"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?
Top of the Page removes these concerns by creating a "Return to Top" link when the page has been scrolled by a certain (administrator) designated distance. When the page is scrolled back to the top (above the designated distance), the link disappears. If your page is short and users can't scroll down the designated distance, the link will never be visible and cannot cause disruption.
Your button can be text or images - the style is set by CSS 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 in your /administrator interface.
Your site isn't about "Return to Top" or "Back to Top", so why confuse your SEO by creating links? There is no need to put links to named anchors in your content which can negatively effect SEO. "Top of the Page" links are automatically created by this plugin and float in the designated position regardless of your position on the page. The administrator also has the option to enable Smooth Scroll, along with scroll speed, CSS options and more! And, it's invisible to search engines!
In MooTools mode, this plugin implements ScrollSpy and SmoothScroll, both by David Walsh ( http://davidwalsh.name ).
Version 1.24 - Performance enhancements, slide-in/out option for the button, fade and slide in/out - (can control the speed and direction of the slide). Clean-up/separate configurations.
Version 1.25 - I found a method to provide automatic z-index! Also, added detailed instruction tab/slider for overriding the button language.
Version 1.26 - even better z-index automation, fixed mootools bug.
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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.
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 ;-)
One more thing: My template has a "Go to Top" link in it, but it wouldn't work with the Slider extension. (My template "Go to Top" link kept setting up a link like '.../page#last-slide-name#top'. Since that anchor didn't exist, the link went nowhere.) "Top of the Page" works perfectly every time - even with Slider links open or closed.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!
Yeah, z-index can't be anticipated. I never know what environment my plugin will be installed, so I can't anticipate everything. I can, however, provide options ;)
Like you said, CSS is right there - and that's why it's there. Glad you like the plugin!
For improvement it would be nice to include parameters that make it available to put in own text for the "Return to top" that is automatically generated.
Otherwise. Highly recommended. :)
Good job :)
I considered adding a field for the button text, but that would prevent use in multi language sites. Using the language override capabilities of joomla is the recommended method.
One remark : why is it installed with such an incomplete oldfashioned CCS preset ?
I added rounded corners, removed the underline, added a modern font and it looked great.
Yeah, I guess you're right. I didn't want to presume that I could create a perfect output which would work with every color scheme, so I made output that would stand out against most color schemes.
For me it was important to make it easy to style so site administrators didn't need to do anything other than configure the plugin.