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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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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 change or hide the author meta tag? Facebook still shows the author meta when sharing

Username is used for login - it's the half info required for someone to login into the website. Therefore, it is not a wise idea to reveal such sensitive data to the public. There is always the author ...
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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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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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Where can I configure the page title separator from "-" to "|"?

Go to Languages > Overrides Select your site language Create a new override Enter JPAGETITLE in the Language Constant text box Enter %1$s | %2$s in the Text textarea
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My content updates won't display instantly in the front-end. What's the reason?

In addition to my other answer, there can be a few other reasons that can cause a delay to what you see on the front-end of a website against your changes in the backend. Your computer. Starting from ...
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PHP Info Missing

Could it be that your server is configured to prevent the view of phpinfo()? Check out your server php.ini to find the line saying disable_functions = phpinfo. There you could remove the phpinfo-...
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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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Configuring a Joomla website using wamp on multiple computers

Akeeba Backup is the easiest way to transfer your Joomla site, if you really need to clone the website to several computers. But as others already mentioned, why not use an online version? You'll have ...
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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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My content updates won't display instantly in the front-end. What's the reason?

Usually this due to the Cache Mechanisms. In this wikipedia article you will see that caching is an important computing feature that is used widely. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_(computing) When ...
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Customize Global Configuration

First: Use a current Joomla. Your 1.5 site will be hacked in no time. Second - the answer (Joomla 2.x - 3.x): You can add component params to the component configuration. (You can access the ...
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Using relative paths for tmp and log

AFAIK, Joomla has the $log_path and tmp_path set to absolute values by default. The only problem which can occur with relative values is, that the corresponding folders might not be "recognized" and ...
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Folder 1new created during Joomla update

Are you sure this folder was created with the update? What it looks to me is that your joomla is configured to have its tmp and logs directories inside this 1new folder, like so: 1new/logs & 1new/...
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How do I access global joomla configuration values using codes?

JFactory::getApplication()->get('list_limit'); I suppose I got a bit confused by the jargon ambiguity and so did my google searches for the same. Feel free to mark this as a duplicate question if ...
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How to add 5 hours to a datetime stamp?

By default JHtml::date() accounts for user's timezone, which, if not set, defaults to site's timezone (set in Global Configuration). Pass another argument with value null to leave the date as is. Also,...
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Batch processing Menu Item options

Use this at your own risk: UPDATE jos_menu SET params = CONCAT('{"show_title":"","link_titles":"","show_intro":"","info_block_position":"","show_category":"","link_category":"","show_parent_category":...
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Fatal Error : Could not Access the Global Configuration part in Administration

I would re-install the site from scratch. Something must have gone wrong in the initial installation.
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

If you want to redirect your localhost to some subfolder instead of root folder like /var/www/subfolder Then you need to do this configuration at server. open the file at following path: /etc/...
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How to move my site from subfolder to root?

I wonder why no one suggested using Akeeba Backup component and Akeeba Kickstart script. For some users, it might be easier way of doing the same as FFrewin suggested. Akeeba does all that ...
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How can I turn off Front-End editing of articles without changing Content Permissions?

A Content Plugin can accomplish this. To prevent F/E editing for articles this works: public function onContentBeforeDisplay($context, &$article, $params, $page=0) { if( $context == '...
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Remove index php add language code in the url

Enable URL Rewriting What you have to do, is to enable URL rewriting. It can be done in the backend: Global Configuration -> Site -> Use URL Rewriting (set to yes) or directly in the ...
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Remove index php add language code in the url

It should not be necessary to modify/add your .htaccess rules in order to remove index.php from your url, it usually works out of the box if you enable URL Rewriting in the Joomla Configuration, and ...
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Save, Save & Close and other functions not working after moving site

Check the file: configuration.php at root level. This file has some paths to tmp and log subdirectories. You have to manually update the path to the new location.
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How to use images from the domain images folder for all subdomains?

If your sites are on Apache web server, you can share images folder from one site to the other, by creating symbolic links. With this technique I successfully created common images folder, which is ...
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How to add template-independent global css

For this, you can import a CSS file using a plugin which will inject the file into the <head> when it's being rendered. I developed a small plugin some time ago which allows you to import as ...
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'fsockopen(): unable to connect to :80' when saving global configuration

In the Joomla backend, go to your Plugin Manager, and disable the Siteground Cache plugin. Once done, try making and saving your changes in the Global Configuration. As much as I love Siteground ...
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Save, Save & Close and other functions not working after moving site

If clearing browser and Joomla cache won't solve your issue - a first thing to do is to check if Debug and Error Reporting are On and set it to off. I have seen javascript issues with the toolbar ...
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How can I make all pages urls of my joomla 3 web site have the .html extension?

Here is how to show it: For adding the document extension type in your URLs, you need to go in: -> Global Configuration -> Site -> enable the "Add Suffix to URL" setting, at the SEO Settings ...
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