How do you view a Joomla blog or article Page as an RSS feed?

by Andrew Brett Watson
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How to view your Joomla Page as an RSS feed:

There are many reasons you will want to view your Joomla website as and RSS feed.
If you use IFTTT to  publish your rss feeds to other services like Facebook or Twitter you may want to know how to view and RSS feed for category blog pages for different categories (as one example).

To do this, simply browse to the page you want the see the RSS feed from and the flowing code the URL:

&format=feed&type=rss

Please note, you might need to use a forward slash at the end of a search engine friendly url for a blog page or article page. In this case the code for showing a Joomla page as and RSS Feed would be:

/&format=feed&type=rss

You will see the RSS feed for that page and can use that to add into another Joomla module or as an IFTTT trigger.
 
 

So in the end the URL for your RSS feed would look like this:

http://www.yourdomain.com/bla/bla/bla/?format=feed&type=rss


5 top notch things you can do to speed up your website (and how to do them for a Joomla 3.2 site).

by Andrew Brett Watson

 

 
Read more: 5 top notch things you can do to speed up your website (and how to do them for a Joomla 3.2 site).
 
I wanted to speed up my website and was looking for a few easy things to make my Joomla 3.2 website download faster. If you don't have Joomla website, feel free to check out these ways to speed up your website because they all apply, although some steps I've shown how do do them in a Joomla specific way. 
 
I call them easy because I'm a nincompoop. OK, well, actually, I hope I'm not. I have built a number of web pages, I know more about computers than anyone person ever should and some would even call me a "developer", but I'm not good with code, so none of these steps require specialist knowledge and should speed up your website nicely. Read more: 5 top notch things you can do to speed up your website (and how to do them for a Joomla 3.2 site).

How to fix the "Invalid Token, in store config" error stopping you from updating Virtuemart in the Joomla administrator backend.

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
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Oops, you just got an error trying to update Virtuemart right? You tried to use live update to update for Virtuemart in the Joomla admin and got the error "Invalid Token, in store config". That sucks. Fortunately it's easy to fix. Read more: How to fix the "Invalid Token, in store config" error stopping you from updating Virtuemart in the...

How do I install the TCPDF library in Joomla Virtuemart when I get the error: "vmError: vmPdf: For the pdf, you must install the tcpdf library"

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
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How do I install the TCPDF library in Joomla Virtuemart when I get the error: "vmError: vmPdf: For the pdf, you must install the tcpdf library"
 
After installing Virtuemart in Joomla I spotted an error: "vmError: vmPdf: For the pdf, you must install the tcpdf library at /home1/myaccount/public_html/mydomain/libraries/tcpdf" and my first thought was: whaaaat???. Here is how to make that error GO AWAY! (an easy method and an even easier one). Read more: How do I install the TCPDF library in Joomla Virtuemart when I get the error: "vmError: vmPdf: For...

Remove "Powered by Section Ex for Joomla!" link at the the bottom of the section EX component.

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
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Ok, my first rule of the internet is to give credit where credit is due. I downloaded a component for creating nicely displayed section maps for Joomla and it worked a treat (from here: http://stackideas.com/). I was happy to link to stackideas/Section Ex, but I wanted more control of where this link was displayed. So I wanted to remove the  "Powered by Section Ex for Joomla!" link at the the bottom of the section EX component, here's how to do it: Read more: Remove "Powered by Section Ex for Joomla!" link at the the bottom of the section EX component.

Fix a SQL database with no Joomla 3.1 backend access

by Andrew Brett Watson
Got a problem and need to fix your SQL database with no Joomla 3.1 backend access? Frustrating isn't it, when you see a youtube video telling you to use extension manager to fix your Joomla database, but if the error you are receiving is stopping you from getting into the administrator backend (like the Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error). What do you do? Well… here's the fix:

How to add a site map to you website with the robots.txt file

by Andrew Brett Watson
To add a sitemap to your website so that search engines will find all your content, you need to first create an XML site map. Once you have that you will want to add it to your website robots file so that the search engine can find the site map and then follow all the like it provides.
 
In the root directory of your site, you should have a text file called robots.txt    If you don't already have one, you can simply create one. The put the word "site map:" (without the quotes) followed by the URL of your site map. Here is an example:
 
sitemap: http://www.neuropool.com/index.php?option=com_xmap&view=xml&tmpl=component&id=1
 
After that any search engines that visit your site will follow the robots.txt file and easily arrive at your sitemap.

Category blog layout articles do not show up in sitemap Joomla 2.5 and 3.0

by Andrew Brett Watson
You just downloaded and installed XMAP for Joomla and created a site map linked to your content via a menu with Category Blog layout entires. But no Category blog layout articles  show up in site map. What the hell went wrong?
 
Don't worry you're not stupid, you just need one more step. To show category blog layout articles in the XMAP site map, you need to enable the "content" plug in for XMAP. Here's how: Read more: Category blog layout articles do not show up in sitemap Joomla 2.5 and 3.0

Error File format (v.1.5.6) not supported. Impossible to import file when importing J2XML data in Joomla 3.0/2.5

by Andrew Brett Watson
If you come across and error when importing J2XML data in Joomla 3.0: "File format (v.1.5.6) not supported. Impossible to import file" here is show to resolve it. The error looks like this:

Read more: Error File format (v.1.5.6) not supported. Impossible to import file when importing J2XML data in...
 
The error is erroneous it doesn't actually correctly direct to the problem. Actually theree is no problem (probably) with the file format you are trying to import, this error is caused because the J2XML 1.5 importer plugin is not installed or plugin is not enabled, here's how to fix it: Read more: Error File format (v.1.5.6) not supported. Impossible to import file when importing J2XML data in...

Why does Google webmaster tools keep asking me to verify my site?

by Andrew Brett Watson
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Once a site is verified by google in the webmaster tools control panel there is generally no need for Google to verify it again. However that can change. There may be a valid reason for Google asking you to verify your site again (see below) or it could simply be at Googles discretion because, well, it's googles prerogative. Maybe it just want's to keep you honest.
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