A backdoor in a youtube plugin could compromise your Joomla site.

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I’m getting more requests from site owners to embed youtube videos.

I came across a post on LinkedIn.com   that mentioned a serious backdoor in a joomla youtube embedder plugin.

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Jupgrade for Joomla didn’t work under chrome

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

We are migrating a site from Joomla 1.5.25 to Joomla 2.5. When I went to run the jupgrade extension, it seemed to just hang. There was an box with about 6 boxes under it with captions such as “Checking” and “Downloading”. I checked everything and it seemed to be configured properly.

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Joomla Fix – H2 tag in the Milkyway template cuts off ys and gs

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was using the Milky Way template and an H2 heading tag. When I looked at the page in IE7, I found that lower case descending characters were cut off. (y’s and g’s). I played around with the CSS with no luck. I did some searching and found that there is a pretty simple fix. Simply remove the width:100% from the H2 tag (Found that here)

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Pharma hacks explained – How to fix

Last Updated on December 11, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

There has been an increase in the number of Pharma Hacks on Joomla sites.

Many of the hosting companies are scanning their user’s sites and sending notices if the Joomla install is not up to the latest version. They are threatening to take the sites down if the updates aren’t done.

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Joomla Backups

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

If you are using Joomla, you need to consider a serious backup plan. I found Joomla Pack which is a backup system for Joomla. You can find it here.

The install process is pretty straightforward.

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Joomlaatwork Free SEF patch problem solved

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I was downloading the Joomlaatwork free SEF patch for Joomla 1.5.15 stable. The Windows extract was telling me that the archive was empty. Joomlaatwork’s admin on their support forum suggested using 7zip or Winrar.

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Sitemaps for Joomla sites

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We are in the process of converting our sites from Frontpage to Joomla. We add sitemaps in google and yahoo for our sites. Finding a decent low cost or free sitemap generator has always been a bit of a problem.

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Joomla, Artisteer and graphical buttons for the top menu

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We use Artisteer to create templates for our Joomla projects. It does a great job overall.

We were trying to create a top menu and it was rendering as text, not as a graphical menu.

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Joomla install – pages and fields missing

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We were installing Joomla 1.5.17. After the first install, we could not log into the admin panel because the input fields were missing. We re-uploaded Joomla and tried agaain. This time the Menu creation pages were missing in the backend.

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Joomlatwork free set patch and FTP settings

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We are working with a new site and uploaded the Joomlatwork free SEF patch for 1.5.17. Depsite a couple of tries, we were not seeing the SEO tab in the configuration manager.

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