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Joomla OAuth Provider [on hold]

Want to configure my Joomla instance as an OAuth provider for a range of our internal applications and enable them to automatically be authorized so that the user does not have to specifically ...
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How does SEO work with a Custom HTML module as the “heading” of the article

I am using Joomla CMS and I have a menu item that links to an article. I also have a Custom HTML module that I have place at the top/above that article, and in this custom module I have placed the ...
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Joomla! 1.5.9 changing page titles on menu

I am working in Joomla! 1.5.9 and trying to change the names to the page titles in the menu browser (I think that's what it's called). I have only been able to find basic page info on those specific ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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API Translate doens't work in Gtranslate goo.gl/IGx8vp

I have installed Translate API Key in GTranslate plugin in Joomla 3.4, and it doesn't work. It only keeps the previous translate articles before the end of the Free API Translate. The plugin's name: ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I've added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first these articles weren't linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like ...
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How can I transfer article content from old Joomla 1.5 site to new 2.5 site

I have an existing Joomla 1.5 site and am intending to wipe it and install a brand new 2.5 site. I will pick new plugins, template etc but would like to transfer the basic text / images of the ...
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Should we modify our Joomla robots.txt after Google's announcement on crawling of CSS and JavaScript?

Have come across an announcement from Google: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2014/10/updating-our-technical-webmaster.html It states: For optimal rendering and indexing, our new ...
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Huge database-like site: joomla vs wordpress problem

Currently my company is planning to develop a huge, country-wide website that would mailny contain massive database of products (culinary), places (stores, restaurants), recipes... It will also have a ...
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How to remove page/menu from page title in Joomla 2.5 and 3+ on front page only

I have a Joomla 2.5 website and I would like to remove the page/menu name from appearing in the title so it does not display in Google or the browser tab. Currently the homepage is appending 'HOME' to ...
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Best tools to build an auction website

Can I get your feedback on the best tools to build an auction website with the following features: The site takes a commission (like 5%) on each transaction Each user can assign a rating (like 4.5 ...
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Access denied 403 errors after migrating my site

I've recently migrated my Joomla site from one shared hosting to another with Hostgator. GWT notified me about many 403 access denied pages. I've checked with Firebug too, and even though browser is ...
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How to make a Parent Category a menu item in Joomla 3?

I migrated a Joomla 1.5 site to Joomla 3 and the sections properly became parent categories. But when I try to create a menu item with that parent category it says Warning: Save failed with the ...
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Suspicious script loads ONLY when navigating to site via search engines

I cannot find anywhere on our site where this code is referenced. More importantly it does not appear when navigating directly to our URL, it only appears when coming from a search engine (including ...
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Dynamic content in Joomla - Embedding PHP in Joomla articles

Preface: I recently inherited a website project that my employer had summer interns create. Being non-technical types, they opted for Joomla CMS to create the content. They also opted to make all of ...
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Detect Joomla session from nginx

Currently I'm using nginx's fastcgi_cache to cache a Joomla front-end. The problem is the joomla session is encrypted, thus provide me no way to know when a user is logged in in the front-end or not ...
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Lightspeed webstore runs very slow

I am currently working on a website that was built by another developer. It is a Joomla website on the front-end, and the back-end is being managed through Lightspeed. Lightspeed builds out a webstore ...
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Joomla 1.5 to Wordpress 3.1 migration: how to redirect Joomla's permalinks

I'm migrating a Joomla 1.5 site to a WordPress 3.1 site (I will later update to WP 3.2.x) and I've found the right tool to do it, a plugin called Joomla 1.5 Importer. There is another plugin called ...
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Tools to convert joomla and wordpress template to Drupal 7 theme? [closed]

Is there any tool to convert joomla and wordpress template to Drupal 7 theme?
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Dynamic website on a static server [closed]

I plan to design a website with Joomla (requires PHP and MySQL). However on my webserver there is neither PHP nor MySQL available because this is cheaper. My idea: 1.) Design the (dynamic) website ...
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My Xmap generated sitemap is not being submitted

I m using Joomla Xmap component for creating sitemap. Here is the URL of my Xmap generated Sitemap: http://www.acethehimalaya.com/index.php?option=com_xmap&sitemap=1&view=xml I tried to ...
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Whats the use of mysql.safe_mode in php.ini file?

I've seen some website on security recommend to enable mysql.safe_mode in php.ini # Enable SQL safe mode sql.safe_mode = On When I searched hard to find info on this, I found this: If the SQL ...
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Why do some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget?

I noticed that some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget like this: if ($http_user_agent ~* LWP::Simple|wget) { return 403; } Why block Wget? If I use the above code in my ...
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SEO: Joomla Category Page Optimization + Canonical Linking

I'm wondering how best to optimize my Joomla site's SEO. I have pages with multiple articles on each page. Either via category-type pages, or via modules. In each case, I'm not wanting users to ...
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Joomla jUpgrade stops at “Migrating undefined”

I'm trying to use jUpgrade to migrate a Joomla 1.5.26 installation to 2.5. It is failing at: Upgrading progress... Migrating undefined It never proceeds from here. Checking the error log in ...
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Can Joomla and Wordpress use same MySQL database?

I have a Joomla site installed at domain.com/fresh. Now, I want to install WordPress. I am planning to install WordPress under subdirectory "information"; so my url will be domain.com/information. ...
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Why do I see requests from BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE) in my server access log and what should I do about them?

My server keeps getting requests with user agent identified as BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE). The first one arrived 2013-09-14 22:13:17 CEST, the last one yet about three days ago, 2014-08-12 06:05:39 CEST. ...
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Best way to optimize joomla cache. Difference between Global configuration cache and system cache plugin

I need to know for a Joomla site there is system cache plugin then there is global configuration setting to enable cache - how is it different from system cache plugin below are some of ...
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Revamped Joomla site to Google search engine

I am about to upload a revamped site of Joomla (update from 1.5 to 2.5 + changes). I currently have a test bed subdomain that I am currently working on. In few days I am about to do the swap and ...
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Cannot add DataTables.net javascript into Joomla 1.5

I've been having this problem where i couldn't add Datatables.net javascript into my Joomla article. I have been trying to include it through Jumi. To say that my editor strips of the tag is ...
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Joomla internal only page

I have a LAMP setup and Joomla. I want to have some URLs/pages in my Joomla website only internally to my subnet. Is there a file/URL equivalent for Directory like this? <Directory ...
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Domain name name repeated in the URL — what is wrong with my Joomla/nginx setup?

I have a joomla site being served from an nginx server with the following config server { listen 80; server_name heftpathology.com; server_name_in_redirect off; access_log ...
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Need help with understanding IP blocks

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems with users being blocked from our website by CloudFlare. We run a Joomla 2.5 installation with RSFirewall. I have the list of IP blocks that CloudFlare uses, ...
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Server log what does “ho=<something>” mean?

I have got a Joomla site that got hacked and I am looking at the server logs and I see something like: GET /bind.php ...
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No description for any page on the website is available in Google despite robots.txt allowing crawling

I seem to have the weirdest issue with Search Engine Optimization, and I asked the IT folks at my university, I asked people on Joomla forums and I am trying to sort this issue out using Google ...
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Can Joomla have a different URL for backend management?

My site will be maintained mostly by myself, and maybe 1 or 2 others. I want to know if it's possible if the back end can be managed from a different folder structure? ie. www.example.com <- user ...
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Is there a permalink to the latest version of Joomla (zip archive)?

I'm trying to automate WHM to download and install Joomla into any new cPanel accounts I create, rather than doing it manually each time. However I can't find any permalink to the latest version of ...
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Removing Joomla from client's server

I've been designing a website for a client. It is since completed and I have the ftp details to upload the site. It appears they are using software called "Joomla!" How should I go about removing ...
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Google is changing my urls in search results - Joomla3 bug

My urls is something like escene.ir/component/products/تلفن-های-تحت-شبکه-مدیریتی/Escene-ES620-PEN-IP-Phone?task=view.12 but when I try to search site:escene.ir to see the whole links of my site, ...
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Is there still a need for 3rd party SEO extensions with the new Joomla 2.5?

In Joomla 2.5 they upgraded the core SEO. That got me to thinking, do I still need to use third party extensions for my SEO? If yes, why? What is it that 3rd party extensions provide that Joomla ...
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Slow Migration is it possible with a PHP/SQL Driven site

I have a Joomla site that is operating on www.mysite.com, I want to migrate to WordPress but heres the thing, I have hundreds of pages and simply moving migrating them to a test site isn't ideal since ...
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Legitimate emails from web contact form in Joomla website get marked as spam/phishing by Gmail

I'm using a Perfect Web contact form on my Joomla 2.5 website. The contact form emails all the info when a user fills it in and sends it to my Gmail account which in turn forwards it to my office ...
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Prevent an associate from changing the Joomla administrator password that they know?

How is it possible to prevent my freelancer from changing behind my back the Joomla! administrator's password used for getting to the backend of the Site and that I was compelled to let him know for ...
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Changing www.sitename.com/administrator

How to change www.sitename.com/administrator to www.sitename.com/administratorSr5£d?€-^@L (or anything similar) in order to make it very very hard for any spiteful person or hacker to reach the ...
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Emails from joomla 2.5 being marked as “Phishing” mails for vendor and client

The Mails from Joomla to customer as well as vendor are being marked as "phishing" mails. As per solutions provided in the other posts, I checked the header and it is being marked as "Spf-Fail". What ...
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Where are the messages sent by a Joomla contact form?

Where can we find the messages sent by the users using contact form in Joomla 2.5? I just activated the contact us page in the menu. While testing it, after filling all the fields and submitting the ...
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Joomla 3.2.2 - frontend connection problems, backend working perfect [closed]

First of all, I'd like to say hello to everybody in this great community :) Countless times before, I was able to find my way out of a problem thanks to you. But now, I can't find any similar topic to ...
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Joomla theme only 1 page or module

Hi how can I theme only 1 page or module in joomla 1.5? And I don't mean change the css but change the php file, so I can choose to display the date above the title and not below. This should be very ...
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Joomla: How to create a blog of articles from multiple categories?

I need to gather articles from multiple categories into the single blog feed (the front page and main RSS feed). For example, I need this structure ... Section 1 Category 1.1 Article 1.1.1 (20 ...
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Why can't my user (author) login from back-end to post article in Joomla

I have just created a new user from my administrator back-end. I have assigned this user to groups like author and publisher. But this user can't seem to login to the admin screen to create articles. ...