How to setup Cron jobs to execute a php file on your server without problems or errors

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Trying to run a chron job on your server which executes a php file? You might encounter any number of errors. When I tried running a php file with cron jobs to run feedgater for a joomla install I followed the instructions but got errors like “No such file or directory” and “Could not open input file:”. Here is some support info great for anyone having problems running php files through a chron job.

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What to do if you get the Joomla error: “Component Install: DB function reports no errors” “Error installing component”

If you get the errors “Component Install: DB function reports no errors” and “Error installing component” it was probably because a Joomla uninstall failed or you did a manual uninstall/manual deletion of a component and are trying to reinstall it.

Fortunately I know what’s going wrong an how to fix it: Horray!

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How to get sh404SEF working on Joomla 1.5

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 Here is a simple and easy to follow guide on how to get sh404SEF working with Joomla.

 

I think the instructions provided with sh404SEF are too complicated. Getting sh404SEF working with Joomla 1.5.x was easy, but only after I finally figured it out and I was tearing my hear out until then (I even gave up once). Worse still, reading comments by people who said “best Joomla plugin ever, so easy to set up!”.

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How to translate K2 content items with Joomfish for Joomla

I couldn’t find how to translate K2 content items with Joomfish for Joomla no matter how hard I searched. I always translated Joomla content through the article manager and could not find anyone who could tell me how K2 content item translation could be achieved with Joomfish until I really got to grip with the right way to use Joomfish. Now I know it, its easy, here’s how:

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Help I get the error:Component Install: Another Component is already using directory when installing/updating virtuemart.

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If you get the error “Component Install: Another Component is already using directory: (complete joomla folder)\administrator\components\com_virtuemart” …  this is (most probably) because you are trying to install the Virtuemart update or patch file via the “install/unintall” menu in the Joomla backend. The chances are, this was not meant to be installed through the Joomla Extension install/uninstall screen, but actually through the Virtuemart software itself.

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How to add the continue shopping button to the Virtuemart Module Shopping Cart screen.

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The “continue shopping” button appears on the shopping cart screen of virtuemart for joomla normally, but if you click the link to the shopping cart via the Joomla Virtuemart Module, it’s not there. Here is how to put it back.

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