Meta Matters

Comments and discussion of (mostly) Joomla-related topics by the author of MetaMod and Chameleon.
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Nov 15

PHP “Profiling” as a debugging tool for Joomla!

Posted by metamodguy in PHP , development

PHP logoOver the last couple of days I have been doing final testing on an update to MetaMod Pro, introducing compatibility with JoomlArt’s wonderful T3v2 template framework. Something I noticed was that pages were taking 5-10 seconds longer to load in the T3v2 template than they were with any of the other templates I have installed.

If this was Java I’d be reaching for the Java profiler in NetBeans. But Joomla is in PHP... I’d never come across that kind of profiler for PHP before...

This is how I tackled the problem and found a great new tool for site diagnostics in Joomla.

Sep 27

PHP setting for output_handler = ob_gzhandler breaks Joomla

Posted by metamodguy in PHP , hosting

PHP logoA couple of days ago, out of the blue people started complaining that they couldn’t download updates of MetaMod Pro and MetaTemplate Pro from this site. After quite a lot of searching I found that the hosting company has added a new PHP default parameter to the server, which was breaking lots of things...