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Packing Everything Together

by Tim Plummer | August 2013 | Joomla! Content Management e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Tim Plummer, the author of Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development, you will learn the following:

  • How to package multiple extensions into a single file
  • How to set up an update server
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Welcoming your Visitors: Creating Attractive Home Pages and Overview Pages

by Eric Tiggeler | May 2013 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! Open Source

In this article by Eric Tiggeler author of Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide, we will:

  • Customize the home page settings

  • Create a different kind of home page

  • Create and tweak category overview pages

  • Create different layouts for different types of overview pages

So, let's start tweaking the CORBA home page!

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Creating a website with Artisteer

by Jakub Sanecki | April 2013 | Joomla! WordPress

The article, Creating a website with Artisteer, helps you develop a good-looking, professional website using Artisteer without the need to learn programming languages. This article by Jakub Sanecki, author of Creating Templates with Artisteer, explains the process of designing templates for websites using Artisteer.

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Customizing the Menus Menu in Joomla!

by Hagen Graf | April 2008 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

There are numerous menus in the front end of every application. They are often displayed as standalone boxes. The menu items are generally arranged one below the other. Menus can also be integrated into the design horizontally so that at first sight they aren't even recognizable as cohesive menus. CSS menus, which can even be transparent, are very cool.

These menus and the menu links are dynamically administered in Joomla! from database content in the Menus work area. Joomla! has six different menus in the sample data. (main menu, top menu, other menu, user menu, example pages, and key concepts) In this article by Hagen Graf, we will discuss administering, creating and managing menus in Joomla!

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An Overview of Joomla!/VirtueMart

by Joseph Kwan | June 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

In this article, we will briefly review the Joomla!/VirtueMart file structure. We will then continue to explain the presentation framework of Joomla! and VirtueMart. A high-level view of the VirtueMart engine will be presented and we will see how the VirtueMart theme and template fits in the whole system. After that, we will be able to understand the various ways to customize the VirtueMart shop and provide a list of items we need to consider before heading on a customization project.

Briefly, in this article by Joseph Kwan, author of Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design, we will cover:

  • Navigating through the Joomla!/VirtueMart directories
  • Structure of the Joomla! URL path
  • Joomla! presentation framework
  • VirtueMart presentation framework
  • Roles of VirtueMart themes and templates
  • Ways to customize VirtueMart
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Joomla! VirtueMart: Product List Templates

by Joseph Kwan | May 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

In this article, our focus will be on the browse (product list) template group. We will start with a sample template to see how a template works. Some basic PHP language constructs will be introduced before looking at the browse page elements and then the different product list styles. We will guide you to customize the basic layout, the header, the navigation links, and the add-to-cart form.

Briefly, in this article by Joseph Kwan, author of Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design, we will cover:

  • The product list page
  • Looking at our first template
  • Core browse templates
  • Header templates
  • Navigation templates
  • Add-to-cart form template

 

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New Joomla! books from Packt Publishing

by | May 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

 

A Quick round-up of the latest Joomla! books published by Packt

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Joomla! 1.6 FAQs

by Eric Tiggeler | April 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the most popular open source content management systems. It's powerful, it's relatively easy to learn, and it's freely available, which explains why over the last few years it's become the engine behind millions and millions of websites worldwide. In January 2011, the much awaited version 1.6 was released. Joomla! 1.6 is a big step forward, introducing great new features such as a flexible content categorization system (enabling you to organize content in as many categories and subcategories as you want) and a new Access Control Levels system, allowing you to control in great detail what logged in users are allowed to see and do on the site. But there's much more to Joomla! 1.6—a huge number of improvements in usability and functionality that make it more fun, and even less hassle to create state-of-the-art, user-friendly websites.

In this article we will look at some of the frequently asked questions on Joomla! 1.6.

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Joomla! 1.6: Managing Site Users with Access Control

by Eric Tiggeler | March 2011 | Joomla! Open Source

One of the biggest changes in Joomla! 1.6 is the introduction of a completely new system to manage user permissions. The previous version of Joomla! already featured a basic system of Access Control Levels (ACL), as user permissions management is usually called. In Joomla! 1.6, you've got much more control over what users can see and do on the site. However, the new system can be pretty complex. Let's find out how you can put Joomla!'s new ACL system to work.

In this article by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.6 First Look, you'll learn about:

  • The default set of user groups and permissions in Joomla! 1.6
  • Action Permissions: what users can do
  • Viewing Access Levels: what users can see
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New Joomla! books from Packt Publishing

by | February 2011 | Joomla!

 

A Quick round-up of the latest Joomla! books published by Packt

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