15 Flat file CMS systems to get to know for 2015 and beyond #flatfileCMS #Joomla

by Andrew Brett Watson

A flat file CMS is a Content Management System (CMS) that eschews database connection in favor of simple text files which the system uses to dynamically build web page views as they are visited. Its advantage is speed. Because the system doesn't need to "find" the contents of the page from within a database, server response time is faster and page load times quicker. Well that is in theory, just last week I made some speed tests comparing Flat file CMS's with Joomla CMS and found that although the flat file CMS systems in most part outperformed Joomla, properly optimized Joomla sites with a fast template could outperform a flat file CMS making the decision not so cut and dried.

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Quick solution to max-width not working on #Firefox #CSS

by Andrew Brett Watson

Quick solution when max-width isn't filling the element in Firefox.

A recent update on firefox change the way it handled max-width in css and meant that in some case the image no longer fills the element in which it resides (in my case a Joomla module).

Now I’m not an expert in CSS (far from it) but I wanted to share my simple solution for fixing max-width when used inline in html:

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How to auto-change from slide to slide with Yootheme Widget kit.

by Andrew Brett Watson

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How to change from slide to slide or item to item automatically using Yootheme Widget kit on your Joomla website.

I got a bit stuck using Yootheme widget kit for a slideshow. I couldn't find how change from slide to slide (item to item) automatically. I couldn’t see it in the widget kit component at first, so I thought I might have to specify it as a shortcode. Nope wrong again. It turns out it was much easier than that.

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Fastest free #Joomla templates.

by Andrew Brett Watson

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What is the fastest free #Joomla template (2015)?

I wanted to know which would be the fastest free joomla template. I know that Joomla is a great way for people to get into web development for free (kudos Joomla opens source devs!) and for many people that’s important. When I started with Joomla I couldn’t afford anything.

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How to fix Internal Server Error on Joomla Sites which are not installed in the web hosting root.

by Andrew Brett Watson
One easy solution for Joomla 3.x "Error 500 - Internal server error An internal server error has occurred!"
 
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Ok. So you just change your Joomla 3.x site to search engine friendly URLS, changed to mod rewrite and also renamed the htaccess.txt to .htaccess but every article page returns the error “Error 500 - Internal server error An internal server error has occured!” is that the problem? Ok here is a solution: Read more: How to fix Internal Server Error on Joomla Sites which are not installed in the web hosting root.

How do I connect a new Joomla install to an old Database.

by Andrew Brett Watson

 

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Today I installed a new Joomla 3.0 site and connected it to an old Joomla 3.0 database. Thanks to errors on a site, I ended up only with the mysql database and no joomla file installed on the server. I wanted to install the latest version of Joomla and point it to the old database. It wasn't straightforward, but it was easy. Heres how you do it. (Note: This will probably work with Joomla 2.5 but I haven't tested it). Update: I have connected a NEW Joomla install to and OLD Joomla 2.5 database and it worked! - but only after I logged in and used the "FIX Databse" button in Joomla 3 (nder "Extensions manager - Database tab).

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How to change the Gavick Pro Joomla templates Login Button to a custom URL

by Andrew Brett Watson
If you have installed a Gavick pro Joomla template, you may not have any use for the login button which usually appears at the top right of the template, but the button stands out and could be useful for other things. I wanted to change the login button so it was linked to an online shop, here is how I did it:
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Note: For my purposes I just wanted to link the “Log In” button directly to a sub domain, so I also wanted to disable the pop up. If you aren’t looking to disable the popup, then by all mean read this for useful info, but your solution will be different. Read more: How to change the Gavick Pro Joomla templates Login Button to a custom URL

How to make Gavick Pro Image Show GK4 Responsive in #Joomla

by Andrew Brett Watson
If you are using a Gavick Pro template with Joomla but the image doesn’t scale when the browser window size is changed, fret not, I encountered this problem and can help you out.
 
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It turns out not all the Module styles for the Image Show GK4 are responsive. What does this mean? It means that unless your settings are correct, the images shown in the Gavick Pro Image Show (GK4) will not scale with the rest of the website. Read more: How to make Gavick Pro Image Show GK4 Responsive in #Joomla

Joomla 3.x Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object in /PATH-TO-YOUR-SITE/plugins/system/remember/remember.php on line 94 - Solution

by Andrew Brett Watson
Joomla 3.x Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object in /PATH-TO-YOUR-SITE/plugins/system/remember/remember.php on line 94 - Solution
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Here is the solution for the error you may get upgrading a Joomla installation to 3.x form any other Joomla 3.x version. I can't say if it will fix your problem in every case, but it worked for me when the "Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object in /PATH-TO-YOUR-SITE/plugins/system/remember/remember.php on line 94" appeared as I was upgrading Joomla. Read more: Joomla 3.x Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object in...