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404 page on administrator page

5 years 11 months ago #119985 by JoomlaNovice
404 page on administrator page was created by JoomlaNovice
I just had a look on this Joomla site - www.stupidsid.com/administrator
How are they showing 404 page for their admin page? Is there any extension to do this?

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5 years 11 months ago #120000 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic 404 page on administrator page
Hi JoomlaNovice,

They are using an extension to redirect to a 404 if the administrator url doesn't contain an specific param.
For example:
mywebsite.com/administrator?something

Where "something" acts like a secret word.

I can create a tutorial for you explaining how to protect your administrator and redirect to a custom page (404) when the user doesn't know the right backend url.

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #120017 by Valentin
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Hi Stuckshutter,
I received a notification about a new reply from you in this topic, however the comment is gone.

Looking forward to help you

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5 years 11 months ago #120018 by Stuckshutter
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Hi Valentin,

Well, looks like the page displayed and the comment entered but it didn't get to you so let's try again...

I'll do my best to explain. Your topic here is 404 on administrator page but the original question was in respect to the problem with displaying a category list using a menu item.

First, let me address the 404 on admin if you are seeing that for some reason...
The [hidden] message passed you the url and log in to the site so you could access the backend admin for the site. Because I use admintools from nonumber to block any attempt to access the admin panel without a special admin password ("?somehting" in your note above) you must include that secret parameter to get to the admin panel at all. Because I also use country blocking, if you are outside of the US or Canada, you'll be blocked. If you are outside those areas, let me know the county and I'll open it up.

Now, on to the real problem:
I set up a public menu item (see top most menu on page) that lets users read a list of Help and FAQs. To display that, I set up the menu item as a category list so it would show just the titles of the 6 or so articles in the category.
The category and the articles are all public access.

What is happening is the menu item times out rather than retrieve and display the article titles.

I can't find any reason why that is not working since it's a simple setup but maybe I missed something.

Glad to try to make this clearer but hopefully this will answer your questions and give you what you need to help me with this issue.
thanks!

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5 years 11 months ago #120023 by Valentin
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Hi Stuckshutter,

Sorry. It seems you replied inside the topic of another user and that confuses me.
To keep your question organized, would you mind to post your concern in a new forum topic by doing click here: www.ostraining.com/support-forum/joomla-support/topic/create/

Add all the details i there, please. I'll take a look as soon as possible :)

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5 years 11 months ago #120111 by JoomlaNovice
Replied by JoomlaNovice on topic 404 page on administrator page
Coming back to this thread, how to redirect page to 404?
I have used admin tools, and know to set ?secret but how to redirect non ?secret admin URLs to 404 page?

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5 years 11 months ago #120130 by JoomlaNovice
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Anyone here? o.O

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5 years 11 months ago #120154 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic 404 page on administrator page
Hi JoomlaNovice,

Note we are offline during the weekends :)

I already published a blog explaining how to protect your administrator url and redirect to a custom page (like a 404).
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/adminexile/

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