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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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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How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

Some Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items. Some others come without it.

If your template doesn't support menu icons, we have a solution for you.

Continue reading this post to know how to add Font Awesome icons to your menu items.

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How to Fix Joomla folders and files permissions with Admin Tools

How to Fix Joomla folders and files permissions with Admin Tools

A common issue with server migrations, components installations, and site security in Joomla is wrong folders and files permissions. If you are new to Joomla folders and file permissions, please visit our tutorial How to Change Joomla Folder and File Permissions.

In this tutorial, however, you will learn how to fix wrong files and folders permissions using free Admin Tools Core. This popular component is a powerful way to quickly correct any folder and file permissions you may encounter.

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How to Fix Broken Joomla User Groups

How to Fix Broken Joomla User Groups

Joomla's user groups can be really powerful.

However, it's also possible to cause problems for yourself by making errors while setting up the user groups.

One Joomlasjhack member remained a super administrator and able to log-in to their site, but they lost the ability to see the administrator menu links and edit their site.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to rescue yourself if your super administrator account no longer has the permissions it should.

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How to Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

We have covered Joomla template overrides in this blog and in our Joomlashack University video class.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine template overrides and the core Template component.

I'm going to show you how to create a custom layout that you can use for individual Joomla articles.

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How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

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OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap is the best and easiest way to create a Joomla sitemap.

When you install OSMap, it automatically creates a sitemap for you.

For more advanced users, it's possible to edit your sitemaps to include or exclude certain URLs. You may want to do this for visual purposes (you want a short and clean sitemap) or for SEO purposes (to exclude certain URLs from Google's index).

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How to Reset Joomla If You’re Having File or Database Problems

How to Reset Joomla If You’re Having File or Database Problems

If you face issues with your Joomla site, then reinstalling its core files and database might be the best solution.

Our customer support team used this tested approach to resolve hundreds of issues.

In this post, you will learn how to reinstall the Joomla core files and database to their default state.

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Converting a WordPress Site to Joomla

How to convert a WordPress site to Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to move an existing WordPress site over to Joomla. This will work for many WordPress versions up to 5 and will work for Joomla 3.

We also have a tutorial showing how to move in the opposite direction, migrating from Joomla to WordPress.

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