Joomla Setup

Find all documentation on how to setup your Joomla website. Information here include how to setup your Joomla articles, images, menus, modules, plugins and more.

When updating my Joomla 2.5 website using the fancy new Joomla Update button on the site control panel, I got this Joomla 2.5 Update error. -1 – An error has occurred. Copy failed I was able to fix the problem but not without encountering other problems along the way.   Below I will show how […]

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – You created a menu item to display articles in your Category,  but for some reason the default number of articles is set to 5 or 10.  This tutorial will step you through how to change the default number of articles to display in your Category List Menu Item. Here is a […]

Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Display Subcategories with Descriptive Images

by Elaine January 25, 2012
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I’ve been asked this question a few times in my previous post about How to Display Multiple Subcategories in Category Blog Layout, but have not really looked into it. Today I went searching for the answer.  The question is:  How to show the images of a subcategory in Joomla 1.7?   I did find a […]

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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Show Modules on Frontpage instead of Featured Articles

by Elaine January 23, 2012

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Show Only Modules On the frontpage of Joomla 1.7. The default installation of Joomla 1.7 displays featured articles in the “mainbody” section of the frontpage.  These articles are managed by the ‘featured articles’ Manager in the Article/Content Manager.   But what if you only want to show modules in […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – Cannot Save Changes in User Manager

by Elaine January 15, 2012

Joomla 1.7 Help – This was a relatively easy problem to fix but there were no error messages visible to me so It was quite confusing at first.  I was making some changes in a user profile in the User Manager, but was not able to save the changes.  There were no error messages indicating […]

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Joomla 1.7.3 Tutorial – How to Enable the Extended Tiny MCE Editor

by Elaine December 17, 2011
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After the initial install of Joomla 1.7.3 the default editor activated is the Advanced TinyMCE Editor.  There are different version of the Editor – Simple, Advanced and Extended version.  The editor is mainly used in the creation of new articles in the Article Manager.  For the less experienced HTML programmers, the ‘Extended’ provides the most […]

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Joomla 1.7.3 – Beez_20 Position-4 is different, or is it?

by Elaine December 17, 2011

Has anyone noticed that position-4 in the Beez 20 template is different, or is just me?  I never noticed that I could minimize or maximize a Module in a position before.  This was the first time I encountered this. With my new installation of Joomla 1.7.3, I created a couple new Banner modules and placed them […]

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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Enable & Disable Debug Mode

by Elaine December 17, 2011

If you have errors with Joomla 1.7 Components or Modules, you can either choose to delete the Component or Module and search for another, or you can choose to debug your website.   Most people want to debug their site to see if there are language translation errors, SQL errors or file permission errors.   […]

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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Sort Modules in Joomla

by Elaine December 16, 2011

I was doing some simple changes in Joomla 1.7.3 and was having a little trouble reordering the modules on my frontpage. Reordering the modules in Position-7 using the arrows was not working.  For example, see the screenshots below. As you can see from the screenshot:    My modules “Show #1” Is below “Show #2”. I […]

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Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Change your Default Menu Item

by Elaine November 5, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tutorials– This post is in response to a comment left on my site by Abhijit.  Your default main menu item is the ‘Home’ Menu item.  This menu item by default displays all featured articles on your website.  If you want to change your default main menu item, it is very simple.  This is […]

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Joomla 1.7 – How to remove the words “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!”

by Elaine October 27, 2011

I was searching for about 30 minutes how to remove the words  “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!” from the module positions – position-9, position-10, position-11 in the Joomla 1.7 Beez_20 Template.  These 3 footer module positions hold the banner module which respectively display “Book!”, “Shop!”, and “Contribute!”. Then I realized, why try to fix it when you […]

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