Monthly Archives: June 2013

Migrating Joomla 1.5 site with jEvents to 2.5 and an upgraded jEvents

I started with a Joomla 1.5.23 site and upgraded it with a joomla 1.5.x – 1.5.26 package from the Joomla website. I went to jEvents to get an updated version. I decided to google jEvents joomla 1.5 upgrade and found … Continue reading

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“#!/bin/sh id cat zot echo ok” in a test_me file in a Joomla 1.5 site.

I found a file called “zot”. Inside was text “abcdefghi”. There was also a file called “test_me”. Inside this file was “#!/bin/sh id cat zot echo ok” This is a linux bash script used to cat or create a file … Continue reading

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“iolanipalace.org” and “Pay Day Loans” text showed up in my Joomla 1.5 template

I am starting another Joomla 1.5.23 upgrade to 2.5 for security reasons. Before I started I noticed “payday loans” hyperlink going to “iolanipalace.org”. This was not a module area it was in the index.php file in the template. I went … Continue reading

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Hackeado por HighTech Brazil HackTeam hit one of my Joomla 1.5 sites

While backing up a customers site to prepare for a new Joomla 2.5 site to be installed I noticed a file called “xk.txt” in the root directory. I opened the file to see only the following text. Hackeado por HighTech … Continue reading

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Unpublishing a Joomla 2.5 Article

I recently upgraded a Joomla 1.5 site to 2.5. I needed to expire a article, but the publishing options weren’t there. I am still learning 2.5, and needed to figure it out. Here is what I saw. There was no … Continue reading

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Columned Lists Through CSS

I needed an easy way to have a list that a client could update that would display a three columns. Using a table was causing extra spaces to show up when changes were made. The pages were being edited in … Continue reading

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Responsive image not resizing proportionately.

Working a redesign the image on the home page were responding to the the size of the browser, but only the width was changing. Found this article on the web that solved my problem. http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201306/how_to_proportionally_scale_images_that_have_dimension_attributes/ The CSS for the img … Continue reading

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Keeping Parent Div From Collapsing When Floating Elements Inside it.

I had a div with the id of footer. I needed to float three other divs ( div1, div2, and div3) inside this footer div. When I floated div2 and hit refresh in the browser to see my results the … Continue reading

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Using mod rewrites when running Joomla locally with WAMP

I have never looked into getting user friendly / mod rewrites on the .htaccess file in Joomla when I am running the site locally under WAMP, but stumbled on this. https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/troubleshooter/prbasicts.html Basically, click on WAMP server’s tray icon. Go to … Continue reading

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Windows 7 machine coming on at night after putting it in sleep mode.

I was putting my Win 7 computer in sleep mode at night. In the morning the machine would be on. A quick search brought me to Task Scheduler. It turned out to be the Media Player was updating itself. The … Continue reading

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