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Enable HTTPS and make your entire site secure
Life is full of surprises. One of these days I got a job offering with a consistent budget, one of my former clients approached me to "make his site secure". I said yes, but when turned out what he wanted in fact i had a surprise: he wanted nothing else, just to make the browser warning about "unsecure site" go away. He actually purchased a security certificate and hired someone to install it onto his server - with no success.
Error: Invalid login during Joomla upgrade
Today I had to upgrade an old, Joomla 2.5.7 site to latest Joomla, everything went out fine until I had to do the first critical step - the upgrade from Joomla 2.5.28 to Joomla 3.51. Did I mentioned that server has PHP 5.6.25 withouth possibility to upgrade - at least not on short term?
OK, so, wasn't the best setup condition available, but usually this is not a dealbreaker.
And BUMM, I have seen an old "friend", a popup saying:
ERROR: Invalid login
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How to detect Joomla version withouth having access to admin?
Sometimes you need to find out the exact Joomla version for a website you don't own for a decent reason - like you are a freelancer and need to provide an estimation for a job on the respective site.
Sure, you can ask the owner ;) but that's the easy scenario.
Fortunately there are relatively easy - and legitimate - ways to find it out, unless the owner of the site hasn't blocked the access to this information. In my personal experience (believe me, I have some) this is rarely happening.
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How to restrict a user to access only one component in admin
Sometimes you need to allow a user to access and manage only one (or a few) Joomla! component in the backend. This is quite easy to set up, you need to use cleverly the ACL sytem Joomla has allready in.
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I want the print and email icons back as in previous Joomla!
A client called me one of these days with this request. He told me, that what was once a simple one click action to print, email or edit an article in frontend in Joomla 1.5 has became an uncomfortable, two click process, which in some devices proved to be increasingly difficult. After a bit of digging around I found for him an easy to implement template override which make him happy.
Installer tabs missing after upgrade to Joomla 3.6
After upgrading to Joomla 3.6 I had a nasty surprise - in the Joomla Installer the tabs - Install from file, Install from folder etc.., all but the Install from Web - where all gone. Of course, nothing found on the web: this happens when you are an early adopter. But I discovered the "fix" accidentally, on my own.
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Joomla display a blank page containing "Error" string
... and does this randomly, both in frontend and backend, sometimes showing the correct pages, and rarely an error message saying, that "table '#__session' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed".
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Welcome to Joomla Tips!
The Joomla Tips family of sites is a collection of the best Joomla!® Tips around, provided to you by webGóbé, the Internet's craftsman (also known as Yoda Professor), and supported by LeftBrain.net in accordance of the purest principles staying at the roots of the Joomla!®: the Open Source movement.
We are using this very capable CMS back from the old Mambo times, and we was among the first ones to switch to Joomla when an important group of core Mambo developers decided to leave the project and start the new venture, known today as Joomla. As company dedicated to Open Source movement generally and to Joomla!® especially we decided to support the Joomla!® community by sharing the cumulative knowledge. All tips are free to access and use, and are compiled from our own experience, from different public sources (marked as appropriate) and Your contributions. Some of solutions are hardly worked and extensively tested, others are clean, elegant lightsaber cuts - "a cut above the ordinary" as Obi-Wan Kenobi would say. But all are there to help you cutting your own way in the today's web jungle following the Joomla's path.
Use them, enjoy them, feel free to rate them, place your comments or send in your own tips. WebGóbé, the LeftBrainers, and the Joomla!® users community will thank you for your effort! Reading, using, but not sharing them is prohibited.
Where is Yoda Professor?
PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan
Worry, do not, there Yoda Professor is! His old identity just hiding behind. Dark force - Google Authorship - to blame is.
But still with you, the Force is! Browse around, young padawan, and you need find the help!
In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.
If you end your training now — if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did — you will become an agent of evil. You must unlearn what you have learned. You will find only what you bring in.
Always pass on what you have learned.
You will know when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A (Jedi) Joomler uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
May the Force be with you.
You Do Not Have Access to the Administrator Section of This Site - Reloaded
After year of using myself the tip You Do Not Have Access to the Administrator Section of This Site successfully today I hit the wall.
I did one more stunt as the ones described above - but didn't helped.
But let's see first the failed hack - because that\s interesting too: