Joomla tips (89)

There are lots and lots of Joomla tips that you can benefit from to make your Joomla site better.

If you have any Joomla tips you want to share or something you can't find the solution to, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This is a problem that may arise oif you upload images to your image folder. The default configuration of Joomla sets the path to the image folder to images/stories. If you upload your images outside the stories folder you won't be able to access them from the editor.

The recent upgrade of Joomla! to 1.5.12 included an update of TinyMCE.

The default settings might result in problems with image alignment and other parameters if you don't change some of them in the TinyMCE editor plugin.

Sometimes, you might experience your Joomla jos_session table going out of wack. This may result in your website displaying nothing but an error message.

Relax, I'll show you how to fix it!

If you're just starting out using Joomla, some concepts can be a bit confusing.

For instance, what is the difference between the Feed Display module and the Syndication module? What do I use them for?

If you find yourself constantly clicking through the menu systems of Joomla to get to a particular place, I have a time-saving tip for you.

It's really quite easy to create a custom list of shortcuts you often use and place it in the control panel of your Joomla admin.

Latest Orders VirtuemartI recently found a very useful and time-saving extension for Virtuemart.

The "Latest Orders VM" module for the Joomla administrator back-end provides a quick way of accessing your Virtuemart orders, right from the control panel.

How to show relevant Adsense ads in JoomlaMaking sure the most relevant ads show up on your blog or website might seem hard to do. Google decides, right?

As you will see from this post, there are several things you may do to help Google present more relevant ads to your users.

First of all, you can set a code in your template to show Google what part of your site contains the actual content. This is what Google calls section targeting.

This is an important and urgent security advisory from CB Team: Upgrade all your Community Builder 1.0 and 1.1 installations to CB 1.2.1 as soon as possible.

They received a private report yesterday from a  Joomlapolitan about a critical vulnerability of CB 1.1, that they could now reproduce and confirm.

If you have trouble using the YooGallery plugin from Yootheme with SuperBlogger, I found the solution after a little poking around.

This post is written using the blog editor in the Flock browser. I've set up the MetaWeblogAPI and the Real Simple Discovery (RSD) plugins for Joomla and configured Flock to work with this setup.

superbloggerlogoThere's been a lot of buzz in the Joomla! community about the new Joomla plug-in SuperBlogger from JoomlaWorks.

However, many users have had problems with getting the plugin to work with the SEF component sh404SEF. Now, the problem is located and solutions offered.


There's a huge selection of addons for Firefox available.

I've found my favorites for Joomla work and recommend them to everyone.

They will save you a great deal of time, especially when trying to figure out a template is built, bug tracking and fixing and in your day-to-day work as a web developer.

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