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Can Joomla! 1.5 operate with PHP Safe Mode On?

Yes it can! This is a significant security improvement. The safe mode limits PHP to be able to perfom actions only on files/folders who’s owner is the same as PHP is currently using (this is usually ‘apache’). As files normally are created either by the Joomla! application or by FTP access, the combination of PHP […]

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What happened to the locale setting?

This is now defined in the Language [lang].xml file in the Language metadata settings. If you are having locale problems such as dates do not appear in your language for example, you might want to check/edit the entries in the locale tag. Note that multiple locale strings can be set and the host will usually […]

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Why does Joomla! 1.5 use UTF-8 encoding?

Well… how about never needing to mess with encoding settings again? Ever needed to display several languages on one page or site and something always came up in Giberish? With utf-8 (a variant of Unicode) glyphs (character forms) of basically all languages can be displayed with one single encoding setting.

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How do I upgrade to Joomla! 1.5 ?

Joomla! 1.5 does not provide an upgrade path from earlier versions. Converting an older site to a Joomla! 1.5 site requires creation of a new empty site using Joomla! 1.5 and then populating the new site with the content from the old site. This migration of content is not a one-to-one process and involves conversions […]

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How do I localise Joomla! to my language?

General In Joomla! 1.5 all User interfaces can be localised. This includes the installation, the Back-end Control Panel and the Front-end Site. The core release of Joomla! 1.5 is shipped with multiple language choices in the installation but, other than English (the default), languages for the Site and Administration interfaces need to be added after […]

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