how to bootstrap or initialize joomla environment in external script

If you want to get the information about the logged in joomla user in your external script here is the recipe for it: 1. First you need to get the joomla base path eg: http://example.com So something like below might work or you will have to adjust according to the path of your script file $joomlaBase = ...

My notes: Upgrading CiviCRM v2.1 to CiviCRM v3.1 ( Drupal / Joomla )

Recently we successfully upgraded one of our client CiviCRM install from v2.1 to v3.1.2. Over all I was pretty happy with the CiviCRM upgrade process considering client’s db was in bad shape. This client is one of the early adopters of CiviCRM, ( since v1.8 ) that made things bit worse. Few things you should ...

CiviCRM – Joomla on Shared Hosting 2

Usually on Shared Hosting there are lots of restrictions, which makes it impossible to install CiviCRM. Few tricks that i learned over the time that might help others. (Especially if you can’t modify php.ini settings on shared hosting and you don’t know .htaccess) This is sort of customized installation procedure 🙂 1. Since we have ...