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Easily modifying a page with Joomla! 1.5

by Chuck Lanham James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

In addition to rendering the output of our extensions, we will often find it beneficial or even necessary to alter the normal flow by redirecting the browser to another page, or by customizing the generated document or page. Using a number of classes and libraries that Joomla! provides we can significantly enhance the user experience.

In this article by,Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development,we will cover:

  • The application message queue and redirecting the browser
  • Session-level input validation
  • Modifying document properties specifically for our extensions
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Installing and Configuring Joomla! on Local and Remote Servers

by Timi Ogunjobi | May 2010 | Joomla! Content Management PHP Web Development

This article by Timi Ogunjobi, author of Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints, covers basic details about installing and configuring Joomla! for use on both local and remote servers. This article also contains information about where to obtain essential resources for learning, using, and optimizing Joomla!

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Building a News Aggregating Site in Joomla!

by Timi Ogunjobi | May 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and creates a website that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. In this article by Timi Ogunjobi, author of Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints, the content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the website).

Weird Hap'nins requirements will be the need to:

  • Get external feed sources and allocate them to menu links on the website
  • Create the means to automatically fetch and display article items located in the feeds
  • Display the latest content from all feed sources on the front page
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Organizing your Content Effectively using Joomla 1.5- A Sequel

by Eric Tiggeler | March 2010 | Joomla!

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll:

  • Understand how to translate a basic site map to a workable blueprint for a Joomla!-based site
  • Design a clear, scalable framework for your content, grouping your content with sections and categories
  • Use uncategorized pages to build sites that don't require a multi-level content

Read Organizing your Content Effectively using Joomla 1.5 here.

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Preventing Attacks on Joomla! 1.5 Websites

by James Kennard | March 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

In this article by James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will investigate some of the more common forms of attack and how we can prevent them from affecting our extensions and we will take a look at how we can deal with users whom we believe to be attackers.

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Organizing your Content Effectively using Joomla 1.5

by Eric Tiggeler | March 2010 | Joomla!

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll:

  • Understand how to translate a basic site map to a workable blueprint for a Joomla!-based site
  • Design a clear, scalable framework for your content, grouping your content with sections and categories
  • Use uncategorized pages to build sites that don't require a multi-level content
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Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 2

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts

Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 here.

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Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts
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Managing Image Content in Joomla!

by Allan Walker | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

Whether you need to create multimedia image galleries in your Joomla! website or simply add images to your articles and modules, this article will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. In this article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, we look at:

  • Creating image galleries and slideshows
  • Template images
  • Joomla! Image Extensions
  • Browser support and accessibility for images
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Adding Image Content in Joomla!

by Allan Walker | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. We look at:

  • Why we use images in websites
  • Image formats and which ones to use
  • Including images in articles and modules
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