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Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions: Adding a Booking System for Events

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management PHP Web Development

Besides showing events and a calendar, sometimes you need to add a booking system. For example, you are arranging a seminar or training and would like to publish the event information so that visitors can register to the event. In that case, a booking or reservation system can be added. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, author of Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook, we will discuss how to add a booking system for events.

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Showing your Google calendar on your Joomla! site using GCalendar

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

For Joomla!, there are many popular extensions to show events and calendars. In the previous article we covered adding an event calendar using JEvents. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, author of Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook, we will discuss a popular extension: GCalendar. JEvents allows you to add events and show them through a calendar. GCalendar allows you to display the Google Calendar on your Joomla! site.

Google Calendar is gaining popularity. If you are a user of Google Calendar, you already know how flexible it is. In this article, you are going to know how to display your Google calendar on your Joomla! site.

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Adding an Event Calendar to your Joomla! Site using JEvents

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

Event calendars are essential for many websites. For example, your company website may contain one event calendar to display the events. Showing event information through a calendar helps visitors to view your schedule easier. A good calendar application also helps you to schedule your work. This article by Suhreed Sarkar, author of Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook, shows you how to add an event calendar to your Joomla! site using JEvents.

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Installing and Configuring Jobs! and Managing Sections, Categories, and Articles using Joomla!

by Santonu Kumar Dhar | September 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! has earned a reputation of being one of the most powerful CMS programs around, as its core team emerged from another popular open source Content Management System (CMS) program called Mambo. Joomla! was downloaded more than 2.5 million times within the first year of its release. It has over 200,000 community users and contributors. Although Joomla! is so popular, building jobsites with Joomla! is a new concept.

The previous article explained the installation and configuration of Joomla! 1.5.

This article by Santonu Kumar Dhar, author of the book Building job sites with Joomla!, explains:

  • Managing sections, categories, and articles
  • Managing extensions
  • Installing and configuring Jobs!
  • Adding modules
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Installing and Configuring Joomla! 1.5

by Santonu Kumar Dhar | September 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! has earned a reputation of being one of the most powerful CMS programs around, as its core team emerged from another popular open source Content Management System (CMS) program called Mambo. Joomla! was downloaded more than 2.5 million times within the first year of its release. It has over 200,000 community users and contributors. Although Joomla! is so popular, building jobsites with Joomla! is a new concept.

To build a jobsite, you need to use a jobs and recruitment extension (such as Jobs!, Jobline!, or JS Jobs) in your Joomla! website. We will use the Jobs! extension because it provides all of the functionalities that a professional jobsite should have. It provides graphical user interface for administrator, employer, and jobseeker. Before we start how to develop a jobsite with Joomla!, we need to install and configure Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs! extension along with all of its modules.

This article by Santonu Kumar Dhar, author of the book Building job sites with Joomla!, explains:

  • Prerequisites for installation of Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs!
  • Setting up a local server environment
  • Uploading installation packages and files to server
  • Creating database and user for the database
  • Installing and configuring Joomla! 1.5
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Adding Advanced Form Features using ChronoForms

by Bob Janes | August 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.

In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover:

  • Using PHP to create "select" drop-downs
  • Using Ajax to look up e-mail addresses
  • Get information from a DB table to include in your form
  • Show a form in a smoothbox

This article gives you recipes for some typical advanced form features—we encourage you to adopt and adapt to the ideas here to meet your particular needs.

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Using ChronoForms to add More Features to your Joomla! Form

by Bob Janes | August 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.

In the previous article we covered:

  • Adding a validated checkbox
  • Adding an "other" box to a drop-down
  • Sending an SMS message on submission
  • Signing up to a newsletter service
  • Adding a conversion-tracking script

In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover the following features:

  • Showing a YouTube video
  • Adding a bar-code to a for m e-mail
  • Adding a character counter to a textarea
  • Creating a "double drop-down"
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Styling your Joomla! form using ChronoForms

by Bob Janes | August 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.

In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover:

  • Using ChronoForms default style
  • Switching styles with "Transform Form"
  • Adding your own CSS styling
  • Putting several inputs in one line
  • Adding your own HTML
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Adding Features to your Joomla! Form using ChronoForms

by Bob Janes | August 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.

In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover:

  • Adding a validated checkbox
  • Adding an "other" box to a drop-down
  • Sending an SMS message on submission
  • Signing up to a newsletter service
  • Adding a conversion-tracking script
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Making a Better Form using JavaScript

by Jose Argudo Blanco | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is well known as a great content management system (CMS). There are many sites using it throughout the world, some of them having great features that impress their visitors.

In the previous article we learnt the basics of Joomla! module creation and also created a "Send us a question" module.

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco, author of the book Joomla! 1.5 JavaScript jQuery, we are going to add some new features to our little module. These features are intended to make a better form, such as avoiding a full page reload by sending the form using AJAX or checking that some text has been introduced before sending it. All these are good features, though not every form needs to make use of these features. It's up to us to decide when to implement them.

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