[Solved] – Akeeba for WordPress – The output directory is not writable

I had to move a WordPress site from a test server to my localhost. When I finished my changes I went to run an Akeeba backup, but got the error that the default directory wasn’t writable.

I found this article that helped me.

https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/warnings/ch01.html#q001

The solution was to go into Akeeba  >> Configuration Page >> in the output directory field put in “[DEFAULT_OUTPUT]”.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Enforce Password Complexity in Joomla

Well you can learn something new everyday.  I was looking at a proposal that I thought Joomla would be a good fit for. The proposal asked about enforcing password complexity. I wasn’t sure that Joomla 3.6 did this natively, but it does. I found the following article that quickly demonstrates how to set it up.

http://officialjoomlabook.com/elin-waring-official-joomla-book-blog/joomla-3-1-4-password-strength-options

Here is how it looks in Joomla 3.6.

joomla_password_complexity

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Joomla 3.6.1 update – An error has occurred – Cannot write to log file.

I recently moved a site to a new Godaddy hosting account. I had to move the site manually instead of using Akeeba backup, so I had to make few changes to the configuration.php file.

When I got the 3.6.1 available update in the control panel I test my localhost version and everything worked perfectly, so I decided to do it on the live site. I got the following error when I went to install the update.

joomla_3_6_1_error_log_1

A Google search lead me to incorrect path to the log directory in my configuration.php file. Here is what mine looked like.

joomla_3_6_1_error_log_2

I logged into the Godaddy hosting CPanel and found the “Home Directory” path.

joomla_3_6_1_error_log_3

I added that to the configuration.php file and used FTP to upload the file. Cleared the site cache and ran the update again and it worked.

I had tried just using Filezilla to change the folder permissions, but that didn’t do it. When I would go into the administrative area of the site and go to System >> System Information >> Folder Permission the log directory was still unwritable.

I hope this helps someone else out there….