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 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...
How to view where the module positions are in a template
Open your browser, then in the address bar type in :
Now you can view all the different module positions featured in your Joomla! template.
Now it should be easier to place modules on your Joomla! website
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 set the Error Reporting to a lower level in Joomla! 1.5
Log into the back end usually the following URL using your admin username and password.
Once logged in click on SITE->GLOBAL CONFIGURATION at the top menu bar.
Click on the SERVER TAB
Under SERVER SETTINGS set ERROR REPORTING from e.g. MAXIMUM to SYSTEM DEFAULT or as you prefer.
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...
Warning: Missing argument 1 for JDocumentHTML::getBuffer()
When you have upgraded from Joomla! 1.5.0,1.5.1,1.5.2 to 1.5.3 and on the front end receive the error Warning: Missing argument 1 for JDocumentHTML::getBuffer() and don’t know what to do. Follow the steps below in order to fix it. STEP 1 Download the latest complete Joomla! 1.5.3 or later from the Joomla! Website, and locate the following file in the installation...
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /public_html/components/com_comprofiler/plugin/user/plug_cbcore/cb.core.php on line 240
If you get the error message Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /public_html/components/com_comprofiler/plugin/user/plug_cbcore/cb.core.php on line 240 when using Community Builder together with Fireboard and clicking on My Profile and also receive weird descriptions in the form (missing language file) and need to fix it, follow the short steps below to solve the problem. ...
Catchable fatal error: Object of class JVersion could not be converted to string in /components/com_acajoom/classes/class.jmail.php on line 1083 using Acajoom News 1.6.0 or later in Joomla! 1.5
If you are using Acajoom News 1.6.0 or later in Joomla! 1.5 and you are getting Error Message at STEP 4 Catchable fatal error: Object of class JVersion could not be converted to string in /components/com_acajoom/classes/class.jmail.php on line 1083 when trying to send a newsletter . To solve this problem, please follow the steps below. STEP 1 In the Acajoom configuration page under...
How to remove the “Community: About Community Builder” Button when editing your Profile in the Front End using Community Builder
In the back end and click on COMPONENTS->COMMUNITY BUILDER->TAB MANAGEMENT
Click on Menu to edit
In the Parameters Section clear all the Text next to First Menu Name Save and the Community Builder Button will now disappear if you refresh your page.
How to create a complete Backup of your Joomla! website
To Backup your Joomla! Website you need to have your FTP details ready. You need to create a complete Backup of all your Joomla! Files and also a Backup of your mySql database witch keeps important information for your site. STEP 1 Use your FTP client to log in to your account using your FTP details to access your Joomla! files STEP 2 Navigate to your Joomla! root folder, download the whole...