Adding Google’s ReCaptcha tool to a Joomla Contact Form or RSForm

Adding ReCaptcha to a web form is now a must. Too many forms are being filled out by bots and spammers.

Here’s a great simple tutorial I found that steps you through how to do this from Joomla Tricks.

To add a Captcha to a Joomla RSFormsPro! form, follow these instructions from RSJoomla. You will need to download their plugin.



How to switch to a different PHP version?

For some reason this still eludes me when I need it. So I decided to save this information on my own site.

Go to cPanel, File Manager and choose “Web Root (public_html/www)”. There create a new file (or edit the existing one) called .htaccess and add the following line:

To switch to PHP 7.0

1    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php70 .php .php5 .php4 .php3

To switch to PHP 5.6

1    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php56 .php .php5 .php4 .php3

To switch to PHP 5.5

1    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php .php5 .php4 .php3

To switch to PHP 5.4

1    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54 .php .php5 .php4 .php3

To switch to PHP 5.3

1    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php53 .php .php5 .php4 .php3

After migrating to Joomla 3.6.x from 2.5.28 Article Links were all broken

I upgraded a Joomla site from 2.5.28 to 3.6.x. Everything seemed to go well until I went back to check on things. When I went to the site and began to click on various links, nothing worked. None of the menus were working after migrating either. After searching I found this post in the Joomla Support Forums about this issue and also this post.

As was stated in the support forum, if I turned off SEF and URL Rewrite in the Global Configurations and then the links worked. If I turned on Search Engine Friendly URLs (SEF) but turned off URL Rewrite, they worked. There is something wrong with URL Rewrite. Then I also saved the .htaccess to htaccess.old and created a new .htaccess file. Then I was able to turn on URL Rewrite again.