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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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Disable Mootools for 3.3?

I need to upgrade a Joomla 2.5 site to 3.x The site uses a plugin "disable Mootools" from this developer union-d.ru/ Is anyone using this plugin successfully on 3.3 or know of an plugin with ...
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Last Event Triggered by Plugin

I need to know which event is most probably the last one triggered in normal application flow. The Event should be triggered after all default controller actions have been run, the template is ...
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How to render System Message from AJAX call

I would like to display a system message when I got back my ajax request. The ajax request returns the right message. I can test it with an alert. alert(result.message); Joomla.renderMessages(result....
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How to add com_content extra fields to Smart Search Index

Where I can find any tutorial or instructions to build a plugin which handles "onPrepareFinderContent" ? I've added some extra fields to com_content articles and I would like them to be indexed by ...
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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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Migrate meta keywords to tags

Is there an easy way to migrate or copy existing meta keywords for articles so that they become article tags, in Joomla 3.6? The situation is: Joomla, until a few versions ago, didn't have a tag ...
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How can I dynamically generate a form's XML from PHP?

I have a requirement to generate a page/form based on the user's list of items. As is, the user can specify a list of items that have a text description of the item, and whether it's a text or list ...
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Permissions for folders and files for www-data Linux user

My question is pretty general. Lets assume I have a linux distribution web server, with the /var/www/ is the web directory. I used my superuser account to upload and unzip the Joomla installation ....
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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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Profile Pictures for Joomla Users?

I don't want to install any community plugin to do that. I want to provide a simple upload image form to my registered users, which will allow them to upload & change their profile picture any ...
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How to stop (fake) users from registering on my website?

I administer a website which does not require users to register. The only user that is needed is the Super User. The problem is that I found a large number of new registered users. First I want to ...
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Renaming of administrator directory

Can be administrator directory effectively renamed (for example by simple change in Joomla! core code) for example to admTZ34? The main reason is to obfuscate standard pattern where www.example.com/...
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Why use addStyleSheet or JHtml::stylesheet over just linking a CSS file?

According to the wiki page Adding Javascript and CSS to the Page, you can add a stylesheet with addStyleSheet like this: $document = JFactory::getDocument(); $document->addStyleSheet($url); Or ...
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Error 0 Cannot open file for writing log while updating

I have tried to update a Joomla website,to the newest update they have released from the admin area. But after attempting to update, I have received this error message: "An error has occurred. 0 ...
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Remove Article ID from Joomla 3 url

I am trying to remove the article id from a Joomla 3 URL. I searched around and the response is in components\com_content\router.php change 0 to 1 in $advanced = $params->get('sef_advanced_link', ...
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Upgrade to J3 gives JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found

I get a 500 error with JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found. I know this has been removed in J3 but my problem is trying to find out where this issue is. I suspect it is some sort of extension but I ...
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Tutorial for setting up PhpStorm to work with Joomla

Is there a good resource or tutorial which explains how to setup PhpStorm so one can develop and debug Joomla extensions (and core) with it? I am looking for something similar to the Configuring ...
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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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Joomla/PHP how to add <meta property> instead of a <meta name> tags to the the header?

Dear Joomla community, I'm working on a little system plugin to inject Facebook Open Graph properties into an article. Therefore I've been using $document->setMetaData(). But now I discovered that ...
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How to set a component's param dynamically?

To retreive a param I use: $myparam = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_mycomponent')->get('myparam'); But what is the right method to store a component's param?
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Form field “showon” with multiple fields

I have 3 fields defined in my XML file like so: <field name="field1" type="radio" label="Field 1" class="btn-group" default="1"> <option value="1">JYES</option> <option ...
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How to get value from Sub Form

I want to embed a simple slideshow to my template, and I want to use subform to make easier to change the image. This is the code I use to call the child xml file <field name="slideshow_items" ...
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Adding javascript file in the footer & custom styles

For fast page load I need to insert JS at the end of the page from components and modules. The following way of declaring scripts does not work to insert it at the bottom because there is no ...
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

I'm planning on starting three different websites, under one web host. I know of a web host that supports this. The question I have is this: can I administer all three sites under one Joomla instance? ...
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How to block Joomla Unknown Bots

How can I block unknown bots which are taking too much bandwidth of my Joomla 3.3.6 site? I don't want to block Yahoo, Google and MSN bots, only others. I checked my recent awstat; around 10,720+265 ...
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Installing Joomla - Removing installation folder

Ever since I started using Joomla (in the mid 1.5 days), the installation directory must be deleted once Joomla has been successfully installed, but my question is, why must we click a button to ...
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What differences (if any) are there between JFactory::getSession() and $mainframe->getSession()?

As the title states, I'm interested in knowing what differences there are (if any) between JFactory::getSession() and $mainframe->getSession() This question was inspired by Retrieve joomla session ...
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JCE / TinyMCE - Keeps attempting to Fix Valid & Invalid HTML

Of all the Joomla editors we've used, JCE has best suited our purposes and clients. But there's a few problems with the editor that can cause problems when we code something, then it's toggled to ...
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How can I install multiple extensions in one shot in a Joomla! 3 site?

I'm currently building boilerplates (i.e. sites to Site Transfer as a starting point for new client web sites). My preference is to load up all extensions in the boilerplate, transfer the site to a ...
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How to add separate admin menu for custom component

By default the custom component can be seen under 'Extensions' menu at admin side. But how can I create my own menu at the top near to 'Extensions' menu like 'My Component' and show sub menu links ...
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Add JavaScript with $doc->addScript with async=“true”

is it possible to use the addScript with async="true"? I found a hack that uses some clever quoting to trick the embed function, but it seems as if this could be a native feature: $doc->addScript(...
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Export article as PDF

I have noticed, that in Joomla 1.5 there was a PDF icon that could be shown next to the print end email icons above the articles, but in Joomla 3.x it is not there any more. I have been searching ...
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Making Custom HTML User Profile Page by using Joomla Variables

I guess its going to be complicated but i will try my best to make you understand, what i want to achieve. All i want, is to make a custom HTML page, which will show the information of the user who ...
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Trash Joomla Article in frontend

I'm developing a small plugin for Joomla 3.x that adds a "Trash article" button when you're in Joomlas Frontend. See screenshot below. http://imgur.com/NYLGRdY Now I have this AJAX call that ...
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Tracking contact form submissions for different pages with Google Analytics

I have a client who has contact forms on 5 different pages. We would like to track the submissions for each page with Google Analytics in a way that allows to track from which specific page the users ...
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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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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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What changes in code are required to make Joomla 3.5 extensions PHP7 compatible?

(Please bear with me, I am sorry but I just can't ask this quickly.) We are all hardly waiting for Stable Version of Joomla 3.5.0, aren't we? RC3 RC4 was released today and it is just a matter of ...
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Joomla Session->isActive() & session timeout redirect not working

I am trying to redirect my website to the homepage when the session expires and the user is automatically logged out (right now it gets redirected to the joomla core registration page, which I don't ...
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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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Joomla Framework : Getting Started Guide

I've been working for joomla CMS for years, and now the project got more complex and its time for me to build custom solution beyond the CMS. Now, I tried to find books about the Joomla Framework and ...
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How can I override the class or readonly attribute that is specified in the form xml?

We have a particular field that can only allow input when adding the record for the first time, so I'm wondering if it is possible to add a class, or specify readonly at some point after the form has ...
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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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How to create filters for Jinput?

I have gone through with the JInput Documentation. We can access the JInput object like this: JFactory::getApplication()->input; If we are retrieving more values, it would be useful to store 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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Which is the best Certification course offered in Joomla for Professional Web Designing and development?

I wanted to know which is the best Certification course which gives a proper knowledge about Joomla! in and out . I wanted to pursue a career in Joomla! as Professional Web Designer and Developer, ...
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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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How to add a CSS class to <body> depending on active language

I'm designing a multilingual site where I would like to base some of my styles on the active language. Think something like this: body.en-uk li.artist:before {content:"Artist: "} body.it-it li....
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How can we get involved in Joomla! CMS Testing?

I've been following the developer email threads and announcements as new Joomla! CMS versions make their way through Betas to Release Candidates to Production Releases. Throughout the cycle, the ...

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