A few months ago I wrote about this error that appears when someone is trying to install a module, extension or template design for previous Joomla versions. It's not the single time when this warning appears when trying you're trying to install or upgrade something.

Let's take for example the following code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<extension type="module" version="3.0" method="install">
<name>Joomla SlideShow</name>
<author>Supravirtual SRL</author>
<copyright>(C) 2013 webdesign-software-code-seo.com. This module is released under the GNU/GPL v2 License</copyright>
<authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</authorEmail>
<description>Joomla horizontal and vertical Slideshow</description>
<license>http://www.gnu.org/licenseses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPL</license>

The  XML file continue with the rest of the necessary code for a module. The error what I am referring to appears when one is changing the "and" from description to "&". Everything else is OK, the code is OK, but you can't install or upgrade your Joomla extension as long as you are using & in the file.

How to connect Twitter and Facebook accounts

  • Log in to the Twitter account you want to associate with your Facebook profile.
  • Go to your Settings menu's Profile tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Sign in to Facebook and connect your accounts.
  • When prompted, select the privacy settings for who will see your Tweets posted to your Facebook wall. It is set to public by default.
  • Click Log in with Facebook and enter your Facebook login credentials.
  • Click Allow to accept permissions.
  • Your Tweets will now post to your profile Facebook wall and your username will be displayed there as well. @Replies will not be posted.

How to connect Twitter account to a Facebook Page

If you have or admin a Facebook Fan Page you can post Tweets from your Twitter account to your Facebook Page.

  1. Follow the steps above to connect to your Facebook profile.
  2. In your Twitter profile settings page, Select the page you'd like to connect to.
  3. When prompted, click to allow permission to post to the selected Facebook Page:

How to connect Facebook and Twitter accounts

  • Log in to Facebook and access Go to Application Center, search for the Twitter application.
  • Click the "Add Application" button to add the "Twitter" Facebook application.
  • Choose your preferred settings and click "Add Twitter."
  • Input your Twitter username and password in the appropriate field.
  • Choose to have Twitter update your Facebook status.
  • Allow and authorize access for Twitter to Facebook. Every time you update your Twitter account, your Facebook status will update automatically.

This is very useful when you want to exchange statuses between accounts, one way or another. For example, you want to send an URL to twitter using an application and later to Facebook.

How to connect Youtube and Twitter accounts

  • Log into your YouTube account.
  • Click your YouTube user name and then click Youtube Settings.
  • Click Connected accounts then Twitter Connect.
  • A new window appears.
  • If you are not logged in enter your Twitter username and password then click Authorize app.
  • If you are logged in with your Twitter account just click Authorize app.
  • The window disspear.
  • Select the activities you wish to share with your social network.
  • Click "Save" once your Youtube account.

How to connect Youtube and Facebook accounts

The steps are very similar to the previous connection.

  • Log into your YouTube account.
  • Click your YouTube user name and then click Youtube Settings.
  • Click Connected accounts then Facebook Connect.
  • A new window appears.
  • If you are not logged in enter your e-mail (used for the Facebook account) and password and log in.
  • When you are logged in with your Facebook account it will ask you the permission to access your account and your pages, click Allow.
  • The window disspear.
  • Select the activities you wish to share with your social network.
  • Click "Save" once your Youtube account.

The activities you selected for sharing (Upload a video, Add video to public playlist, Comment on a video, Like a video) will now be automatically tweeted and/or posted to Facebook when they occur on YouTube. It's a great way to promote your own Youtube page and videos when you have a company or a brand on Youtube.

Especially useful information for beginner web designers... just watch the video and you will understand why.

Joomla 3 is out for more than a month now. If you already upgraded your existing Joomla (or made a clean install) to the latest version you might have had a little surprise when you tried to install a new package (component, module or plugin) or to update a new one.

Warning JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

The reason of this error message is simple: the XML file present uses the <install> tag in the xml file which was deprecated at the end of Joomla 1.5 (although still worked in 2.5) however this function has now been removed from Joomla 3.0, hence it can't find a function that works.

The solution: open the xml file used for installation for editing and modify the <install> tag with the  the <extension> tag. For example, the following code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<install type="component" version="1.6.0">

... installation code...


will become

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="component" version="1.6.0">

... installation code...


Then save the file and repack to a zip archive (the installation package) the extension.

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