider has an unlimited use option - I usually go for that). Many extension providers have a ...
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Is it possible to get generator tag removed from Joomla sites without interfering core framework?

Is it possible to get the generator tag removed from Joomla sites without interfering with the core framework. I personally feel this is an irritating aspect of the source code and makes websites ...
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3answers
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How do I generate a SEF URL in a custom module instead of the real URL?

In my module, this code is being used to generate the URL of the page: JURI::base() . ContentHelperRoute::getArticleRoute( $article->id, $article->catid ) This works exaclty as it should and ...
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3answers
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What is the proper methodology for updating templates?

Currently to update templates on our production site, we are taking the site offline, changing the template, uninstalling the template, reinstalling it, changing the template settings back, and then ...
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9answers
11k views

How to improve server response time?

What can I do, other than using a cache plugin like jotcache, to improve the server response time of my website? I have already removed all inactive articles modules, plugins and components, is there ...
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2answers
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ACL and control access to download documents based user-group permissions

I'm working on a pet project web site using Joomla! to organize my apartment (i.e. itemizing and photographing belongings (great for insurance), appliances with attached scanned receipts and ...
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

We are using J3.2.3 on one of our client's website, which is an online casino website. The website is not live yet, as it is in development mode. Today we noticed that the server is too slow, though ...
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6answers
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Joomla Component Tool or Scaffold?

I have created a couple of plugins for Joomla 3.2 and have recently started on a component to manage apartment rentals. I was wondering if there is a framework out there that had the basic file/folder ...

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