Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development

See larger image Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development-Third Edition (Paperback) By (author): Tim Plummer Create your own plugins, modules, and components in Joomla! 3, the award-winning CMS, using hands-on, step-by-step examples OverviewClear steps to create your own plugins, modules, and components for Joomla 3Guides you through extending your components by allowing them to interact with modules and pluginsIntroduces you to packaging your extensions for distribution to other Joomla usersEnables you to secure your extensions and avoid common vulnerabilities by gaining some white hat hacking experienceIn Continue reading →

How to build a Joomla! website in 1 hour!

For long I planned to prepare some vidoe tutorials, but have gotten no time to do so. At last I have given up that plan and now giving some selected video tutorials for my readers. I hope to publish on selected video tutorial each week. Please let me know how do you enjoy this. This video by iLoveWebDev shows you how to build a Joomla! website from scratch.

How to take screenshot on Galaxy Trend Duos

Very recently I bought a Galaxy Trend Duos. I was. Trying to get screenshot of some apps. Went to Google play and found some apps for taking screenshot. However most are for rooted devices. Suddenly found that I can take screenshot by pressing power and home button simultaneously. You just stop press both button at a time and keep pushing until you hear a beep. That’s it. No need to install app. You can download and install Google Keep from Play Store.

Adding parameters to a Joomla 2.5 plugin

So far we have created a very basic plugin that simply shows our predefined text in articles. You probably have noticed that while we were configuring the plugin there was no other parameters to configure, we have simply enabled the plugin. But many other plugins have many parameters to configure, and how we can have such parameters be added to our plugin? Yes, we are going to learn that now. Let us modify the plugin so that instead of ‘Hello World’ we can show anything Continue reading → Continue reading →

How to create a content plugin (Markdown) for Joomla! 2.5 in 10 minutes

Very recently I am impressed by Markdown and in all my writing using Markdown. Thanks to Leanpub I am writing some of my books in Markdown and planning to write all my blog posts in Markdown too. As a first step, I have installed WP-Markdown plugin for my wordpress blog and happily using that. But I am a Joomla! guy and usually support my clients managing and building sites with Joomla!. I was searching an extension for Joomla! that can easily transform an article written Continue reading → Continue reading →

Tutorial: Developing Joomla! Content Plugin

As you know, content plugins for Joomla! mainly deals with content items. It searches the content items and performs some actions on the content. For example, when shubmitting an article, content plugin may check for valid markups and remove invalid markups. Similarly, when displaying the article, another content plugin may perform some activities to display the article in a special format. In this chapter, we will learn how to develop content plugins for Joomla!. In this chapter, you will learn: How to create plugin files Continue reading → Continue reading →


Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. Continue reading →