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Make Opencart/Mijoshop Success Message More Noticeable

We use Mijoshop on quite a few client sites.  While I love how extendable it is, I HATE how after adding an item to cart, it only adds a bootstrap alert message that is not very noticeable on it.  Here is a solution that is only CSS to animated it and make the links pop a bit more: The code for this is: #mijoshop .alert.alert-success {animation-duration: 2.5s;animation-name: slidein;animation-iteration-count: 1;} .alert-success a, .alert-success a:hover, .alert-success .alert-link, …

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Recolor Form Field Placeholder Text

*::-webkit-input-placeholder {color: #666;}*:-moz-placeholder {color: #666;}*::-moz-placeholder {color: #666;}*:-ms-input-placeholder {color: #666;}#form-application select, #form-application select option:disabled, select option.placeholder {color: #666;}

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Redirects for Joomla Experimental URL Routing

Although I found a posted solution a few months ago for URLs with article ID only (https://www.mysite.com/category/1111-article), I had several different scenarios that were going to 404’s.  Those were:     Links with category ID https://www.mysite.com/11-category/article https://www.mysite.com/11-category/1111-article   Links with regular, non ID numbers in alias http://www.mysite.com/the-best-10-things http://www.mysite.com/11-category/the-best-10-things http://www.mysite.com/11-category/1111-the-best-10-things   Below is the condensed code that accounts for all vaiants.  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (.*)\/(\d{1,}-|)(.*)\/(\d{1,}-|)(.*)RewriteRule ^(.*)(\/)(.*) %1/%3/%5 [L,QSA,R=301]   You can test specific URLs against it using …

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Error message – “Empty Solution Not Allowed” When Editing Frontend Content

A bug can occur in Joomla when Google recaptcha is being loaded in multiple places on a site. The error message “Empty Solution Not Allowed,” most commonly occurs when trying to edit content through frontend editing. The error shows after hitting the SAVE button. The easiest solution is to simply disable the recaptcha feature from frontend editing. On the back end of your site, go to Content > Articles > Options.  Next, click on the …

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Mijoshop shows gibberish on mobile

Recently had a shopping cart we manage show gibberish looking code only on mobile.  This is obviously not reassuring to customers and does bring up the concern of a possible hack.    The problem was harder to troubleshoot because the behavior wouldn’t replicate on a browser emulator which made it harder to find the error.  However, to save someone else the time, the problem was that the output compression store setting needs to be changed …

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All the Joomla htaccess redirects you will ever need

Here are the quick code snippets for common tasks you need to do in .htaccess to do redirects for Joomla, or any site for that matter.  Most are linked to its own blog post that explains it in more detail. In all reality, I am sure this post is missing several that would be helpful.  If it isn’t listed, please comment on post and let me know which others should be on the list. HTTP …

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Dispute a Norton Safe Web Blacklist

We recently had a client coming to us whose site was flagged by Norton.  Norton’s blacklist is a way smaller deal than Google’s, but you still want to deal with it immediately.  Unlike Google’s blacklist which redirects all users to a warning screen, this blacklist is only seen by users with that have the Norton software installed and enabled on their computers.   Norton’s blacklist is mostly driven by users clicking a button reporting the …

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Remove index.php from Joomla SEF Links

There are probably a hundred articles that tell you how to change your Joomla settings to remove the /index.php/ from your links, but not a place to show you how to properly redirect existing indexed URLs to the new variant.  Add the below code to your .htaccess file.  If you already turned on the “Use URL Rewriting” feature, then it is already in your root folder of your Joomla website.   RewriteEngine On   Remove …

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RSForm reloads on submit, no thank you or redirect

There are several common problems with RSForms.  This post is to address when the form just reloads on submit, and fails to either send the thank you message or redirect to the return URL. This is a laundry list of things to try:   1. Make sure Page Cache plugin is disabled.   Many extensions hate it and it is never worth using.  Instead, use the cache in the global configuration. I am going to …

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Force domain to HTTPS but set subdomain to HTTP

If you have ever had a SSL certificate for a website but needed to redirect a subdomain so it did not throw a security warning, this is the post for you.  I have had issues with mail.domain.com and other subdomains that were needing to be accessed non-securely, but didn’t want visitors to see the warning.   The bottom line is that the web browser throws the security warning before it gets to .htaccess rules.  So …

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