Joomla information list

Some time ago a saw a link passing on Twitter that Ron van Schaik made a Joomal information list. On this list one can find where to find information about Joomla. It's hepfull when you are new to Joomla and I hope that you also can use this.

You can find the original document here.

Phoca Commander

phoca-commanderPhoca Commander 
joomla3 component 
Phoca Commander is an extension where you can easily edit files or change rights. waarbij je makkelijk snel bestanden kan aanpassen en rechten in kan stellen. It has a dual panel set up for easy file transfer You can manage the following options woth Phoca Commander: change rights (CHMOD), rename, view, edit, copy, transfer, new map, delete, unzip, zip and upload.

Phoca Commander on JED

Synology DS213

Joomla on a Synology NAS: Path not in open_basedir paths

Since I have a Synology NAS I wanted to install Joomla on it. I didn't have any plans with this install but wanted to try it. The install of Joomla was not that hard, first phpMyAdmin, than mariaDB and at last install Joomla. It worked just fine right out of the box.

There was an update immediatly available, a new version of the Dutch language file so I wanted to update this. I tried but got a error: JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths

It was not that hard to find the solution to this problem and it is simple.

  1. Log into your NAS and go to Configuration > Webservices > tab PHP-settings (translated from Dutch)
  2. Add a bit to the setting open_basedir at the end of the line: :/volume1/web/
  3. Save this and now your updates or installs in Joomla should work, it did for me
Joomla3-4

Joomla 3.4 is available

On 24 february is Joomla 3.4 was released. Lots of changes were made, these are the most interesting:

Component weblinks

With Joomla versie 3.4 the component Weblinks is removed from the Joomla core, but it is still possible to install this extension. The reason for removal from the core is that the Joomla team wants to make the core lighter andnon-essential components are to be removed. If you upgrade from an earlier version you can manually remove the extension.

Web optimalisation images

I've read that it is important to have smaller image sizes. Of course this is logical, having larger images will result in a bigger data transfer wich is slowing down your website. Somewhere in 2014 I followed a webinar of Daniel Kanchev about speeding up your Joomla-website, and he also mentioned the optimalisation of images via smush.it of yahoo.