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Joomla Problems and Issues

Joomla is a widely used open-source system that is available free of cost to build websites. It is used by web developers of varying skill levels and experience and has many templates to help users begin the process of website creation. All the content of a website such as videos, copy, photos and so on is stored at one central location and users can select from a variety of Joomla features to create RSS Feeds, polls and manage web campaigns. However, like any application, Joomla comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Listed below are a few questions answered by the Experts on issues related to using Joomla.

There is malware in my Joomla website that is causing it to redirect to a Google search when a user clicks on the website link. Every time I remove the malware, it comes back. There is a possibility of a script running in the database that is causing this. I am using Joomla 1.5 and want some help to fix this.

The reason you are facing this is because much like any PHP content management system, Joomla is pretty insecure. That’s why viruses and malware are a common occurrence and aren’t easy to get rid of at all. Checking data in the system could take a programmer anything from 10 to 30 hours of work since they have to sift through thousands of files and many database tables and records. That’s why it is better to pick a different CMS website application and try and export your content into the new system to prevent malware from disrupting everything.

My Joomla website is hosted by GoDaddy and has been hacked. My password has been changed. I can access phpMyAdmin and am using Joomla 1.5. What should I do?

To reset an administrator password for your website using phpMyAdmin, follow the instructions in the link below:
http://docs.joomla.org/How_you_reset_an_administrator_password%3F

I am currently using Joomla 1.5.25 and find that I can’t upload files under 10 MB with the help of Media Manager despite setting the upload limit to 50MB or 100MB. Why?

It is possible that you have reached the upload limit as per the instructions of your web hosting company. To obtain more information on the PHP environment, run a PHP file by creating one that only has the code below: phpinfo.php.

Once it informs you where the Loaded Configuration File is (usually php.ini), you can specify that you want a higher upload. You can follow the instructions here: http://drupal.org/node/97193

In the event that you are unable to access the file or are not able to find out what the maximum limit is, get in touch with your web hosting company support team to check if you can change the upload limits.

What are the steps to follow to install Joomla on Localhost?

Follow the instructions in the tutorial below to install Joomla on localhost: http://docs.joomla.org/Use_Joomla!_on_your_own_computer

Being an open-source system, Joomla’s users can change the code and improve it to make it more effective. However, as a user, although you may have come across a few of the questions outlined above, there could be issues related to coding, hacking, installation and more that are unique to your situation. While some of these may need professional intervention, a lot of issues can be dealt with on your own with the right information and guidance. Put your questions to the Joomla Experts and get solutions to your problems in a quick and cost-effective manner.
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