Tag Archives: Tips and Tricks

How to display more than 20 items in Joomla Admin

There is a default of 20 line items set in many Joomla backend administration menus – including articles, modules, plugins and the extension manager. This ‘lines per page’ can be changed but it’s not stored next time you login. Here’s how to permanently get Joomla to remember how many lines you’d like to see.

Global configuration > Site settings > List Length

This screenshot is for Joomla 1.5:

Joomla setting for admin lines per page
The configuration screen in Joomla 1.5


Here’s the same setting in Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and beyond. Click to enlarge.

Joomla configuration for having more than 20 items per page
Configuration page in Joomla 1.7

For more on Joomla, see www.2020media.com/joomla

Installing PHP on IIS

The fastest and easiest way to install PHP on IIS is using Microsoft’s Web Platform installer. It completely automates setting up IIS, FastCGI and the latest version of PHP from the php.net site. To install it, just click this button:

Web Platform Installer
Web Platform Installer

Also included in the installer are ready packaged popular web applications currently including:

Drupal, DotNetNuke, Photo Gallery, Wiki, SilverStripe CMS, Umbraco and WordPress.

Now we just need Microsoft to add MySQL and we’re sorted!