Joomla Turn Off PHP Version Warning In The Administrative Area

After upgrading my Joomla sites to 3.7 whenever I log into the back-end I get a warning that my PHP will not be supported in another year.

My friend at BMoreCreative showed me to turn this off.

  • Once logged into the administrative area go to Extensions >> Plug-ins.
  • Do a search for “quick”.
  • Uncheck “Quick Icon – PHP Version Check”

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Godaddy CPanel PHP 2m upload_max_filesize – How To Change.

My Joomla install told me the upload_max_filesize is 2M. I changed this in my PHP5.ini file on the server, but this had no effect. I learned later that this takes time to become in effect.

A faster way is to “PHP Selector”. You will see “Switch to PHP Options” in the upper-right. Click on this.  Click on the number next to “upload_max_filesize” and change it to what you want. Godaddy said to keep it under a Gig or you will have issues.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Joomla 3.7 Upgrade – Law Swift Template – K2 Content Module Displaying All The Posts

I purchased this theme last year and it has been great.

https://themeforest.net/item/law-swift-lawyer-attorney-business-template/9431146

I upgraded to Joomla 3.7 and the K2 content modules broke. They would display all the posts at once.

I fixed this issue by uninstalling the T3 Framework plugin, downloading a new version, and installed the new version. Totally fixed the issue.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Disable or turn off Akeeba Backup Before Updating Joomla

I needed to update to Joomla 3.7 and every time I did it ran an Akeeba backup. I already ran the back up before I started, so I just wanted to update the Joomla core.

You can do this by go into the Administrative area >> Extensions  >> and Plug-ins. Look for “System – Backup on update” and uncheck it.

This article helped me solve this.

https://www.akeebabackup.com/support/akeeba-backup-3x/Ticket/22374-disable-backup-before-updating-joomla.html

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Example of a Phishing Attempt Using An Email From Apple

If often get asked why someone would attack a website. It is often for financial gain. If the attacker can get a hold of your credentials then they can impersonate you on-line. Meaning if they get your bank credentials they will have access to your bank. If they get your Apple ID credentials then the can access you Apple account and buy stuff.

I got an email from Apple today to login to my account.

In this image you can see that when I put my cursor over the hyperlink in the email it is going to “natuursteendoker.be/zooology.php”.   I see attacked websites with strange named PHP files with redirects in them. This can easily redirect a user to site ready to deliver a malicious payload or virus.  Could be a key tracker that phones home with each key stroke or screen captures every 5 seconds.

I hope this helps someone else out there….

 

Issues Upgrating to Joomla 3.6 to 3.7 – don’t worry it is safe

I got the notification  that all my Joomla installs were ready for  the 3.7 update. I started with test sites and then moved my way to my productions sites.

I have updated 12 sites so far and no issues. I even I have felt that the sites were running quicker.

I truely feel the the 3.X versions of Joomla started out slow and have gotten faster.

I feel like it is safe to update your Joomla installs.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Contact Form 7 – email not coming from your server configuration error

Had a customer with a configuration issue with the WordPress site.

The original developer had the end users email as the return email address. Contact Form 7 prefer keeping this email address on the same domain, and adding a “Reply to” in the additional headers area. The following link solved this issue for me.

FAQ about Configuration Validator

Which lead me to here.

Setting Up Mail

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

 

Solved – Outlook Deleted Email Address From Group Now Group Is Gone

Had a customer who wanted to update an Outlook contact who is part of a group email address. When we deleted the user in the group the group was gone.

We looked at was to recover. The big suggestion was to recover deleted items. We went into deleted items but the group wasn’t there. They are running an internal Exchange 2012. We looked at there OWA to try to recover.

The following article helps me solve this. It was the least technical link, but solved my issue.

http://forum.groovypost.com/microsoft-office/help-outlook-deleted-an-entire-mail-group-t95663.html

The big issue is when you delete a group it goes into the deleted items with the date the group was started and not the date the group was deleted. I went back into the deleted items and at the bottom there was a link to see more and the item I was looking for was at the bottom.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

 

Custom Dictionary Is Not Available Word 2016

Had a customer who was having an issue adding a custom dictionary to the Microsoft Word. I found the following article that walked me through what to do.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-or-edit-words-in-a-spell-check-dictionary-56e5c373-29f8-4d11-baf6-87151725c0dc#__toc306779609

Start by clicking File > Options > Proofing.

Add the custom dictionary.

We unchecked the RoamingCustom.dic. Clicked “Add”, and gave this new dictionary a name. Word asked if we were sure we wanted to add this new one. We clicked okay, and everything was working again.

I hope this helps someone else out there…