Joomla

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS. Written in PHP, Joomla uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL  or PostgreSQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization.

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Regarding Joomla: Before I install & start playing with Joomla, can anyone recommend some reading (online or book) for someone who wants to learn JOOMLA who already knows Wordpress, PHP coding, MVC Framework, Web Apps, Linux command line, Servers, etc?
(I've never used Joomla, but a quick look over the Joomla books on Amazon didn't pop out any "Quick Start Joomla" type books that I could tell)
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In my Joomla template the field that shows user chosen states and countries is: <?php echo $field->value;?> <?php } ?> from code below:

ON the front-end the result looks like:

Arizona,Colorado,New Mexico,Oklahoma,Texas, Germany,New Zealand


I need all states and countries to be in a list and also represented graphically. Perhaps, there is a grayish image of the world, and Arizona,Colorado, etc are selected somehow. It needs to be light, so I was thinking of using CSS, but perhaps someone has other ideas, like Google KLM. I do not have the graphics set for the Staes and countries. MY countries and states list used on the site is attached below.

sample page where this will be used, look at "swap for": http://tradeproperty.org/index.php/listing/listing-with-all-fields-or-most
that area is about 400-500px wide and can be tall. You can use php, CSS, javascript.



<span class="label label-default"><div class="editlinktip hasTip" title="<?php echo $field->field_label;?>::<?php echo $field->field_description?>">
														<?php echo $field->field_label;?>
													</div></span>
												<?php
												}else{
													?>
													<?php echo $field->field_label;?>
												<?php
												}
											}
											?>
											<?php
											if($field->displaytitle == 1){
												?>
												:&nbsp;
											<?php } ?>
											<?php if(($field->displaytitle == 1) or ($field->displaytitle == 3)){?>
												<?php 

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I have a Joomla 3.6 site running on a windows server with apache 2.4.4, php 5.4.12, mysql 5.6.12 and the ttfb is approx 5s.  When loading the page resources on the server do not appear to be heavily loaded.  I converted the front page into html and it load instantaneously so I believe the issue must be with php or mysql config.  
Is there anything you can suggest that I check to improve the load time.
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I'm running Joomla 3.8.7 When I make a category the default home page all the articles cut off like there was a "read more" character in the article with the exception that there is no "read more" button. I cannot figure out what I have done to cause this behavior. I've tested my process on another 3.8.7 site and things behave as expected so it's got to be something I'm doing on the current site. I'd be happy to use the new site except there is so much content to transfer. Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted. The site is dataqualitynetwork.net
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HI, I am running a Joomla 1.0 site, still because I have too many custom programmed pages and I am in the middle of moving to a newer platform (but it will take me a long while). Meanwhile, my old but still active site lost it's recaptha V1 functionality as they discontinued it as of March 31. Could anyone help me update the old recaptcha files so that they still work for recaptcha V2? V2 details: https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/display
My non working registration page: http://goswap.org/index.php?option=com_recaptcha&task=register&Itemid=62 (all other aspects of the site still work)

com_recaptcha files attached for Joomla 1.0 that are installed
thanks
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VirtueMart vs WooCommerce what is your suggestion please?!
a large products quantity with same features as well.
I would love to get your opinion here, I understand my needs but not the system from inside. It would be very helpfull If you can shortly explain what is your considerations
Lovely day:)
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Hello!
I use Joomla 3.8.6 and I was trying to upgrade Virtuemart to its the most recent version. I couldn't complete an upgrade unless I switched MySQL to MySQLi type of db in Joomla's "Global Configuration". Now everything seems to be working fine with both Joomla and VM. Still, I wonder what was it and is it Okay Joomla-wise to switch to MySQLi from MySQL just like that?
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I want to delete this.
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Cannot make joomla tags work again for my custom joomla component.
I did all steps regarding conent type adding from here https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Using_Tags_in_an_Extension
My table tableMy content type
INSERT INTO `dbasenew`.`iis_content_types` (`type_id`, `type_title`, `type_alias`, `table`, `rules`, `field_mappings`, `router`, `content_history_options`) VALUES (NULL, 'Sermon', 'com_sermonials.sermon', '{"special":{"dbtable":"#__sermonials_sermons","key":"id","type":"Sermon","prefix":"SermonsTable","config":"array()"},"common":{"dbtable":"#__ucm_content","key":"ucm_id","type":"Corecontent","prefix":"JTable","config":"array()"}} ', '', '{"common":{"core_content_item_id":"id","core_title":"name","core_state":"state","core_alias":"null","core_created_time":"date","core_modified_time":"null","core_body":"about", "core_hits":"null","core_publish_up":"null","core_publish_down":"null","core_access":"null", "core_params":"null", "core_featured":"null", "core_metadata":"null", "core_language":"null", "core_images":"null", "core_urls":"null", "core_version":"null", "core_ordering":"ordering", "core_metakey":"null", "core_metadesc":"null", "core_catid":"null", "core_xreference":"null", "asset_id":"asset_id"}, "special": {"author":"author", "scripture":"scripture", "chapter":"chapter", "verse":"verse", "when":"when", "scripture2":"scripture2"}} ', '', '{"formFile":"administrator\\/components\\/com_sermonials\\/models\\/forms\\/field.xml", 

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I just made a full backup of my joomla site with ebj backup plugin. At the end it took me to my website, where is  the backup file?
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Hello Experts

I’m currently using a booking application for Joomla by a company called Koparent www.koparent.com. It is designed for users who want to lease any kind of service.

Unfortunately, for some reason the ability to convert currency from one currency to another has been lost - it can’t be done even on there demo site. I have tried reaching out to them for them to fix it, but I’m not getting any response. Therefore, can someone please let me know of any other booking application for Joomla?

I would very much appreciate any recommendations

Cheers

Carlton
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I use the google maps plugin in a Joomla article since 3 years
It worked fine
Now you get this message when the special tag displays the map (the map just flashes for a second then the error comes) :
Google Maps ne s'est pas chargé correctement sur cette page. Pour plus d'informations techniques sur cette erreur, veuillez consulter la console JavaScript. (site www.cbwsl.be => Accès)
Error is : "Google Maps ne s'est pas chargé correctement sur cette page. Pour plus d'informations techniques sur cette erreur, veuillez consulter la console JavaScript."
Where can I find that Joomla console Javascript to guess what is now happening ?
Thanks
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I need to display a module on mobile only.  I put it on the desktop in the top right position and set the module class suffix as [space]hidden-desktop.  It does show on the mobile, but still shows on the desktop.  Is there another setting to make, so it won't show on the desktop?  Thanks.
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Can you insert a module in another module?  I was requested to insert a PayPal donation option (which is a module) in the top banner of our website.  Is that possible?  I don't see a way to get that to work.  Can the PayPal donation function be set up as something other than a module so it would work?  Thanks.
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I have a customer who wants to convert her joomla site to wordpress and has asked to find out how much it would cost to do so. I have no idea at all so I can't setup a Gigs request since I have no budget idea in mind. As such my question is two-fold: 1) can those plugins for wordpress convert a joomla site to wordpress (and how well does it work)? 2) how would I go about determining how much a conversion would cost without using a conversion plugin? She does not want me to share her website URL yet. I know that would be helpful but at this point, I can't go against her wishes. Thanks!
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I'm looking to understand the Joomla account activation string. It ends with 'menuid' and 'Itemid' numbers. But I've played with these, and they don't seem to do anything. I was hoping that changing these would enable me to land the activating user on whatever page I wanted, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Here's an example:

https://site.com/component/users/?task=registration.activate&token=d0f0b518c5597e26c4bba17cf5fce984&menuid=319&Itemid=256

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What is the purpose of the 'menuid' and 'Itemid' numbers in the Joomla activation link query string?

Thanks,
Jonathan
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I'm interested in creating a Joomla extension for sending out user account activation emails. I need to know about the activation token.

The activation token appears to be hex code. The token generated when I registered my test account was 1c99b9e50f765fe8e25e2d6f8d328e78

Where does this code come from? Is it saved anywhere to the database, and/or is it created based upon info submitted by the user - or something else?

I need to know this so that I can generate it myself.

Thanks for any help!

Regards,
Jon
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what are the free web hosting  and blogging service providers/services that allow monetization ( eg: google adsense)
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I have a compromised joomla 1.5.26 website that needs to be upgraded to joomla 3.x.x.  
The problem is the template was taken from the Artisteer website, with no indication of
the name/number of the template.... I can use something like migrateme for the upgrade to
joomla 3.x.x, however, how do I upgrade the template to be compatible with joomla 3.x.x.  
Is it possible to manually upgrade the template, so that it 'looks' the same as the website does now?
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I am trying to move a website to a new Linux server.  The Server has Apache httpd service running.  I have unzipped the home directory of the site to its original folder which is /home/user1/www.websitename.com/web/httpdocs.  The files are below this.  I am not able to browse to the website when I connect to the folder.  How can I get this to work?
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I have a component called com_product that I developed. For the most part, its working properly.

I am having an issue when I add a category to the component.

I can get here:
Components -> Products -> Categories -> New
Product -> CategoriesProduct -> Categories -> Edit Screen
Then, I enter the data, hit any button, but the 'Cancel' button and I get this error:
Error message.
When I hit the back button, I can then hit the Cancel button and it takes me to the category listing page.

Anyone know what I'm missing within my code to get this working properly?

Here's my product.php file that sits here: /administrator/com_product/product.php
<?php
/**
 * @package     Joomla.Administrator
 * @subpackage  com_product
 *
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2015 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
 */
 
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');

// Set some global property
$document = JFactory::getDocument();

// Require helper file
JLoader::register('ProductHelper', JPATH_COMPONENT . '/helpers/product.php');
 
// Get an instance of the controller prefixed by Product
$controller = JControllerLegacy::getInstance('Product');
 
// Perform the Request task
$controller->execute(JFactory::getApplication()->input->get('task'));

// Redirect if set by the controller
$controller->redirect();

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Here's my helper file at: /administrator/com_product/helpers/product.php

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Hi All,

I inherited a Joomla 1.5 site.  Within the site, we have a training section and menu is broken.  
Joomla broken menu screenshot.  

Everything else on the site seems to work.  All the other menus work fine in the other sections.  I tried clearing out the cache and creating a new menu module for the site and that did not work.

Thank you for all of your help in advance
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Hello  

My saturday seems to be filled with htaccess issues :)  BTW this is a different site than my earlier question today.

I have a client who needs to have a few generic php and html files in the root of the server.  The existing Htaccess file apparently is disallowing files to be in the root -- which gives a 404 errors -- even though the physical files exist in the root (/public_html)

The files mainly have htm and php extensions, but there may be jpg, gifs and perhaps swf extensioins.

It''s a Joomla site, and I'm thinking it might be a security feature.  (His old joomla site let him have these kinds of files in the root.  But I guess Joomla hyped up the security and is not letting them be viewed by the public.

Please look at the htaccess file and let me know if indeed there is a rule prohibiting this, and how I can eliminate that rule.  BTW there is nothing in the code that will identify the actual site.....)
### ===========================================================================
### Security Enhanced & Highly Optimized .htaccess File for Joomla!
### automatically generated by Admin Tools 3.5.1 on 2015-05-15 14:49:25 GMT
### Auto-detected Apache version: 2.2 (best guess)
### ===========================================================================
###
### The contents of this file are based on the same author's work "Master
### .htaccess", published on http://snipt.net/nikosdion/the-master-htaccess
###
### Admin Tools is Free Software, 

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Hi, anybody aware of any Canadian Web Development firms that specifically use Joomla CMS as their platform?  i would really like to get in touch with a few for a potential large Intranet project for the company i work for.
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by:Andrew Derse
We are not a Canadian based firm, but my firm has developed several Joomla CMS Intranet systems for Large businesses.

Would love to discuss this with you if you are not able to find a Canadian based firm.
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We lost an employee to an illness and surgery for several weeks.  A Joomla backup file had been copied out to a new site space and Kickstart as well.  I am a SQL programmer, I do back end stuff.  I don't do anything with Joomla or setting up new sites in CPanel.  The site doesn't display in the browser with the IP address.  I found some great articles out there, but the instructions I've read are to open the kickstart.php file and then I'll be able to restore the .jpa file.  I can't even open the page in the browser, message is file not found.  I'm really stuck here and I'm hoping somebody can help me figure this out.  I'm sure it's not that complicated but I'm missing something.  Thank you in advance for your patience!
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Joomla

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS. Written in PHP, Joomla uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL  or PostgreSQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization.

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