FAQ

Joomla Blank front page

Check if you have any files with the name index.html, index.htm, default.html, or default.htm in the same directory your domain points to.
If you do find any files with these names, rename or delete those files.

Also check the file .htaccess

Activate SEF URLs in Joomla 3.x and remove index.php

First login to the administration panel and go to

System > Global Configuration

joomla 3 global configuration

In the “Site tab” you will have to do some changes for the SEO Settings. Use the “Yes” option for Search Engine Friendly URLs and URL rewriting. If the URL rewriting is not working, probably your web host did not activate the mod_rewrite module on the Apache server. Contact them to make these changes for you.

url rewriting joomla 3

Now find the htaccess.txt file in the main folder where your site is installed and rename it to .htaccess

joomla htaccess

You are almost done, but there is one more little thing to do, to remove the index.php from the urls. You will have to edit the .htaccess file and find the following line:

# RewriteBase /

Remove the “#” from the line and if you have installed your joomla site in a sub-folder (ie: http://yoursite.com/joomla ), insert the sub-folder name after the “/”

RewriteBase /joomla

If joomla is installed in the root folder, you don’t need to add any sub directory to the code, just use it like this:

RewriteBase /

Now check your site and see the effects of the changes.

How to create parent-child menu

Login to the Joomla backend and create a new menu category

Menus > Menu Manager > Add New Menu

create new menu category

Add the necessary details and save your new menu category.

Next, go to the Menu Manager, look for your newly created menu and select it. You will see that there is no menu item added to this menu yet, so you will have to create them. Simply click on New button to create a new menu point.

select new menu

 

Now you are into editing/creating mode of your firs menu item. Add a menu title and select what type of menu you want to create. The menu title will be the visible link on the website, so consider this when naming your menus. You can select from various types of menus, but for this tutorial we will choose the most common menu type that menu Joomla user use: Single Article menu.

select menu item type

The next step is to select a page (I assume you have already created at least one article, otherwise you will have to create one before adding a page to the menu) from your existing articles.

select single article

In the Options tab you have lots of configuration options for the page like show or hide author of the article, category, title, make the title clickable, and more. The option Use Global will use the global setting that can be set up in the Global Configuration of your website. This feature allows you to use same setting for all articles, so if you want all your articles to have the same look, leave all options for Global use.

menu options tab

There are other options you can set up for the menu like adding a small icon next to your menu or setting up meta-data for the page, but we will ignore these in this article.

Save the menu and repeat the above steps until you have created all necessary menu items.

Now, to create a sub-menu, is almost the same like creating the main menu level, with small difference that you have to choose a parent menu for it.

create sub menu item

After you finish adding all the menu items, you will have to create a menu module that will display your menu on the website.

How to check template module positions

You will have to login to your Joomla administration panel and go to the template manager and click the options button.

Extensions > Template Manager > Options

joomla template manager

After that click enable to Preview module positions and save your settings.

enable module preview

If you are done with this step, go to the frond-end of your joomla installation and add this code to the end of your URL: ?tp=1

Your URL should look like this:

http://yoursite.com/?tp=1

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