Joomla 1.5 FAQ (39 Articles)

How to enable SSL in Joomla 1.5

If you would like to use an SSL certificate with a Joomla website, you can enable it via: Joomla administrative area -> Site -> Global Configuration -> Server tab Within this section you will find the field " Force SSL ". From a drop down menu you can select between two options: Administrator only - This option will enable the SSL usage only for your website's administrative section. Entire Site - This option will enable the SSL for your entire website including its front area and administrative section. Note that in order to use an SSL certificate with your Joomla, you will need a Private SSL certificate issued for your domain.…

Is it possible to throttle Joomla 1.5 Mass Mail so that it does not exceed the limit of 400 e-mails per hour?

This is not possible with the Joomla mass mail functionality. In order manage the number of email messages sent via Joomla for a specific time frame, you need a custom component to manage emails. It is advisable to to check the official Joomla extensions website for newsletter component that would suit your needs: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/content-sharing/newsletter/ One of the most popular and widely used extensions we could recommend is Acajoom.…

Block spammers in Joomla 1.5 through Project Honey Pot

Websites build through Joomla are often attacked by spammers. You can protect your web site by verifying the IP addresses of clients connecting to your website against the Project Honey Pot database. Access from the IPs which have been blacklisted in the database due to spam activity will be blocked. This can be achieved through the http:BL System Plugin. Follow these steps in order to install and configure the corresponding plugin: 1. Sign up at the Project Honey Pot web site . 2. Get your personal httpBL API key . 3. Download the corresponding plugin from the following URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-access/2786 4. Install it through the Joomla 1.5 administrator area-> Extensions->Install/Uninstall . You can learn how to install Joomla Extensions from our comprehensive Joomla tutorial . 5. Navigate to the Joomla 1.5 administrator area-> Extensions->Plugin Manager->System-HttpBL . 6. Enable the plugin and enter the API key. 7. Set the rest of the options to personal preference. The logs will be stored in the default Joomla logs…

How to enable RSS in Joomla 1.5?

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 1.5 gives you 2 easy options to add RSS feeds to your website: 1. Publish a feed as a new module: Step 1. Log in to your Joomla admin area and go to Extensions > Module Manager > New . Step 2. From the available options check Feed Display and click Next . Step 3. Fill in the module name, choose its position and type the RSS feed URL. Step 4. Click Save and your RSS feed module will be published. 2. Publish a feed through the News Feeds component: Step 1. Log in to your Joomla admin area and go to Components > News Feeds . Step 2. Click Categories . Step 3. Click New . Step 4. Fill in the category details - title, alias, access level. Step 5. Click Save . Step 6. Go to Components > News feeds > 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 published. You can also check our video tutorial on how to display an RSS feed in Joomla 1.5…

How to reduce the number of articles displayed on Joomla 1.5 front page

To change the number of articles displayed on the front page of your Joomla 1.5 website, go to the Joomla admin area > Menus > Main menu . Then select the default menu entry and click the Edit button. On the right part of the page you will notice the " Parameters (Basic) " tab. The settings you should change are leading and Intro . The "Leading" property displays the number of pages that are stretched and showed at the top of your page. Usually, this is set to 1. The "Intro" field sets the number of other articles displayed after the Leading article. For example, if you want to have one main article(newest) and another two under it, you should set "Leading" to 1 and "Intro" to 3. Once you are done with the changes, press the "Save" button and clear the cache of your Joomla application to see the new article layout on your…

Why can’t I see all available module positions in Joomla 1.5?

When you choose a position for your module in the Module manager of your Joomla application, the drop-down menu will only display a list of positions that have modules enabled in them. If you have not installed the sample data for Joomla, this list may contain only one available position for your module. The solution is simple, you can type the position name in the "Position" field. If this position is enabled in your template, the module will be displayed in the selected…

How to add a custom module position in a Joomla 1.5 template

The available positions for your modules are defined in the templates/your_template/ index.php file inside your Joomla directory. You can create a custom position by adding it into this file. For example, if you want to create a position named " custom ", you should add the following code into the index.php file where you want the module to be displayed: <?php if ($this->countModules('custom')) : ?> <div> <jdoc:include type="modules" name="custom" style="xhtml" /> </div> <?php endif; ?> Once you have done that, go to the Module manager, edit the module you want to display into this position and type manually custom into the "Position" field. Then, clear the cache of your Joomla application and check your website to see the new module…

How can I see the exact version of my Joomla 1.5?

The version of your Joomla 1.5 can be seen at the top right corner of your Joomla admin area. The other place where you can see your Joomla 1.5 version is the version.php file, located in your Joomla 1.5 folder: libraries/joomla/ version.php …

How to change the ‘Welcome to the Frontpage’ title in Joomla 1.5?

The default page title in Joomla 1.5 is " Welcome to the Frontpage ". You can easily change that from your Joomla admin area > Menus > Main Menu > Home > Parameters - System > Page Title . Type in the new page title you wish to use and save the change. Next time you open your website, the new page title will show up in your browser. If you are having problems with your Joomla, you may ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best Joomla hosting and we will assist you with any Joomla questions/problems you may…

How to clean the cache in Joomla 1.5?

Sometimes, when you have made a change in your Joomla application and it does not appear on the front end, the only solution is cleaning the cache. You can clean your Joomla 1.5 cache from the admin area > Tools > Clean Cache…

How to enable cache in Joomla 1.5?

Enabling cache will increase the overall performance of your Joomla application. You can enable caching from your Joomla admin area > Site > Global Configuration > System . At the right side of the System page, under Cache Settings , next to Cache you should select Yes . Then click Save at the top right menu to enable caching for your Joomla :)…

How to uninstall a template in Joomla 1.5?

You can easily uninstall a template in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Templates . Select the template which you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button at the top right…

How to uninstall a language in Joomla 1.5?

You can easily uninstall a language in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Languages . Select the language which you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button at the top right…

How to uninstall a plugin in Joomla 1.5?

You can easily uninstall a plugin in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Plugins . Select the plugin which you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button at the top right…

How to uninstall a module in Joomla 1.5?

You can easily uninstall a module in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Modules . Select the module which you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button at the top right…

How to uninstall a component in Joomla 1.5?

You can easily uninstall a component in Joomla 1.5 from the admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Components . Select the component which you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button at the top right…

How to install a component/module/plugin in Joomla 1.5?

The installation of additional components/plugins/modules in Joomla 1.5 is quite easy. All you have to do after downloading the component you wish to install is go to your Joomla admin area > Extensions > Install/Uninstall . In the Upload Package File section click Browse and locate the archive of the component/module/plugin you wish to install. Then click Upload File & Install to upload the file and complete the installation. Please note that components built for Joomla 1.0.x cannot be installed on Joomla 1.5 unless Legacy mode is enabled. More information on how to install Joomla 1.0.x components to Joomla 1.5 is available in this article…

How to upgrade my Joomla 1.5 application?

Before starting any upgrade procedures, we recommend that you backup your Joomla . Information on how to backup your Joomla is available in our tutorial . If you have installed your Joomla 1.5 through Softaculous, you will be able to upgrade it from there too. SiteGround updates all Softaculous installation packages every day to ensure our customers always use the latest application upgrades. In some cases you will have to upgrade your Joomla 1.5 manually. This is recommended when you have heavily modified your Joomla system and / or you have not used Softaculous to install it. Manually upgrading from any version of Joomla 1.5.x involves overwriting the outdated Joomla 1.5 files. For this purpose Joomla provides upgrade patches for all of its previous versions to the latest one. You can find the patch for your installation at this URL . After you have downloaded the patch package to your local computer, you can upload it to the installation directory of your Joomla using the cPanel -> File Manager . Extract the patch package file. This will overwrite the existing files and upgrade your Joomla 1.5 :) In some cases the upgrade may corrupt additionally added components and modules on your Joomla. In this case you will have to reinstall them.…

‘404 – Component not found’ error in Joomla 1.5

One of the most common reasons for getting a "404 - Component not found" error on your Joomla 1.5 front page is a missing default menu item. To resolve the issue, make sure you set a default menu from your Joomla admin area > Menus . Choose a menu item and set it as default by clicking the Default button at the top right menu. In our Joomla 1.5 tutorial you can find more information on how to manage your Joomla application. If you have problems resolving the issue 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 1.5 site?

You can integrate many forum applications with Joomla 1.5 using the JFusion component. It is installed as any other Joomla 1.5 component and with it you can easily integrate SMF, phpBB 3, vBulletin and several other board applications with Joomla 1.5.x. More information on how to manage your Joomla 1.5 is available in our tutorial…