Joomla 1.7

Joomla 1.7 Tutorials, Help, Documentation and Tips and how to use Joomla to build your own website. Help on how to create clone websites using Joomla templates and more.

For those who just started using Joomla 1.7 it is being phased out Feb 24, 2012.   Joomla 2.5 is already here and available for download at Joomla.org and here is a message from their site regarding the update:  Along with New Features such as advanced search and automatic notification of Joomla core and extension updates, […]

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 […]

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 – How to Change Number of Weblinks Per Page

by Elaine January 18, 2012

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – The default number of Weblinks shown per page is limited to 20.  If you have more than 20 Weblinks that you want to display on the page, you can easily make this change in the Joomla 1.7 administrator backend.  The setting is not located in the Weblinks options where you would […]

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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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Oops! Accidentally Deleted Includes Folder in Joomla 1.7.3

by Elaine December 18, 2011

I purposefully accidentally deleted one of my folders in the root of my Joomla 1.7.3 folder.  It was mostly an experiment to see if I could recover my website simply by restoring the folder from the installation zip file.   Why? Dunno. because I had nothing better to do? What I did: I ssh/telnet’ed into […]

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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 Tutorial – How to Remove the Caps from the Main Menu in the Top Position

by Elaine December 17, 2011

I never really noticed before that the Main Menu’s in Joomla 1.7 were all Uppercase.  No matter how you entered in your Menu names in the Menu Manager, they always showed up as Uppercase when viewed on the frontpage. ie, HOME, SAMPLE SITES, AND Joomla.ORG, these main menu items were always in caps.   I […]

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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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