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Joomla! is an open-source CMS written in PHP and powered by an MVC-oriented framework. Over 6,000 extensions are available and can be installed through the admin interface. There is a Joomla StackExchange at http://joomla.stackexchange.com/: if your question is related to Joomla but not webmastery, then your should ask it over there.

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How do I access the wp-admin interface of a site that lives inside a joomla folder, using IP address / siteground server URL?

For historical reasons, we have several sites that live inside the public_html folder of a different site (all hosted on sitegrounds). To complicate things up, the root domain has a name that is the ...
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How to change from worpdress to joomla application [closed]

I recently bought a website and took the WordPress hosting plan. Now I like to move for Joomla application. Is it possible?
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Change the Xpert Gallery Joomla module to show images in their own pages with href links to them

I have Xpert Gallery module in Joomla. When you click on it, i want to redirect it to another link, not the actual photo. What I want is when you click on it, to go to another page. Simply put, I want ...
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Joomla article dates displaying in erroneous format [closed]

All my article dates started showing as %AM, %22 %041 %2015 %00:%Sep. I have looked at language overrides for DATE_FORMATL1, and others. They are all set to F j, Y. There are two languages loaded, ...
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Best free CMS for website with a forum? [duplicate]

EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate to the question linked above. I went through many of the CMS listed there and they didn't work for me (see explanation below). I'm currently looking for a good free CMS ...
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Website is redirected to scam site only when clicking from Google search results

I am trying to investigate a weird attack on a Joomla 3.6.5 website: If you access the website directly through its URL, everything works as expected. However, if you search for the website using ...
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Joomla Website Creating Automatic Unwanted Subdomains

Suddenly we are facing this strange issue. Our problem is that, lately Google has started indexing subdomain (http://mail.hafoos.com) instead for our original/main domain (http://www.hafoos.com). All ...
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Weird new users in Joomla user group “Administrator”

I noticed today that 30 people or so registered to my Joomla site (I don't expose a registration/login form), most of them appear to be spammers/bots, somehow they must've found a way to register via ...
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Did malware on my Joomla site come from a WordPress install?

I was alerted by my web hosting and a scanning service I pay for that my website had malware (php.spam-seo.injector). My main website is a Joomla 3.6.4 (latest) site. All of the plug-ins are up to ...
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Joomla Meta Title “reset to default”

I'm having trouble figuring out why the meta title of a website I'm managing comes up as "reset to default" on Google. Please see below for screenshot:
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A new database user for every database?

Hi I have a number of sites on a server. They have been hacked. Now I am looking to update the passwords for the database users. There are quite a number of users, as for every website installation I ...
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Was user-agent identification used for some scripting attack techique?

Apache access log entries on my site are typically like this one: 207.46.13.174 - - [31/Oct/2016:10:18:55 +0100] "GET /contact HTTP/1.1" 200 256 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www....
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What does the string “”;} /*B6D1B1EE*/ ?>" at the top of my Joomla page mean?

The following comment fragment appears to be popping up at the top of every page of the local government page I'm administrating: The site runs of the Joomla! framework, and I've gone through the ...
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Joomla site slow after connecting to firewall

I have a Joomla site developed in version Joomla! 3.2.0 Stable. The site load time 5 or 6 seconds if the network in not connected to firewall. But after connecting to firewall the load time goes up ...
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Someone trying to attack my Joomla website with many different IP's

I have a serious issue here. Someone is trying Brute force login into my site. I already have plugins to nullify that attack. I give only 3 attempts for login and then it blocks that IP. Problem here ...
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Add an exception to Joomla's .htaccess rewrite rules to allow an Owncloud subdirectory

i'm actually use Joomla in our website and i would like to add Owncloud. The .htaccess in the root let Joomla side works without trouble: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/Joomla3 ...
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.htaccess: DirectoryIndex and 403 forbidden

I am learning .htaccess directives. To test, I create a new .htaccess file under my Joomla website and a test.html file. Then I put DirectoryIndex test.html in the .htaccess file. However, I am ...
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Why my site can run without .htaccess

I build my site with Joomla and host with Linode. I was trying to understand .htaccess file. I learned some directives and added them on my htaccess.txt file but things weren't going as I expected. ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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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 have added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first, these articles were not linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like example.com/2-uncategorised/25-bureau-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Nginx ...
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Can Joomla and Wordpress use same MySQL database?

I have a Joomla site installed at example.com/fresh. Now, I want to install WordPress. I am planning to install WordPress under subdirectory information; so my URL will be example.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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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 /var/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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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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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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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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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 /usr/share/...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to slim down Joomla for clients? [closed]

I am just wondering is there a way I can create a 'lite' version of the admin backend, removing all the things my client wont need and just including things like article creation, web store stuff etc.....
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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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cloudflare for joomla website and how to make it more optimized [duplicate]

In our office somebody told to use cloudflare for better website browsing at client end.!! I've put our company's website on cloudflare, now.. what other changes should i make to make my website ...
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Redirect link of old webpage to new webpage in Joomla 2.5

I have modified my website www.vidyaniketan.in. It is a Joomla 2.5 site. When I search for it in Google by URL, there are several sub-links displayed (e.g., "ABOUT US"). this links to the old webpage. ...