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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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### 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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### How to test a Joomla 2.5 component

I've asked this question on StackOverflow, and it was suggested that I ask it here. I'm familiar with unit/system/integration testing, and would like to be able to test my Joomla component. Is there ...
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### Session Handler, “Database” or “None”?

In Joomla's Global Configuration there is an option "Session Handler", its description says The mechanism by which Joomla! identifies a User once they are connected to the web site using non-...
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### Return JSON using the Joomla Framework

I have started building a web application using the Joomla Framework. It consists of a simple web page which will be displayed in an iFrame along with an API that will be used to update the content ...
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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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### How do I add an article to #__content from my component?

My component needs to add articles from the front-end in a non-conventional way. I realize I can just insert them with MySQL, but I'd like to use the core functions to do so (if it's possible). ...
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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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### Proper way to add attributes to HTML tag of Joomla page?

I am using AngularJS to add some more advanced functionality to several of my Joomla article pages. On these pages I need to add the ng-app attribute to the <HTML> tag on my page. Currently ...
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### How can I add 3rd party libraries to Joomla to have them generally available with my code

We use a number of 3rd party open source products such as PhpExcel and HtmlPurifier. In the past we have always had a separate folder for them and called them accordingly, but would now like to know ...
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I need to insert the search module as a menu item (default menu module). I need this output : <ul> <li>menu item</li> <li>menu item</li> <li>SEARCH ...
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### Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF

Currently my site is using the sh404SEF plugin (Joomla 3.2) to add canonical urls to every page. This is working, however on the index page its outputting: www.example.com/?view=home instead of ...
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### How to develop a Joomla module?

I've looked far and wide for a tutorial on this, but can't seem to find anything satisfactory. How do you make a new module for joomla? Right now I'm using custom HTML modules all over my code, and ...
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### What to do if my Joomla website got hacked?

I have a Joomla 2.5 website. Yesterday I was not able to login administrator panel. I checked out users table. I was shocked when I saw that all the users' username field were 'admin' and passwords ...
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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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### 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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### What is the URL for user login (aka How to hide the login form?)

I do not wish to allow visitors to register on my website; however, I find a need to have a single registered user for testing purposes. For example, I will publish an article with restricted access ...
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### Joomla browser detection

Can we create a thorough question/answers post with the core methods that allow browser detection in Joomla 2.5 and 3 ? After a quick research in the web, I feel that there is not sufficient ...
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### Where can I find Joomla usage statistics?

I'm interested in accessing accurate Joomla statistics such as the number of sites currently using Joomla cms and/or the Joomla framework. Does anyone know where I can find this type of information?
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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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After upgrading to Joomla 3.5.1, I get an Invalid Address error in some of my extensions that use PHPMailer (the Joomla Mailing system). How can I fix this?
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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 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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### Create categories, subcategories and articles using php

Is it possible to dynamically create Joomla categories, subcategories and articles using PHP scripts? Is there any example link?
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### Adding joomla's default toolbar in a component view page

I am developing a mvc component for both joomla 2.5 and 3.In many components i saw they added joomla's default command buttons like new, edit, publish, trash, options at top of their settings page in ...
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### Show/hide module title not working

I'm trying to hide the title of a module. I have changed the admin setting but the title is still displayed in the front end. In the database, the showtitle field is set to 0.
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### What are possible filters in Joomla form fields?

I see intermittent use of filter="safehtml" and filter="string" throught Joomla forms. Is there a complete list, and can custom filters be created?
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### Generate menu structure from categories

I have a Joomla site with a fairly complex system of categories and sub-categories. My main menu uses the same structure, in such a way that each menu item lists articles within the corresponding ...