Custom Joomla RSS Feed Links

Joomla RSS Feed Links Joomla has all sorts of plugins and methods for which to create rss feeds. All in all, the RSS feeds will have a specific url like Once you have the link, you can use it on your page to allow your users to subscribe to your feeds. If you have[…]

Joomla 1.5 Security

Joomla 1.5 Security If you use open source software like Joomla, you will often read about security warnings, updates and hacks. People who work at hosting companies can be prime suspects since they have access to so many passwords on shared accounts. And, turnover in some comapnies can be very high. However, the web is[…]

Joomla 1.5 Customizing Registration

Customizing Joomla 1.5 Registration To customize registration text, 1) Open file: components\com_user\views\register\tmpl\default.php 2) Near line 18 look for the form tag ‘<form>’ 3) You can add custom text above or below the form i.e.) <div style=”margin-top:20px;margin-bottom:10px;color:blue;”>New Accounts Require Email Activation</div> action=”<?php echo JRoute::_( ‘index.php?option=com_user’ ); ?>” method=”post” id=”josForm” name=”josForm” class=”form-validate”> To alter the Joomla 1.5[…]

Joomla Custom Registration Messages

Joomla Custom Registration Messages Joomla is often used as a portal for which users can sign up and login. Once they login, they can use the site as you desire. Meanwhile, when a new user does register, they often receive a registration confirmation message via email. The message is rather standard. However, you can always[…]

How To Make A Custom Joomla Template

How To Make a Custom Joomla Template How To Make A Custom Joomla Template Making a Joomla template is very similar to hand-coding a typical html/css template. However, there are slight changes in the coding and concepts. The main file which is responsible for the output of a Joomla template is index.php. Index.php can be[…]

Joomla Extensions Profit

Joomla Extensions For Profit In the past, I took interest in Joomla web development.  It led to the addition and modification of free and paid extensions. Eventually, with more practice, I took interest in the creation of Joomla extensions; both free and commercial. When you add extensions to the Joomla directory, you are required to[…]

Alter Joomla Users Passwords with PHP MYSQL

user table. CHANGE JOOMLA USER PASSWORD WITH CUSTOM PHP MYSQL SCRIPT (NO SESSIONS) <?php //connect to databse require_once(‘’); $db=db_connect(); //basic form validation if (empty($old_password ) || empty($new_password) || empty($confirm_password) || ($confirm_password != $new_password) || ($old_password != $old_pass)){ echo “<b>PLEASE FILL IN ALL DATA.</b><br/><br/>”; } $name = $_POST[‘name’]; $username = $_POST[‘username’]; $email = $_POST[’email’]; $password = md5($_POST[‘password’]); $usertype = $_POST[‘usertype’];[…]

Getting Joomla Variables From A Form

Retrieving Post Variables from a Joomla Form To retrieve the values from a Joomla component you can use JRequest::getVar() to grab the variable and use a cookie to set the variable’s value. Cookies can be made in all content management systems like Joomla, Worpdress and Drupal for which they can be retrieved elsewhere. Importing sessions[…]

Sorting Joomla Articles in Administrator

Sorting Joomla Articles   To sort Joomla articles, 1) Login to admin 2) Content >Article Manager 3) Select category or leave it and it will display all by default. 4) Click the order you desire from the tools that display: Published, FrontPage, Order, Hits, Date etc Note: Date will allow you to see the descending[…]