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Here are a few uncategorized bite-sized hints and hacks to help you manage your Joomla site.

Turning Magic Quotes Off

Magic Quotes offJoomla 3 requires you to turn Magic Quotes "Off" in order to be installed. But how do you do that? And what are they anyway?

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Should you use the latest version of Joomla?

Latest joomla versionA question that's often asked is which version of Joomla should you be using? The answer isn't as straightforward as you think...

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How to load CSS file depending on Article category

CategoriesSometimes you may want to style articles depending on which category they belong to. Here's how to load a category specific CSS file...

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Change coding area height in Joomla 3.1

The textarea size of the HTML / CSS coding area in Joomla 3.1's Template Manager is annoyingly small, here's how to increase the size for good...

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Replacing Joomla's Meta-Generator tag

How to change the meta-generator tag to hide the fact that your website is a Joomla one.

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Calculating auto heights with CSS and jQuery

Use jQuery to make two seperate auto-height columns exactly the same height.

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The URL Sniffer

Under the advanced parameters section of the HD-Anycode module is a "URL Sniffer" function. But what does it do?

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The Browser Sniffer

Under the advanced parameters section of the HD-Custom CSS module is a "Browser Sniffer" function. But what does it do?

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Simple CSS Icon bounce effect

Here's a very simple "bounce" effect that is useful if you're displaying a number of icon links in a row (such as social media icons). Transforming static images into something a bit more playful.

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Fixing the "Ampersand" bug

fix the ampersand bugUse this free plugin to replace the unwanted & from Joomla's meta-tags and title tags with the correct & symbol.

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Removing the Article ID number

How to remove the article number from search engine friendly Joomla 2.5 sites.

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The "loadposition" command

The "loadposition" command is an incredibly useful way to apply modules to a specific position within an article.

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I've locked myself out of Joomla, Let me In!

If you've found yourself in a position where you can't remember your admin password, here are the steps you can take to reset it.

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Learn a jQuery hover effect with Winston Churchill

winston jqueryA simple but very versatile jQuery hover effect using the HD-Anycode module. As demonstrated by the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill.

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Automatically update your copyright date

update copyright yearAutomatically update your copyright date to avoid a mad panic in the new year.

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Add jQuery fade-in effect to your article

Use the AnyCode module to add a smooth jQuery "fade-in" effect to your article.

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Kill Joomla Bugs (even when you can't find them)

How to quickly and safely solve your Joomla bugs - even when you can't find the orginal source files.

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Add your own Module Position

How to add your own module position to any Joomla template.

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Change textarea size in Joomla 2.5

The textarea size in the Article Manager of Joomla 2.5 is annoyingly small, especially for people used to the larger editable area of Joomla 1.5. Here's how to increase the size for good...

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Use PHP to only display modules on specific browser

Despite all your careful template coding sometimes a particular browser doesn't play safe with a particular extension. Conditional stylesheets can be a useful solution to load CSS for a particular version of IE but if you want HTML to be conditionally loaded you may run into problems with browsers other than IE.

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