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Both Joomla's and Drupal's admin sections aren't great, but Joomla will be much easier to manage, for both you and your end user. Drupal's admin just isn't intuitive by any sense of the word. They're trying to fix it for Drupal 7, but I have my doubts about its effectiveness. Wordpress is by far the easiest to manage. All of the communities are large and ...


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You are definitely hacked, hackers recently have been employing methods which make the site appear normal to a direct user, but when coming from Google will redirect to their website. You basically need to change all your passwords, and then sift through your code. As your tags state you're using joomla you should be able to replace all the joomla core ...


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Google just wrote a blog post that should answer your question very well Q: Do the 404 errors reported in Webmaster Tools affect my site’s ranking? A: 404s are a perfectly normal part of the web; the Internet is always changing, new content is born, old content dies, and when it dies it (ideally) returns a 404 HTTP response code. ...


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Not sure if you want to redirect only 144=>1556 or it is just an example. Anyway you can try this: Options +FollowSymlinks -MultiViews RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)id=144(&|$) [NC] RewriteRule ^(index\.php)/?$ /$1?id=1556 [NC,R,L] Explanation: RewriteCond is making sure there is id=144 in query string RewriteRule is ...


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Start from Scratch If you have a recent database and files copy nuke all and start all over again. This is truly the best way there is when you have been hacked in a massive way. No Good Backups Most of the time there is no good backup in my experience. And I guess you do not either. If you did a scan with ClamAV and or online scans with sites like ...


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I agree mostly with all the above answered. Yet so, will add some bits: During some time, was said Drupal was sort of preferred by people wanting more control over html and css, and Joomla being easier for the non coder people. These things are often little more than rumors, but was said by many. As softwares evolve, these situations change drastically, ...


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You don't specify which version of Joomla! you're using but in general you can specify the template in use two ways. First off you can specify the default template via the "Template Manager" - this is the same in both 1.5.x and the 2.5 series of Joomla! The second option is that you can specify a particular template to be used for a particular menu item. ...


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Under Help > System Info > Directory Permissions, make sure all the folders listed are writeable, particulaly the tmp and components folders. On the "PHP Information" tab, make sure it lists some form of ZIP support appropriate to the file you're upload (e.g. 'zip' or 'gzip'). The most common reason for 500 errors though is a misconfigured .htaccess file. ...


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Assuming you don't want to use a specific Classified Ads Content Management System, I think that at this point you should consider Drupal as well. Drupal is very effective on user/permission management by default, and Drupal 7 already allows custom content types by default. There's even a module for that: http://drupal.org/project/ed_classified and ...


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It's still going to be hard diagnosing the problem without disabling suspected components (diagnosing performance problems is like diagnosing any other sort of problem; it's a process of elimination, which requires isolating/controlling different variables to test different hypotheses), but useful tools to have are: Monitoring / visualization tools: e.g. ...


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No, don't copy the tables - that schema has changed quite a bit. You can install the free JUpgrade extension, which will download and install a 2.5 into a subfolder of your website and populate the new DB with your content, categories, users, etc. It can also handle some 3rd party extensions like Community Builder, Virtuemart and Kunena. That's the official ...


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The only solution I found until now (Joomla 3.0) is adding the following snippet in your template's index.php file before <jdoc:include type="head" />. The snippet for my page looks like this: <?php if (!strncmp($this->getTitle(), "Home", 4)) { $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $this->setTitle( $app->getCfg( 'sitename' ) ); } ?> ...


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The feature you are looking for is called OPEN GRAPH. Its just a bunch of meta tags you place in the head of your site which tell Facebook information about it. That way when someone shares your site on Facebook, Facebook will use that information to populate the post. This includes the share image. Here are the meta tags we use (replace xxx with ...


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HTML5 uses better markups that are not only easier to use but also is slightly better for SEO purposes, while its not amazing for SEO as Google yets to favor HTML5 websites it does better from Rich Markups and the ASIDE elements and Articles which helps Google establish what the page is about and maybe elements which have nothing to do with the page itself. ...


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It's a tough one to answer since you may need better hosting no matter what you do due to the sheer amount of visitors you have at once. But just like a car if you want to make it faster you throw out things you don't need which add weight to the car, by removing the weight you go faster. So you really want to focus on reducing requests on your server by ...


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If you are using Wordpress now, and simply trying to redirect old Joomla urls to your new urls I suggest using a plugin to make your life easier. I recommend this plugin a lot: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/ Also keep in mind that you should use fancy permalinks within Wordpress instead of the standard ID numbers. You can find this ...


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Your regular expression has the following problems: It only has .* for the "site" and "sectionname", but is missing one for the "categoryname". Based on your example, there should be a third directory level in your regex. You have parenthesis around items which you don't need to reference, but no parenthesis around the ID, which you will need to ...


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The meta tags are sometimes useful as they offer more fine-grained guidelines for robots than robots.txt. They can also be used if you do not have access to the root directory of the server. However, the robots.txt is more powerful, as it can be used to restrict access to entire directories (while the scope of a meta tag is always constrained to the single ...


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I guess a 301 redirect is certainly not an option since the whole site structure will be different. But if you are coming from Joomla to WordPress, the site structure will be predictably different and thus 301 redirects are both feasible and desired. As you can see in this other question, it doesn't have to be all that complicated of a rule to ...


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This question on Stack Overflow suggests that deleting files should help. If you have multiple WYSIWYG editors, remove all that you don't need. Some of the editor plugins (like fckeditor) have an unbelievable number of files. However, since it's shared hosting it's likely that the message is caused by the number of files across all the sites on the server. ...


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mar10's links are worth reading for advanced stuff, but you can create a template really simply: Create a new folder under /templates for your template. Copy the templateDetails.xml file from another template and edit it for your template name etc. Create an index.php file and use that as the main template. Wherever you want a module position to go, put ...


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The official Joomla tutorial will walk you through an incredibly simple (albeit stripped-down) template build. The process is similar to building a template for many popular Content Managers, with it's own quirks here and there. A Joomla template is largely comprised of an index.php file that is a styled framework of the sites design. JDOC tags are then ...


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Here are a few: http://www.absalom.biz/tutorials/Mambo_Template_Tutorial.html http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/creating-your-first-joomla-template/ http://joomlatp.com/joomla-template-Tutorials/how-to-create-joomla-template-with-dreamweaver.html http://www.compassdesigns.net/joomla-tutorials/joomla-template-tutorial ...


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http://www.phpro.org/tutorials/Tagging-With-PHP-And-MySQL.html http://www.brainhandles.com/techno-thoughts/simple-tagging-with-php-mysql http://alexking.org/projects/php-tag-engine


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You downloaded Joomla, and you presumably installed it on a server? The folders being referred to in the tutorial are the folders and files residing on the server. They are likely accessed through FTP. If you wish to understand what these folders/files look like and don't have FTP access to your server, download Joomla itself: ...


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Artisteer is not good enough you cant get the original look.So better manually convert the theme. 1.Take any Drupal 7 framework like Zen and Genesis 2.Style the CSS using the joomla/wordpress style sheet. 3.Use the same design elements used in old theme. 4.Use some Modules like Views and Panels to get the teasers in front page. If you are not good enough ...


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You'll have to be more specific on the Firewall part of your question. SQL/Code injection testing can be done using Metasploit (http://metasploit.com/), since it's one of the most powerful/best supported penetration testing suites out there. Site monitoring is something entirely different from penetration testing. Bug fixes ... those can be done by ...


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Well, first of all go into your administration panel and then "Help" -> "System Info" -> "Folder permission" and check if "Cache folder" is writeable or not. If it's not, change the permission of the folder using FTP or chmod command. Besides, check if that folder exist or you mispelled its name when you set up the website.



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