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 we want. We will specify our desired text through a parameter, and that text will be displayed in article. Continue reading


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
  • How to Install the plugin
  • How to enable the plugin
  • How to add functions to the plugin
  • What are the events for content plugin
  • How to package the content plugins Continue reading

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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

Earning money is many people’s only motto in life. I am not saying that it’s bad or it’s good – as everyone will agree without money we cannot live. To ensure our life’s little comforts we need money; for food, clothes, education, healthcare – we need money. Even for getting love of the beloveds you need money. So there is no way saying ‘I don’t need money’. Those who say so – either they are not saying the truth or are out the context and have already lost to understand the meaning of their words. Continue reading

Very recently one of my sites was hacked. Nothing dangerous, but the intruders just changed the index.php file. The main file was showing message that it was hacked! So I had to take it off and check each and every file for change. Luckicly found only two other files changed. The hackers injected code to those files and that code was showing the message on index page. That day I understood how difficult it is to find changed files. Continue reading

Are you a Joomla! developer? If Yes, you know how repetitive copying and pasting it is. When you are developing a component following Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern, you need to do the same thing many times in Joomla!. Often you need to copy and paste the codes. While doing work on some components, I was tired doing this copy and paste, and was thinking how to avoid this. And fortunately found this component at Joomla! Extension Directory. It’s named Just Another Component Creator or JACC. Continue reading

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Recently I bought a Sony Bravia 32″ LCD TV. It supports connectivity to Internet over the wi-fi and ethernet cable. I was happy seeing its specifucations and it was written ‘internet ready’. Later I found the fine print – I have to buy a dongle from Sony to get the Wi-Fi working. The shop at Gulshan asked a price of BDT 10,000 for the dongle. It’s too much for me – $250 for a dongle! Continue reading

This is Spanish version of my book ‘Joomla! with Flash’. I have not yet seen this book as this was translated and published by other publisher. I am eager to have a printed copy in my personal collection.

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আজ সকাল থেকে একটি লেখার কাজ করছি। ঠিক লেখা নয়, সম্পাদনা। তবে এখন পুরোটাই নিজেকে লিখতে হচ্ছে। যিনি এটি লিখেছেন তিনি বাংলাদেশের বিখ্যাত লেখক। তবে যে বিষয়ে লিখেছেন সে বিষয়ে তেমন কিছু জানেন বলে মনে হলো না। একই জিনিস বারবার কপি করে রেখেছেন। অনেককিছুর অর্থ তিনি নিজে বুঝেছেন বলেও মনে হলো না। সত্যি দুর্ভাগ্যজনক। এত সম্পাদনার পর সেটি আর তার লেখা বলে চালানো যাবে কি না সন্দেহ!