Tutorials: Joomla

How to View Module Positions in Joomla

When you want to use a new template for your Joomla website, it is helpful to be able to view the module positions provided by the template. The same is true when you are creating a Joomla template, it helps a lot to be able to view the module positions you have created so far. This tutorial will teach you how to do so. 1. Log in to the dashboard… Read more

How to Change Session Lifetime in Joomla

Session lifetime refers to the length of time you spend logged in to a website. If you are new to Joomla, you will notice that you are logged out after some minutes of inactivity on your Joomla-built website. This is controlled by Joomla’s session settings. In this tutorial, you will learn how to change session lifetime in Joomla 3. 1. Log in to the dashboard of your Joomla website. 2…. Read more

How to Install Joomla on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Joomla on a Ubuntu 18.04 computer. As of writing this article, the latest version of Joomla is 3.9.11. 1. Update your Ubuntu system. $ sudo apt update 2. Install the LAMP stack. Refer to the tutorial How to Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Ubuntu 18.04. 3. Go to the Joomla website download page and copy the URL for Joomla’s… Read more

Changing the Order of Articles on the Front Page in Joomla 3

Jooma is a very robust content management system. When you first use it for your website, you are easily overwhelmed by the number of buttons and options in the dashboard. And it does not help that the front page does not display the most recent articles first by default. In this tutorial, we will rearrange the order of articles on the front page of a Joomla 3 site; we will… Read more

Changing Article Headings from H2 to H1 in Joomla Using an Extension

Millions of website on the internet use Joomla as a content management system. It is a very robust and powerful CMS, indeed. After installing Joomla for your website, however, you will notice that article titles are displayed as H2 on article pages instead of H1. And this is not good for SEO. Sure, you can tinker with the Joomla code to change that, but when you upgrade to a new… Read more

Removing “Home” from the Front Page in Joomla

Joomla is a very robust content management system. It is the second most widely-used CMS that powers millions of website on the internet. After installing Joomla on your web host, you will notice that the word “Home”, which is the title for your home page, is displayed on the front page of your website. The steps below will walk you through removing it from the front page of a Joomla… Read more

Hiding the Login Form in Joomla 3

By default, the Login Form is displayed on the front page of a Jooma website. It is useful depending on the type of website you are working on. If you want to remove the Login Form from the front page for whatever reasons, follow the steps below. 1. Go to Extensions > Modules in the dashboard of your Joomla website. 2. Look for the Login Form among the listed modules…. Read more

Clean URLs in Joomla 3 Using an Extension

Joomla is the second most popular content management system on the internet. If you are interested in Joomla, however, the learning curve is steep — steeper than that of learning WordPress. One of the challenges you will encounter after installing Joomla for your website is the default URL format: it includes numbers and keywords added by Joomla. In this tutorial, we will make the URLs of a Joomla website more… Read more

How to Install Joomla in a Subdirectory

Joomla is one of the most popular Content Management Systems on the internet. As of August 2019, it controls almost 5% of the CMS market – which translates to roughly 2.5 million websites using Joomla. It boasts over 6,000 extensions (or plugins) in its repository that extend its functionalities. This tutorial will teach you how to install Joomla in a subdirectory of your web host instead of its root directory…. Read more

How to Install Joomla via Softaculous

Joomla is second most-widely used Content Management System on the internet. Joomla advocates often describe the CMS as having the best of both worlds – referring to Joomla having the best features that both WordPress and Drupal, the other two most popular CMS’s online, offer. Joomla is especially popular among news and e-commerce websites. This tutorial will teach you how to install Joomla using Softaculous, which is a piece of… Read more