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How do I keep google from indexing this page?

I don't even want this page to be accessible so if there is a way to remove it that would work too.

New laptop:  Win 10
Old laptop:  MacOS High Sierra + Bootcamp (Win 10) on dead MacBook Pro

How to transfer entire XAMPP directory from a Bootcamp partition of a Mac to a Windows PC?

I can attach old laptop's hard drive to the new Windows PC via a USB3 cable and read the bootcamp partition on it (using HFS+ installed on the new laptop).

If I try to simply copy the XAMPP directory over, the databases are partly useable by Joomla on the Windows PC but I'm unable to log in as administrator on the sites which were in htdocs on the bootcamp xampp install (I'm guessing there are a number of issues with a direct copy approach such as path references in the xampp/php files on the bootcamp xampp which are invalid once they're on the Windows PC).

I can no longer bootup the mac (motherboard fried) to access windows on it in bootcamp and export the databases (which would be the normal way to transfer a db from one xampp install to another).

I've tried installing virtualization software on the new laptop but so far haven't been able to create a bootable MacOS in VMWare or Virtual Box.

There should be a way for me to create a fresh xampp install on the new windows laptop and to copy over just the database and tables I need from the old laptop's bootcamp xampp directory but I'm not clear on which files to copy over.  Presumably the Joomla sites in directories in htdocs could all be copied over without an issue (guessing) but the databases which those …
I have a website in Joomla 3.9.3  I cannot add a new user.  It defaults to a particular user and refuses to budge.

Any clues?

Thanks in advance.

My Joomla!  website is hosted at OVH since a couple of years.
Now since a couple of days (or weeks ?) I get OVH feedback (automatic email from them) that some outgoing emails (mainly to addresses and are not delivered (names not known etc...)
A dozen of such emails every day, but a total of sometimes more than 40 emails sent ...
My website has RSForm! Pro and a form that sends email to exactly one specific address (that I manage) outside the OVH server.
I wonder how my website has been hacked : the OVH admin password, the Joomla! admin password and ftp password are almost ... random ! (I have them at home written on a paper in my desk, nobody has access to it)
What shell I do to take that hacking away ?
Using Joomla! and RSForm! Pro components
In a form, I added a date field. It shows a nice calendar
I want to limit the available dates to one month in the future, but also only mondays and thursdays can be selected, and a couple of fixed mondays.thursday should be disabled.
I am looking for a good Joomla! extension that I will be able to use to create forms.
User should be able on the form to select a date in a calendar, and name in a proposed list (list to be feeded from a text file)
Then user also enters a security code (a kind of password) and a formatted email is then sent to a specific email address
Which extension is suitable for enabling that ?
What is the best strategy for presenting user-specific content to registered users on a Joomla 3.8 site?


1. A main public domain, say, '' displays full menus with all links going to sample content on a Joomla 3.8 site hosted on a VPN with WHM and CPanel
2. A new user decides to register, say, as 'user1'
3. Upon creating his registration the user is redirected to a subsite of the main public domain to which he has access and can provide or request access for 'friends'
4. His subsite, say, '' or '' now contains content which is specific to this user (which this user will progressively populate, e.g. add his pictures, articles, etc.)
5. Hundreds to thousands of users would be expected to join '' to enjoy their own personal '' subsite


It's not clear to me how to structure such a site using a Joomla 3.8 CMS:

Approach A.  I could have one main joomla site and create a unique access level for each new user and all links and content dependent on that unique access level for each user ... not a scalable approach

Approach B. I could replicate a user-specific joomla site for each unique user from the main '' joomla installation ... also not a scalable approach since any code changes to the main site's code (e.g. feature add) would then need to be carefully injected into each unique user's site as well as the sheer bulk of code.

So ... what's the …
Having issues with resume upload parsing page: as an example

When a user clicks to upload their resume, and selects CONFIRM INFO, the page refreshes after a couple of seconds and it appears as if no data has been processed.

Code is below, simple file upload and script. Working with Joomla.

<form class="uk-form"  name="frmMain" method="post" id="frmMain" enctype="multipart/form-data">
	<input type="hidden" name="jobId" value="<?= $this->jobID ?>" />
	<input type="hidden" name="email" value="<?= $this->email ?>" />
	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="resume" />

           <input class="form-control  uk-form-large uk-width-7-10" id="filResume1" type="file" name="filResume1" /> <button class="uk-button-primary submit uk-button" >Confirm Info</button>
           <label class="error" for="filResume1"></label>
           <button class="noresume uk-button uk-button-primary" >I  don't have a resume</button>
		   <p style="font-size:12px">No Resume? No Problem you can still apply manually</p>

		<p id="spProcessing"></p>


jQuery('.submit').click(function() {
	jQuery('#spProcessing').text('Processing resume ............... ');
jQuery('.noresume').click(function() {


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There are no errors in the console, and I cannot figure out what may be the cause of the issue.

Would the PHP / MySQL version possibly affect tthe functionality of this?

Any insight would be helpful,

Thank you!
Can you please guide me on creating a video on the home page just like the one in the link below . I have a joomla website. It would be nice for a plug in to do this. I have some video that I can use, but I don't know what has to be done. I am not a web guy myself, but work with someone that works with joomla , but  he is not sure how to get this done. It looks like it's on some type of slider but it does not move. Also, not sure how they got the video to be dark blue. I now days  see a lot of this on websites home pages. An extension would be nice.

This is right under where it says, Discover how we can help you......"

2. Here is another one ,
Joomla fronted show this error but backed is working fine. i don't understand  what is the issue.


You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') AND ( a.publish_up = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR a.publish_up <= '2018-08-21 10:4' at line 1

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Please help me.
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":
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;?>
													<?php echo $field->field_label;?>
											if($field->displaytitle == 1){
											<?php } ?>
											<?php if(($field->displaytitle == 1) or ($field->displaytitle == 3)){?>

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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.
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
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:
My non working registration page: (all other aspects of the site still work)

com_recaptcha files attached for Joomla 1.0 that are installed
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:)
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?
I want to delete this.
Cannot make joomla tags work again for my custom joomla component.
I did all steps regarding conent type adding from here
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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Hello Experts

I’m currently using a booking application for Joomla by a company called Koparent 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


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?
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/  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?
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,
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="" 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="">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 -

Now it looks like this -

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!


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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