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I can’t log into the Joomla backend as administrator Article rated 3.0/5.0
There are few common issues that could be causing the problem. The solutions below may help you regain access to your Joomla administrative backend. The first thing that you should try, if you can&rs...
How to insert YouTube video in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
There are several ways to insert YouTube video in Joomla. Expert web developers tend to prefer inserting the video link directly in the articles source code. To do so you should enter the Joomla admin...
How to setup mail in Joomla! Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you have not made any custom changes during the installation, your Joomla will be set up by default to use the PHP Main function to send email messages. The settings can be modified via the Joomla ...
How to use Joomla wrapper Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla wrapper is a default component available for Joomla 1.5.x. The Joomla wrapper can be used to add external content to your website. Here are basic instructions how to use the Joomla wrapper fun...
How to extract and restore a Joomla .jpa archive or backup? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Upload your .jpa archive in public_html through your FTP client: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/ftp/ftp_client.htm Download the Akeeba Kickstart script from: https://www.akeebabackup.com/downl...
How to create and manage PDF documents with Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
The built-in Joomla PDF component does not give much functionality. Also it is possible to render articles not readable as it leaves plugin markups. A nice alternative is Phoca PDF. The component can...
HTML tag filtering in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla allows you to specify which HTML tags you can use in your articles. You can configure this setting from your Joomla admin area > Article Manager -> Parameters. There you will see a secti...
How to find which database is used by Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can easily find the name of the database used by your Joomla application by inspecting its main configuration file called configuration.php. For example, you may need to find the name of the data...
How to build a community website with Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
As Joomla is an extremely extensible content management system you can use it to create a community website. Depending on your needs there are various modules and components that can also be used to e...
What is Joomla DOCman Article rated 3.0/5.0
The DOCman extension is a document management solution for Joomla. The basic DOCman features include: manage documents in multiple categories and subcategories assigning users level permission for...
What is Joomla Remository Article rated 3.0/5.0
The Joomla Remository extensions provide the ability to manage a file repository within your Joomla CMS. The whole Joomla Remository software consists of the Remository component and several addition...
What is Joomla JCE Article rated 3.0/5.0
JCE is an abbreviation for Joomla Content Editor. As its name suggests JCE is a content editor for the Joomla CMS. It further enhances the default content management capabilities for Joomla and provid...
Free tools for managing your Joomla SEO Article rated 3.0/5.0
Google’s Adwords This is a great tool for improving the search engine optimization of your Joomla. It can be found at: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal First, you have to...
How to fix the ‘Could not find an XML setup file’ error in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
This error message could popup when trying to install various Joomla extensions. It could occur when installing components, modules, plugins or additional templates. The general meaning of the error m...
How to hide your site name in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
Most Joomla templates display the site name defined in the Joomla configuration file configuration.php. Usually, the site name is set as the domain name for your website. In order to hide it, you nee...
How to set up Quota management in Akeeba Backup Article rated 3.0/5.0
Akeeba Backup is a Joomla component which allows you to quickly and easily back up your whole Joomla installation. By default, Akeeba Backup does not have a limit on the number of backups it can stor...
How to enable SEF URLs when running Joomla using the server URL? Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you are using the server URL for your Joomla installation, you need an appropriate rewrite base added in the .htaccess file in order for SEF URLs to work properly. The .htaccess file should include...
Why do I need to perform a keyword research when optimizing my Joomla website for the search engines? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The keyword research is an essential step of the SEO process, because it helps you define what your potential visitors/customers are looking for. However this process is not limited to knowing the wor...
Joomla caching Article rated 3.0/5.0
The caching mechanism implemented in Joomla is a way to improve the performance and loading speed of the content in your Joomla website. When the caching is enabled, Joomla creates a copy of the conte...
How to configure AcyMailing to comply with SiteGround e-mail terms of use? Article rated 3.0/5.0
In order to comply with the SiteGround e-mail Terms of Service you have to configure your AcyMailing Joomla extension to send less than 400 messages per hour. The task can be completed from the Jooml...
How to change the header image for my Joomla installation. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Generally there are no straight forward instructions that can be followed step by step. However, you can use the following approach for changing images in almost any template for almost any script. R...
How to enable SSL for Joomla using .htaccess? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can enable SSL support in Joomla simply by adding a few lines of code to your main .htaccess file, i.e. the one residing in the public_html directory of your hosting account. If you don’t ha...
Recommended PHP settings for Joomla additional security Article rated 3.0/5.0
In order to improve the overall security of your Joomla application, you would need to start from the language itself, which powers this software. In this case, this is PHP. Although PHP is known to b...
File permissions based security issues in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
SiteGround utilizes Linux OS for all shared hosting servers and every file or folder in Linux has access permissions. There are three types of permissions (what is allowed to do with a file):  ...
How to leave space between images and text in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
By default Joomla leaves no space between text and images in articles. This can make your site design unpleasant and even annoying. In order to fix it you will have to specify manually some HTML code...
Can I preview changes on my Joomla web site while it is in offline mode. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Yes this is possible. All you need to do is login using the administrative login details for Joomla when the Site Offline message is displayed. You will be able to enter them in a login box displayed ...
How to check the security and health of my Joomla installation? Article rated 3.0/5.0
For checking the overall health and security of your Joomla-based website you can use a free extension called Joomla! Tools Suite. It can be downloaded at: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/jts/ For ...
How do I restrict access to sensitive Joomla directories by IP address? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Restricting the access to the critical Joomla directories such as “administrator” by IP address is a good security measure. This way you can allow access to your Joomla backend only from y...
How do I block direct web access to important Joomla files using .htaccess file? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Protecting the critical Joomla files from being accessed directly over the web is an essential aspect of your website’s security. Add this code to your .htaccess file in order to protect your J...
How do I move important Joomla files outside public_html? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Prohibiting direct web access to important Joomla files by placing them outside your public_html directory is a good practice in terms of security. For example, if you want to move the main configura...
How to block hotlinking to my Joomla image files? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Hotlinking is a way to take images or other files and embed them directly into a website that doesn’t own those files. In other words, it is an unauthorized use of someone else’s bandwidth...
How to redirect string variations to a specific URL in Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
One of the most common break-in attempts in Joomla is by appending a string onto a URL, which in effect attempts to run some malicious script remotely. This method is known as a command injection atta...
How to use custom error pages in Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Using custom error pages in Joomla is fairly simple.   First you should create your custom error pages – you can use a text/HTML editor of your choice (for example Dreamweaver). Once you ...
How to create a universal error page for Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can have a single error page for your website rather than individual error pages for each error (403, 404, 500, etc.). When you create the desired universal error page with a text/HTML editor of ...
Key points in developing the SEO strategy of your Joomla website Article rated 3.0/5.0
Use the right keywords for your web site: Choose the keywords which best describe the content on your site and implement them into your site structure. Improve the default SEO setup of Joomla: ...
How to add Joomla Security Announcements to the backend of my Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
As part of providing the latest Joomla security information to the community, the Joomla Security Team has launched and supports an RSS feed. You can add that feed to the administrative area of your ...
How do I choose a secure Joomla extension? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla can be used as a platform for building a vast variety of websites. This invokes the necessity for different functionalities to be implemented into the application, which in turn is achieved wit...
Why should I change the name of the default admin user immediately after the Joomla installation? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The default Super Administrator account which is created during the Joomla installation, is called “admin”. You do protect it with a password at the final steps of the installation, but st...
What is a vulnerable Joomla extension? Article rated 3.0/5.0
A vulnerable Joomla extension is one that contains a security flaw, most commonly caused by poor coding of the extension itself. Due to the constant evolution of the Internet, the commonly accepted p...
Is unpublishing insecure extensions sufficient for protecting my Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you unpublish an insecure extension from the backend of your Joomla, a security issue still remains because a potential attacker can bypass Joomla’s index.php file and target the files of the...
How to create a Joomla template with Dreamweaver? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Most template developers use Dreamweaver when creating new templates. This is the most commonly used WYSIWYG editor and it certainly is the best choice if you decide to create your own Joomla template...
How to enable/disable the login form in Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
The default login form in Joomla 1.5 is managed through a built-in module called Login Form. You can enable/disable this module from your Joomla admin area > Extensions > Module Manager. In the...
How to change the Joomla favicon? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The favicon for Joomla 1.5 templates is kept in the templates/template_name folder. The file is called favicon.ico and you can easily change your favicon by replacing this file with your new favicon f...
How to optimize Joomla for better performance? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla is one of the most popular CMS applications. Although it is not a “heavy” application by default, if you don’t maintain it properly, it can become quite slow. Here are some t...
How to move my Joomla application to a different folder? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Many web designers prefer to build their websites in test folders and when their development is over to move their Joomla applications to the root folder of their hosting accounts. For the purpose of...
I cannot install a component/plugin/module to my Joomla Article rated 3.0/5.0
Sometimes when you try to install a component/plugin/module to your Joomla, the installation may time out or you can get an error “MySQL Server has gone away“. This is a known issue when ...
How to create a custom ’404 page not found’ page in Joomla Article rated 3.3/5.0
First, you need to create your error page like a normal article. Once you finish with its design, simply publish it. It will be then accessible via a link such as: http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php...
How to change Joomla’s default meta data Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can change the metadata of your Joomla from the admin area > Site > Global Configuration > Metadata Settings. You should change the data in the Global Site Meta Description and the Global...
I’m having a problem with my YOOtheme Joomla template Article rated 3.0/5.0
The most common reason for issues with Joomla templates from YOOtheme is incorrect file/folder permissions of the template. The solution is to change the permissions of the template folder and all fi...
How to protect Joomla from spam? Article rated 3.0/5.0
In order to protect your Joomla application from unwanted messages, you can use the Akismet component for Joomla (there are versions for both Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x). This component is based on the Au...
How to see the available module positions in a Joomla template Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla provides you with an easy way to check the available module positions of your template. This way you can see where a module will be placed when you publish it. To see the available positions ...
How to secure additionally Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Before taking extra steps to secure Joomla, you should make sure its core code and any additional components / modules are up to date. Then you can take advantage of the next extra security measures: ...
How to put my Joomla website offline? Article rated 3.0/5.0
When making core changes to your Joomla, it is a good idea to put your website offline to avoid any problems while making the changes. You can easily put your website offline from the Joomla admin ar...
Joomla does not reflect changes immediately Article rated 3.0/5.0
If your Joomla 1.5 web site does not reflect the changes you make right away, this probably means that you have caching enabled. Here are sample options you can see in the Joomla 1.5 configuration.php...
How to configure Joomla to open by more than one domain? Article rated 3.0/5.0
In order to configure Joomla to work by more than one domain follow these steps: 1. Park the additional domains to your account. This can be done from cPanel, Parked domains; 2. Open Joomla’s ...
How to use the font files that come with a Joomla template Article rated 3.0/5.0
Some Joomla templates come with additional resources in the package. Many of them include font files. Unfortunately, you cannot use any font with your website because if this font is not installed on ...
Error: XML file is missing in package when installing a new item Article rated 3.0/5.0
Sometimes, when you try to install a new template/component/plugin/module in Joomla 1.5, you may get an error message for a missing xml file in the package. There are two common reasons for this erro...
How to include external RSS feeds in Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
To add external RSS feeds to your Joomla website, you can use one of the many available “RSS Readers” extensions available. You can check the Joomla official extensions directory in order...
I installed JFusion and now I cannot log in to my admin area? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The JFusion component for Joomla 1.5 changes the way the Joomla 1.5 login works. If you don’t configure JFusion correctly, you could lock yourself out from your Joomla admin area. The best way...
Joomla password expired? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Many administrators cannot log in their Joomlas and the first thing to suspect is that their password has expired. The fact is that Joomla does not offer a feature such as password expiration. Instea...
My Joomla has been hacked! Article rated 3.0/5.0
If you suspect that your Joomla has been hacked, the first thing to check are the raw weblogs. Try searching them for suspicious client requests such as: 192.168.0.1 – - [29/Oct/2008:06:07:30 ...
How to access my Joomla admin login by HTTPS if I have a private SSL certificate installed on my account? Article rated 3.2/5.0
To start accessing your administrator login page via HTTPS you should edit the code of two files in the administrator folder of your Joomla installation. Edit index.php file in the administrator fo...
What is Joomla? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Joomla CMS is a multi functional Open Source application for creating websites. It provides you with the great opportunity to create your own website without any design or script programming knowledge...
Additional Joomla resources – templates, components, modules and mambots. Article rated 3.0/5.0
The official Joomla website. The official Joomla documentation. The official support forum of Joomla. The official Joomla extensions. SiteGround Joomla tutorials. SiteGround free professional J...
Initial Joomla installation and configuration. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Generally there are two ways you can install Joomla on your web hosting account: Manually, by downloading the script to your computer and uploading the installation files and folders to your accoun...
How to upgrade my Joomla application? Article rated 3.0/5.0
All you need to do to upgrade a Joomla website is download the Joomla upgrade package to your local computer, extract it and upload the files to your web hosting account, replacing all existing Joomla...
How to configure my admin area to be accessible via my private SSL certificate? Article rated 3.0/5.0
In order to access your Joomla’a admin by Private SSL you should make the following changes: In administrator/index.php, immediately after the line that says define( ‘_VALID_MOS’, ...
How to submit/authorize my Joomla site in Google Webmasters Tools? Article rated 3.0/5.0
We have a nice tutorial about this topic. Please click here to access it.
How can I get Joomla installed on my account/site? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can install Joomla on your account via the automatic script installation system – Softaculous. Here is the way of installing Joomla from Softaculous: cPanel –> Softaculous –&...
How to install Joomla on my account? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can install Joomla on your account from the automatic script installation system – Softaculous. Here is the way of installing Joomla from Softaculous: Go to cPanel –> Softaculous. ...
Is your hosting suitable for Joomla components and modules? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Siteground’s servers are perfectly suited for all popular Joomla components and modules. Before trying to install any components we recommend you read first our Joomla’s tutorial.
 

 
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