How to Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

How to Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

One of our students was having trouble installing Joomla using cPanel, so we created this tutorial for them.

This tutorial will cover setting up the database, the files, and the configuration of the Joomla install.

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Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

One of our students was having a problem updating his site. The issue was the "updates" table in the database had become corrupted.

We found a solution for him, but it required running a query in phpMyAdmin. He wasn't familiar with the process of running a database query before, so we created this tutorial for him and you.

In the step-by-step tutorial, we'll describe the issue and demonstrate how to resolve it.

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How to Show All the Articles With a Joomla Tag

How to Show All the Articles With a Joomla Tag

Besides categories, Joomla tags are your best option for organizing your content. You can even consider Tags to be better than categories. A Joomla article can belong only to one category. A Joomla article can be associated with as many tags as you want.

Joomla tags also work across extensions. If you create a Content Category, you can only use that with articles. However, tags work with Content, Contacts, News Feeds, and multiple other extensions.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a module showing all the content that has a particular Joomla Tag.

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How to Display Tags Only On Single Joomla Article Pages

How to Display Tags Only For Joomla Articles Pages

Tags are extremely useful for organizing your Joomla content. But, by default, Joomla will display them sitewide.

Your Tags will get displayed on a featured articles page and on category blog pages.

One of our customers asked us how to display Tags only on single Joomla articles. So, in this tutorial, I'll show you how to hide tags on blog and category pages.

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How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

Joomla allows you to customize almost any feature through overrides.

Layout overrides are a type of override that enable you to customize small elements such as the article author or published date.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a layout override for Joomla tags.

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Save failed with the following error: Null primary key not allowed

Joomla error Null primary key not allowed

The name of this blog post in an error message that some people say on their Joomla site. This error can occur when you click "Save" inside your site:

Save failed with the following error: Null primary key not allowed

This error will prevent you from saving the changes you've made. Fortunately, this error is usually fixable through one of these two solutions:

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10 Options for Joomla eCommerce Extensions

10 Options for Building an E-Commerce Site with Joomla

Joomlashack customers often ask us how to build an eCommerce store using Joomla. The best way to achieve this is by installing one of the Joomla shopping cart extensions listed in JED.

In this blog post, you will look at 10 options to build your online store with Joomla. This list is not created in order, so the best extension is not at the top of the list. Instead, we recommend that you download and test a variety of options.

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How to Solve "Alledia framework not found" Error Message

How to Solve "Alledia framework not found"

We occasionally get reports of some Joomlashack users experiencing this error:

[OSSystem] Alledia framework not found

This problem is normally caused by not uninstalling a Joomlashack extension correctly. We use the "Alledia" framework to power many of our extensions.

Here's how to solve this message.

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Page and Module Class Suffixes in Joomla

When creating modules in Joomla, you may have seen a "Module Class Suffix" option.

When you add menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.

Did you know that these two features are very closely related? These features allow you to add custom CSS to specific modules or pages. This makes suffixes a really good way to style individual modules and pages.

Many Joomla template designers rely heavily on these suffixes to create their unique designs.

In the videos below, we'll introduce you to page and module suffixes. These videos are part of our "CSS for Joomla" class which is available inside Joomlashack University.

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Absolute Beginner Guide to Joomla Modules

One of our customers asked how to work with Joomla modules. Modules are small blocks around the edges of your site. They make life easier for your site’s visitors.

They allow visitors to quickly find information, links, or features. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create Joomla modules.

You'll also learn the three ways in which you can control modules. You'll learn how to:

  • Change the position of modules
  • Change the order that modules appear in
  • Change menu links that modules appear on.

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