How-to's

25 March 2016

How to Contribute to Joomla through Github

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

How to Contribute to Joomla through Github

Github is the online service where the Joomla code is hosted and maintained. Here is the place where the updates are born, reviewed and tested, time before they are released.

Did you find a bug in Joomla that you want to fix?

In this post, I'll share a basic guide to help you submit your code to the Joomla CMS Project by using Github. Let's start!

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.

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.

13 March 2015

Create a website in 3 steps

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

Create a website in 3 steps

Create a website can be fun and easy when you are using the right tools. If your goal is to build a very basic website and take your first steps into Joomla, this tutorial is for you.

Continue reading to learn how to create a website in 3 steps.

 

27 February 2015

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

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

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

Stop complaining with "I want to edit a module but I can’t find it in the backend!"; the new Joomla 3.4 includes better user experience (UX); now is easier edit modules directly in the frontend in the same way you do with articles.

In this post we will show you how to use this new feature.

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.

23 January 2015

3 ways to install Joomla extensions

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

3 ways to install Joomla extensions

Joomla is a powerful CMS that include tons of features. These resources are enough to cover the requirements of a basic website; to add features like galleries, custom forms, slideshows or ecommerce you need to install third party extensions.