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SiteGround Joomla Templates Support

SiteGround provides a big gallery of free Joomla Templates. In case you find a bug or any other problem in any of our templates, please use the comment section to report those issues. We will do our best to reply in a timely manner and assist you in the best possible way. You find this […]

jPageTranslator Support Page

jPageTranslator will allow your Joomla visitors to translate the texts on your Joomla website to almost any language with a single click using the Google Translator service. Check out the official jPageTranslator page for more information on how to configure and use the extension. In case you have issues with the plugin, please use the […]

jShareEasy Support Page

jShareEasy is a Joomla module that allows your visitors to share your articles on Social Networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious and Google. With this module your visitors will be able to share your content with a single click and thus increase the popularity of your site. Check out the official jShareEasy page for […]

jHackGuard Support Page

jHackGuard is a security solution for Joomla developed by the SiteGround experts. It protects you by filtering the data from the users' input and implements additional PHP security settings. At the same time the plugin is disabled for the authenticated administrators so that its filters don't prevent them doing administrative tasks. Check out the official […]

Multiple Joomla websites with a single memcached server

SiteGround offers its customers the option to enable memcached in their Joomla applications. Information on how to configure Joomla to use memcached can be found in our Joomla memcached tutorial. However, when you have more than one Joomla instance that use memcached, problems with mixed up sessions may appear. Fortunately, there is a very simple […]

How to remove time stamps from Joomla SEF URLs

Due to an incorrect alias or a non-English character in your category names, Joomla may replace the category name with a time stamp like 2013-01-08-03-45-44. The problem can be solved by following the steps below: Step 1: Change the menu item type for the menu item from "External URL" to "Text separator" Step 2: After […]

How to configure Joomla 2.5 ACL?

One of the great features available in Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 is called ACL. The abbreviation stands for Access Control List. Joomla ACL allows to show different content and provide certain functionality to chosen user groups. You can set a new user group that will have certain access permissions. This can be done through […]

How to set drop-down menu with Joomla 2.5?

There are different ways to create a drop-down menu for your Joomla 2.5 web site. For example, if you are familiar with the CSS code, you can try to directly edit the  corresponding .css files of your default Joomla 2.5 template. More details on how to change your default template can be found in the […]

How to reset my Joomla 2.5 password?

If you have problems to access your Joomla 2.5 admin area and can not remember the correct password you can reset it directly from your database. First, you should find which database your Joomla 2.5 installation uses. Detailed instructions are published in the following knowledge base article: Then open your MySQL database management tool. […]

How to activate SSL protection for your Joomla 2.5 web site?

In order to turn on an SSL certificate support for your web site you should load your Joomla 2.5 admin area -> Site -> Global Configuration -> Server. Locate the Force SSL drop-down menu. The possible options are: None - No SSL support. Administrator only - Enables the SSL protection for the Joomla 2.5 admin […]

How to filter HTML code in Joomla 2.5?

You can define different filtering options regarding the entered HTML code by the members of the different user groups. The HTML filtering configuration can be set through the Joomla 2.5 admin area -> Site -> Global Configuration -> Text Filters. There you will find a list with all the user groups created for your Joomla […]

How to Setup Joomla 2.5 RSS Feed

Joomla 2.5 comes with a preinstalled module for RSS Feed (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication - a web feed format for publishing frequent updates of site content such as news, blog posts, etc.). It is called Syndicate Feeds. It allows the RSS feed to be generated from the featured articles listed on the corresponding […]

How to change module position in Joomla 2.5?

In order to change the template position where your module is loaded open your Joomla 2.5 admin area.  Find which is the default Joomla 2.5 template for your web site from Extensions -> Template Manager. Then navigate to Extensions -> Module Manager. Select the chosen module and click on the Edit icon. Press the Select […]

How to add a module position in a Joomla 2.5 template?

First, you should check which is the default Joomla 2.5 template used by your web site. You can find this out through your Joomla 2.5 administrative area -> Extensions -> Template Manager. You will have to edit two of the template files and add the position manually. The files are: ~/templates/Template_Name/index.php and ~/templates/Template_Name/templateDetails.xml where: Template_Name […]

How to create a custom HTML module in Joomla 2.5

You can create and publish a custom HTML module displaying your own code in Joomla 2.5 through the Joomla 2.5 administrative area. Navigate to Extensions -> Module Manager. Click on the New icon and select Custom HTML as a module type. On the newly opened page enter the title of the module, select its position […]

How to find database details of my Joomla 2.5 installation?

Sometimes you will need to know the database details for your Joomla 2.5 installation in order to run the necessarily queries on the right database. These details are listed in the configuration.php file located under your Joomla installation's root directory. You can open the file through cPanel -> File Manager. Look for the following lines […]

How to copy my Joomla 2.5 web site in a different folder?

Many Joomla 2.5 developers and web designers prefer to complete major modifications on a web site copy in a separate web folder. If they are satisfied with the result then they replace the live web site with the modified one. For the purpose of this article we will assume that the Joomla 2.5 live web […]

How to protect Joomla 2.5 with captcha?

The Joomla 2.5 application comes with a preinstalled ReCaptcha plugin. Using it allows to protect the Joomla registration and contact forms from spam bots. The plugin can be managed from the Joomla 2.5 admin area ->  Extensions -> Extension Manager -> Plug-in Manager ->Captcha - ReCaptcha. Get the API keys from and enter them […]