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Different sample data set of Joomla! default installation: None, Blog, Brochure, Default and Learn Joomla!

Joomla! let us install the Content Management System with its default template named, “protostar” and let us choose a sample data set among 5 different options. On the step 3, “Finalization” step of Joomla! installation process, users are asked to choose a sample data from the following options: None (Required for basic native multilingual site […]

How to save component parameters to database programmatically

Almost every component in Joomla! ships with a set of parameters (or, params). Using “Options” button, we can easily alter the params values of a component. What if we want to change values of some parameters programmatically, i.e., using Joomla! codes. Let’s do it step by step. 1. Load component params. $comparams = JComponentHelper::getParams(‘com_news’); 2. Set […]

Get component, module and plugin parameters in Joomla 3

At the time of Joomla! custom component development, we need to get a component params for use in different places like in component itself, modules, plugins. Access component params from inside own component To access component params in component itself, I use JFactory::getApplication() like below: Access component params from another component Or even shortcut: Get […]

Fixing JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths

There are numerous hosting company around the globe. They use various popular Operating Systems. Some offers hosting optimized for Joomla! Content Management System (CMS). We often run in problem while installing Joomla! extensions like Components, Modules, or Plugins. I have recently encountered the following error on a Joomla 3.2.2 website while installing a module:

Using Popover on Hover with Twitter Bootstrap in Joomla 3

Presenting a notification text to the user using the “Popover” Javascript that comes built-in with Twitter Bootstrap in Joomla 3.1.1 is very easy. The official documentation of Twitter Bootstrap tells everything you need to understand it. Recently I use it in a website for my client. I wrote the following code for my Popover: