Note: this is an old article and may no longer be valid if you are using version 3.x of WordPress Wordpress is our favourite CMS for small to medium websites + we provide a range of WordPress hosting services and as such we get to see which problems crop up again and again for new users. One of the most common problems we see relates to uploading images via the media manager or by entering an image directly into a post or page (which uses the WordPress media manager anyway).   Wordpress Media Manager Problems   You upload an image and get a cryptic PHP error message You...

Note: this is an old post and relates to Joomla 1.5.  If you are moving from a static website to Joomla! or simply upgrading or changing the structure of your site then you may find yourself in a position where you need to add some custom mod_rewrite rules to your Joomla htaccess file.   Rewriting without Joomla SEF URLs   If you are not using search engine friendly URLs then you will need to first create a .httaccess file in the root of your web directory. You can then initialise mod_rewrite, set your rewrite base and add your rewrite rules.   Your .htaccess file will look something...