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Is it possible to redirect a admin user to a specific component after login?

You could create a small plugin to perform the redirect. Here's something I've quickly mocked up: class plgSystemMYPLUGIN extends JPlugin { public function onUserAfterLogin() { $app =...
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How to customize the look of the admin ISIS template with CSS? ISIS custom.css

Custom.css for Joomla 3.4.1 and later This method is the easier for custom CSS overrides for the admin template. Simply create a custom.css file and place it inside the css folder of the ISIS ...
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How to add separate admin menu for custom component

We can develop an admin side component with the below code snippet. mod_custommenu.php $input = JFactory::getApplication()->input; $menu = new JAdminCSSMenu; $enabled = $input->getBool('...
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Undefined variables: recommendedVersion and recommendedVersionEndOfSupport

In order to fix it, open /home/mchardism/public_html/plugins/quickicon/phpversioncheck/phpversioncheck.php, find between the lines #108-132 the php version you use and change the date for eos (add few ...
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What is best approach to update the user info in custom component user-info table?

You should save your data using a User Plugin - they're very easy to write. An example can be found at Creating a profile plugin, though the example might have more than you need. The events your ...
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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 enable error_reporting only for administrator?

Try this small Plugin from Viktor Vogel. This plugin gives the possibility to control the reporting per user group. Big advantage of this is, that you don't need to hack core files. http://joomla-...
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Why doesn't the admin page for Joomla have https:// ssl encryption?

SSL certificates are a means of protecting against "man in the middle" attacks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack. Without an SSL certificate it is possible for the request from ...
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Make the Message "Article successfully saved" Fade Away after x seconds

You can use the following jQuery for this: setTimeout(function() { $('#system-message-container').fadeOut('fast'); }, 5000); 5000 is 5 seconds, therefore you can change this value to whatever you ...
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Is there a way to have the article edit box stretch the full width of the screen in Joomla 2.5?

You can just add a view override in the template: Understanding Output Overrides http://docs.joomla.org/Understanding_Output_Overrides Component Output Types and Layout Overrides http://docs.joomla....
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What to do with hacker attempts to guess my Admin Password and login in backend?

the most simple thing you can do, is to put a username and password for your administrator folder in cpanel. this way you should first input the username and password to see the Joomla login page.
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How to add CSS/JS/an Image to a module backend

I personally do this in my extensions by creating a custom field: XML: <fieldset name="something" label="Something" addfieldpath="/modules/mod_xxx/fields"> <field type="testfield" /> ...
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Cannot log in to Joomla (front and back) after site move

It's hard to say exactly what's wrong, but here are some things you can try (please backup your configuration.php and .htaccess files before making any changes). Although you say your username/...
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Change Date Format in Article Editing page on Publishing tab

Go to Extension Manager -> Language Manager. Select Overrides. Select the Language for which you want to set an override and change the date format. Add a new override. Select the Constant option (...
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Remove elements from Joomla control panel admin menu

I'm not sure which elements exactly you want to remove for your client, however what you can do is change his user group from Super Admin to Admin which will remove a lot of the default options such ...
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Set user as super user from db

I was very cautious about this question and nearly flagged it as a security hole, but re-read it. You mentioned you have access to the database, so assuming the Super User group ID had not been ...
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Joomla Administrator : Sub menus are getting displayed 6 times instead of one?

I had something like this in the past, and the reason was that the module had more than 1 instances in the db. Why don't you check in Module Manager -> Admin Modules, to see if you have the same ...
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How to add separate admin menu for custom component

You will need to override the admin template to do this. There is a pretty detailed article here that describes how to do this. It was written for Joomla 2.5 but should also work for Joomla 3.0 http:...
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Load a Single Admin view with multiple tables and forms

In your model class you want to override the getItem method like so: public function getItem() { $item = parent::getItem(); $item->second_table = $this->getSecondTable($item->...
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Permission for edit articles and users

Yes, Go to Users -> Groups Click New button and create a custom group Go to Content -> Article Manager Click on Options button on toolbar Click on Permissions tab Click on your custom user group (...
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Administrator page 404 not found

If your admin area works widthout .htaccess its possible your joomla config has rewrite option enable. You can try edit your configuration.php file and change the status directly in configuration file:...
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It is safe to allow access to Joomla default Administrator user-group?

Default ACL Neil said it right - it's recommended to give users as many permissions / privileges as they actually need or have to. It is very likely that for this person the Manager user group would ...
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NOT Super Administrator as default

I assume you've signed up for an account on Joomla.com. This service has a slightly different setup than a "normal" Joomla installation (downloaded from joomla.org and installed on your own hosting ...
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Unable to Access Backend - Masked for frontend

As you mentioned, this is usually the behavior of security extensions like admintools, jSecure to protect the administration area of a Joomla site. If you can't tell if you have any of these, think ...
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How to Remove Joomla Icon at the bottom Admin Login page?

Open isis template folder and add custom.css file in css directory and then add this code span.icon-joomla { display: none; }
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How to Remove Joomla Icon at the bottom Admin Login page?

You can remove the icon and the link by adding or updating a custom CSS file at /administrator/templates/isis/css/custom.css with the following CSS: a.login-joomla { display: none; } Note that ...
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Can't insert intro/full article image

You have either some files corrupted on update, or some outdated server software. Overwrite your web-site with Joomla 3.6.0 full package to be sure it's no a file corruption (extract the Joomla full ...
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How to login to joomla.com as a super adminstrator?

In your case, Joomla.com doesn't give super user permissions and there is limited access to everything. You cannot install any extension or template. You have to use the pre-defined template the one ...
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You must provide at least one recipient email address (when saving Global Configuration)

Hmm, I think I sorted out from where this notice is coming from. It looks like responsible for this is the latest version of Akeeba Admin Tools Pro (maybe it's also in the free core version don't know ...
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Create a link from Backend to SEF Path in Frontend

Since 3.9 there's Joomla\CMS\Router\Route::link() method which takes client (site or administrator) as first argument. $link = 'index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1'; echo '<a ...
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