"Return to Top" links do nothing for SEO and can even detract from it, and they can clutter your page. When you have a very long page, how do you decide where to put them? Do you need more than one? Are they visible when the user is already at the top of the page?
Top of the Page removes these concerns by creating a "Return to Top" link when the page has been scrolled by a certain (configurable) designated distance. When the page is scrolled back to the top (above the configured distance), the link disappears. If your page is short and users can't scroll down, the link will never be visible.
Your button can be text or images and as of version 2.0, can include an icon using your own icon-fonts - stylable in the plugin configuration, so you're not limited to any included images. The text is set using standard Joomla translation files, and can be overridden using the Joomla Language Manager (instructions included).
In MooTools mode, this plugin implements ScrollSpy by David Walsh ( http://davidwalsh.name ).
Joomla 2.5 users in jQuery mode MUST provide your own jQuery. I suggest jQuery Integrator here in the JED. It's very nice. An alternative is jQuery Easy, also here in the JED.
New in 2.0 :
More efficient and streamlined (yes, it's even faster)
JS & PHP rewritten and optimized for performance
JS minified (with debug versions)
The button can contain icon-fonts (super cool)
Squashed weird jQuery animation timing bug
No more top anchor (better for SEO)
No more smoothscroll library (faster without it)
An extra dollop of love.
What isn't new: All available transitions (for both jQuery and Mootools) are present, automatic z-index capabilities. Button text overrides. No pre-set images (meaning, no limitations). Switch between Mootools and jQuery without noticing a difference in the front-end.
Some other extensions in this category are actually forks of a very old version of this plugin which still contain most of the bugs I squashed years ago. The JED rules prevent them from forking this plugin a second time, so they're stuck in the past.
All of my extensions are free and none of my extensions display advertisements or links to my sites or services. If you feel that I have blessed you, then you can bless me by making a contribution to fund future development. Visit the "Website" link to make a contribution.
Also works flawlessly on mobile (the desired avenue for which I am using said plugin).
There's absolutely nothing that I'd change. Well done, my good man!
I think that some extension devs take the easy way out and just adapt someone else's code into a plugin and release it. That wasn't my style. I wanted something that fit my needs, was easily configurable (so I could reuse it for my own clients), and was fast.
Hard? A little, but it was time well spent.
It's nice to see someone who isn't ashamed of a deformity. I salute you and your big thumbs. You are an inspiration to us all!
Seriously though, thanks for the great review - I couldn't resist an opportunity for humor.
The latest version has an automatic z-index function!
Like other multi-lingual extensions, it's a snap to use the language manager to override any language string used in this plugin.
Thanks for the great review!
Language, CSS, positioning, appearance criteria, scroll transition selection and URL appearance can be customized. Exactly what about this extension doesn't have enough customization for you?
Just top notch working plug in and very quick support!
5 stars for sure
little tip so he's not bothered by the question anymore :)
the #topofthepage URL problem- That can be removed by turning smooth scroll on. If you're not interested in smooth scrolling, just set the transition time to 0.
Version 2.0 removes the smoothscroll JS library (but does not remove smooth scrolling options) With that removed, the anchor is no longer present in the page, so there is no longer an anchor present in the URL, regardless of configuration.
Advantages: Support for Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5. Ease of installation and ease of customization. Multilanguage support. Flexible styling button. Support as a button as text and images.
Disadvantages: Sometimes problems arise when using Progressive caching Joomla 2.5. In this case there are two buttons.
Very easy to use navigation element. On my site 33% clicks on the home page - this button.
Support - good.
I use this plugin on the blog site and site post-graduate .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
it redirect to my home page like this www.example.com/#topofthepage
any solution..plz help
If you are using joomsef, you need to turn the base tag setting off... it does not create a valid base tag.
The curse of being a developer is that I understand everything I do, and just about everything everyone else does because I read their code... So, when I write an extension - It makes perfect sense to me.
Several of my extensions have the capability for very advanced/complicated configurations. Top of the Page is one of them.
I plan on writing some in-depth how-to articles about my extensions in the future.
Email me and I'll be happy to give a step-by-step to achieve your goal.
It does what it should do, is very easy to install, configure and style.
I was using an outdated version and noticed a tiny bug. I contacted the author and received a reply within hours, together with the latest version, 1.12. The tiny bug was fixed in this version and it has even more configuration options.
A must have.
Decided to give it another try now and was determined to work on any issues - but, there weren't any!
So the new version worked right out of the box now - great!
CSS can be directly edited in the backend. Try border-radius and box-shadow!
Also, with Joomla 2.5 it is now even easier to replace the default text ("return to top"): Simply go to the language overrides in the Joomla backend and add a rule for "PLG_SYS_TOPOFTHEPAGE_GOTOTOP". In my case I used "↑" (arrow pointing up), which works in most languages ;-)