Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Joomla installation.
Keeping a Joomla site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes two methods for updating a Joomla site: using Softaculous, and doing a manual update.
You may need to disable a Joomla plugin to troubleshoot an application issue. Or you may be unable to access the administration interface because a plugin is incompatible with your Joomla version. Learn two ways to disable Joomla plugins here -- by using the Joomla administration interface, or by modifying the Joomla database directly.
CAPTCHA protection helps secure your Joomla site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actors. Learn how to add CAPTCHAs to your site using the OSOLCaptcha extension.
When you try to view a Joomla site, you may receive an "Error displaying the error page" message. Learn how to resolve this problem in this article.
Joomla includes several command-line applications that you can use in cron jobs to automate administration tasks. This article shows you how to purge expired cache files, check for extension updates, delete old files after an update, manage Smart Search indexing, and write your own CLI applications.
Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Joomla site, either by using a Joomla extension or editing a Joomla template, to obtain statistics about visitor traffic in this article.
Learn how to integrate Joomla with the open-source Matomo (formerly Piwik) analytics platform to obtain statistics about visitor traffic. This article covers two methods for integrating Matomo with Joomla: using an extension, and editing the template directly.
If you are locked out of your Joomla administrator account, you can manually reset the password in the database. This article shows you how.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Joomla to use memcached. This article covers how to enable memcached in the configuration.php file, and how to configure memcached settings. Please note that you must have a VPS or Dedicated Server to use memcached.
This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Joomla.
Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help Joomla site performance. This article shows you how to run a GTMetrix performance report and how to analyze the results.
Some Joomla extensions can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn best practices on how to avoid malicious extensions and how to look out for these extensions (particularly image manipulation extensions, related post & related product extensions, and audit logging extensions) in this article.
You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Joomla. This article shows you how to enable SSL for Joomla, and the advantages of using Sectigo with Joomla.
Learn how to change the URL setting for a Joomla website by modifying the configuration.php file.