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Suppose you speed through the Joomla! Installation through Softaculous, you may miss where it asks for the administrator username. By default, this will be admin. Typically it is recommended to use something other than the default to help protect against a brute force or...

It is highly recommended to change your passwords every few months to keep your account secure. This may increase the chances of having forgotten your password. While this can cause some worry, it is actually a simple and straightforward process to reset the password, as...

Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. Content Management System for publishing web material. It has a built-in model-view-controller application and is a choice for many different websites. Developers and site owners...

This guide covers the steps to create a custom 404 error page for your Joomla! installation. You might want to do this, so the error page has useful site information. This Guide will send a 200 HTTP code to browsers instead of a 404 (since we are creating a page for browsers...

Joomla Content Editor, otherwise known as "JCE," is a content editor for Joomla that comes loaded with features. Some of the features are: Image Manager Extended (IME) Is used to create thumbnails to any part of the Image. You can also insert multiple images with it. You are...

Enabling all traffic to your website to use SSL from within Joomla's Administration area is fairly straight forward as long as you can access your Admin area. Enable SSL For All Website Traffic in Joomla Log in as the administrator Go to the System> Global Configuration Then...

A favicon is used to show your website image or logo at the top of the browser when a website visitor visits your website. Many applications, such as Joomla, come with a file named favicon.ico included with the files, so you may consider changing this to something that...

After installing Joomla on your server, you will need to log in to make any changes. Similar to WordPress, Joomla has an administrative dashboard. To make changes to the site and its contents, you would use the Dashboard. You would have specified the directory of where...

There may come a time when your domain name needs to be changed for your Joomla installation. Whether it be for your new website or if you have chosen to use a new domain name for SEO purposes. Either way, this is entirely possible with Joomla and fairly simple to get taken...

When installing Joomla, there are certain requirements that Joomla must meet to run as there are different versions of Joomla. This article is written to be useful for the newest version at the time of writing. This is Joomla 3.x, where' X is a number that helps to describe...

You may have heard of the three most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) that exist. These would be WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. All of these CMSs have something in common, though they are quite different from each other. They can all be used for a wide variety of...

How Do I Install Joomla Easily With Softaculous? First, you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel. Next, you will want to navigate the Software section of the cPanel (usually near the bottom) to find the...