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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 potential directory listing of the files. The tmp (temporary) folder is used by Joomla and its extensions when performing software installations or during the ...


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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 Control Panel of your hosting account. Navigate to the folder where Joomla resides (root/joomla). Locate configuration.php file, download and open it with a text ...


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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 module. Briefly the steps are as below: Install the Language Packs, from the Extension Manager -> Install Languages. - This will translate system labels like ...


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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 exact approach should depend on from where you want to import these users and the actual user-data you already have and want to import. Also, if these users ...


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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 uninstall unused extensions that come as part of an extension package. If packaged as a proper package extension, all the core code will gripe about is if it can't ...


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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 of the extension's archive file is copied into the "tmp" folder and then is unpacked into the correct Joomla folders. The install process doesn't clean itself ...


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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 href="#publishing" data-toggle="tab"><?php echo JText::_('COM_CONTENT_PUBLISHING') ?></a></li> <li><a href="#language" data-toggle="...


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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 to the latest Joomla version. Ideally subscribe to the Joomla Security News feed so you are kept informed of core Joomla security updates and apply any high ...


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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 screenshot: As mentioned by FFrewin, the Pro version of Admin Tools allows you to perform a scheduled clean up of the tmp directory. In addition to this, you ...


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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::title() method, and specify a second paramater (string) to define a CSS class to the toolbar title, with a prefix of "icon-". Example: JToolbarHelper::title(JText:...


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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 if you have 500 articles, you will need 500 articles in English, 500 in french, etc. So, i suggest to use a module like this one : http://www.faboba.com/en/...


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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", which can take 2 values: "0" for Checked-In status, or the actual user ID for Checked-Out status. When any user is editing a specific item e.g. an article, Joomla'...


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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 have been compromised by old, un-patched extensions (admittedly, that often weren't even disabled). From an admin user point of view it also results in less ...


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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 great flexibility and many different configuration scenarios. This is the first time I hear about the core ability to create a multi-sites configuration with a ...


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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 & Menus, Modules, or None. The other option is related with the Module Permissions. Since in Joomla 3, we have the ability to set permissions by module, we ...


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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/administrator/ Disallow: /joomla/bin/ Disallow: /joomla/cache/ Disallow: /joomla/cli/ Disallow: /joomla/components/ Disallow: /joomla/includes/ Disallow: /joomla/...


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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 between multiple staging/production versions. Using this with subdomains also makes the testing process for new versions much easier.


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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 managers do not have access permissions by default. All you need to do, is to login as Super User, go to the Check-in component, click on Options and adjust the ...


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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 Joomla Joomla Beginners Tutorials Joomla Portal: Beginners Joomla Portal: Administrator Manual Joomla Terminology Joomla Glossary Some Basic Video Tutorials on ...


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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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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 complicating things with a Joomla multi-site which will inevitably involve some compromises. Most shared hosting accounts can be configured to host more than one ...


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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 updates to them from one dashboard. If you use Akeeba Pro you can even set up watchful to run backups for you (say, to an S3 account) and it will notify you if ...


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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 write it in the .htaccess file with extra settings: (not tested) RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)query=param(&|$) [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/...


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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 Database changes as there haven't been any since 3.4.0. Long method: Install a fresh copy of Joomla 3.4.1 Re-download and install all 3rd party extensions ...


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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 sets it to unpublished. They then send the link to the Social Media Manager/Directory to review and maybe tweak. This saves them having to login to the backend ...


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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 into your sites and start using the service. Joomla Multi-Sites You can setup your sites under a Multi-Sites environment, if your scenario is fitting in. 2 of ...


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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 WebLinks. For a component being part of the core means that they will be back with the next Joomla update - plus if they are not present, there is some ...


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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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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 if something does not need a specific plugin to work. This could turn into a feature request for some sort of added xml to components to term what plugins/...


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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 change my domain's "Document Root" to the new folder every time I release a new version. Avoid redirecting your site, Google's search algorythm doesn't like it.


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