How to find the module positions for a new or existing Joomla template?

To find the module positions in your Joomla 1.0.x or  Joomla  1.5.x template simply add  the following  to your URL /index.php?tp=1 for eg. if your domain name is,  then to find the module position type in the addressbar

Adding new module position to Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x

In Joomla 1.0.x we can add new module positions by going to Site -> Template manager -> module positions (total 50 places). [Add your position] However in Joomla 1.5.x we need to add the module positions within the templatedetails.xml under the active template folder <positions> <position>hornav</position> <position>breadcrumbs</position> <position>banner</position> <position>left</position> <position>right</position> <position>top</position> <position>search</position> <position>topsl</position> <position>user1</position> <position>user2</position> […]

Installing Joomla 1.5.x

With the increasing popularity of Joomla most people are moving towards Joomla. I would like to take the initiative to help the new Joomla family members installing Joomla 1.5.x version on their server Please follow the following steps Download joomla package from Decompress the file downloaded Login to your FTP server Upload the extracted […]

What is MVC pattern in Joomla ?

With the introduction of joomla 1.5.x, I was very excited to learn the new architecture implemented. With the increasing popularity of Joomla 1.5.x I could not stop myself teach myself the new Joomla MVC pattern. MVC stands for Model View Controller MVC is an architectural pattern used in software engineering. The model-view-controller solves this problem […]

How to get my pagerank back for joomla site

I wondered why google is considering and as different sites and rank both the URLs separately Try this quick test for your web site. Navigate to the two following URL’s: If you can actually have these show up in your browser then you have a problem. What is happening is that […]

Warning! – Failed to move file message in Joomla

Warning! – Failed to move file (Joomla 1.0.x, Joomla 1.5.x) when trying to install some components in a freshly installed joomla 1.5 Version site. Solution to this is either to change permissions to 777 for tmp directory OR enable the legacy mode To locate the tmp directory (Login to Admin Area) > Global Configuration > […]

How to enable Legacy Mode in Joomla 1.5.x

Legacy Mode in Joomla 1.5 is needed in order to install Joomla 1.0.* extensions. In order to enable it, go to the administrator’s panel, Extensions > Plugin manager. There find ” System – Legacy“, check it and click on “Enable” from the top right menu. The above instructions are valid for the stable Joomla 1.5 […]