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Reverse SSL Proxy support

I'm pulling from non-Joomla SSL proxy experience here. However, I believe it will work. Configure nginx to send an X-FORWARDED-PROTO header with a value of "https" proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto ...
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How to bind an IP address with apache on Windows 7 to host my Joomla web application?

Do I understand correctly that you want to make your website on your local computer on the Internet? Apart from the poor uptime that you will experience with this you will need a number of things: 1)...
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Why setting JCE css and javascript compression setting, apache crashes?

Since you're using XAMPP, I assume you're developing the site on your local computer. There's no reason to compress CSS/Javascript (or use Gzip) on a local development site. It makes no noticeable ...
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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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How to configurate Joomla or Apache for v1 SEF Urls?

I managed to piece together a solution without using .htaccess, though I'm interested in a cleaner solution if somebody has one. I created a system plugin that really does nothing in the conventional ...
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How can I test Joomla performace

For website performance test you can use some online service like: http://www.webpagetest.org/ http://tools.pingdom.com/ https://gtmetrix.com/ https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ ...
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How can I fix "The PHP temporary folder is not set" warning/error?

Step 1: Just upload the upgrade package to the server via ftp or extract in cpanel file manager. Step 2: You will see an error after installation in the administration site only. Go to Extensions, ...
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How can I fix "The PHP temporary folder is not set" warning/error?

Likely Joomla will work without issues even with the php's tmp directory not being set. However, if you get issues, or simply want to get rid of this warning in you Joomla Admin, then you have to ...
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How to hide robots.txt from users?

Robots.txt and Google I am also negatively positioned against the robots.txt file. I don't like it at all to announce publicly the directory tree of my Joomla sites. Considering the recent changes ...
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How to hide robots.txt from users?

You can find a solution here: http://forums.ukwebmasterworld.com/threads/hide-your-robots-txt-from-visitors-and-show-it-only-for-validated-robots.7256/ This will block robots.txt from everyone ...
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How to hide robots.txt from users?

You can't, robots.txt is meant to be publicly accessible. If you want to hide content on your site you shouldn't try to do it with robots.txt, simply password protect any sensitive directories using ....
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Removing category/article numbers in SEF

Since this is one of the most common questions around Joomla, I though to share a new extension I came across that deals with it. Plugin: Direct Alias Pro For those people that don't want to mess ...
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Removing category/article numbers in SEF

If you create a menu item for each of these then the menu item alias is used for the URL instead. The menu you create these links in doesn't have to be published on your site, it's enough that the ...
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Permissions and Ownership

The files should be owned by your FTP user, which may be root for you if you are setting up a dedicated server manually. The entire goal of the article was to allow you to still be able to change the ...
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Apache error: "File does not exist" (Not telling me when which file)

You should probably look into the RokSprocket module. Make sure both Joomla and RokSprocket is up to date, and other extensions as well. If everything is up to date, try reinstalling RokSprocket. ...
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Administrator page 404 not found

I was having the same problem, and found a solution. Disable the following items: Cache public $ caching = ''; public $ cache_handler = 'file'; # (replace memcache, per file) public $ cachetime = '...
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Rewriting .htaccess into apache config

The Joomla .htaccess includes many rules to rewrite your urls and secure your website. You could copy them to your vhost configuration, but, frankly, I would'nt recommend it: for starters, it seems ...
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Why setting JCE css and javascript compression setting, apache crashes?

As you are enabling compression of JavaScript and CSS files with Gzip. You need to make sure you have installed Apache module mod_deflate and the module is enabled. You can check this in phpinfo(); ...
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htaccess mysteries: Can Joomla site run without .htaccess?

What is .htaccess? .htaccess is a configuration file for use on web servers running the Apache Web Server software. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn 'loaded via ...
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Joomla 2.5.6 infinite 303 loop (SEF)

The problem is likely your HTTPS redirect. You are likely redirecting to HTTPS at the beginning of your .htaccess file, and later redirecting to HTTP. Another scenario is when your Joomla website is ...
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Application shows session_start(): Failed to read session data: on browser

This error usually means that Joomla has failed to connect to the database. Check that the database credentials are correct. Also check that the relevant options e.g. mysqli are enabled in PHP. If you ...
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Joomla 2.5.6 infinite 303 loop (SEF)

Your problems could be related to a number of reasons: PHP version (Joomla 2.5 is not built to run on PHP 7) Try to set your new server to PHP 5.6 This is often done through your cPanel, or ask your ...
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Localhost causing issues with external websites, joomla components

Changing Apache from port 80 to port 81, or anything else, should solve this issue without haveing to stop Apache.
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Random 403 Errors

Those 403 are on pages you are browsing, or for assets like css, js, images files etc? 403 error means, that access is forbidden for the requested file. Since you moved your site: Check your ...
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Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 : JLIB_APPLICATION_ERROR_VIEW_NOT_FOUND

This appeared to be an error due to JoomFish Component. My lang was switched to the translated language (without knowing) and causing Error 500 (that I could solve by re-maping better migrated data in ...
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Apache error: "File does not exist" (Not telling me when which file)

Since the error message is generated by Joomla, it's not an Apache error. Joomla reports that the requested view was not found. When an Url request is received, it's routed to the right component (...
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Removing category/article numbers in SEF

Other extensions that might be worth a look are those in the URL-Canonicalization category, for example, Canonical.
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