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How to install a Module

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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...

Text is unreadable when clinking Print, Email button to preview print, email page in Joomla!

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If you have an image for the Background in your Joomla! template, you will notice that if you click on the Print preview buttons, or Email buttons that the text is unreadable due to that the background image that is quite dark and that the text disappears in the image. When the Font is also dark almost the same color as the Background it also does this. Please follow the steps below to implement...

How to add content to the Front Page in Joomla! 1.0.x

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STEP 1 Click on Content Items Manager on the Front Page of the Joomla! 1.0.x  interfacein the Back End STEP 2 Once the Content Items Manager opens you’ll see all of your Content in the List, under the heading Front Page you’ll see a Red Cross for each content article. STEP 3 Click on the Red Cross and it will be changed to a Green Arrow or Checkmark. STEP 4 Once it has a Green...

How to remove ‘Welcome to the Frontpage’ title in Joomla! 1.5

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STEP 1 Go to your Joomla! 1.5 Administration (Backend) eg. www.yoursite.com/administrator and login with your username and password STEP 2 Click on Menu -> Main Menu and select the Home page link STEP 3 On the left hand side you’ll see the Parameters Options. Select Parameters – System on the Left Hand Side and next to Page Title you’ll see stands “Welcome to the...

How to remove the Front Page Article from the Home Page “Front Page” using Joomla! 1.5

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STEP 1 Go to your Joomla! 1.5 Administration (Backend) eg. www.yoursite.com/administrator and login with your username and password STEP 2 Click on Content -> Article Manager STEP 3 No you’ll see all your Articles listed, you’ll see the title Front Page and underneath that you’ll find there is either an Red Cross or Green Check Mark next to the Articles, if there is a Green...

Adding a Menu Entry for a Single Article in Joomla! 1.0.x

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STEP 1 In the Joomla! Administrator (www.yoursite.com/administrator), select Menu->Menu Manager or Click on the Icon Menu Manager. STEP 2 Click on the mainmenu radio button and then the Menu Items icon underneath the Menu Items title. STEP 3 Once in the Menu Manager click on the New button STEP 4 In the New Menu Item page click on Link – Content Item [Creates a link to a published...

Accidently deleted top menu in Joomla! 1.5 and need to re-add it

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What happens if you have accidently deleted the Top Menu or Any other Menu for your site and need to have it restored. STEP 1 In the Joomla! Administrator (www.yoursite.com/administrator), select Extensions->Module Manager now the Module Manager appears. STEP 2 Click on the NEW button to create a new Module for your site that you need to have in our case we are going to select the Menu...

What is the Global Check-In function in Joomla! for?

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Ever wondered what the Global Check-In function is for in Joomla! When you select Tools->Global Check-In in the Administrator Backend of Joomla!(www.yoursite.com/administrator) GLOBAL CHECK-IN – When an item is checked out or abandoned without saving or canceled in the correct manner (such as with a connection error or the use of “back” on the browser or suddenly or accidently closing...

How do I style a module using CSS via the Module Class Suffix? Joomla! 1.5 but can also be used in Joomla! 1.0.x?

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If you’ve downloaded a Module and installed in into your Joomla! site and you want to add some custom styling to it you may want to use the “Module Class Suffix” option located in the Module Parameter settings. This Tutorial will direct you step-by-step on how to use the “Module Class Suffix” for a Module. (Basic Knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is required)...

How to remove “Owned by ixsso.dll, ixsso.dll@gmail.com” when loading Joomla! site

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What do you do when you open your Joomla! website and the site is replaced by Owned by ixsso.dll, ixsso.dll@gmail.com, now the Question is how to remove Owned by ixsso.dll , ixsso.dll@gmail.com or how to repair Owned by ixsso.dll, ixsso.dll@gmail.com.   Owned by ixsso.dll ixsso.dll@gmail.com STEP 1 This means that your site has been hacked. Hopefully you have a Backup of your entire Joomla...

How to add an image next to the menu item link in Joomla! 1.5

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If you need to add an Image Icon or Image next to your Menu Item in Joomla! 1.5 then this Tutorial is for you. STEP 1 Log into the back end. Once in the backed of your Joomla! site eg. (www.yoursite.com/administrator) select MENUS=>MAIN MENU (Any menu you prefer). The Menu Item Manager should open now. STEP 2 Click on a Menu Item to edit, or make a check in the checkbox next to the item that...

Joomla! 1.5 – JFolder::create: Could not create directory Warning! Failed to move file

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When trying to install a new Component, Module, Template or Plugin using Joomla! 1.5 I receive the following error JFolder::create: Could not create directory Warning! Failed to move file. Question: How do I solve this? Answer: To solve this issue access the configuration.php file in the root folder where your Joomla! files are located. Open the configuration.php file and look for the following...

Fatal error: Call to undefined method: stdClass->onAuthenticate() in /home/sitename/libraries/joomla/user/authentication.php on line 121 (Joomla! 1.5)

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When trying to log into the backend after entering the username and password and as soon as you click on login, I get the following error. Fatal error: Call to undefined method: stdClass->onAuthenticate() in /home/sitename/libraries/joomla/user/authentication.php on line 121 (Joomla! 1.5) Solution Change the file permissions of the plugin folder to at least 755. And try again and the backend...

Can’t upload images using Joomla! 1.5* Media Manager * Warning: Failed to move file! * Error. Unable to upload file

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If you try to upload images via the Joomla! 1.5.* Media Manager and it fails with the error message belowand need to solve it
* Warning: Failed to move file!
* Error. Unable to upload file.
Solution
Change the permissions of you’re images folder recursively to 755 or 777 (Not advisable) by using the following Linux Command: chmod -R images 755 images 

How to remove the “Filter Option” to search for specific articles in the Category List layout Joomla 1.5.*

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If you have chosen the Category List as your Menu Type for the menu item the filter option is usually on by default. To remove this option , simply open the Menu Item and locate to the Parameters option on the right hand side of the screen. Open the Parameters option and there will be an option to hide or show the filter. eg. Filter:  x HIDE x SHOW

How to remove Article Filtering in Joomla! 1.5.* when having a menu item with type “Display a list of Categories in a Section” or “Section Layout”

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If you have a menu item with type “Category List” then it’s under the Basic Parameters options. More on this click here Unfortunately there isn’t an easy option for this yet in type “Section Layout“. To remove the Article Filtering option you need to do some code modifications. Locate the following filecomponents\com_content\views\category\tmpl\default_items...

How to access only the Component heading/title in a Joomla! 1.5 template

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How to access only the component heading/title in a Joomla! 1.5template when building a new template and the component heading needs to be in a strategic place on the template. Answer: Insert the following code where you need to have the component heading displayed on the template. //Open PHP tag <?php //First we instantiate the document object, to get all document details.  $document =&...

How to access only the Component heading/title in a Joomla! 1.5 template

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How to access only the component heading/title in a Joomla! 1.5template when building a new template and the component heading needs to be in a strategic place on the template. Insert the following code where you need to have the component heading displayed on the template. //Open PHP tag <?php //First we instantiate the document object, to get all document details.  $document =&...

XML Parsing Error at 1:1. Error 4: Not well-formed (invalid token) when installing a Joomla! module

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What to do if you receive the following error “XML Parsing Error at 1:1. Error 4: Not well-formed (invalid token)” when installing a Joomla! module. Explanation: The files in the module have been zipped using an Apple MAC. The MAC adds an extra folder called __MACOSX into the modules zip file. Follow these steps in order to solve the problem. STEP 1 Unzip (Extract) the modules zip...

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