Knowledge Base

Joomla

Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Joomla installation.

Optimizing Joomla

Learn how to optimize your Joomla site in this article.

Updating Joomla

Keeping a Joomla site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes two methods for updating a Joomla site.

Disabling plugins in Joomla

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.

Adding CAPTCHA protection to a Joomla site

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 here.

Troubleshooting database connection errors in Joomla 3.0

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.

Administering Joomla from the command line

Joomla includes several command-line applications that you can use in cron jobs to automate administration tasks.

Using Google Analytics with Joomla

Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Joomla site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic.

Using Piwik with Joomla

Learn how to integrate Joomla with the open-source Piwik analytics platform.

Resetting the Joomla administrator password

If you are locked out of your Joomla administrator account, you can manually reset the password in the database. This article shows you how.

Configuring Joomla to use memcached

To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Joomla to use memcached. Please note that you must have a VPS or Flex Dedicated Server to use memcached.

Using APC or OPcache with Joomla

This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Joomla.

Using GTMetrix to improve Joomla performance

Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help Joomla site performance.

Identifying and avoiding harmful Joomla extensions

Some Joomla extensions can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn how to look out for these extensions in this article.

Enabling SSL for Joomla

You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Joomla. This article shows you how.

Changing the website URL in Joomla

Learn how to change the URL setting for a Joomla website in this article.