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How to deal with Duplicated Content / URLs in Joomla?

TOC of this answer: Content under same Item Id How Duplicate content is created / Dynamic Pages / URLs SEO perspective Dealing with Duplicate content in Joomla References and links ...
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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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How to change the title tag?

When you are creating "static" pages with a single article menu item, the page will get its title from the menu item. At this point you have an option to override the page title, in the Menu Item ...
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How to display module in component area

I have done this by creating a module position at the same location with the component and checking if a module is present at this position then display it, otherwise go for the component: Code ...
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How to display module in component area

To enhance the given answers here: To include a modul position in your component view and to load modules there, you just have to add echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{loadposition ...
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How to create a category blog layout with all articles shown in full?

About Joomla Intro & Full Article Text Well, here is how this works: When creating an article, you have the option to insert a "Read More" in your article. What happens when you insert the Read ...
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How to make a menu item scroll to heading on same page?

When creating anchors, you need to assign the name as an ID of the element, like so: Link: <a href="#contact">Contact</a> Anchor: <div id="contact"> // Your form here </div&...
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Facebook Share - Remove: "The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages..."

When you Share something on Facebook, Facebook will use the most recent information that its scraper has cached from your pages. If FB scraper has not yet crawled a page, then it will read your ...
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Trouble finding particular page that exists in the menu

The link you're referencing is telling Joomla to use the Contacts component to display information about the contact in the database with id #1...so...you need to log into the administrator, and go to ...
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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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Generate menu structure from categories

There used to be a Joomla 1.5 era extension called Automatic Menu but I can't find it on the JED that did exactly this, so, I'm guessing it never made it off 1.5. However, in recent times we used a ...
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Can content items be automatically unlocked after a certain amount of time?

You can define an hourly cron job or use phpMyAdmin and execute this SQL: UPDATE `jos_content` c SET c.checked_out = 0, c.checked_out_time = 0 WHERE HOUR(TIMEDIFF(CONVERT_TZ(NOW(), @@session....
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Can content items be automatically unlocked after a certain amount of time?

Trying to avoid crons whenever possible, but based on the answer from @Farahmand, I put a variation of this code in a User Plugin onUserLogout() event: When any user logs out, the plugin checks-in ...
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Add custom language to content language

Hope this can help you. You need to create a Languaje Content entry for your language. Go to Extensions->Language Manage -> Content And create a new record as shown in the picture In order to get ...
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How can I add custom fields to the article component?

The exact steps to do this for #__content are given at this question. The main difference for articles that makes the original tutorial unusuable is that articles do not have the params column, but ...
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Simplify image management in articles

I would recommend the JCE Image Manager, an extension to the popular Joomla Content Editor. It requires a paid subscription, but it allows you to resize your images on upload, and even create ...
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Joomla XML form fields in content

Yes, with Joomla's JForm, you can use them virtually anywhere - here's a tutorial that might help, and an example to Custom field in a content plugin: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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How do I add or edit articles in Joomla

Joomla articles are managed using the Article Manager, in the Content → Article Manager menu. Some of the options to manage articles are: New (see Article editor below) Edit (select an article and ...
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How to categorize an Article under many categories?

By default, this is not available in Joomla, however you have 2 options: Rather than assigning multiple categories to your article, you could use tags instead. Cause to be honest, this is kinda of ...
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Extension to edit multiple articles in a same pattern?

Actually you said it - you need to change the content in the database. For doing such thing from within Joomla, Regular Labs DB Replacer Pro is the tool to use. Supporting regex searches, will allow ...
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How to get rendered full page before returning to the browser?

To edit entire HTML output directly, create a system plugin with onAfterRender event. Use application's getBody() method to get the content and setBody() to save the modified content. defined('_JEXEC'...
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Is "Uncategorised" a Category?

'Uncategorised' is the default article category. There's nothing special about it, it behaves like any other category, and you can rename it or delete it (providing any articles it contains are re-...
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Is "Uncategorised" a Category?

As best as I've been able to tell, it's simply another category. I've used it as such in the past with no ill consequence, and there doesn't appear to be any core code that does anything special with ...
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Generate menu structure from categories

The Automatic Menu Extension that I used from J1.5 was: ArtCats for Joomla!: http://www.orware.com/products/artcats-module/all-pages Its been updated for J3 - and if you want it in your menu then ...
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Generate menu structure from categories

Having looked around a little, I found the following plugin: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/structure-a-navigation/menu-systems/menu-editors/20057 Upload, install and enable Once you have ...
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How to display module in component area

Here is a simple and working solution. I have tried with jdoc:include but it didn't work. $document = JFactory::getDocument(); $renderer = $document->loadRenderer('modules'); $position = '...
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How to make a menu item scroll to heading on same page?

You can do this using jQuery (as Lodder suggested). Here's an alternative solution (from this answer at StackOverflow). Place this code in your index.php file: <script> var $root = jQuery('html,...
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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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How is content "locking" handled in custom components?

You are correct, but you don't need to go down to JTable, if you're following the Joomla way and using JControllerForm as the basis for your view controller e.g. class MycomponentControllerMycontent ...
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Blog layout - responsive image grid positioning

Gantry has built-in support for columns, and is responsive. You can use it like this (this example will give you 3 columns, each 33.33% wide): <div class="gantry-width-33 gantry-width-block"> ...
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