Content Management Systems

How to install a Module


Modules give Joomla! sites extra functionality by extending the capabilities of Joomla! Modules are small content items that can be displayed anywhere on your Joomla! site depending on the Design on the template. Modules are very easy to install using the Joomla! administrator. Modules may include: Main Menu, Top Menu, Template Choose, Polls, Login etc How to install using Joomla! 1.0.x 1) Click...

How to put a site offline in WordPress


Install the Site Offline or Coming Soon plugin found by visiting this link  Use this plugin to enable/disable site offline mode. When Site offline Mode is enabled regular visitors of your site will see a page(you can edit that page by going to settings->Site Offline Mode) and you as a admin can make and test safe changes to your site. Very helpful for those developers who need coming soon...

Getting Error Page not Found when clicking on a link after changing Permalinks in WordPress


We recently installed the WordPress Ecommerce plugin and created a page that links to a specific product, what we did we changed the Permalink of this specific product and then when viewing the product we got an error that the Page can’t be found or more specific we got the message “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it? It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps...

How to display different menus for logged-in and logged-out users in WordPress


Add the following snippet of code in your theme to the location where you would like the menu’s to be displayed. <?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ): wp_nav_menu( array( 'menu' => 'Loggedin' ) ); else: wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary' ) ); endif; ?> Basically, what the code above does, it checks if the user is logged-in and then displays the LoggedIn menu, you may...

How do I upgrade to Joomla! 1.5 ?


Joomla! 1.5 does not provide an upgrade path from earlier versions. Converting an older site to a Joomla! 1.5 site requires creation of a new empty site using Joomla! 1.5 and then populating the new site with the content from the old site. This migration of content is not a one-to-one process and involves conversions and modifications to the content dump. There are two ways to perform the...

Removing “Welcome to Frontpage” Joomla! 1.5


STEP 1 Click on “MENUS” and then “MAIN MENU” STEP 2 Select the “HOME” link or “HOME” menu item STEP 3 On the RIGHT HAND SIDE open the “PARAMETERS – SYSTEM” tab and under “PAGE TITLE” change the “Welcome to the Frontpage” to anything you like or toggle “SHOW PAGE TITLE” to No. So that it...

Enabling Legacy Mode in Joomla! 1.5


Click on “Extensions” and then “Plug-In Manager”

Click on “System – Legacy” to edit Plug-In

Where “Enabled” is displayed on the page. Set the Radio Button to “Yes”. After that is done Extensions made for Joomla! 1.0 should now work in Joomla! 1.5.

How to install an Extension in Joomla! 1.5


STEP 1 Click on “Extensions” and then “Install/Uninstall” STEP 2 Then click on “Browse” in the “Upload Package File” Box and select your Extension file. In the example below I will install the JFusion component. STEP 3 Then click on “Upload File & Install” next to the “Browse” button. And it will install the Extension...

Redevo_Aphelion Top Menu Restore “Joomla! 1.5”


What happens if you accidentally deleted the Top Menu on the “Redevo Aphelion template” and try to create a new Top Menu, you manage to create a new Top Menu but somehow it does not look like the Original. What do you do? How to get it to look like the Original follow the Tutorial below: STEP 1 Create a new Menu Call it what you prefer “I called it ‘Top Menu'” Locate...

Setting the File permissions in Joomla!


Joomla! is a great content management system and to keep it great we need to make sure that it is secure against Hackers etc. One of the most important things to check to make your Joomla! installation as secure as possible is to make your files and folders as secure as possible. You can start of by setting the file permissions. And of course please ensure that you always have a backup of your...

How to customize Virtuemart’s Order Confirmation Email


If you have Virtuemart installed on your Joomla! installation and you need to customize the confirmation Email, you need to have some basic knowledge of FTP(Except if you are working on the localhost) and HTML. Lets get started by this step-by-step instructions. STEP 1 Connect to your website via FTP or access your files on your PC locally usually in the HTDOCS folder if you have Apache installed...

How to personalize the Order Confirmation Email Template in Virtuemart


The Order Confirmation Email template defines the layout of the email being sent to the user after he/she placed an order. Sometimes you may want to personalize this email being sent out to fit your needs. STEP 1 Locate the email template in the following directory administrator/components/com_virtuemart/html/templates/order_emails/email_english.html. Remember the language at the end of the...

How to add a Read More Link in Joomla! 1.5 in Static Articles


If you need to add a Read More link to your Articles and display it on the Front Page or as a News Article as a synopsis and want to be able to display the rest of the text if you click on the Read More link then Joomla! has an solution for you. STEP 1 Create a New Article and add Content to it as you would do normally. Choose a Category and a Section STEP 2 Select where the Article needs to be...

How to remove the border around the PDF, PRINT and Email link icons in Joomla!


If you have a Joomla! Template and there is a border around the Small PDF, Print and Email icons and you wish to have the border removed and don’t know how, then this tutorial could help you. STEP 1 Locate the Default templates *.css file, sometimes it’s called template.css. The easiest way to find this is to access the Template Manager in Joomla!. In Joomla! 1.5 it’s...

JHTMLform not supported. Invalid Token


After you upgraded from Joomla! 1.5.0 to 1.5.2/1.5.3 you receive the error message JHTMLform not supported. Invalid Token. when trying to login to the backend. Or when trying to fill in a form or login on Front End you get Invalid Token or JHTMLform not supported. Invalid Token. Follow the steps below in order to solve this problem STEP 1 Locate the following path in your Joomla! installation in...

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