18 November 2015

From Joomla World Conference 2015: JED in Action

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General

JED was represented at JWC15. These are our postcards from the road.

From Joomla World Conference 2015: JED in Action

Joomla World Conference 2015, the biggest world Joomla! event, took place in Bangalore, India. This year it celebrated Joomla's 10th Birthday. It was very special and the celebration was astounding.

For me, this event was my first Joomla! international event and a wonderful opportunity to meet part of my fellow JED Team members. There are no words to express the magnitude of the event. These are our postcards.

05 November 2015

How to Create Tabs without Third Party Extensions

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

How to Create Tabs without Third Party Extensions

Joomla comes with native tabs support for single articles. The plugin that render this feature is the same that split an article into several pages.

In this tutorial we will show you how to add tabs in your articles with the Page break plugin.

22 October 2015

Create Automatic Contacts with Contact Creator Plugin

Written by Valentín García

Create Automatic Contacts with Contact Creator Plugin

Joomla allows you to automatically save new contacts in your Contact component when a user create an account.

In this tutorial we will show you how to use Contact Creator plugin to build a simple user's directory.

15 October 2015

Meet the JED Team: Joomla World Conference 2015 is Just Around the Corner

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General

Join us to celebrate 10 years of Joomla!

Meet the JED Team: Joomla World Conference 2015 is Just Around the Corner

This year, once again, the biggest world Joomla! event is coming. After 10 years of unstoppable growth, we plan to celebrate in a big Joomla! way, all together.

Time is running out! If you are still wondering why you have to assist. Don't worry, this article details the main reasons and best travel tips.

15 October 2015

Modules: Add Support for Content Plugins

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Advanced

Modules: Add Support for Content Plugins

As a developer, once in a while I get requests to integrate content plugins inside modules that display articles.

By using a plugin, we expect to render video players, galleries or snippets inside the article, however the module may not include the necessary code to accomplish this action.

In this tutorial you will learn how to support content plugins inside modules.

06 October 2015

Add Cache Param in Your Custom Modules

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Advanced

Add Cache Param in Your Custom Modules

After a few months of being quiet, I'm back to bring new posts. This time I will share a short tutorial to help you to add cache support for custom modules.

Cache reduces server load and is a good practice, specially for sites that have a huge amount of visits. In Joomla you can add this feature into your custom module with a few lines of code.

02 July 2015

How to make your old site responsive, beginner guide

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

How to make your old site responsive, beginner guide

Responsive design arrived time ago, web designers consider it a basic requirement for any site. However many projects still are made for big screens only.

If you have a website in that last category even if is not Joomla, this tutorial will provide you a general approach about what's needed.

24 June 2015

Why you should build emotional websites

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

Why you should build emotional websites

If you really like a website, I almost bet you the reason is because you enjoy the experience. Besides if it's useful, much better!

That being said, can you mention your favorite sites and why?

If you are not sure what I’m talking about, I’ll give you a few examples so you can apply a similar pattern in your own projects.

11 June 2015

JED Team Summit

Written by Matthew Baylor, Posted in Announcements

JED Team Summit

The JED Team held a summit over the Joomla and Beyond 2015 conference. Here's a summary of what happened...

05 June 2015

Overrides: the easy way to customize (almost) everything

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Advanced, How-to's

Overrides: the easy way to customize (almost) everything

Do you want to change the print icons for your articles?
Your template doesn’t match your design expectations?
Do you think tags should look like real tags?

If you asked any of those questions, or even better you have similar concerns about the look of your site, this tutorial is for you.

05 June 2015

Unable to Install Extensions

Written by Valentín García

Unable to Install Extensions

There are several different reasons an extension might not be able to be installed. Most of the reasons usually involve the hosting environment that is set up to support your Joomla application.

01 May 2015

You don't know how to start with Joomla?

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

You don't know how to start with Joomla?

The Joomla core is powerful and flexible. I would also say is easy to use but honestly, I don’t want to hear more complaints coming from other CMS enthusiasts.

Every CMS has its own advantage, this time we are talking about Joomla (again).

So, let’s focus.

24 April 2015

Web design without being a designer

Written by Valentín García

Web design without being a designer

The best web design is able to represent a company with images and colors inside a layout.

For this tutorial we will use Safe Ride, an non-existent company to show you how to create your own design with some basic requirements.

10 April 2015

Joomla tip: extra fields for users

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Joomla tip: extra fields for users

Do you need to save more data from your users such as address, city, phone, short biography, etc.?

Thanks to the User profile plugin, this is possible with a few clicks.

03 April 2015

Why should I care about the menu items?

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Why should I care about the menu items?

Menu items are essential in any Joomla installation. Individually they represent a link to a page such as contact, home, about us, blog, etc.

It is highly recommended to understand more deeper its importance in order to have more control over the modules and the urls mainly, but is not limited to only that.

Continue reading this post to see what it's this about.

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