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Reset the Administrator password

The time is going to come when you forget the Administrator password for one of your sites. Or you might be unlucky enough to have your site hacked and the password changed. Now although there is no method to reset the password using Joomla via the web, there are a couple of methods you can try.

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Dave Fletcher
SET LIFESAVER = Richard Pearce works great!!
Thursday, 27 September 2012 03:56
adam j edgar
Whilst I'm in no need of rescue on this topic right now, well worth keeping in the information vault for administrators. Great tut... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2012 07:33
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Random Text

In a previous article, I explained how to insert a random image on your Joomla site. Random content is useful for displaying testimonials, quotations, jokes, portfolios and anything else that helps your visitor get a better idea of what it is you do. In this post we will look at how to insert random text.

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How to prevent spam form submissions

If you build a standard feedback form using Joomla, it's only a matter of time until you start receiving spam submissions. The way around this for most developers is to use a different form builder that includes a method you're probably familiar with called CAPTCHA. That's a bit of a shame as the Contacts component provides an easy way to create simple forms. So here is a way around this using a free extension.

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Dominick Inlgese
Hello this article is practical and helpful! However, the link for "Visit this site" is not appearing. It would be great to give... Read More
Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:35
Richard Pearce
OK - looks like that site has died. Try this one: http://www.twilight-zone.com/joomla-extensions/rvs-recaptcha/... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2011 07:17
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How to change your default images folder

The standard location that Joomla uses to store images is /images/stories. If you don't like this, you can change it.

 

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How to insert modules inside articles

Your website content is divided into what I call "Primary" and "Secondary" content. Your Primary Content are your articles that appear in the main part of the page and these are handled using Article Manager in the Administrator. Your Secondary Content items are pieces of information that appear in other positions such as the header, footer, left and right. These are handled using Module Manager. However did you know that you can place a module into an article? Here are the steps.

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456,000 results for "Welcome to the Frontpage"

I have had a few emails from people asking how to change the title tag on the home page. By default this reads "Welcome to the Frontpage". Out of interest, I searched Google for this phrase and got 456,000 results! Most of these are sites that haven't changed this default setting so let's have a look at how it's done.

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