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Joomla tmp directory - What is it for and can I delete its content?

You can definitely delete the files in the tmp directory and actually it is strongly recommended to do so and maintain it clean. You should only keep the index.html file in place, that may prevent ...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

Here are the steps required to move a joomla site from subfolder to the root: Use a FTP client and connect to your hosting account via FTP, or use the File Manager that should be available in the ...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

The recent versions of Joomla provide built-in multi-lingual capabalities. However, setting up a multi-language, requires a few more steps than just enabling the plugin and the language switcher ...
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Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item

1. What does this padlock mean: Joomla Core Components like content (articles), categories, menu, modules, extensions, etc, contain in their database table structure a field called "Checked-Out", ...
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Site clean up tips

Good question! Ideally, you should probably be doing Joomla and third party extension updates and some of the other checks more than once a year. Joomla On a regular basis, run a backup and update ...
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Adding Multiple Users in Joomla

I see in the tags of your question you are using mysql and phpmyadmin, so I assume you are after a a way to INSERT records of users directly into the Joomla database. However please note that, the ...
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What is appropriate for unused modules and plugins?

For the extensions shipped with core that I don't use, I disable them only. Because of how core updates are handled, those files often re-appear on sites come update day. Many times, you can ...
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Joomla tmp directory - What is it for and can I delete its content?

The "tmp" folder is a place for the system to store files on a temporary basis. One of the most frequent uses of this folder is when extensions are installed. When a new extension is installed, a copy ...
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Remove 'Publishing', 'Language' and 'Metadata' options from frontend editor in Joomla 3.4

Copy this file :[root]/components/com_content/views/form/tmpl/edit.php to [root]/templates/your_active_template/html/com_content/form/edit.php then open and delete line 75 to 77 <li><a ...
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Joomla tmp directory - What is it for and can I delete its content?

In addition to @FFrewin's answer, if you do not have FTP access, you can clean the tmp folder using Admin Tools. The option for this is located on the Admin Tools control panel as shown in the below ...
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How to add image/icon to the header of the administration pages of a component?

You can define a class for the Header Title of your view, while creating the toolbar for your view within the view.html.php. Within your "addToolbar()" function, you can call the JToolbarHelper::...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

The native multi-language system of Joomla is ok if you have a few articles and modules. If you have a lot of articles, modules, it’s not simple to handle because everything is in duplicate. Imagine ...
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How can I grant a non-Super User group permission to force check-in of articles?

Assuming you have the latest Joomla version, if you are using the default usergroups available in Joomla, then the administrators usergroup should have access to the "Check-In" component. The ...
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Joomla Beginner Tutorials - How to start with Joomla?

Here are some helpful resources for beginners and Joomla newbies. (for developers tutorials go: Joomla 3.x extension development tutorial for a beginner developer) Joomla Docs Getting started with ...
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What is appropriate for unused modules and plugins?

From a security point of view we uninstall any unused extensions (components, modules, plugins and templates). This reduces potential exposure to bad code, most of the sites we've been engaged to fix ...
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

If it's only 3 sites, and the content and extensions are different, I wouldn't mess with multi-site stuff. Just set all 3 up separately, and then use a tool like watchful.li to monitor them and push ...
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

Joomla multi-sites is a long-waited feature and a core capability to implement this is in my wish-list. So far there were a few really good 3rd party extensions that handled this feature, which allow ...
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Hide Edit Module option in front-end for admin users

There are 2 options to prevent this: One is a global setting to stop this from happening. In Global Configuration -> Site Settings -> Mouse-over edit icons for: We can set this setting to Modules &...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

Just an additional bit here. Most people will not need to do this as they don't ever touch the robots.txt file, however if you have something like the following: User-agent: * Disallow: /joomla/...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

If you have shell access to your host, it also makes sense to store the Joomla install outside of the webroot and symlink it in. This way, you can source control the installation or easily switch ...
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CSS/HTML problem on Joomla config page (3.6.1 and 3.6.5)

You might want to use Admin Tools or RSFirewall to do a malware scan. There are known cases where certain malware can cause this problem: https://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=706&t=902880
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Redirects aren't working from com_redirect

I have not tested it with Redirect Component but you can not redirect url with GET parameters as they get passed in a different variable in Apache. So your source would be ignored. You would need to ...
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Multiple website managment with Joomla?

Shared Hosting If a hosting provider restriction is causing you to consider a Joomla multi-site solution, then it may be easier to find an alternative host and build the websites individually than ...
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Downgrade (rollback) Joomla Versions

Quick Dirty Method: Take a backup of your Joomla 3.4.3 site and set it up on your localhost. Once done, download the Joomla 3.4.1 Update Package and extract it in the root directory. Don't worry about ...
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Unpublished Articles - hide

From what I already know, this is a purposely built-in feature, which allows admins (only) to view and manage articles via the frontend. Example: The Social Media Executive writes a blog post and ...
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Mass Joomla sites Updates / Maintenance

I could suggest the following: Watchful.li A subscription based service, to monitor, audit, backup, manage, update Joomla sites remotely from a single location. You install the Watchful.li client ...
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Can I safely disable the core components I don't use

I always disable any of the core components that I won't use and this is a safe approach. I wouldn't recommend to uninstall at this phase until Joomla removes them from the core as it happened with ...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

Take a look at our http://www.neno-translate.com it will fix issues like these when you install it and makes it easy to translate and manage your multilingual content.
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What is appropriate for unused modules and plugins?

This is a touchy subject, as sometimes when installing packages, then uninstalling the component it uses and leaving any plugins it may have used. Currently as far as I know there is no way to know ...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

Best would be to change the assigned root folder of your site on your web hosting seetings. I do this so I can build new versions of my site and save/keep the old versions alive; all I have to do is ...
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