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  • rockettheme

    Note: I'll do this for you, but you'll have to send me the template per mail first. Since most of the RocketTheme  templates are commercial. I will send it back to you patched.

    Example patching ja_purity_template.zip

    1. Download beyond compare and install (trial 30 days)
    2. Download an existing patches for joomla! for example Joomla_1.5.20-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00

    Select both files

    • Joomla_1.5.18-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00
    • ja_purity_template.zip

    Right click and select compare

    Move to ja_purity_template.zip\template\ja_purity\html in the left windows and right click, select "Set a base folder", do the same in the right windows and select "components" and right click, select "Set a base folder"

    rocketThemeForSecurityImages001  

    Now move to each file, you'll see that Rocketthemes is overriding internal file of Joomla! (this is allowed), select on rigth side a file default_form.php and right click "compare to" (or click F7), select on the other side the same file name at an equivalent position in file system

    rocketThemeForSecurityImages002

    You see now the differences, the objective is to copy some part of the left side into the right side, select code on the right side and click the arrow to copy a block of code,

    rocketThemeForSecurityImages003

    If you succeed, carefully copying the code, you ll have a Rocket Theme (or any other Joomla! templates) patched for SecurityImages.

    If you can’t do this, remember ill do it for you! Templates that I already patched are

    • jA_purity
    • JA Opal

    This post is cross-posted from my WIKI

  • joomla_cms

    joomla_tags

    I came across Joomulus module a while ago (Joomulus at Joomla Extensions JED), it goes through your Joomla! articles content and create a tag cloud.

    A tag cloud or word cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, used typically to describe the content of web sites. Tags are usually single words and are typically listed alphabetically, and the importance of a tag is shown with font size or color.

    This is the solution you are looking for, and you should not need to read any further if you DO NOT USE Joomla! Tags from Phil Taylor.

    But I am using a proprietary tagging solutions: Joomla Tags from Phil Taylor (http://www.joomla-tags.com)

    Joomla Tags is a Joomla Extension for adding tags to Joomla Content. Use Joomla Tags to allow content classification by keywords (Tags), can also be used to create virtual categories to add content into, over coming Joomla! single section/category structure

    That’s why I decide to dump Joomulus, and mix both solutions (Joomulus, Joomla tags) to create a new module: Nimbus (Free GPl v3)

    So for resuming

    What’s new

    NEW: version 1.6.0 is only for Joomla! 1.6
    NEW: This version use the Joomla! build in update manager, just browse to the page Extension Manager: Update (at yoursite/administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&view=update) to fetch and update this extension with one click
    NEW: Use Joomla! templating best practices
    NEW: Now use the /media directory
    NEW: Embeded documentation windows to live wiki page for always up to date documentation

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5/1.6 module,
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
    • GPL v3.0,
    • Non commercial.

    The wiki page is here http://wiki.waltercedric.com/index.php?title=NimbusForJoomlaTags

    Demo site

     DOWNLOAD HERE AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE DOWNLOAD RSS Feed Icon

  • joomla_cms

    The module RSS friends (mod_rssfriends) give the opportunity to Your visitors to add your RSS to the most popular RSS socialnet.....¨

     

    NEW: version 1.6.0 is only for Joomla! 1.6
    NEW: This version use the Joomla! build in update manager, just browse to the page Extension Manager: Update (at yoursite/administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&view=update) to fetch and update this extension with one click
    NEW: templating in mod_rssfriends\tmpl\default.php
    NEW:
    Embeded documentation windows to live wiki page for always up to date documentation

     

    Module RSS friends

    Manual in my WIKI

  • joomla_cms

    twitter.badge.for.Joomla.1.6

    The first release of my Twitter module running natively against the latest beta/trunk of Joomla! 1.6

    NEW: Joomla! 1.6 native support only for version > 1.6.0
    NEW: Wiki page is now integrated in backend
    NEW: 16 modules settings
    NEW: Integrated Joomla! 1.6 one click update extension is available!

    Download    Details

  • Here is a small how to, everything went fine: more than 1750 post were migrated without any majors issues. SInce I am using Rockettheme templates and extensions here is how I went though the update process.

    Of course I can not stress enough the added value of backups: both databases and file system (using AkeebaBackup for example). Do a backup first and verify it before continuing!

    Prepare a directory with all templates and extensions for Joomla! 1.7 that you were used to use in Joomla! 1.5. You may not find always equivalency but learning how to use new extensions may also be fun. Some extensions gems are waiting to be discovered at JED&160;Winking smile

    You will need a migration extension from Joomla Extension Directory (JED)

    Install jUpgrade 1.2.1 like any other extension.

    jUpgrade is a simple Joomla 1.5 component that will download a version of Joomla 1.7, decompress it and install it. After that, it should migrate all of the data from old Joomla 1.5 to the new Joomla 1.7 installation.

    Search the plugin called Mootols update and switch it on.

    If you are using one of these plugins, un-publish then to make jUpgrade work correctly

  • ShadowBox
  • Rockettheme Rokbox
  • The upgrade should work fine, and you should be able to browse the new instance and see the migrated content. But here are some remarks:

    Modules

  • 3rd party Modules extensions are not migrated (they may need code change and that out of scope of jUpgrade), but custom HTML modules are,
  • HTML Modules are all published&160; as default but are not assigned to any pages, so you’ll have to edit each modules and assign them either to some page, all or none,
  • AdSense custom html modules that contains only JavaScript were not migrated properly by jUpgrade: the content of the module in the new migrated site were empty. You’ll have to copy manually the code in each module.

    Articles

    Articles were displayed in what seems to be random….the natural order of displaying newest post first was lost somehow. To restore it, go to the “Main Menu”, click on “Home” and set

      • Article Order = Most recent first
      • Date for Ordering = Published

    How to deal with components not existing in Joomla! 1.7?

    While not ideal, I did keep a stripped version of Joomla! 1.5 for my download section, carefully removing everything and just keeping RokDownloads. For some rare case, this technique is acceptable. In this scenario you may want to use:

    • iFrame integration with a iFrame module
    • .htaccess redirects to keep stable links to the outside (JED and external forums)
    Redirect permanent /downloads.html http://www.waltercedric.com/old/downloads.html

    I may extend this post in the the next few days if I discover something else about Joomla! 1.7. So far I am impressed by the quality and speed of this new version. The update went fine even after more than 7 years of content to migrate!

  • photowidget

    This is a small module for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 that allow you to display a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed.

    I did integrate the Flickr widget from RoyTanck.com as a Joomla! module. This version do not depend on Roy’s site, and run offline if needed as i rewrite the RSS parsing code myself.

    • Your Smugmug/ Picasa/Gallery 2 or Flickr RSS feed. To get feed URL one for your Flickr photo stream, simply go to your photo stream's page and right-click the little orange RSS icon at the bottom. Select ‘Copy link location’ or ‘Copy shortcut’ and paste it into the form below. For Picasa, there’s a link called ‘RSS’ at the bottom right of the ‘My Photos’ page, and a small icon on the sidebar on other pages. For Smugmug the icon is located at the bottom of the page.
    • The dimensions for the widget. This depends almost entirely from the layout of your website. Square aspect rations work best (equal width and height). At very large sizes (400px and up) the thumbnails might have bigger pixels than usual.
    • The background color for the widget. You can use Colorpicker.com to get the right value for your website. The selected color serves only as a backup if ‘Use background transparency’ is selected.
    • RSS feed is also optional Photowidget also support up to 10 images on your server.

    What’s new

    NEW: version 1.6.0 is only for Joomla! 1.6
    NEW: This version use the Joomla! build in update manager, just browse to the page Extension Manager: Update (at yoursite/administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&view=update) to fetch and update this extension with one click
    NEW: Use Joomla! templating best practices
    NEW:
    Embeded documentation windows to live wiki page for always up to date documentation

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5/1.6 module,
    • It can fetch photos from Smugmug/Flickr/Picasaor any other RSS feed
    • if you don’t like the flash output, you can now output pictures from an RSS feed in a full HTML badge manner.
    • It supports RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
    • It can also let you define fix url to images on your site
    • Flickr/Picasa thumbnail pictures size can be selected
    • You can copy this module many times and use it at different places in your layout (before only one instances was able to run for each Joomla!) at the condition to use an unique id for each.
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
    • GPL v3.0,
    • Non commercial.

    The wiki page is here http://wiki.waltercedric.com/index.php?title=Photowidget

    Demo site

     DOWNLOAD HERE AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE DOWNLOAD RSS Feed Icon

  • joomlalovexsd

    I’ve created from scratch, all Joomla extensions XSD.

    Without them, Joomla accept any entry in manifest xml and never complains about

    • Mistyping, like a valid xml but that the Joomla installer do not understand or only partially,
    • Wrong constructs, xml tag child misplaced,
    • Invalid data type, like a path not being a valid path, an expected integer being a text and so on…

    Joomla just silently die during install or install only partially extensions. These days are over as developers with any decent IDE will be able to validate while typing and enjoy auto completion. To use them now just include them in all your manifest like this:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <extension type="component" version="1.6" method="upgrade"
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://raw.github.com/cedricwalter/joomla-xsd/master/component.xsd"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <metafile version="1.6"  client="site"
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://raw.github.com/cedricwalter/joomla-xsd/master/language.xsd"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <extension type="module" version="1.6" client="site" method="upgrade"
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://raw.github.com/cedricwalter/joomla-xsd/master/module.xsd"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <extension version="1.6" type="plugin" group="system" method="upgrade"
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://raw.github.com/cedricwalter/joomla-xsd/master/plugin.xsd"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <extension version="1.6" type="template" method="upgrade"
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://raw.github.com/cedricwalter/joomla-xsd/master/templateDetails.xsd"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

    &160;

    A Bug request https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/issues/838 as been opened in Joomla CMS GIT at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/ for being included somewhere where it will make more sense, somewhere like at http://www.joomla.org/xds/2.5/plugins.xsd

  • joomla_cms

     smsite_logo

    Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.

    This module displays the last n topics/post from your SMF forum. It also display a link to go directly to the Topic/Post. Note that I am using the RSS feed of SMF not this module on my site.

    smf.forums.module.joomla

    Download mod_smflastPost1.6.0.zip