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Joomla! with Flash: Flashy Templates, Headers, Banners, and Tickers: Part 1

by Suhreed Sarkar | November 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

In this two-part article by Suhreed Sarkar, we are going to use Flash for decorating our Joomla! site. On completion of this article you will be able to use:

  • Flash-based templates for your Joomla! website
  • Flash logos
  • Flash headers
  • Flash banners
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Joomla! 1.5 Blogging and RSS Feeds

by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we will learn how to set up a blog within Joomla! and show you the external tools that you need to use to get the most out of your blogging efforts. You will read more about the importance of blogging and commenting systems, along with how to implement solutions that make Joomla! an even better blogging tool.

In this article, we will deal with:

  • How is blogging good for SEO?
  • Setting up Joomla! as a blog
  • Commenting
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Extending Joomla! Blogging and RSS

by Herbert-Jan van Dinther | October 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In Joomla! Blogging and RSS Feeds article, we covered the advantages of blogging for SEO, setting up Joomla! as a blog, and commenting.

In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we are going to cover:

  • Using Google's FeedBurner for SEO
  • How to claim your blog on Technorati
  • Using separate blog components
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Customizing the Document with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | September 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This two-part article by James Kennard shows how we can modify the server response by working with the global document object.

It contains the following recipes:

  • Setting the document title
  • Setting the document generator
  • Setting the document description
  • Adding metadata to the document
  • Changing the document character set
  • Changing the document MIME type
  • Controlling client caching of responses
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Keeping Extensions Secure with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | September 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article demonstrates how we can secure extensions and explains some of the ramifications if we fail to do this.

This two-part article by James Kennard contains the following recipes:

  • Writing SQL safe queries
  • Writing SQL-safe LIKE string comparison queries
  • Using the token
  • Making a filename safe
  • Making a directory path safe
  • Making a path safe
  • Safely retrieving request data
  • Getting a value from an array
Read Keeping Extensions Secure with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full

The Session and the User with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by James Kennard | October 2009 | Cookbooks Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by James Kennard shows how we can interact with the current user, logged in or not, and how we can interact with their session.

This article contains the following recipes:

  • Getting the session handler
  • Adding data to the session
  • Getting session data
  • Checking for session data
  • Checking the session token
  • Getting the user
  • Determining if the current user is a guest
  • Getting the user's name and username
  • Getting the user's group ID and type
  • Restricting a user's access using Public, Registered, and Special
  • Getting the user's parameters
  • Setting the user's parameters
  • Extending and editing user parameters
  • Sending an email to the user
Read The Session and the User with Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full
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