Joomla! 1.5 Development Cookbook: LITE


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  • Hands-on solutions giving practical solutions to a carefully chosen set of Joomla! development problems
  • Recipes for working with the database
  • Recipes for managing interaction and styling
  • Recipes for changing the look and behaviour of the backend

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 104 pages [ mm x mm ]
Release Date : May 2011
ISBN : 1849516162
ISBN 13 : 9781849516167
Author(s) : James Kennard
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Lite Editions

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Working with the Database
Chapter 2: Interaction and Styling
Chapter 3: Customizing the Backend
Index
  • Chapter 1: Working with the Database
    • Introduction
    • Executing a query
    • Loading the first cell from the result of a query
    • Loading the first record from a query
    • Loading more than one record from a query
    • Handling DBO errors
    • Creating a JTable
    • Creating a new record using a JTable
    • Updating a record using a JTable
    • Reading an existing record using a JTable
    • Deleting a record using a JTable
    • Checking a record in and out (record locking) using a JTable
    • Modifying record ordering using a JTable
    • Publishing and unpublishing a record using a JTable
    • Incrementing a record hit counter using a JTable
    • Chapter 2: Interaction and Styling
      • Introduction
      • Getting page and component parameters
      • Adding CSS to a page
      • Overriding component templates
      • Adding JavaScript to a page
      • Creating a modal window
      • Generating modal content
      • Updating an element using Ajax and MooTools
      • Updating an element based on a form using Ajax and MooTools
      • Providing an Ajax response from a component
      • Enabling pagination in a list of items
      • Chapter 3: Customizing the Backend
        • Introduction
        • Disabling the menu bar
        • Setting the toolbar title and icon
        • Adding common item manipulation buttons to the toolbar
        • Adding common itemized manipulation buttons to the toolbar
        • Adding custom buttons to the toolbar
        • Adding spacers and dividers to the toolbar
        • Adding a help system to a component
        • Creating a filter header for tabular data in an MVC component
        • Filtering tabular data in an MVC component
        • Creating toggle-enabled order column headers for tabular data in an MVC component
        • Ordering tabular data in an MVC component

        James Kennard

        James Kennard is a computer programmer. He has worked with various PHP and MySQL applications, since 2002. He quickly discovered Mambo/Joomla! because of its flexible extension manager. James currently maintains one open-source Joomla! component, which has been translated into over fifteen languages. Moreover, he has plans to build two more open-source components. Examples of his work can be found on his personal website www.webamoeba.co.uk.

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        What you will learn from this book

        • Work with the Joomla! database
        • Restyle pages using CSS and JavaScript
        • Add AJAX to improve the user experience
        • Customize the backend of your site

        In Detail

        Joomla! is the world's hottest open-source content management system. Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your website sing. Many Joomla! developers face common implementation hurdles, some might want to rapidly extend the Joomla! core functionality or might want to create new and exciting extensions.

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        This books gives you solutions for problems that Joomla! developers face when working with the Joomla! database, styling pages or trying to customize the backend of the site to suit their own needs. If you’re trying to do these things, you’ll want this book.

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        This book is in Packt’s Cookbook series. A Packt Cookbook contains recipes for solutions to the most important problems you face when working with a topic.

        Inside the Cookbook you will find:

        • A straightforward and easy to follow format
        • A selection of the most important tasks and problems
        • Carefully organized instructions for solving the problem efficiently
        • Clear explanations of what you did
        • Details for applying the solution to other situations

         

        Who this book is for

        This book is for PHP developers who have spent time attempting to extend or customize Joomla with PHP code. This book has been designed with specific Joomla! development problems in mind, and it is expected that you are comfortable using PHP code to extend and customize Joomla!

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