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.

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 →

Check your Joomla! files

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 →

Just another component creator?

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 →

জুমলায় মোডাল পপআপ দেখানো

অনেক সময় এমন হতে পারে আপনি কোনো লিঙ্ক যোগ করেছে কিন্তু চান না ইউজার তাতে ক্লিক করে অন্য সাইটে চলে যাক। যে লিঙ্ক দিয়েছেন সেটিতে ক্লিক করলে একটি পপআপ হিসেবে সেই পেজ দেখাতে পারেন। কোনো কোনো ক্ষেত্রে এধরনের তথ্য দেখানো পপআপ হিসেবে দেখানোই সুবিধাজনক। যেমন কোনো নিবন্ধের শেষে ঠিকানা উল্লেখ করলেন। এখন আপনি চান সেই ঠিকানায় ক্লিক করলে ইউজার যাতে ম্যাপে সেই লোকেশন দেখতে পায়। এজন্য ভিন্ন উইন্ডোতে গুগল ম্যাপ লোড না করে পপআপ হিসেবে দেখাতে পারেন। এজন্য Modalizer নামের এক্সটেনশন ব্যবহার করতে পারেন। এটি Continue reading → Continue reading →