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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.

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.

30 January 2015

Template overrides for third party extensions

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

Template overrides for third party extensions

Overrides makes possible change the design of a frontend extension by adding customizations inside the template files. Thanks to Joomla 3 this process is easier.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create overrides for core and third party extensions.

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