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Implementing sticky articles

I'd like to implement something similar to "sticky" articles in a forum, where one or two of these appear at the top, followed by blog content, and I want these "sticky" articles to be editable by a ...
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How to append the site title to all pages except the front page?

In the Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration under SEO, there is the option to "Include Site Name in Page Titles", with the options "After", "Before" or "No". However, how do you include the site name ("...
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Why does a Joomla distribution still contain index.html in each folder?

There has been an PR to remove the index.html files, but it was never applied. Why is that?
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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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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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What is the Joomla Execution Flow, after a request reach to index.php till the final output on the browser?

Based on this question: How Templates work and load css/js files? Website building process with Purity III Quote: .... I have to present my website tomorrow and i may get asked "where does the ...
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Optimizing frontend load, how do I properly combine and compress my JS?

My website for an enterprise client has approximately 90 assets that download on load, 35 or so are JS files. Even "optimizing" extensions that are made for Joomla only seem to get me down to 31 or ...
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No notification to update to latest Joomla version

I am managing a site powered by Joomla 2.5 (online installation) and hosted on Joomla free hosting. Only since the latest 2-3 months it happens that I don't receive anymore the emails reminding to ...
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Testing Joomla site speed

I am trying to improve the speed of a site - however when I go to Pingdom to test: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ I get wildly different times even though I haven't made any changes. For example: 8....
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Is there a way to promote articles between environments?

Is there an easy way to move articles between Joomla installations? For example in a development/staging/production environment, I have the same 20 articles in each. If I make a change to all 20 ...
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Use Joomla redirect component to fix broken URLs

Can anyone help with using J3 redirect component to fix this kind of broken links: https://www.portal-gestao.com/whatever/whatever/9999-title-of-the-page To: https://www.portal-gestao.com/item/9999-...
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Where to place code in Joomla modules

When developing a Joomla extension, are there any best practices, guidelines or recommendations regarding where to place the different parts of my code (PHP and HTML)? I'm mostly thinking about the ...
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Why Joomla 3 add Canonical tag to current page and made it unindexable?

Joomla adds canonical tag to almost all pages that refers to themselves, so they will not be indexable (I checked URLs by Doctor SEO extension in FF) and they are not shown in google search result (i ...
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How to redirect user with system message in Joomla 3

I know that you can achieve this by doing: JFactory::getApplication->redirect(url, message, type) but the documentation at JFactory::getApplication says it is deprecated and suggest to use ...
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How to allow registered users on offline site

When putting my Joomla site in offline mode, only Super Users can log in and view the site: How can I allow registered users to log in and see the site even in offline mode, without giving them Super ...
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How to get list of all orphaned image files?

I would like to create the list of images no longer used in any content item so they can be purged from the disk. What is the best method to generate such a list?
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How to show tagged items in category blog layout

I want to create a menu item for a tag that shows the articles as in category blog layout. I have tried with these menu item types: "Compact List of Tagged Items", "List of all tags" and "Tagged Items"...
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Search tools is not open by default

We are implementing the core search tools in our custom component list view. When I click the search tools it shows the below form which is perfect. When I click the drop down and select a ...
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How do I know if the integrity of the asset table is good up or not?

1) I have migrated a lot of articles from Joomla 1.5 to joomla 3. Migration went on mostly fine. However, there are a couple of articles which do not get saved when I press the save button in article ...
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What to do when installation stuck on creating tables?

Upon installation of Joomla the process stops while creating tables. Some tables were created, but not all of them. So far this only happens with MySQL with Joomla 3.x. What should I do?
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PHP error reporting

I'm trying to create a behaviour such as : if there's a php fatal error, I want the joomla error page to show up, but I also want to receive a mail telling me what the error was. The idea here is to ...
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Use of global variable in Joomla

I have a variable which holds some value. I need to get this variable value both in administrator and site. Where should I place the variable and how can I get the variable in components or everywhere?...
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Display system messages inside component instead of in the template

By default Joomla 3 system messages (messages, notices, warnings) are displayed in a certain position of the template using <jdoc:include type="message" /> Would it be possible getting more ...
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How do I allow direct access to my custom .php file in a Joomla Module to be consumed from AJAX?

This is my first time ever in PHP and my first time ever with Joomla. I come from a heavy non-Web C# / .Net background. I have written a custom Joomla module that interacts with a third party ...
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When to upgrade to Joomla 3

I've seen a number of posts here and in Joomla's docs about upgrading. I'd like to upgrade to Joomla 3.3. But have seen conflicting posts of 3.4 coming. I'm on Joomla 2.5. My questions: EOL for ...
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Override blog intro image

While trying to override the way the intro images are displayed in blog layout (I want to add a class to the images), I run into this code in templates/MYTEMPLATE/html/com_content/category/blog_item....
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Best way to include CSS/JS files in my custom extension

If I need to include CSS or JS files in my custom extensions, what would be the best and safest way to achieve this: Should I put them i a specific folder in my extension zip file? How should I ...
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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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How to create a view with filters and pagination

I want to create a view with filters and pagination for Joomla 3.x, but I'm not sure about what I have to include and where. For now, my model extends JModelList and I started using the getListQuery(...
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How to remove “Joomla! 2.5 Support Is Ending On December 31, 2014!” from admin panel?

I want to remove this message from my admin panel: Joomla! 2.5 Support Is Ending On December 31, 2014! Click Here for More Information. The message appeared after updating to the 2.5.28 version. ...
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How to use LIMIT in getQuery

Given the desired SQL: SELECT * FROM #__tablename LIMIT 5 How do I use $query to accomplish it? $db = JFactory::getDBO(); $query = $db->getQuery(true); $query->select($db->nameQuote(...
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Confirmation message when deleting items in the media manager

I would like to have a confirmation message when I delete the items the media manager. For now, to delete an image, I just have to click on the top-right cross and the image is gone: if I make a ...
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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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Redirect users to the last page visited, after login from component

In Joomla 3.5.1, I want to redirect users to the page they were before logging in. If they login from mod_login, no problem, since the module is pending from the top menu, they just stay at that ...
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How can I create a menu item on a different subdomain?

I want to create a menu-structure like this in Joomla 2.5: Root (www.example.com) About (www.example.com/about) Site a (a.example.com) Site b (b.example.com) Is it possible to create menu items ...
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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 get Categories of custom extension or third party component

I have a thirdparty component which stores its categories in #__categories table. -----+----------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+----- ... | extension | title ...
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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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What is the correct method of developing a front-end list and edit view

I created 2 front-end views. One view is to list the records and an another view to edit a particular record. The first view name is 'products' which shows the list of products from the table. In ...
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Problems auto loading classes with JLoader::registerPrefix

This is probably a really stupid question but I cannot find the answer and trial and error has failed. I am developing a component for Joomla 3.x and I have a number of classes that I want to use. I ...
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Update server for commercial extensions

Joomla provide the ability to add an update server allowing users to install an extension update when release at the click of a button. This is of course great for free extensions, however for ...
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Managing sites with Git

I'm starting to use Git to manage Joomla site builds, and I'm looking for some best practice guidance. As it stands: Use WHM to provision a new account. I've written a post-install hook to ...
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Why using Joomla! Framework?

What are the reasons for choosing Joomla! Framework for a web application instead of using Zend Framework 2, CodeIgniter, Laravel etc? Will its popularity increase sufficiently and will Joomla! site ...
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Plugin event only when Email activation

I am just referring the Joomla User plugin events in the URL https://docs.joomla.org/Plugin/Events/User/en onUserLogin onUserAuthenticate onUserBeforeSave Just wondering which one will help me to do ...
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Display module in multiple positions

Is it possible to display a module in multiple positions, preferably natively, or through a third party extension? I know there are workarounds... clone the module and change the position, however ...
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Replace deprecated getError and getErrors

I have been looking through some logs and noticed that getError() and getErrors() are throwing deprecated messages in Joomla 3.3 (we just updated). Apparently these were deprecated back in Joomla 2.5, ...
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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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Reverse Caching Support using nginx

How can I implement Reverse Caching Support using nginx mentioned in Joomla 3.6 features? Joomla! 3.6 now supports reverse caching proxies like Varnish or an NGINX caching proxy. These help to ...
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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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What is the best place to store downloadable PDF invoices?

My component will produce invoices in PDF format that will be available for customers to download. Where is the best place to store these files? /adminitrator/componentes/com_mycomponent/invoices /...

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