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Joomla “JFolder::create: Could not create directory”

If you have recently moved your Joomla website from one web hosting company to another, and you are experiencing the “JFolder::create: Could not create directory” error while attempting to install extensions, then this article should help you figure out how to fix the problem!

  1. You will need to edit the configuration.php file in the root folder of your hosting account. This can be done through FTP or your hosting control panels File Manager.
  2. Modify the line that reads “public $tmp_path = ‘/something/something/tmp’;” to instead read as “public $tmp_path = ‘./tmp’;”
  3. Modify the line that reads “public $log_path = ‘something/something/logs’;” to instead read as “public $log_path = ‘./logs’;”
  4. Upload the modified configuration.php file over FTP or if you are editing it through your control panels File Manager simply save the changes.



Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating

Metropolitan Plumbing & HeatingWebCitz would like to introduce Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating! Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating offers residential and commercial plumbing & heating services to New York City, including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County. When you are searching for a plumbing & heating company, look to Metropolitan Plumbing & Heating! You can visit their website at www.metropolitanplumbing.com!

PNG Compression & Image Optimization

WebCitz would like to share another website page speed optimization tip with its followers! If your website has PNG files used as graphics or background images, you may want to consider compressing those files in order to cut down on the amount of data your customers or visitors have to download before seeing your website. There isn’t an easy, default method for compressing PNG images within PhotoShop, but if you checkout this website called PunyPNG you will find a great tool that can quickly compress your PNG files with little to no loss of image quality. The free online service allows you to upload 15 images at a time!

Black-Haak Heating, Inc.

Black-Haak Heating, Inc.WebCitz would like to introduce Black-Haak Heating, Inc! They have been the comfortable choice in residential and commercial heating & cooling services throughout the Fox Valley for more than 55 years. Check out their website at http://www.black-haak.com

Joomla 1.7.4 Update Release

Please know that Joomla has released a security update for Joomla versions lower than 1.7.3. Please update to version 1.7.4 or 2.5.0 at your earliest convenience. If you are interested in having our team implement this update, please contact us.

  • Severity: Low & Moderate Reports
  • Versions: lower than 1.7.4
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosures, XSS Vulnerabilities

Page Speed Analyzer Helpful for Magento, Joomla & WordPress Websites

Here is a helpful website for checking the page speed optimizations already in place for your website as well as the potential page speed optimizations you could utilize to increase the speed of your website. This is an exceptional tool for learning how to increase the speed of a Magento, Joomla or WordPress website. As we all know, Google recently began using page speed as part of its algorithm for determining the placement of websites for highly competitive search phrases.

Google’s Page Speed Online analyzes a website, then generates suggestions to make the website load faster. Learn more at Google Page Speed Checker

Remove Test Orders & Customers from Magento

A few days ago we were asked how to remove test orders and customers from a Magento development website. The following code can be run as a query on your Magento database in order to remove all test data. This will not affect test products – only orders, customers, tags, logs and a few other items. Please create a backup of your entire website/database before proceeding and do not perform these steps on a live store.


TRUNCATE log_quote;
TRUNCATE report_event;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order_address;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order_grid;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order_item;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order_status_history;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote_address;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote_address_item;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote_item;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote_item_option;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_order_payment;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_quote_payment;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_shipment;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_shipment_item;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_shipment_grid;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_invoice;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_invoice_grid;
TRUNCATE sales_flat_invoice_item;
TRUNCATE sendfriend_log;
TRUNCATE tag_relation;
TRUNCATE tag_summary;
TRUNCATE wishlist;

ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order_address AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order_grid AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order_item AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order_status_history AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote_address AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote_address_item AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote_item AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote_item_option AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_order_payment AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_quote_payment AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_shipment AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_shipment_item AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_invoice AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_invoice_grid AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_invoice_item AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE sales_flat_shipment_grid AUTO_INCREMENT=1;

TRUNCATE customer_address_entity;
TRUNCATE customer_address_entity_datetime;
TRUNCATE customer_address_entity_decimal;
TRUNCATE customer_address_entity_int;
TRUNCATE customer_address_entity_text;
TRUNCATE customer_address_entity_varchar;
TRUNCATE customer_entity;
TRUNCATE customer_entity_datetime;
TRUNCATE customer_entity_decimal;
TRUNCATE customer_entity_int;
TRUNCATE customer_entity_text;
TRUNCATE customer_entity_varchar;
TRUNCATE log_customer;
TRUNCATE log_visitor;
TRUNCATE log_visitor_info;

ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity_datetime AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity_decimal AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity_int AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity_text AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_address_entity_varchar AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_entity_datetime AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_entity_decimal AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_entity_int AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_entity_text AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE customer_entity_varchar AUTO_INCREMENT=1;
ALTER TABLE log_visitor_info AUTO_INCREMENT=1;

TRUNCATE eav_entity_store;
ALTER TABLE eav_entity_store AUTO_INCREMENT=1;


server10.webcitz.com – Maintenance Window

We have a scheduled maintenance window for Sunday morning starting at 2am EST that will briefly affect the network of server10.webcitz.com.

Maintenance Window:
Date: 01/22/2012
Time: 2:00am – 3:00am EST

Reason for Maintenance:
Software update to core networking components.

We will be performing a software update to some of our core routing components this weekend. During these updates the network will have sporadic packet loss. We anticipate the network to be adversely affected for 5 minutes or less.

We apologize for any inconvenience these few minutes of sporadic network performance may cause you.

Magento One Page Checkout

WebCitz is running a promotion on the license, integration and configuration of “One Page Checkout” for Magento CE 1.4.1-1.6.2 ecommerce websites! For a limited time only, our Magento experts will setup your ecommerce website with a true one page checkout for only $199.00!

Take a look at the example below!

Magento One Page Checkout Promotion

Restrictions: New purchases only. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not for resale. One coupon per purchase. Void where prohibited. Taxes and other fees excluded. Other restrictions may apply. Expires 02/15/2012 or after three purchases, whichever comes first.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!

WebCitz would like to wish everyone a Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! Learn more about him at Wikipedia!