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 Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

How to Manually Install Joomla in cPanel - Step by Step

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

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

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Meet the New Features in Joomla 3.7

When Will Joomla 3.7 Be Released?

The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is here!

In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered some of the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:

You can click the links above for in-depth explanations on all those major changes. There are also several smaller features that you will see in 3.7.

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How to Use Joomla Custom Fields

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Custom fields are now part of Joomla!

Congratulations to Allon Moritz who led the project, and to everyone who helped him. This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3 in 2012.

Let's take a detailed look at how fields will work in Joomla. 

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How to Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

How to Create New Administrator Menus in Joomla

One new feature in Joomla 3.7 is the ability to create new admin menus.

This is a very handy feature for sites with multiple users. Instead of trying to manipulate the permissions for some users, you can simply give them a different set of menu links.

In this example, I'll show you how to make an admin menu that only shows for the Administrator user group.

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How to Create Blog in Joomla Like This One at Joomlashack

How to Create Blog in Joomla Like the One at Joomlashack

Would you like to know how to build your own Joomla blog like the one we have here at Joomlashack?

Joomla is a powerful and flexible content management system. It has blogging features built into its core. So, why wouldn't we use them?

In this tutorial, I'll show how you can build a Joomla blog just like the one we use here at Joomlashack.

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What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

Multilingual Associations Manager, a New Feature for Joomla 3.7

We have already covered several new features in Joomla 3.7 including custom fields and an improved URL structure.

Joomla 3.7 also includes a new component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.

Before now, there was no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

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What Are the 15 Field Types in Joomla?

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Joomla now has custom fields that you can add to articles, user profiles, and contact forms.

This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3, and will transform the way that many Joomla sites are built.

If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all the new fields types. 

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How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

A number of our students have had an error message occur inside Joomla:

"Cannot write to log file"

Here's how the error message appears inside their Joomla administrator area:

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How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

One Joomlashack University student was wondering how to remove the .html at the end of his URLs.

This tutorial will show you how to do that and provide a useful SEO tip.

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