How to recover password in joomla admin?

The Answer is, you cannot recover your password in joomla admin but you can reset your password.

Joomla used one way md5() function for your password which prevent s to recover your password.

Here are some steps to reset your password.
Your password is stored MySql database in jos_users table password field.
Note.if you set table prefix it might look like this table_prefix_users.

Use a MySql Utility like phpMyAdmin to edit this field.

Next, Open the table -> find your username -> select that for editing

Enter your desired password then click generate

Copy the generated hash.

Go back to your phpMyAdmin

Then, paste it in your password field of jos_users table and then click go button.

That’s it!!! Hurry…..

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How to Remove “index.php” of your  joomla website

Example url:


To: sample-page

First Login to your joomla administrator

Goto  Site -> Global Configuration


 “SEO Settings” Panel  Select  ‘Yes’ in “Use URL rewriting

After that,

Click “Save”
That’s It!!! Very easy….

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Many web designers prefer to build their websites in test folders and when their development is over to move their Joomla applications to the root folder of their hosting accounts.

For the purpose of this article let us presume that we have a Joomla 1.5 installed in the public_html/test folder in our account and we want to move it to the public_html directory so that it will be directly accessible through

This change consists of the following steps:

1. Move all of the files and folders from your Joomla folder to the new directory. In our case from public_html/test to public_html

2. Reconfigure your application. You should edit your configuration.php file and make the following changes in it:

Change: var $log_path = '/home/user/public_html/test/logs';
To: var $log_path = '/home/user/public_html/logs';

Change: var $tmp_path = '/home/user/public_html/test/tmp';
To: var $tmp_path = '/home/user/public_html/tmp';

Change: var $ftp_root = '/public_html/test';
To: var $ftp_root = '/public_html';

Change: var $live_site = '';
To: var $live_site = '';

3. Remove the content of your cache folder (public_html/cache in our case)

Now when you reload your website it should be working flawlessly from its new location.

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