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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 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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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 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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Custom Component - Need to verify if user is logged in

I'm developing new MVC custom Joomla component (com_helpdesk) and need to verify if user is logged in to site. If not then it should redirect to the login page with "return" parameter. Could someone ...
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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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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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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 to manage language variables inside JavaScript?

In my custom component I do a lot of JavaScript validation for each view. The validation throws various error messages and those messages are configured inside the language file en-GB.com_mycomp.ini ...
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JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 16635

When I log into my joomla site from the front end I get this warning. JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 16635 But that user doesn't exist. From searching it might be easiest to just ...
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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 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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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 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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Site clean up tips

I was hoping for some tips on how I should routinely 'clean up' my Joomla sites, as it's that time of year again! I'm sure we all do it to some extent, so I'm just looking for advice on what others do....
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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 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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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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How can I assign a module to multiple positions?

There already exists a couple of questions on this, but they are mostly about actually wanting multiple copies of the same module on a page. My problem is the layout and templating. Templates often ...
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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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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 to get menu parameters and itemid in component controller

In my custom component controller I have function save(). At the end it displays message and redirects to url $this->setMessage(JText::_('SOME_TEXT')); $this->setRedirect(JRoute::_('index.php?...
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Is there a way to know where jdoc:include type=head lines are being loaded from?

In a previous question I already got clarified how exactly did <jdoc:include type=head> work. Now I have a new question about it. Basically, any extension can add a call to new scripts, css ...
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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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How to create a repeatable xml form field feature?

I am building a custom component and all is good. I thought I would have a go at the new 3.2 repeatable xml form field feature. Although I have it working I don't quite know how to save the data. It ...
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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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How is content “locking” handled in custom components?

Default core's com_content has a built in system that, when a specific article is being edited by a user, it gets "locked", so no other user can edit it at the same time. If the user closes the window ...

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