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You can quickly add a meta element to a web site running Joomla using the web administration control panel. In my case I needed to add a meta tag to the index page of a web site for Google to authorize access to their Webmaster Tools section. When you sign up for the Webmaster Tools Google will ask for you to verify the site in one of two ways which are either adding a meta tag to the index page of the site or by creating a new HTML page. The easiest method using Joomla is to add the new meta tag.

Example Google Webmaster Tools Meta Tag:

<meta name="verify-v1" content="UDvQfRo10KRyyWW322Ssfz/sV3zdKrgLEo=" />

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To turn on legacy support in Joomla 1.5 follow the below steps.

  1. Joomla Admin:Login to the Joomla admin by visiting
  2. Open Plugin Manager:Click on Extensions in the top navigation and choose Plugin Manager from the drop down.
  3. Enable System – Legacy:Now visit page 2 of the plugins and click the red X for System – Legacy which will enable this module that provides support for Joomla 1.0 extensions. You can verify you have turned the module on by verifying the red X is now a green check mark.

That’s it. You can now install extensions from the previous version tree of Joomla.

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If you are getting a warning when attempting to install a Joomla component then there is either a permission problem or a possible Joomla configuration issue. Please attempt to correct your problem by using one of the two methods below.

  1. Modify /tmp Permissions:First in your Joomla installation folder make sure that the /tmp folder has the proper permissions. Typically you will get the “Warning! Failed to move file” when the /tmp folders permissions are incorrect or at least the system thinks that the permissions are incorrect.
  2. Configure FTP Settings: If this does not resolve the issue then you should verify the FTP Settings are correct. They are located under the Site drop down in the top navigation. Choose “Global Configuration” from the drop down and then click the Server tab under Global Configuration. Near the bottom left of the Server configuration page you will see an area titled “FTP Settings” which is where you will configure your FTP user, FTP password, and root directory. Once these have been set click the Apply button located at the top left of this page.

One of the above two items should resolve the issue and you should be able to move forward installing Joomla components.

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I think with the template I have installed for Joomla that the Page Class Suffix is broken for some reason so I cannot easily add CSS changes that way. I was amazed at how hard it was for me to locate how to do this. I searched forever on Google and could not find the correct answer as most people discussed using Page Class Suffix which again was not an option for me. Anyhow when it came down to it I took the following steps to do this and was really surprised at how easy it was.

In Extensions >> Template Manager you can assign pages to different templates with Joomla. So the easiest solution for me was to copy my current template over to a new directory as described below.

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