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FAQs
Does the PDF icon render pictures and special characters? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 17:14
Yes! Prior to Joomla! 1.5, only the text values of an Article and only for ISO-8859-1 encoding was allowed in the PDF rendition. With the new PDF library in place, the complete Article including images is rendered and applied to the PDF. The PDF generator also handles the UTF-8 texts and can handle any character sets from any language. The appropriate fonts must be installed but this is done automatically during a language pack installation.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 17:14
 
Where did the Mambots go? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 09:17

Mambots have been renamed as Plugins.

Mambots were introduced in Mambo and offered possibilities to add plug-in logic to your site mainly for the purpose of manipulating content. In Joomla! 1.5, Plugins will now have much broader capabilities than Mambots. Plugins are able to extend functionality at the framework layer as well.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 09:17
 
What is the difference between Archiving and Trashing an Article? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 05:19

When you Archive an Article, the content is put into a state which removes it from your site as published content. The Article is still available from within the Control Panel and can be retrieved for editing or republishing purposes. Trashed Articles are just one step from being permanently deleted but are still available until you Remove them from the Trash Manager. You should use Archive if you consider an Article important, but not current. Trash should be used when you want to delete the content entirely from your site and from future search results.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 05:19
 
What is the purpose of the collation selection in the installation screen? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 03:11
The collation option determines the way ordering in the database is done. In languages that use special characters, for instance the German umlaut, the database collation determines the sorting order. If you don't know which collation you need, select the "utf8_general_ci" as most languages use this. The other collations listed are exceptions in regards to the general collation. If your language is not listed in the list of collations it most likely means that "utf8_general_ci is suitable.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 03:11
 
What languages are supported by Joomla! 1.5? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 01:12
Within the Installer you will find a wide collection of languages. The installer currently supports the following languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Bengali, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Devanagari(India), Croatian(Croatia), Magyar (Hungary), Italian, Malay, Norwegian bokmal, Dutch, Portuguese(Brasil), Portugues(Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Svenska, Thai and more are being added all the time.
By default the English language is installed for the Back and Front-ends. You can download additional language files from the Joomla!Extensions Directory.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 01:12
 
Where did the Installers go? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:16
The improved Installer can be found under the Extensions Menu. With versions prior to Joomla! 1.5 you needed to select a specific Extension type when you wanted to install it and use the Installer associated with it, with Joomla! 1.5 you just select the Extension you want to upload, and click on install. The Installer will do all the hard work for you.
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:16
 
Is it possible to change A Menu Item's Type? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:15

You indeed can change the Menu Item's Type to whatever you want, even after they have been created.

If, for instance, you want to change the Blog Section of a Menu link, go to the Control Panel->Menus Menu->[menuname]->Menu Item Manager and edit the Menu Item. Select the Change Type button and choose the new style of Menu Item Type from the available list. Thereafter, alter the Details and Parameters to reconfigure the display for the new selection as you require it.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:15
 
My MySQL database does not support UTF-8. Do I have a problem? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 August 2008 09:30
No you don't. Versions of MySQL lower than 4.1 do not have built in UTF-8 support. However, Joomla! 1.5 has made provisions for backward compatibility and is able to use UTF-8 on older databases. Let the installer take care of all the settings and there is no need to make any changes to the database (charset, collation, or any other).
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2008 09:30
 
What is the FTP layer for? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 21:27

The FTP Layer allows file operations (such as installing Extensions or updating the main configuration file) without having to make all the folders and files writable. This has been an issue on Linux and other Unix based platforms in respect of file permissions. This makes the site admin's life a lot easier and increases security of the site.

You can check the write status of relevent folders by going to ''Help->System Info" and then in the sub-menu to "Directory Permissions". With the FTP Layer enabled even if all directories are red, Joomla! will operate smoothly.

NOTE: the FTP layer is not required on a Windows host/server.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2008 21:27
 
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