How to migrate a Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 web site

This tutorial assumes you are already logged into your Joomla admin panel In this tutorial we will be using jUpgrade, a third party component by Redcomponent, for upgrading from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5. It is assumed that the jUpgrade component has already been installed 1) First we want to make sure that the Mootools plugin […]
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How to create a database backup of Joomla using phpMyAdmin

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel 1) Select the Username field and enter your username 2) Select the Password field and enter your password 3) Next click the Log in button 4) Select the phpMyAdmin icon from the Databases section 5) Choose the […]
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How to reset your Joomla admin password using a custom PHP script

We will create a PHP script to reset our admin password in Joomla. Using a text editor enter the code exactly as illustrated here The value entered for the variable $password (password1234) will be the new password for your admin user account 1) Now select the Save menu option. Give the file a name like […]
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How to reset your Joomla admin password using phpMyAdmin

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel 1) Select the Username field and enter your username 2) Next select the Password field and enter your password 3) Select the phpMyAdmin icon in the Databases section 4) In phpMyAdmin select the database used by your […]
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How to replace the default Joomla favicon

Web site favicons display on browser page tabs and next to the URL of the page you are on. You can create your own 16 x 16 pixel icon to replace the default Joomla favicon This tutorial assumes you have a FTP application and have opened and logged into your server via FTP There are […]
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How to enable Hotlink Protection using cPanel

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel 1) Select the Password field and enter your password 2) Select the Username field and enter your username 3) Now click on the Log in button 4) Scroll down to the Security section and click on the […]
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How to prevent image hotlinking for Joomla using FTP

Hotlink protection can prevent other websites from linking to your images and files using your bandwidth for their website.  In this tutorial we can manually enable hotlink protection for a Joomla site Your website must support mod_rewrite in order to enable hotlink protection Using your favorite text editor, let’s enter the code to achieve this […]
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How to secure your Joomla installation’s PHP settings using cPanel

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel 1) Select the Username field and enter your username 2) Select the Password field and enter your password 3) Next click the Log in button 4) Select the File Manager option under the Files section 5) With […]
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How to secure your Joomla installation’s PHP settings using FTP

This tutorial assumes you have a FTP application and have opened and logged in to your server via FTP There are a number of both free and commercial FTP applications. In this example we will be using CuteFTP 1) On your remote web server, open the htdocs or public_html directory, then select the directory where […]
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How to rename the installation directory of Joomla using cPanel

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel 1) Select the Username field and enter your username 2) Next select the Password field and enter your password 3) Now select the Log in button 4) From the Files section, click on the File Manager icon […]
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