A look at the Joomla 3.1 Session Handler Setting

In our last Joomla 3.0 tutorial, we talked a little about sessions, specifically the session lifetime setting. Again, the session lifetime setting allows you to change the amount of time idle users will stayed logged into Joomla 3.0 Joomla 3.0 includes another session setting you can adjust, Session Handler. Joomla gives the following description on Read More >

How to change the Session Lifetime in Joomla 3.1

When you visit a website managed by Joomla 3.0, a session is started. Sessions help Joomla track specific information about specific users.   What are sessions? Let’s say that two people are sitting side by side in an office. Each user visits the same website at the same time, and that particular website is driven Read More >

Changing the folder logs are stored in within Joomla 3.1

There are various times that Joomla 3.0 will attempt to write to a log file to your hosting account. For example, when a user attempts to log into your site and fails, a line similar to the following will be written to a log file named error.php #Fields: datetime priority category message 2012-08-16T03:35:45+00:00 INFO joomlafailure Read More >

Understanding the Joomla 3.1 Debug Language setting

When you put Joomla 3.0 in Debug Mode, you have the additional option to turn on Debug Language. Joomla 3.0 gives the following description for the Debug Language setting: Debug LanguageSelect whether the debugging indicators (**…**) or (??…??) for the Joomla! Language files will be displayed. Debug Language will work without Debug System being activated, Read More >

How to put Joomla 3.1 in debug mode

When troubleshooting various issues in Joomla 3.0, you may find it beneficial to put your website in debug mode. Enabling the debug system allows you to see details about how Joomla is rendering your site, including: Session Data Profile Information Memory Usage Database Queries To put Joomla 3.0 in debug mode: Log into your Joomla Read More >