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Warning: Save failed. Another menu item has the same alias

What?
A quick article for Joomla CMS version 3.x on resolving a menu item alias conflict:
Menu Item has the same alias
Warning
Save failed with the following error. Another menu item has the same alias in Root. Root is the top level parent

You will need:
  • Access to the Joomla Administration Panel (to check for and remove expired menu items)
  • A good database administrator who is comfortable with making changes to the database

Forgotten Super User Password in Joomla 2.5.x - 3.x

What?
A quick article on how to set a password using the database tools for super users.

Why?
It happens to us all, especially me. I like to use different passwords for every site but this came up as a client had lost their super user password.

How?
This method is reliant on having access to the database of your Joomla website.

Joomla WHERE clause with OR

What?
A quick article on how to use the where clause in a joomla database query.

Why?
In response to a member, I use the old form where I can include the whole SQL statement:

  1.  $db->query('SELECT * FROM #__myTable WHERE condition1=true or condition2=true'


Method #1 - chain:

ReCaptcha alternative: Integrate PlayThru in JComments 3.0 for Joomla 3.2

Applies to: What?
This article is a follow on from my article JComments 2.3 with PlayThru (Joomla 2.5.x) but this is for a later version of the components using the alternative called PlayThru by AreYouAHuman.Com.

Why?
The kCaptcha used by the jComments extension is easily automated and no longer blocks spam comments. Google's ReCaptcha is overrun by click farms and is unable to authenticate engaging visitors.

How?
So I have come up with what I consider a pretty stable solution. I adapted it from various legacy solutions when using Google's ReCaptcha.

ReCaptcha alternative: Integrate PlayThru in JComments 2.3 for Joomla 2.5

Applies to: What?
This article is a follow-up of my article JComments 2.3.0 with Google ReCaptcha (Joomla 2.5.x) but instead of using ReCaptcha, we're going to use an alternative called PlayThru by AreYouAHuman.Com.

Why?
The kCaptcha used by the jComments extension is easily automated and no longer blocks spam comments.

How?
So I have come up with what I consider a pretty stable solution. I adapted it from various legacy solutions when using Google's ReCaptcha.

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