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Here you'll find answers to basic Joomla questions, advice on how to achieve common tasks with Joomla and tutorials on common Joomla features. Have a question you'd like us to answer? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help!

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You started working on your Joomla site and are getting familiar with the backend. After a couple of days, your backend experience is tainted with icons resembling a lock. What is that and why is it preventing me from entering my Joomla articles?

In this article you will learn what is the lock icon that appears on articles and the ways to use it to your advantage.

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Making sure the correct PHP version is installed on your web server is important for Joomla to run correctly. Fortunately, Joomla has a helpful System Information panel, where you can find not only the PHP version, but a great deal of other useful information about your website and server environment.

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In Joomla as in most other content management systems, a template is a collection of files that determine the layout and style of your website. Templates can be changed, managed and added from within the Joomla dashboard, and each one comes with a different design, layout, and features.

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Your Joomla site is working perfectly, with extensions you know and like, but you keep seeing this menacing red warning whenever you login to your backend … “6 Extension Update(s) are available” and feel like it’s time to do something?

In this article we’ll explain how to update Joomla extensions, why this is important, and what to do in the unlikely event that things go wrong.

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Keeping Joomla up to date is important for lots of reasons. The newest version is always the most secure, and also means access to the latest features.

This article will help you identify your current Joomla version, find out which is the latest version, and also check for updates directly from the Joomla backend.

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Although Joomla boasts a wide variety of features out of the box, soon you’ll want to extend this core functionality by adding additional features or tools, a new layout or template or perhaps an additional language.

Fortunately, Joomla can be easily extended by installing software packages called Extensions. In this article we’ll explain the different types of Joomla extensions and mention a few of our favourite extensions.

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Your Joomla site is finished and online. At the last moment you notice that the little icon in the browser tab is still showing the Joomla logo … you want to insert a tiny version of your own logo, but you can’t find where to change it?

The article explains what a favicon is, the role it plays in a website and how you can change this little icon for your (otherwise perfect) Joomla website.

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If you could use some guidance in setting up your first Joomla website, then you've come to the right place!

This article explains how to download and install Joomla, set up the necessary database and everything else you need to do before you can start adding content to your website.

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