How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

By default, Joomla only allows you to upload certain file types. Also, it only allows you to upload files of a certain size.

For example, these are the file types that a normal Joomla site allows:

bmp,csv,doc,gif,ico,jpg,jpeg,odg,odp,ods,odt,pdf,png,ppt,swf,txt,xcf,xls,BMP,CSV,DOC,GIF,ICO,JPG,JPEG,ODG,ODP,ODS,ODT,PDF,PNG,PPT,SWF,TXT,XCF,XLS

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How to Add Modules to the Joomla Control Panel

How to Add Messages to the Joomla Control Panel

It's possible to customize the Joomla admin area for your users.

In particular, it can be useful to customize the control panel that users see when they first login.

Here's how to modify the Joomla admin area to show the information that you or your client require:

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How to Add a Home Icon to Joomla Menus

How to Add a Home Icon to Joomla Menus

One of our members asked us this question:

"In some websites, the home menu is just an icon without any text. How can I do this in Joomla?"

The answer is surprisingly simple. Let me know show you how to add icons to your menus.

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How to Fix 1054 Unknown Column 'client_id' in 'field list'

How to Fix 1054 Unknown Column

When you run an update from older versions of Joomla, you may see an error.

If you go to MenusMain Menu, you may see this error:

1054 Unknown column 'client_id' in 'field list'

This is a problem with Joomla's database update, but it is easily fixed. In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly fix it.

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How to Change the Joomla Homepage Meta Title

How to Change the Joomla Homepage Meta Title

One of our Joomlashack members asked this question:

How do I control the meta title on my Joomla homepage?

They wanted to have a meta title for search engines that would have a similar format to the one on this site: "Joomla, Drupal and WordPress Training - OSTraining".

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to control the metadata on your Joomla homepage.

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How to Manage PDFs and Other Documents with Joomla

When we get two people inside a few minutes in our support system asking how to do the same thing, it's time for a tutorial ...

This week, two Joomlashack members were asking how they can upload documents and link to them from articles. Our recommendation is an extension called OSDownloads.

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How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

Do you work with clumsy people?

Are you sometimes clumsy?

If you answered "Yes" to either question, then there is a Joomla feature that's perfect for you.

Versions is a security feature for your content. Versions allow you to keep a copy of your Joomla articles every time you save a change.

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What Does Checked Out Mean in Joomla?

What Does Checked Out Mean in Joomla?

We had a question from a Joomlashack member. They wanted to know what "Checked out" means in Joomla, because they would see this message when trying to edit an article:

Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item. You are not permitted to use that link to directly access that page.

Why are these articles locked and what does "Checked Out" mean? We'll answer that question in this blog post.

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How to Reorder Joomla Articles, Modules and Menus

How to Reorder Joomla Articles, Modules and Menus

Joomla has a drag-and-drop for re-ordering articles, categories, modules, menu links and plugins.

The drag-and-drop feature works perfectly, but it can be hard to spot for new Joomla users.

There are two ways to activate drag-and-drop re-ordering:

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