Joomla 1.0 FAQ (15 Articles)

How to enable RSS in Joomla 1.0.x?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication - a web feed format for publishing frequent updates of site content such as news, blog posts, etc. Publishers benefit from RSS feeds because this lets them syndicate their site content automatically. Readers benefit from web feeds by getting timely updates when something new is posted on their favorite websites. Joomla 1.0.x gives you the option to easily add RSS feeds to your website. To do this, follow the steps below: Step 1. Log in to your Joomla admin area and go to Components > News feeds . Step 2. Click Manage Categories . Step 3. Click New . Step 4. Fill in the category details - title, name, access level. Step 5. Click Save . Step 6. Go to Components > News feeds > Manage News Feeds and click New . Step 7. Fill in the name of the news feed, select the newly-created category from the drop-down menu and type the RSS feed link. Step 8. Click Save and your RSS feed will be published. For the feeds to be displayed on your website, the News Feeds component should be…

What are the server requirements for Joomla?

The minimal Joomla 1.0.x server requirements are as follows: PHP 4.2.x or above; MySQL 3.23.x or above; Apache 1.3.x or above; The following additional server-side configuration is recommended: PHP in suexec mod running as a CGI wrapper, especially suitable for shared hosting; Register_globals turned off in PHP; Linux OS platform. SiteGround servers are optimized to meet all Joomla requirements and to provide the best web hosting environment for…

How to enable SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs?

You can enable the Search Engine Friendly URLs from the Joomla administrator's panel. Go to Site -> Global Configuration -> SEO . Once you enable this option, you have to rename the htaccess.txt file in your Joomla directory to .htaccess . Please click here to access our Joomla tutorials and you will find a detailed one on how to enable SEF…

How to install Joomla mambots?

You can do this from the Joomla administrator's panel. Use the Installers --> Mambots option . Upload the mambot's archive file using the Browse button. Once installed you can activate the mambot from the Mambots --> Site Mambots section . You can also find installation instructions which should be included in the mambot…

How to install Joomla 1.0.x modules?

You can install Joomla 1.0.x modules from its administrator's panel, Installers --> Modules option. Upload the module's archive file using the Browse button. Once installed you can activate the module from the Modules --> Site Modules section. You can also find installation instructions which should be included in the module package. If you have problems installing Joomla modules yourself, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and such requests are handled with ease.…

How to install Joomla 1.0.x components?

Installing Joomla components is a very easy task. You can do this from the Joomla administrator's panel. Use the Installers --> Components option. Upload the component's archive file using the Browse button. You can also check the installation instructions which should be included in the component package. If you have problems installing Joomla components yourself, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and such requests are handled with ease. …

How to change the Joomla 1.0.x templates?

In order to change your Joomla template, first you have to log in its administration panel. From the main menu choose Site --> Template Manager --> Site Templates , choose the desired template from the list and mark it as default. Please click here to access our Joomla tutorials and find more detailed information how to manage a Joomla installation for your web hosting account. If you have problems installing Joomla templates yourself, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and such requests are handled with ease.…

Joomla does not work properly after a Fantastico installation

This issue has been probably caused by the fact that your domain does not resolve to the correct server. In order to solve this issue you need to log in your cPanel and go to the File Manager. There navigate to the configuration.php file in the public_html directory and edit it. You have to make the following change: from $mosConfig_live_site = ' http://mydomain.com '; to $mosConfig_live_site = ' http://servername.com/~user ';…

I want to change my primary domain name. Will this affect my current Joomla 1.0.x installation?

Joomla 1.0.x is configured to work based on the domain name it is accessed through.  That is why if you change the primary domain name of the web hosting account where your Joomla is located you will have to make some reconfigurations in the Joomla itself in order to make it work with the new domain. To make the needed reconfiguration please follow the instructions below: 1. Go to your cPanel; 2. Click on the File Manager icon; 3. Navigate to the public_html directory; 4. Click on the configuration.php file and choose Edit from the top menu; 7. Locate the following line in the file: $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://www.domain.com'; 8. Change the domain name in this line to the new one; 9. Save the edited configuration.php file. Now your Joomla is configured to work with your new domain. If you have problems with the above, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and such requests are handled with ease.…

I’m receiving ‘Restricted Access’ error in my Joomla

Older Joomla versions have a known bug that results in Restricted Access error messages on some pages. The problem has been fixed in the latest Joomla versions. Thus to solve this issue we recommend upgrading to the latest Joomla version. Check this link on how to upgrade Joomla: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla/joomla_upgrade.htm …

How to migrate my local Joomla installation to the Joomla installation on my hosting account

First you should know that your Joomla application (portal) consists of two components: Joomla files and Joomla database. The files and folders of your Joomla application contain the scripts and core application code. The Joomla database contains all records for your website such as your site sections, categories, articles, etc. Let's assume that you are running your own *LAMP or *WAMP webserver or you have a web hosting account with another company. You should know the root directory where your Joomla installation resides. It is often called httpdocs , public_html or www . Those are the so-called web server root directories. So let's suppose that your Joomla application in installed under your web server root directory. The first thing you have to do when you want to transfer your Joomla applications to your SiteGround server, is to copy the entire content of your web server root directory straight into the public_html folder of your SiteGround web hosting account. Note that if you would like the site to be available via a sub-directory/sub-domain for your primary domain name it should be uploaded to the corresponding directory under public_html . If you are running your own server probably you have already had your Joomla site files on your hard drive. In case you are hosting your account on a remote machine, simply download your Joomla site files and directories (please mind that you should keep the directory structure intact) on your desktop PC by using your favorite FTP client . (You can find here how to backup your Joomla site .) Once the download is finished, you should connect to your SiteGround FTP account, change your current working directory to the public_html one (this is the root/main folder for your website) and drag and drop your Joomla files and folders from your desktop PC to your public_html folder. The next step is to create a full dump of your Joomla MySQL database. If you are running your own *WAMP or *LAMP server probably you already have the phpMyadmin tool installed. If you are using different web hosting provider, they should provide you with access to a database management tool. Here we assume that you are managing your databases with phpMyadmin as it is the most popular tool for administrating MySQL databases. Once you are logged in to your phpMyadmin tool, backing up (exporting) your database is simple. First choose your database from the left menu . Then click the Export tab. Select all the tables, check Add DROP TABLE and Save as file . Leave all other options untouched. Finally click on Go and the database dump will be downloaded to your PC. (You can find here how to export your database .) The next step we should take is to import your database dump to your SiteGround account. To do that you should go to your cPanel area and create a brand new database with a name of your choice. Please mind that you can create databases only from your cPanel area. You cannot execute CREATE database ; MySQL statement from the phpMyadmin tool. Once you've created your new database, please create a new database username and add it to the database you have created during the previous step. For detailed instructions on MySQL database creation you can refer to the video tutorial for creating MySQL database and user in cPanel. We assume that you have created your MySQL database and the next step is to go into your SiteGround phpMyadmin interface. To restore (import) a database in phpMyAdmin, first choose the database you'll be restoring from the left menu . Then click the Import tab. You have the option of importing a .sql file. Use the “Browse” button to find it on your pc and then click “Go” at the bottom. If you receive an error message which says access denied , you should open the database dump file you have downloaded on your desktop PC with your favorite text editor and look for lines that may contain CREATE database db_name ; and/or USE db_name ; mysql statements. If you find any simply delete them and try to re-import the dump. If you run into trouble our friendly technical support team is available 24/7 and ready to help you. Here we go. The final step is to adjust the core settings which are defined in your main Joomla configuration.php file. Go to your SiteGround File Manager , change the current working directory to public_html and if you have followed the steps mentioned above correctly you should be able to easily locate configuration.php file in there. Open it for editing. Below are the main variables you need to adjust so they can fit to your new SiteGround hosting enviroment: $mosConfig_host = 'some.host.com'; $mosConfig_user = 'some_db_user'; $mosConfig_password = 'some_db_password'; $mosConfig_db = 'some_db_user'; $mosConfig_absolute_path = '/path/to/your/joomla/root/folder'; $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://url.to.your.joomla.site.com'; $mosConfig_cachepath = '/path/to/your/joomla/root/folder/cache'; Examples provided above are the core Joomla configuration variables you have used with your desktop/home LAMP/WAMP server or with your previous host. In order to make your Joomla site run on your SiteGround account you should adjust them as follows: $mosConfig_host = 'localhost'; $mosConfig_user = ' yourSGusername _mysqluser'; $mosConfig_password='the_password_you_have_defined_during_the_mysql_username_creation'; $mosConfig_db = ' yourSGusername _mysqldb'; $mosConfig_absolute_path = '/home/ yourSGusername /public_html'; $mosConfig_live_site = 'http://your-siteground-domain.com'; $mosConfig_cachepath = '/home/ yourSGusername /public_html/cache'; You should replace yourSGusername_mysqluser with the MySQL username you have created during the database setup process mentioned above. This also aplies for the password for this username and for the database name. You should also replace yourSGusername with the username you are using for your SiteGround cPanel area. $mosConfig_live_site is also essential and you should put the domain name you are using with your SiteGround hosting account there. If you have correctly followed the instructions mentioned above and your domain name properly points to the DNS servers of your SiteGround hosting account, you should be able to see your Joomla portal. *WAMP HTTP Server with Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP *LAMP HTTP Server with Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP   For more information on how to manage your Joomla, you can visit our Joomla tutorial. Note: The above instructions are for Joomla 1.0.*. In order to migrate a local Joomla 1.5 please follow these instructions . If you have problems migrating your Joomla yourself, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and such requests are handled with…

How to integrate a forum with my Joomla 1.0.x site?

The bridge components for Joomla 1.0.x rarely work properly, and even when they do, an upgrade of one of the two integrated applications will almost certainly break the overall functionality of your website. This is why the best solution for Joomla 1.0.x is to use a stand-alone forum component. The most popular forum component for Joomla 1.0.x is FireBoard . It is installed as any other Joomla component and it offers all features that you would expect from a forum application.…