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Mosets Tree Directory For Joomla is overpriced and under developed!

The Mosets Tree extension for Joomla WAS the solution for listing sites, mostly because the Joomla extension directory used the application, and $119 was nothing to pay. However, several BETTER listing extensions have been developed and they have overrun the antiquated Mosets Tree, and when compared to the $55 RSDirectory from RS Joomla, loaded with valuable functions which Mosets users…

Why K2 Is Essential For Joomla

Every web application listed as Content Management System (CMS), should include a Content Construction Kit (CCK) (AKA custom fields) within the core framework. A method to allow a developer to create custom content objects for his client, to easily insert while posting a page / post / article, without the need for third party extensions. All these object types generally…

Joomla Pagination Override

Method to override Joomla default pagination

Create a business directory with K2

The power of K2 content construction kit saves you the cost and complexity of acquiring and managing a separate extension just to publish a business directory with the standard data fields used in the leading directories such as Yellowpage.com, Superpages.com etc, complete with Google Map and a contact form.

Make the most of K2 content construction kit

The K2 CCK extension has proven to be very flexible and very scalable and will add great content value to your Joomla website. It's like a CMS within a CMS. The first advantage over the native Joomla article component is the template ability of K2. There can be multiple reformatted templates per category to handle many different functions and displays.…

Hackers should be punished by medieval methods

A few years imprisonment for computer, website or phone hackers is much too gentle and non-rehabilitating. Hackers need to have the fear of death in them by seeing one of their 'colleagues' publicly tortured by 5th century Christian medieval methods, and know that if they are caught, the same punishment will be applied. That would guarantee the end of hacking.…

A fullwidth banner template file for Joomla banner module

This custom banner module template will allow for a full width, screen responsive banner that will get the attention of your visitors. The image banner will function just like the lead banner shown on this website. You may need to make a small site template adjustment, if your template does not have an module position in an element outside a…

Make Joomla Category Blog View Auto Read more (truncate introtext)

For many Joomla users I've served, they either forget or think it's just too much to manually insert the Joomla Readmore plugin for each article posted in a specific category that has a menu item set to Category Blog. For this reason, a few 'autoreadmore' plugins have been written, and while they do the task very well, there is one…

Concrete5 Is Aligning Itself To Become The Kick Ass CMS In A Few Years

Indeed Concrete5 is the absolute layman website owners' Content Management System! An all frontend What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editing system. With the simplicity of clicking on a module block and changing the content right in the very page where it will be viewed, makes it very attractive. The blog posts are managed similarly. A quick click on the Add Page tool slides…

Pet Peeves With Tech Minded Extension Developers - JCE Editor

JCE (Joomla Content Editor) is by far, the best text editor for Joomla Content Manager! It adds valuable article publishing tools that makes publishing a breeze. All the icons on the JCE Editor toolbar have HTML title attributes which explains its purpose, and the image tries to visually indicate the same purpose. Clearly the icons are necessary to allow the…

No Goddamn Sensible Photo Gallery Plugin For WordPress! WTF?

So after 7 years using Joomla Content Manager, a client decided he wanted to switch to WordPress based on frustration. He started with J1.0 in 2008 and had a costly transition to J1.5 in late 2009, then another expensive move to J2.5 in 2011, along with numerous malfunctions due to third-party extensions erroneous coding hooks for the J2.5 framework. Now…

Use The K.I.S.S Principle For Templates And Get Maximum Results

Has the thought ever crossed your mind as to why multi-billion dollar corporations do not have lots of animated objects sliding around on their website, or many javascript hover effects? Is it that they cannot afford it or that their tech staff are too dumbass to figure those 'cool' bullshit nuisances? Simple is in! Has been in since the invention…

Add custom parameter fields to Joomla 2.5.x modules and article without core hacking

Joomla is loaded with system overrides that makes it super flexible but it is to know the hooks to manipulate the system that makes it usable. See Demo At FloridaBadminton.com The first module in the right column is collapsible and is color split. The module below it has the title linked and is sub-title split with color assigned to the…

Create a custom testimonial category with RSForm Pro and Joomla Content Component

If you use the mighty RSForm Pro from RSJoomla.com you probably have tapped into its ability to map the fields of your custom form to any database, and that is just awesome because it provides lots of flexibility. You can create forms to do just about anything that components do and map it all to Joomla's core article component. Wikkid!…

Subtitling the titles of Joomla titles|It will make for a longer descriptive text

Descriptive titles do add some SEO power to your posts, but they can get quite long and chunky. Though in some cases, chunky looks good on the page. With this little snippet, you can develop a template that displays the title with a sub title option. It will turn The greatest show on Earth is the one that is great.…

How to change the Joomla article title tag from H2 to H1

The default Joomla 2.5 content article template uses the H2 tag for the title and it is not conducive to proper HTML page formatting. There is a H1 condition available for 'page_heading' but that displays only when a Menu Item is assigned to the article and the Page Heading parameter is set to display on the page. That's all good,…

Simple Joomla custom 404 error page

I read an article recently which stated that creating a custom 404 error page for Joomla was extremely complex. What! Absolute nonsense! Firstly, Joomla includes an error.php file which can be overridden in your template for maximum customization. If it is not already included in your template folder, just copy the file from the system template folder at templates/system/error.php. The…

Maintain the integrity of your website Content Management System by checking the security of extensions

If you install the bare bones WordPress, Joomla or Drupal content management systems, they are 99.9% secure and you can rest assured that hackers will be kept at bay for the most part. However, all software can be hacked, so periodically, as discovered, exploits will be quickly fixed and an update released. Greater chance of vulnerability begins when you install…

Redirect those pesky 'wp-admin' hack attempts to another destination

Joomla includes a redirect component called 'Redirect Manager' at Components > Redirect which is great for identifying hack attempts and creating permanent redirects for the URLs used by those attempts. It is a priceless addition to Joomla and much simpler than adding lines of redirect codes to your .HTACCESS file. You should check it periodically and assign redirects to specific…

Want to remove the Generator meta tag from your Joomla and Wordpress page coding?

Having the generator meta tag will not hurt or benefit your website. It primarily serves the purpose of providing usage statistics for the application developer, especially frameworks like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal. It helps developers of these free opensource website systems determine if it is worth their while to maintain development (See the WordPress installation counter which is driven by the generator…
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