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Fix the "Invalid Address" error, after upgrading to Joomla 3.5.1

Answer for Users: If you are getting this error because you are using some extension that sends emails, please visit the developer page, and first make sure you are using the latest version. If you ...
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Upgrade to J3 gives JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found

Found the issue in my own custom component...ugh. I couldn't find the offending code because I was looking for JHtmlBehavior::mootools. But the offending code was this: JHTML::_('behavior.mootools');...
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Is there a way to detect the database changes that were made by third party extensions?

Simple answer is no. Extended answer is mysql can log queries, however it has limits, and if there is even one difference between the environments it would lead to those queries not functioning. Even ...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

mysites.guru (formerly myjoomla.com) does everything you are asking for: ✔ manage Joomla websites at different versions centrally for different clients ✔ update Joomla ✔ update extensions plus a great ...
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My Captcha stopped working after upgrading to Joomla 3.5

Answer for Joomla! users Well, that is not a very simple one to answer, and others have already tried to explain.Namely: GitHub Issue #9544 Similar post in Joomla.StackExchange.com Joomla Forum ...
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Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on Templates Manager

Well, a quick look inside the templates folder of the site, presented me the ugly truth - it seems that whoever did the upgrade, has never considered to clean up the site from old code/extensions/...
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How to setOffset() in joomla 3.2.3

Finally I found the solution for this Error by passing the object of DateTimeZone as a parameter (notice the $date->setTimezone(new DateTimeZone($tz)); in the code bellow). It's working fine. if($...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

I know this doesn't answer all of your points but for me I have multiple sites all running 3.x I use Akeeba, which notifies me of updates available, and is set up to create system restore points (...
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Upgrade to Joomla 3 not available

Try this: Go to Components>Joomla! Update Click the Options icon in the upper right corner If it's on Long Term Support, switch it to Short Term Support and save See if that makes the 3.3.X update ...
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Upgrade to Joomla 3 not available

I had this issue a long time ago too. I cleared and purged all available caches, tried again and it worked. You do have an alternative which is download the update package: Joomla_3.3.6-Stable-...
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"Download of update package failed." when trying to upgrade to 3.6.2

You can download the Joomla upgrade package and place it in the tmp folder using FTP. Then run the installation again. It will work.
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"ERROR: The archive file is corrupt, truncated or archive parts are missing" while trying to update

I added slash before home in the configuration.php public $tmp_path = '/home/host/public_html/tmp';
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Unable to log in after upgrading joomla 2.5 to 3.0

There was a similar question a couple of months ago, and the user ended up starting over with a fresh installation of Joomla. However, this might not be an option depending on how much work you've ...
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Upgrade From 2.5.x to 3.x SQL error: 1091 Can't DROP 'usertype';

First, go to PhpMyAdmin, open the #__users table and check that the usertype columns exists. If it doesn't exist then Create a new column and call it usertype. If it does exist, then follow these ...
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Upgrade From 2.5.x to 3.x SQL error: 1091 Can't DROP 'usertype';

I had the same problem recently. What helped was: In administrator/components/com-admin/sql/updates, delete all the sql files for versions older than the start version (in my case I was updating ...
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Is there a way to detect the database changes that were made by third party extensions?

Databases tends to be a big problem with all software development. Keeping things synced as a major pain for us too especially with staging and production sites. One thing I have started to look at ...
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Downgrade (rollback) Joomla Versions

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 ...
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Invalid token after upgrading Joomla to 3.5

Apparently there area couple of issues with Joomla 3.5.0, one being to do with the session. Joomla 3.5.1 will be released tonight, hopefully fixing your issue. It may be an idea to put your site ...
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Necessary to Upgrade Joomla? When Joomla as internal Portal - Intranet

Good question! The answer probably depends on what sort of information is stored on the intranet and whether the employees and contractors who have access to the intranet are competent and can be ...
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How to force cache/browser data clearing in browser?

I have faced the very same problem many, many times. In the meantime I have learned that one can force browser to clear its cache only by versioning assets loading. So you need to find where your ...
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How to force cache/browser data clearing in browser?

You can use mediaVersion. There are a few ways to do that. Look into those 2: Manually adding version to loaded files: $v = JFactory::getDocument()->getMediaVersion() JHtml versioning of loaded ...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

Two Software-as-a-Service solutions have already been mentioned: https://mysites.guru/ (formerly myjoomla.com) https://watchful.net/ (formerly watchful.li) And those commercial SaaS solutions are ...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

I don't suppose you've looked at Watchful.li yet? We manage 200+ sites on a regular basis with extension and joomla updates. Watchful is designed to help manage this exact scenario pretty well. It's a ...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

I'm managing 30 Joomla sites some of them are 2.5 some 3.2. On patch I do the following per Installation: Run a script that makes a copy to a working directory of the files Copy the database with ...
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Upgrade to J3 gives JHtmlBehavior::mootools not found

Although MooTools is deprecated in Joomla 3, it's still available (but might be removed in future versions). You can load the framework by adding JHtml::_('behavior.framework'); (or if you need ...
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Joomla 1.7 to 3, users and k2 items

The best tool I have come accross for this is the SP Transfer from SP Cyend This allows you to create a new install, get it running with appropriate template and components and then pull data accross ...
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Joomla 1.7 to 3, users and k2 items

I think you might want to go first to 2.5 and then to 3.0. How to do this manually was already suggested in this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19019708/joomla-1-7-5-to-2-5-migration-...
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What is the Refresh Manifest Cache and why is it causing an error when upgrading Joomla?

I thought I would extend on Bakual's answer. What is the Refresh Manifest Cache? According to https://www.akeebabackup.com/support/admin-tools/15271-refresh-manifest-cache-failed.html it detects ...
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What is the Refresh Manifest Cache and why is it causing an error when upgrading Joomla?

The manifest cache is a field in the #__extensions table which holds the informations from the extension manifest file (the xml file describing the extension and what to install). You can refresh it ...
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Upgrade From 2.5.x to 3.x SQL error: 1091 Can't DROP 'usertype';

Finally able to upgrade site from Joomla 2.5.15 to Joomla 3.3.6 the upgrade work like below. Started with Joomla 2.5.15 -> J 2.5.17 -> J 2.5.27 -> J 3.0.0 -> J 3.0.1 The Detailed ...
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