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Joomla! Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Joomla! Over 210,000 active registered Users on the Official Joomla! community forum and more on the many international community sites. over 1,000,000 posts in over 200,000 topics over 1,200 posts per day growing at 150 new participants each day! 1168 Projects on the JoomlaCode (joomlacode.org ). All for open […]

Support and Documentation

Support Support for the Joomla! CMS can be found on several places. The best place to start would be the Joomla! Official Documentation Wiki. Here you can help yourself to the information that is regularly published and updated as Joomla! develops. There is much more to come too! Of course you should not forget the […]

Joomla! Overview

If you’re new to Web publishing systems, you’ll find that Joomla! delivers sophisticated solutions to your online needs. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Moreover, it is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site […]

Joomla! Features

Joomla! features: Completely database driven site engines News, products, or services sections fully editable and manageable Topics sections can be added to by contributing Authors Fully customisable layouts including left, center, and right Menu boxes Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results […]

My MySQL database does not support UTF-8. Do I have a problem?

No you don’t. Versions of MySQL lower than 4.1 do not have built in UTF-8 support. However, Joomla! 1.5 has made provisions for backward compatibility and is able to use UTF-8 on older databases. Let the installer take care of all the settings and there is no need to make any changes to the database […]

What is the FTP layer for?

The FTP Layer allows file operations (such as installing Extensions or updating the main configuration file) without having to make all the folders and files writable. This has been an issue on Linux and other Unix based platforms in respect of file permissions. This makes the site admin’s life a lot easier and increases security […]

Only one edit window! How do I create “Read more…”?

This is now implemented by inserting a Read more… tag (the button is located below the editor area) a dotted line appears in the edited text showing the split location for the Read more…. A new Plugin takes care of the rest. It is worth mentioning that this does not have a negative effect on […]

Can Joomla! 1.5 operate with PHP Safe Mode On?

Yes it can! This is a significant security improvement. The safe mode limits PHP to be able to perform actions only on files/folders who’s owner is the same as PHP is currently using (this is usually ‘apache’). As files normally are created either by the Joomla! application or by FTP access, the combination of PHP […]

What happened to the locale setting?

This is now defined in the Language [lang].xml file in the Language metadata settings. If you are having locale problems such as dates do not appear in your language for example, you might want to check/edit the entries in the locale tag. Note that multiple locale strings can be set and the host will usually […]

Why does Joomla! 1.5 use UTF-8 encoding?

Well… how about never needing to mess with encoding settings again? Ever needed to display several languages on one page or site and something always came up in Giberish? With utf-8 (a variant of Unicode) glyphs (character forms) of basically all languages can be displayed with one single encoding setting.

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