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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?
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
Previously, when i wanted to look at a page on my own site, i would 'disable' the hit counter by doing, e.g.


Now using Joomla! 3.7.5 Stable i find that this query string simply produces a page not found. Can you tell me how to continue to suppress hit count incrementation?
We tried to get google analytics included in a joomla website.  Had it in there from before, so just tried via plugin to insert a new google id code.  Broke website.  I tried commenting out the line- didn't work.  I tried defining the variable in configuration.php - didn't work.  Restored site from backup, but that didn't fix it.  This is for a small non-profit website.  We also recently upgraded joomla versions.
Thank you,
on my Xampp 7.1.7 (OSX version) I am trying to install Joomla 3.7.3; after installation, I change the root permission to 777 to enable the installer creating configuration.php file. Something strange happened:

1) in the admin login page, if I write wrong credentals I see the error: "Warning: file_put_contents(/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/administrator/logs/error.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php on line 440"

2) if I tried to update Joomla to latest version, I see a popup "Error: invalid login" and closing it, I see a message "

Warning JFTP: :mkdir: Bad response. JFTP: :chmod: Bad response. Warning: file_put_contents(/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/administrator/logs/joomla_update.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php on line 440 Warning: file_put_contents(/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/administrator/components/com_joomlaupdate/restoration.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mysite/libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php on line 440"

3) Searching on internet, I found a solution: enable the ftp layer. Ok, if I do this with default Xampp credentials (nobody / xampp) I see this triple warning: " Warning JFtp::login: Unable to login × Error Looks like User's credentials are
I have Quick Gallery running in Joomla 2.5 and cannot get an updated photo directory to view.... Here is a sample of the existing working code.... settings within Joomla don't appear to impact pointing to the new media location.

Sample: src="http://www.cranberryhollowllewellins.com/plugins/content/quickgallery/timthumb.php?src=http://www.cranberryhollowllewellins.com/images/gallery/0816Litter//8-Caramel.JPG&q=100&w=200&h=200&cc=FFFFFF&ct=1&zc=1&a=c" width="200" style="height:200px;" alt="" />
                  <input type="hidden" name="imgWidth" value="200"/>
                  <span class="titledesc"><span class="title">Caramel - #8 Female</span><span class="description"><a href="http://www.cranberryhollowllewellins.com/index.php/8caramel.html">more photos/info</a></span></span>
Hi experts,

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask, but I am stressing out big time as I just messed up the homepage on our site.  

I am using Joomla and we have a "Homepage callout" area on the frontpage.

Previously it looked like this - http://imgur.com/a/Pn1qd

Now it looks like this - http://imgur.com/a/So12z

Would anyone have any idea how I could restore it or recreate the button to appear like the original format?  I can't even seem to position the button to the right of the text without it getting all messed up, let alone have the blue background.  I am so clueless.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you!
I am looking for an extension to Joomla!
The goal is that registered users should simply be able to post a one (or two) lines of text.
So the forum should simply show the list of such texts, ordered chronologically (newest first).
This will serve for our Bridge's Club : members should be able to post a message like "I am looking for a partner next monday"
Then another member seeing this, answer for exaemple "Okay for me"

I thought that Kunena was the extension to use for that so I installed it, but if it is the good tool, I don't know how to simplify the publication process etc...
I am currently hosting a joomla website. The server is Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS version 8.5

I am trying to update the PHP version. I have downloaded and installed version 7.1.4 on this Windows Server. In PHP Manager within IIS, I click on change PHP version and then navigate to the directory on the server where 7.1.4 is installed. I point to the php-cgi.exe file. After doing so, I receive the following message when I go to display our website.

This page isn’t working

pacsd.ca is currently unable to handle this request.

The current version of PHP that is working is 5.4.24

Thanks for your assistance in this regards,


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Just migrated from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.7.1 and VirtueMart 3.2.2
In the backend control panel under the Virtuemart options, when I click on orders or shop I get an error
1054 Unknown column 'u.customer_note' in 'field list'
Hi, I ran Google's PageSpeed on one of my sites and I was able to bring it from 41 to 90/100 on the Desktop version and 75/100 on the mobile section, however, I cannot eliminate some scripts and CSS files on the render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content, because the JS scripts and CSS are essential for the template to work correctly. I tried looking on the template's developer customer support but nobody has posted a solution for a few years now.
I need to hide/make invisible to PageSpeed the following files that show in the scan:






Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:




Any idea as to how to approach this would be appreciated.


Hi All,

I have issue regarding the Author Field & Powered by CjBlog field.

I want to get rid of these!
As you can see in above image. That's both fields I want to get rid of.

Issue link: http://indiadataentry.com/services/e-commerce-services

& I also disabled the app & component.

Please help me in this regards.


I would like to move a site from Joomla to Wordpress.
They currently have  750 users and these users have pages that are available to them upon logging in.
So if I transferred the site from Wordpress to Joomla, what would happen to the users and their security settings.
I wouldn't want them logging in from /wp-admin or /wp-login I would want them logging in from a proper login page.  And what I need to know is, if they log in (using the same credentials from Joomla) would then then see the password protected pages, or would you have to set up the pages they see using a third party plugin?
I know you can password protect a page in wordpress, but these users all have different passwords, so how would this all work.
Can someone please help me understand what would be the best way to do this?
Hello there,  I need some help with nginx installed via webuzo panel, and joomla SEF. I canot make Joomla sef to work, because i don;t know how to edit/program nginx configurations files and/or other required files.

I've got three sites, I am sending my conf file to sugest changes!!!

#user  nobody;
worker_processes  1;

#error_log  logs/error.log;
#error_log  logs/error.log  notice;
#error_log  logs/error.log  info;

pid            /usr/local/apps/nginx/var/log/nginx.pid;

events {
      worker_connections  1024;

error_log /usr/local/apps/nginx/var/log/error_log debug;

http {
      include         mime.types;
      default_type  application/octet-stream;

      log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                                '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                                '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

      access_log /usr/local/apps/nginx/var/log/web.access.log  main;

      sendfile            on;
      #tcp_nopush       on;

      #keepalive_timeout  0;
      keepalive_timeout  65;

      gzip on;
        gzip_http_version 1.1;
        gzip_comp_level 6;
        gzip_min_length 1100;
        gzip_buffers 4 8k;
        gzip_types text/plain application/xhtml+xml text/css application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript
        gzip_proxied     any;
        gzip_disable     "MSIE [1-6]\.";
      client_max_body_size 200M;
      # If your domain names are long, increase this parameter.
Hi, I have a hotel reservation form that I use on my Joomla website. In my site, I use a date picker calendar that collects some hidden values via a JS script (hotel_id, arrival_date, checkout_date, room_type, etc). Those values are sent to a PHP script as the first step in the reservation form process. The script sends the hidden values to the form, where now they are visible to the visitor, and the form uploads those values along with the rest of the information collected by the form to a database.

In the beginning, I was having problems anytime people filled out the form half way and then they trying to go back to the beginning of the form and start again.

At that point, the hidden values gathered by the JS script in the beginning, conflicted with the new session and the values were no longer sent to the form, and the form was uploaded incomplete to the database. So to solve the problem I added session_regenerate_id to the script, and that solved the problem but only when visitors to the site were using actual computers.

I checked the PHP manual and I have seen that the session_regenerate_id doesn't work well with mobile devices so, I was hoping I can get some help with my script to fix that limitation. I'm currently running PHP 7.1.2 in a Linux environment.

Here is the beginning of the session on my script:

if (isset($_POST['reservationid'])) {

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Making joomla menus evenly spaced
ISO a programmer who will please help us with our joomla website that serves a non profit museum that greatly supports it's greater community?  We are at a loss with the original developer no longer available to assist us.
When you view the source of a joomla page from the browser,  iframe details can be seen as below.
<iframe      id="blockrandom"

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I dont want the value in the src tag to be seen in this fashion. Is there a way to hide it?
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When you select "print" from an article in Joomla, another screen pops up with the articles contents. You then have to clink on the print link within that window to get the browsers printer menu to pop up. I would like the browsers printer menu to come up from the original button icon on the articles page thus skipping the second step. I would also like for it not to print the word "Print" at the top the the printed article.


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I have Joomla! installed at OVH where my internet site resides.
Version is 3.4.1 but as admin, it shows that 3.6.4 is a available
When I ask for the update, I directly get this error : cannot open file for writing log
I have tried that several time, since a couple of days...
Hi expert,
I have a problem to install downloaded template into my joomla...
Here is the template: http://www.joomlaperfect.com/mountainsii-webkomp
when i try to install, this notice came out:

JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths.
Warning: Failed to move file!

Archive does not exist
Unable to find install package

Anybody here have a suggestion for this problem?
Thank you
English is supported but Nepali coverted to unicode is not support my joomla website . What to do ?

I have a WARP6 template with K2 installed. I'm having a problem with not being able to open a full sized image if I use widgekit lightbox or SigPlus gallery (same result). Once I click on thumbnail, I get a re-sized (SMALLER about 50%) version of a full image. So the only way to see a full image is to go to "View image" option. But it's not the way it should be, let alone that my site visitors probably won't even know about this option.
So my question is how to cancel re-sizing, so my images would be shown in FULL size?
e.g. http://technojeeves.com/index.php/aliasjava1/12-copying-streams

The code sample extracts don't seem to work properly on a small device. How can i fix the CSS such that they read better?


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.