Joomla Setup

Joomla 2.5 Tutorials – One major security issue in Joomla 2.5 is that once a user realizes that you are using Joomla for your website, they can easily try to access your backend by appending a /administrator to the end of the URL.  This is a major security issue since hackers can then try to […]

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Uninstalling a Joomla 2.5 component is a easy but difficult to find where to start.  I will teach you how to uninstall your Joomla 2.5 component with 3 steps.  Uninstalling Joomla 2.5 Components is performed in the Extensions Manager. High level overview of how to uninstall a Joomla Component: Manage your […]

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – How to Install & Activate New Template in Joomla 2.5

by Elaine February 17, 2012

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – The process is the same as previous Joomla versions on how to install and activate a new Joomla template.  The only tricky part of installing a Joomla template is to make sure the ZIP file you download ONLY contains the folder of your new template.    If the Joomla template installer […]

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Joomla 2.5 is Stripping all Html Code

by Elaine February 10, 2012

Updated: April 14, 2012 at bottom.  Added Step 9. With an upgrade to Joomla 2.5, the option for text filtering automatically turns back on because the option has moved from the Article Manager to Global Configuration.  Text filtering is useful if you want to restrict authors from inserting tags or harmful HTML code into your articles […]

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Joomla 1.7 – New Menu Manager Batch Processing

by Elaine July 17, 2011

Joomla 1.7 – Batch Processing Menu Items A  cool New Feature of Joomla 1.7 is in the Menu Manager.  At the bottom of the Menu Manager you can perform batch processing of menu items.  There is a new “Batch process the selected menu items” option below each Menu selection in the administrator panel. There are […]

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Joomla 1.7 RC1 uses Random Table Prefix in Database Configuration

by Elaine July 14, 2011

Joomla 1.7 – Database Configuration Screen I found the first New Feature in Joomla 1.7 while going through my initial steps of installation. The table prefix field is now prefilled with a randomly generated alphanumeric string instead of a static ‘jos_’.  Random table prefixes help prevent unwanted visitors hacking into your site and retrieving vital […]

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Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Remove text “Open Source Content Management”

by Elaine June 16, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help -  You can add a site name and site description in your Joomla 1.6 website.  Your site name is defaulted to “Open Source Content Management” which shows up in the top banner of your Joomla 1.6 website.  Here I will show you how to remove this text in your Template Manager, or […]

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Joomla 1.6 – How to Change Your Favicon

by Elaine June 16, 2011

Joomla 1.6 – Website Setup The icon logo that appears on the webpage at the address bar is called the favicon.  You can change this easily by replacing your favicon.   You will also need to first create a favicon then upload to your site template folder.  For example I want to change my favicon in […]

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Joomla 1.6 – Featured Articles Layout Options Not Changing

by Elaine June 12, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help – Trying to change the featured article settings to show 2 columns instead of 3 and the number of articles to show 10 instead of only 4.  I went to the normal place of featured article settings but the frontpage layout still did not change.  It was very puzzling.  What I did […]

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Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Remove Next/Previous Link in Menus

by Elaine June 9, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help -  You can remove the Next and Previous navigational links from your menus.  This is easily accomplished in your Menu Manager and by editing the menu items.  For example: I have a Menu named – Wordpress Menu item of category blog named – Wordpress Themes Currently it’s showing the Next/Previous links for […]

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Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Hide Previous/Next link for Articles

by Elaine June 9, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help – There are 2 places where you see the navigational links – next and previous.  You can see them at the menu level and at the article level.  In this post I will show you how to remove the next/previous navigation links from your articles.  This is easily accomplished in your Article […]

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Joomla Tips – Remove Joomla Modules From Frontpage

by Elaine April 20, 2011

Joomla Tips – Removing all modules from your Joomla 1.6 frontpage can be a little difficult.  In the Module Manager there is no filter to show ‘All modules on frontpage”, so it will take a bit of manual work on your side to get this done.   What you need to do at at a very […]

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