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The number one thing I love about Joomla

The number one thing I love about JoomlaLast week I revealed that the number one thing I hate about Joomla is extensions. I have a love/hate relationship with Joomla at times, and so it's only fair that I counter this with a look at the thing I love most about Joomla. Discover what this is and I'll also introduce you to some Joomla goodies you've probably never heard of. 

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The number one thing I hate about Joomla

There are a huge number of positives that Joomla has in its favor. It's open source. It has a huge community. And once our fabulous and free Joomla training course gives you the knowledge to use it properly, it does become easy to manage. But there is one thing that drives me and thousands of others crazy. Learn what this is and how to take steps to minimize its impact on your Joomla life.

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Joomla configuration.php file empty after making changes in Global Configuration

We ran into an interesting problem today with a site running Joomla 1.5. We update this site every day and as part of the process, we put it into offline mode until the changes are complete. As we have been doing this every weekday for over a year, we have become conditioned for it to work correctly. So it was a shock when suddenly the site broke with a less than helpful error message. Both the frontend and Administrator were inaccessible. We manage the server hosting this site and I had noticed some unusual activity in the log files which I check every morning. So I immediately suspected that the problem was somehow associated with this. As this is a priority website, I panicked and thought that the server had been hacked. I wasted time checking this and other settings. 

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Migrating to Joomla 1.6

The release of Joomla 1.6 presented developers with a host of challenges – chief among them, how to migrate a 1.5 site to 1.6?

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