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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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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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Getting reviews from JED

I saw on NoNumber's website, he has a tab which shows reviews from the Joomla Extensions Directory, for example, here I was wondering, if it's possible to somehow pull reviews from the JED website. I'...
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Virtual host for Joomla

How can I set up a VirtualHost on my local developer environment? Ideally I would also like to be able to access my site from a simply URL, such as www.joomla.loc rather than having to constantly use ...
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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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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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How to develop safe Joomla extension?

Before I'm going to write my first extension, I would like to understand how to design it as invulnerable as possible. Is there a set of rules to write safe Joomla extension? I can imagine only SQL ...
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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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How can you hide the title from a featured article?

How can you hide the title from a featured article? I already tried setting "Show Title" to "Hide" in Article Manager but it doesn't work. This article is "Uncategorized" and only used in "Featured ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

I migrated an old Joomla 1.5 site to a shiny new Joomla 3.3 version using the tool SP UPGRADE. Now I can't seem to login and I fear its because all the user passwords in the DB look like 'MD5':'Salt'...
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

When I first installed my Joomla 3.x website, I uninstalled the default Joomla templates: Beez3, Protostar, Hathor, Isis. Every time I upgrade to a new Joomla version, Joomla appears to reinstall ...
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How to get the intro image of a joomla article

I am trying to customize the the category list of my website. So I have a menu option that shows the list of all article is a certain category. In this list I would like to show the into image of the ...
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How to migrate articles from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x?

I am trying to migrate some articles. On my host I get 403 errors for J2XML export so I thought I would set it up on a localhost. The front end looks fine unless you try to login. Fortunately I get ...
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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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Joomla 3.4.5 to 3.4.6 Simple?

I've never worked with this version of Joomla but am led to beleive that it is pretty simple to upgrade to 3.4.6 from 3.4.5 - having done a few upgrades on the older versions I am skeptical! Anyone ...
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Script not running on plugin installation

I am creating a plugin and am attempting to run a script after it is installed. For whatever reason, it appears the script file is loading, but my code is never run. My script.php file contains the ...
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Standard CSS classes / id naming conventions

When building a custom component, and while designing the layout file to render the view, I'm having difficulty determining what CSS classes / id's to use in my HTML elements to ensure it takes ...
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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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Remove a folder for downloadable files to reduce the Akeeba backup file

i have a folder named "download" in public-Html folder. all downloadable files on my site, is in it. when i backup my site with Akeebabackup, this folder makes my backup file Biiiig. what should i do ...
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What's the proper way to authenticate a user?

A couple years back I wrote a small and very incomplete component that authenticated users coming from outside of Joomla! i.e. a mobile application. Is there a proper or preferred way of handing this?...
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Custom menu get title of the active menu's parent item

I can get the title of the active menu using $menu = &Jsite::getMenu(); $menuname = $menu->getActive()->title; But how can I access it's parent title?
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Developing Outside the CMS

I have a question, I have an already constructed site, we use Joomla for the CMS, and a theme from RocketTheme called "Diametric". We are looking to construct a page and it's styling is going to fall ...
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Best way to override the index.php file from a joomla template

I am using protostar as a template for my 3.3.1 website. I have change the index.php in order to redesign the module positions and to add more of them. I have just updated my website to Joomla 3.3.3 ...
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Recommended practices regarding transfering database from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3

I want to transfer about 300 articles from a Joomla 1.5 website to a Joomla 3.3.1 website. I have access only to the Joomla 1.5 database but not to the backend (I have access to both for the joomla ...
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Options for backups, restoring, and staging?

What are some options for Backing Up & Restoring Joomla! instances? Preferably ones suitable for staging.
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What's the common practice for debugging?

1) local or remote? I understand that the best practice for debugging is to have a local version of your website, but sometimes to make a local version of your current website can be very time ...
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How to make a menu item scroll to heading on same page?

I'm looking for a way to create a menu item (in this case "Contact") that scrolls down to the bottom of my home page where the contact information is located. I tried creating an external URL menu ...
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Model getListQuery() fetch all rows with using JPagination

I have method getListQuery() in my model, which return query. As we know, Joomla automically set limit and offset to query when we use JPagination. I have problem, that I want to use JPagination and ...
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How does the pre-release cycle for Joomla versions work and can I test my extensions at the Beta stage?

I'm looking for a Software Release Cycle Map (similar to the one at Wikipedia), but for Joomla! I am specifically not looking for projected release dates or length of support as part of this answer ...
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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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How to insert “php code” inside the .xml manifest file of a Joomla module?

I want at the fieldset of a joomla module to echo an option with some fetched results from my db: <config> <fields name="params"> <fieldset name="basic"> <field> <?php $db ...
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Unable to create external link to javascript:void();

While writing a post on menu items without an actual link, I stumbled upon a strange behavior in Joomla 3.3.3: I wanted to point out that an <a> tag linking to "#" might cause the page to ...
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How to change the title tag?

On each page I get the option of meta description and keywords but don't get Title. Where can I change what appears under the <title> tag.
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Displaying a Form Field Depending on Previous Question

I develop my own template for Joomla and i need to display more options if you set a value before. For example: after clicking on YES: It would be nice if in the joomla core a solution like this: &...
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Is there any way to block access to components by using non-SEF URL?

My client realizes that we can access to components in Joomla by using non-SEF URL even when SEF is enabled. He doesn't like it, because with no Itemid in the URL, the page is messy. For example, ...
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What is the recommended way to structure a Joomla 3 custom component view using angularJS?

There is very little information out there from users who have successfully integrated angular js in a joomla custom component list view. I found the following: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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How do I properly raise an error from within a plugin?

I am successfully preventing some content from being saved under certain conditions, but am having trouble handling the error message to the user. The actual text does display, but there is ...
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sharing Joomla URL on Facebook - editing picture, title and description

i have a handful of Joomla sites that i manage ranging from version 1.5 all the way to the recent version, 3.3. whenever i go to share a link from one of my sites on Facebook (no matter what Joomla ...
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Is there any secure version of Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 available?

Is there any secure version of the old Joomla! 1.6.x, or the 1.7.x series available?
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Understanding mvc way of component coding for both joomla 2.5 and 3 version

I made a component in joomla 2.5 in mvc way which was not working in joomla 3, later found out it's because in joomla 3 previous mvc classes not working so is controller, view, model classes must be ...
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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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Update server for a package or individual extention

I am bit confused and need some recommendation for a best approach to setup an update server for a collection of extensions. I got a component, library and a plugin which I put inside a single ...
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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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Is “Uncategorised” a Category?

While editing the articles tag, I read about articles on the Joomla! Documentation site, and noticed this: It is also possible to have Uncategorised Articles. These articles exist without being ...
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Automatically publish plugin after installation

I've created a couple of small plugins that I install on most of my websites. But new plugins are (fortunately) disabled by default when installed. I know it's only a couple of clicks to enable the ...
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Avoid counting my own visits on the pages

I have just installed Joomla 3.3. I'd like to have the chance to avoid incrementing the visitor counter while I visits my own pages. Is it possible at least when I'm logged in?
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How can I add custom fields to the article component?

As per the title, how can I add custom fields to the article component? The tutorial, http://docs.joomla.org/Adding_custom_fields_to_the_article_component almost gets there and it a beautiful piece ...

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