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Joomla Website Problems - Where to Start

Joomla Website Problems - Where to Start

In our last article we went out of our way to blame you for your Joomla troubles. And as true as this is, clearly we were having a bit of fun. Whether it's your fault or not, you need your site fixed, so it's time to start looking at what specifically can cause problems with Joomla websites.

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Finding the Real Cause of Your Joomla Problems

Finding the Real Cause of Your Joomla Problems

Problems happen. Because of this simple fact of life, we've decided to create a series of posts on troubleshooting. Knowing where to start investigating when the inevitable happens and you encounter a problem is winning half the battle. This first article introduces you to the most common cause of Joomla related problems.

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Watchful.li Review: First Look

Watchful.li Review: First Look

This week we examine a new service that allows you to monitor and update multiple Joomla websites from one easy web portal dashboard.

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Check-out failed with the following error...

Check-out failed with the following error...

One common error that Joomla admins encounter when working on sites with multiple people is the following; Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item.

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Cannot find XML setup file

Cannot find XML setup file

JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file

One of the most common ways to generate this error is by trying to install a compressed extension that needs to be extracted first. For instance, some extensions ship with two different versions inside one zip file. If this is the case, you must first extract that "outer" directory to get to the version of the extension you need. But, how do you know if you have one of these extensions or not?

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Watchful Lets You Monitor All of Your Joomla Installations with One Dashboard

Watchful Lets You Monitor All of Your Joomla Installations with One Dashboard

A new service launched recently called Watchful.li, or simply Watchful, provides Joomla administrators with an easy solution to both monitoring and updating any number of Joomla installations through one dashboard portal. According to developers, "Watchful is an innovative, one-of-a-kind service that changes how you manage your portfolio of Joomla sites."

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