A Guided Tour of Joomla's configuration.php File

A Guided Tour of Joomla's configuration.php File

Joomlashack members often ask us to help with problems with paths, passwords, data base connections and other basic configuration issues. This is especially true after a migration or move of a site.

Most of the fixes for these problems can be made in your configuration.php file. We're going to help you get to know it this very important file.

In this guide, were going to tell you:

  • Where you can locate your configuration.php file.
  • What each line affects and common settings.

This is not a comprehensive coding guide, but is a general reference to help you understand this important Joomla file.

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Read the CSS Grid Explained book and Get Ready for Joomla 4

Read the CSS Grid Explained book and Get Ready for Joomla 4

CSS Grid is revolutionizing web design.

For the last 20 years, we have used CSS to lay out web pages. However, CSS has always been missing some key functionality. Designers had to rely on workarounds, such as tables, floats, and positioning.

CSS Grid is different and better.

Read more: Read the CSS Grid Explained book and Get Ready for Joomla 4

We're Going to Simplify jInbound

We're Going to Simplify jInbound

Over the last few years, we've been adopting extensions here at Joomlashack.

These extensions include Tabs and SlidersJCal Pro, Shack FormsShack Toolbox and Shack Open Graph amongst others. These are powerful and mature extensions that users love. 

Almost all the adoptions have been a success. However, we always aim to be honest with users and it's time to admit that one adoption hasn't gone well.

Last year, we acquired jInbound. It's a large marketing automation extension that was designed to be a Joomla version of Hubspot, Marketo, Infusionsoft, or Drip.

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Guides to Get You Started With Shack Forms

Guides to Get You Started With Shack Forms

Our "Shack Forms" Joomla extension will allow you to create contact forms, booking forms, support ticket forms, and many other types of forms.

This forms extension has 10,000's of users, with more than 300 reviews and a perfect 10/10 score on the JED. 

To help Joomlashack members get started with Shack Forms, we've been writing a lot of Shack Forms documentation.

In this post, I'm going to give you an overview of the most useful new tutorials.

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How to Install a Joomlashack Template Demo Site with Akeeba Kickstart

Now and then our templates customers ask for a template Quick Start pack. Some Joomla templates providers offer them but we don't.

Instead, we offer an installable .jpa file of the requested template. Once you installed it, you will get an exact copy of the template's fully-fledged Demo site that you see at Joomlashack.

Use it if you would like your Joomla site to be its exact or very close replica.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install it using the popular "Akeeba Kickstart Core" tool. For this demonstration, I will use our Alasse template.

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Joomlashack on YouTube, plus a new online Joomla Day

Joomlashack on YouTube, plus a new online Joomla Day

One of the most common requests we've had from Joomlashack members is more video tutorials. 

Sure, there's a lot of documentation available for Joomlashack products, but many of your are visual learners. So we've launched the Joomlashack YouTube channel. Look out for interesting Joomla how-to videos every week.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases

In "The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs", you've seen how to turn Joomla's default Search Engines Friendly URLs into URLs that are shorter, easier to remember, and easier to read.

What you are going to learn in this post is how these URLs are actually set up in your Joomla site. You will take a look at how to work with the alias feature that appears in various places in your Joomla site.

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How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

In "The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs," you learned how to make your Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use.

This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

In this blog post, we are going to give you some troubleshooting tips, in case you would like to set up the search engines friendly URLs exactly how you want.

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What is the Best Joomla Page Builder?

What is the Best Joomla Page Builder?

At a recent Joomla event, a Joomlashack member asked me a really interesting question:

Do you recommend using a page builder to use with Joomlashack templates?

By "page builder", we were talking about extensions that allow you to design Joomla pages using a drag-and-drop interface.

I admitted that I hadn't used the page builders enough to give him a good answer. So, over the last couple of weeks, I downloaded and tested several Joomla page builders.

Here's an introduction to some of the most popular page builder options.

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Why You Should Care About Joomla Website Accessibility

Why You Should Care About Websites Accessibility

Websites are an essential resource in many aspects of our lives. It is important that your Joomla site is accessible to everyone. This will ensure equal access for people with disabilities.

Your Joomla website should be interactive for disabled people. It must ensure their access to printed, audio and visual media on your Joomla site.

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