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Modularity is the degree to which a system's components may be separated and recombined. The meaning of the word, however, can vary somewhat by context: read more at WikiPedia

  • Another cool module for Joomla! done in no time, thanks to Joomla! powerful API’s, the module is a front end for the myriad of parameter that can set for the Smugmug flash applet

  • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
  • A great visual and a lot of features are built into this widget.
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    This extension has been submitted to the JED (Joomla! extensions) and can be found also under the category photo-channels.

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    All settings in module admin panel

    smugmugslideshow.for.joomla

  • I am a very happy user of Joomla! tags from Phil Taylor. My only complaints is that it is still not part of Joomla!® core.

    joomlatags

    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
    read more here…

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    In order to display all my tags (more than 1500 currently), I did develop for myself a small module that is attracting visitors attention. It is nothing fancy but just a module that is able to query Joomla! tags internal database and create a fancy flash applet using wp-cumulus

    wpcumulus WP-Cumulus allows you to display your site's tags, categories or both using a Flash movie that rotates them in 3D. It works just like a regular tags cloud, but is more visually exciting. Clicking the tags can be a little hard (depending on your speed setting) but does take you to the appropriate page :).

    The sources code for the Flash movie are available from wordpress.org.

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    You can discover my module live at the bottom of this page.

    nimbus.for.joomla.tags&160;

    NOTA

    1. If you don’t have or use Joomla! tags, this module wont be useful at all! You will have to search for a custom or alternate solution in JED
    2. The name nimbus is coming from a certain type of clouds
    3. I need to clean the code before releasing, that’s all
  • cedTag

    CedTag&160; has been updated to version 2.5.3 and correct a lot of bugs and contains some nice features.

    CedTag is the continuation of the GPL component Joomla Tags (www.joomlatags.org), Most of the codehas been rewritten according to the new standard of Joomla 2.5, the component has been greatly extended and most bugs have been removed. I will continue removing, refactoring existing codebase, in order to be able to add new features faster.

    What’s new

    NEW: Auto completion of tags in frontend and backend using jQuery. You can add new tags, search and remove tags without fearing creating duplicates!
    NEW: Joomla ACL support,
    NEW: Add basic support for themes, still need some css correction for optimal results
    NEW:Use confirmation popup windows for all delete/clear operations,
    NEW: New option to switch off tags title in front page,
    NEW: No white background in simple.css for people loving their black background as default,
    NEW: cedTag is now having no warnings/errors in PHP error level E_STRICT
    BUG:&160; I cant disable cedTag on front page when i disable it any thing not change...i want show tags only on full article view...
    BUG:&160; Working update manager: starting at version 2.5.3 you can update with one click in the update manager.
    BUG: Did remove a hack of me for testing -> it was not possible to switch off the add tags button in frontend since i fixcoded to true :-(
    BUG: Correct issue in editor xtd plugin blocking users to edit/view articles in frontend

    Code cleaning

    • Rewrite 90% of all query string to use the $query object api of joomla
    • Did clean the content plugin a lot,

    CedTag is used on this site with more than 5000 tags in 2200 articles.

    Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

  • cedTag4

    CedTag&160; has been updated to version 2.5.5 and correct a lot of bugs and contains some nice new features.

    CedTag is the continuation of the GPL component Joomla Tags (www.joomlatags.org), Most of the code if not allhas been now rewritten according to the new standard of Joomla 2.5, the component has been greatly extended and most bugs have been removed. I will continue removing, refactoring existing codebase, in order to be able to add new features faster.

    What’s new

    NEW: Wikipedia auto-completion of tag descriptions with Wikipedia&160; OpenSearch API!

    Support more than 40 localized Wikipedia servers (all Wikipedia with more than 100’000 articles)

    العربيةБългарскиCatalàČeskyDanskDeutschEnglishEspañolEsperantoEuskaraفارسیFrançais한국어हिन्दीHrvatskiBahasa IndonesiaItalianoעבריתLietuviųMagyarBahasa MelayuNederlands日本語Norsk (bokmål)PolskiPortuguêsҚазақша / Qazaqşa / قازاقشاRomânăРусскийSlovenčinaSlovenščinaСрпски / SrpskiSuomiSvenskaTürkçeУкраїнськаTiếng ViệtVolapükWinaray中文

    For all termscedtag_wikipediaautofill1

    cedtag_wikipediaautofill2

    or while editing a term

    cedtag_wikipediaautofill3
    NEW:diagnostic page

    cedTag_newDiagnostic
    NEW: tags can also now be automatically inserted when new article is entered from the backend,
    NEW: new configuration settings “Force Existing articles get their tags updated always from article meta keywords at save time” under Tab Tags (default is No)


    NEW: Supporting tags containing many words separated by space: There are normally 5 ways to insert a tag after inputting some text: space, comma, enter, selecting an autocomplete option, or defocusing the widget. Now space now longer save the tag: You can enter tags with space as a result!
    NEW: inline documentation when adding tag in frontend

    cedTag_supportTagsWithSpace

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    BUG: Code cleaning, according to Joomla standard: my dream is to have this extension accepted in Joomla core! Still a lot of PHP Unit test to be written before submitting this to the mailing list of Joomla developers. Now I use Joomla CodeSniffer&160; and PSR-1 CodeSniffer rules in my day to day development.
    BUG:&160; after click on Template Manager it show this err Fatal error: Class 'UsersHelper' not found in /home/assafir/public_html/administrator/components/com_cedtag/views/css/view.html.php on line 41
    BUG: tags were not inserted automatically from new content article in frontend,
    BUG: it was not possible to use html descriptions
    BUG: missing some http://jqueryui.com images resources

    Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

  • Warning

    IT IS MANDATORAY TO COMPLETELY REMOVE ALL VERSION < 2.6.0 BEFORE INSTALLING THIS NEW ONE!
    Go to the Extension Manager under the tab Manage, enter in filter "tag", select all and click Actions – Uninstall
    Reason: I did change a lot of folder name and file casing casing to be more Joomla compliant
    Don’t be scared you will not loose any Tags or data from your database! uninstalling do not remove currently any tables!

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    Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

    New & Noteworthy

    Security

    SECURITY: all Ajax operations+Admin operation are now protected with a Joomla token to avoid CSRF

    SECURITY: All SQL statement have been migrated to use Joomla Query Object so the code should be portable now under SQL Server, Postgress

    Code review and refactoring is a recurring task for me!

    Performances

    PERF: Faster escaping in modules if there is no tags matching any criteria,

    Features

    NEW:&160;More themes are available.

    joomla_cedtag_moreThemes

    NEW: In “article Manager”, multi-tag filtering it is now possible to simply select multiple tags and/or searching for one tag and then another within the previous results.

    joomla_cedtag_multitagFiltering

    NEW: In “article Manager”, tab index is supported, enter tags hit tab to go to next articles,

    NEW:Full rewriting of Tag List layout, now table less.

    NEW:Full rewriting of blog layout: having as much if not all features of the internal Joomla category blog feature.

    • Table less layout,
    • Category display,
    • Articles Metadata: publish, created, hits,
    • Articles operations like print, email,
    • As it reuse the setting of Joomla, you’ll have to go to Joomla configuration to make changes or better it will inherit the same setting as Joomla content blog layout.

    joomla_cedtag_newBlogLayout

    NEW: full internationalization of all 5 modules:

    • Custom Tags Cloud (en-GB.mod_cedtagcustom.ini),
    • Latest Tags Cloud (en-GB.mod_cedtaglatest.ini),
    • Most Popular Tags Cloud (en-GB.mod_cedtagmostpopular.ini),
    • Most Read Tags Cloud (en-GB.mod_cedtagmostread.ini),
    • Random Tags Cloud (en-GB.mod_cedtagrandom.ini).

    NEW: Add “Save” button for “Template manager” and “Stop words”

    NEW: It is now possible to change the title of tags by changing the value of the key COM_CEDTAG_ITEMS_TITLE in&160; /plugins/content/cedtag/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_cedtags.ini

    ; %1$s = frequency,
    ; %2$s = name,
    ; %3$s = created,
    ; %4$s = hits
    COM_CEDTAG_ITEMS_TITLE="%1$s items tagged with %2$s | created %3$s | Hits: %4$s"

    joomla_cedtag_ titleofTags

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    NEW: More Options for Menu Entry “All Tags” Count, Page Title, Meta Description, Meta Keywords, Reverse display and tags ordering. Some default are provided.

    joomla_cedtag_ alltagsMenuEntry

    NEW/BUG Wordlenow working on Linux, was always working on windows due to a path issue to the true type font I did introduced, I took the time to add a lot more settings so you can fully customized the images created!

    joomla_cedtag_wordlejoomla_cedtag_ wordleOptions

    NEW: Rockettheme Installer removed to use standard Joomla installation packages. To remove now all CedTag components, just remove the main component. No risk of incomplete removal.

    joomla_cedtag_newInstallerjoomla_cedtag_newUninstall
    NEW: menu entries for administration backend

    joomla_cedtag_MenuEntriesForAdministrationBackend

    NEW: 5 Modules are now created as default but not published nor assigned to any page.

    joomla_cedtag_5ModulesAreNowCreatedAsDefault


    NEW: option so front page tagging to be just available in front page edit before , it was too long, and breaks the browsing experience for any logged author browsing the site, sometimes appearing even twice. (Request)

    NEW:scripts to switch off all subsystem of cedTag if you get no access to your site (happen only when you remove some part and not all of cedTag)

    Known Issues

    • CSV export of all tags is currently broken

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    Bugs

    BUG:Error 500 Some people encounter while using URL rewriting.
    Found also that RokComment is crashing when used with cedTag. I did solve the issue by patching RokComment (I think the error is there and not in my component). YOu can ask me for the custom build of RokComment.

    BUG: correct handling of trash item in frontend
    BUG: correct handling of Joomla ACL using authorized access levels for the user
    BUG: Can add tag but cannot delete tag, request http://forums.waltercedric.com/index.php?topic=1401.0
    BUG
    : Content plugin don’t get executed in blog layout,
    BUG: wordle links were not supporting SEF
    BUG: advertisement code was not allowing html,
    BUG: Custom tag cloud module: the SQL query was broken,
    BUG: Custom tag cloud font size and title overlay was not defined ,
    BUG: All tags layout was not taking “count” into account for limiting the size of the cloud.
    BUG: default file css restore was not depending on user selection of theme, as a result restore was always using simple.default.css
    BUG: installer now create default modules instances without publishing them.
    BUG: metadata of menu entry “All tags” was not reading parameters, now you can set count, sorting, metadata descriptions and keywords
    BUG: paging at the limits (where ?limitstart= is in the url) lead to a tag not found.
    BUG: “:” was always filtered from tag name even when removed from “Strip Characters”
    BUG: Solved “Warning: Missing argument 4 for plgContentCedTags::onContentBeforeDisplay() in plugins/content/cedTags/cedTags.php on line 41"

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    cedTag provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, Joomla categories.

    Warning

    IT IS MANDATORAY TO COMPLETELY REMOVE ALL VERSION < 2.6.0 BEFORE INSTALLING THIS NEW ONE!
    Go to the Extension Manager under the tab Manage, enter in filter "tag", select all and click Actions – Uninstall
    Reason: I did change a lot of folder name and file casing casing to be more Joomla compliant
    Don’t be scared you will not loose any Tags or data from your database! uninstalling do not remove currently any tables!

    New & Noteworthy

    cedThumbnails support in cedTag!

    • cedThumbnails show Related Stories Under Each Post, it is a small widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive,
    • cedThumbnails links to stories that are relevant and interesting to readers of a particular post, keeping them engaged with your blog, and increasing your traffic!

    You can now use Tags from cedTag to display related articles in Joomla. You can choose either

    • CedThumbnails&160; (require extension CedThumbnails)
    • Joomla - using Meta-Keywords

    cedtag_2-6-1_relatedarticles

    Maintenance Page

    This new page will let you perform basic maintenance operations. Feel Free to ask for more operations using the support channel (Forums or Feedback (UserVoice))

    Replace Tag xxxx with Tag yyyy in all articles with Tag xxxx

    cedtag_2-6-1_maintenance-replace-tags

    Add Tag yyyy to all articles which have also Tag xxxx

    cedtag_2-6-1_maintenance-add-tags

    Remove Tag xxxx to all articles which have also Tag yyyy.

    cedtag_2-6-1_maintenance-remove-tags

    NEW:change position of tag in category view, blog view that you can set tags to appear after intro text (show after text before readmore button)

    NEW:version of extension is now displayed in administrator backend panel.

    NEW:Adding a&160; “Clear All” button in&160;&160; “TERM MANAGER” to remove all Tags and all

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    Bug Fixing

    fix 500 error

    This error is now solved for good, was in cedtag component SEF (Thanks to Signature Ltd)

    BUG: missing CSS style on ads top

    Miscellaneous

    The whole code has been validated using PHP code guidelines PSR-0/PSR-1/PSR-2

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    Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

    You can download the latest version and just upgrade without any loss of data by reinstalling the package

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  • cedTag provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, Joomla categories.

    What’s NEW

    NEW: Adding a debug switch in administrator configuration area, this will write a file at logs/cedtag.php that contains some debug information that may be useful to spot difficult bugs,

    NEW:a new css file (/media/com_cedtag/css/blog.css) is added to the blog layout to give you more control on the rendering of top and bottom publicity,

    BUG cedtag was adding ul no matter if tags were available for the current article.

    BUG title of html page was not translated correctly and was displayed wrongly like this

    <title>%1$s items tagged with %2$s | created %3$s | Hits: %4$sjoomla | test</title>

    BUG solve cedtag: Warning: Missing argument 8 for plgContentCedTag::execute(), called in /htdocs/public/www/plugins/content/cedtag/cedtag.php on line 72 and
    defined in /htdocs/public/www/plugins/content/cedtag/cedtag.php on line 136 Fatal error: Call to a member function get()
    on a non-object in /htdocs/public/www/plugins/content/pagenavigation/pagenavigation.php on line 30

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    Features

    what are the features of cedtag? get an overview by reading http://cedtag.waltercedric.com

    Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

  • cedTags_for_joomla

    cedTag&160; has been released and it is still beta, it has been made available to gather feedback. Don’t use it in production or at your own risk. I plan to use it before the end of months on my site. I would love to hear what is missing, what you don’t like, how it can be better.

    A real free tag system for Joomla!

    Front end features

    • Show tags at the bottom of each article.
    • Tag list view
    • Tag blog view
    • Most popular tags.
    • Most hits tags.
    • Latest tags.
    • SEF support, compatible with sh404SEF,ARTIO JoomSEF,AceSEF
    • XMap Plugin
    • Language file support
    • Add/Edit tags
    • Compatible with JoomlFish
    • Search plugin.

    Back end features

    • Import Tags from Meta keywords
    • Import tags from 3rd party system
    • Term editable.
    • Batch term add.
    • Batch tag management.
    • Auto extractable tag.
    • Language file support
    • Template edit online.
    • Tags filter by section and category.
    • One click installation.

    User of Joomla Tags, just install this all in one package and select Import – Souce – Joomla Tags and click import to copy your data in the new table.

    cedTag a new Tag system for Joomla 2.5 (based on Joomla tags) is now deployed on my showcase

    http://demo-joomla-2.5.waltercedric.com/

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  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.5 and contains 1 new features for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    What’s new?

    • Video Thumbnail Feature: Google Youtube video are now supported as thumbnails!
    • Administrator panel
    • Update server simplified

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit aa32de404c928f3bd0fc67d7b9302e236893fd48

  • smugmugvideo.example Another small module, highly customizable to display video from your Smugmug gallery is ready for prime time!

    This module displays Smugmug videos using flash and Smugmug API.

    Download Now

    This extension has been submitted to the JED (Joomla! extensions) and can be found also under the category photo-channels.

    You can see all my extensions live running at http://demo2.waltercedric.com

    It has the following settings

    smugmugvideo.settings

  • joomla_cms

    Here is my Google Buzz module for Joomla! based on Google Buzz ER GNU/GPL code of Ivan Lazarevic. Note that I did convert it into a Joomla! module in less than 15 minutes!

    google.buzz.joomla.module

    • Native module for Joomla! 1.5
    • Use latest PHP5
    • Caching
    • CSS layout and style
    • Dead simple code that use www.simplePie.org RSS parser

    Links

    ENJOY

  • googleBuzz.small Buzz is a new way to share updates, photos, videos and more, and start conversations about the things you find interesting.

    • Share updates, photos, videos, and more.
    • Start conversations about the things you find interesting.
    • You're already following the people you
    • Email and chat with the most in Gmail.
    • Follow your friends and get recommended
    • Buzz from others — all within Gmail.

    I did rewrite nearly the whole code in behind, better administrator panel, 2 different outputs, all is customizable through CSS, Better caching of all costly operations like RSS, profile retrieval.

     

    If you are limited with space in your template, use the compact layout:

    Google.buzz.joomla.module

    While if you have at least 320 pixel wide left/right/module size, you can enjoy the buzzy box output

    google.buzz.for.joomla

    The administrator panel has now a bit more settings:

    google.buzz.for.joomla.adminpanel

     

    Download GoogleBuzz module 1.1.0 for Joomla!

    googleBuzz.logo Enjoy

  • Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

    A very simple module with a great output layout that require flash 9 for properly operations. I use it on my site (at the bottom)

    • it output valid XHTML 1.0 Strict
    • Since it is a Joomla! module, it is easily customizable and can be place anywhere in your Joomla! template
    • It allow all operations of Twitter on your blog! people can reply or follow you in one click

    3 template profiles are available: Revo, Velvetica and Smooth

    joomtwitter.revo

    joomtwitter.velvetica

    joomtwitter.smooth

    Some settings:

    joomtwitter

    Downloadand Details

  • Version 1.1.0 is out


    NEW: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) friendly. You can now select to either embed links in your HTML page (so search engine can easily find all your URL) or leave them outside on your server

    nimbus.1.1.0.seo

    Be careful with size of data embedded: do not display too much tags or the size of your homepage may explode.

    NEW: refactoring, now really object oriented (OO), comment added to code, easier to understand and maintain.

    NEW: check that file can be written, that you have installed Joomla tags from Phil Taylor, This will reduce the number of support requests.

    nimbus.1.1.0.error

    NEW: powered by Nimbus can be removed by changing a switch in the backend.

    Links

  • nimbusex2

    If you would like to use the same tag cloud as the one I am using at the bottom of this page, you will be please by the release of this new module for Joomla! call Nimbus.

    I came across Joomulus module a while ago, 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 since 2 years that I like very much: Joomla Tags from Phil Taylor

    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 drop Joomulus, and mix both solutions (Joomulus  + Joomla! tags) to create a new module: Nimbus, which is Free, released under GPL v3.

    Why did I choose Nimbus as a name? for obvious reasons:

     nimbuscloud 

    A nimbus cloud is a cloud that produces precipitation. Usually the precipitation reaches the ground as rain, hail or snow, however, that is not a requirement, falling precipitation may evaporate before reaching the ground 
     

     

    So for resuming

    Features

     gplv3

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

    Installation

    • Install like any other Joomla! module using the build in installer.
    • Publish the module
    • Switch caching off to be able to test different configuration without waiting till the global Joomla! cache timeout

    There are a lot of settings to play with:

      nimbusadmin

    Links

  • top200tags

    Use the same tag cloud as mine on your site. . . First, a bit of history:

    I came across this 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-generatedtags, 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

    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

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

    Requirements for Nimbus

    • You need to have a license of Joomla Tags, or Nimbus won’t work nor make sense.
    • You need currently to have a way to define CRON on your server

    Notes:

    Nimbus, Joomulus is based on Roy Tanck's wp-cumulus http://www.roytanck.com, a wonderful Word Press 3D flash tag cloud plug-in.

    To be release at 14:00 GMT+1

  • joomla_cms

    I did optimize a bit my Joomla! homepage in the last few days. This has been achieved with

    • Enabling Joomla module caching in all 3rd party module where it was missing/ not implemented at all,
    • Starting to offload some assets (JavaScript) to faster hosting,

    Click read more to apply the same for your internet site.

    Use Joomla Module caching

    Not all 3rd party Joomla modules are using caching. This means that in worst case, some Joomla! modules may create way too much SQL queries. A way to reduce the load is to activate module caching. You’ll have to go through all 3rd party modules and check that they have in their administrator panel a setting to enable/disable cache.

    jooomla.enable.caching

    You’ll see that 90% of all modules (except official Joomla! modules which are able to deal with caching) are NOT supporting caching. We will change that now:

    For every module without cache, open the xml file at /modules/mod_xxxxxxx/mod_xxxxxxx.xml and add between <params> .. </params>

    <param name="cache" type="radio" default="0" label="Enable Cache" 
           description="Select whether to cache the content of this module">
     <option value="0">No</option>
     <option value="1">Yes</option>
    </param>

    Note that if <params> .. </params> do not exist, just add it like below

    <params>
     <param name="cache" type="radio" default="0" label="Enable Cache" 
           description="Select whether to cache the content of this module">
      <option value="0">No</option>
      <option value="1">Yes</option>
     </param>
    </params>

    Visit or reload the admin panel of that module and set the Enable Cache to Yes.Click Save/Apply at least once.

    Now the output of this module will be saved in /cache and only refresh when global Joomla cache timeout (900 seconds as default). Consider also contacting the author of the module so he can patch his code.

    Offload assets

    Offloading assets (JavaScript, static images, static files) can bring tremendous speed gains, at the cost of resolving more DNS name. Using this technique will help your Apache concentrate on php instead of streaming static data.

    Offload JavaScript

    When you look at Joomla! frontend source code, you will see that the JavaScript library mootols.js is 74kb big. Google is offering to host all major AJAX  libraries free of charge at http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlibs/documentation/ so why not profiting of their datacenter speed/bandwidth/response time?

    Now the dirty part, You can’t tell Joomla! not to include the mootols.js from /media/system/js/mootools.js at rendering time. We will have to patch the code of Joomla!

    open /libraries/joomla/html/html/behavior.php and search for

    if ($debug || $konkcheck) {
      JHTML::script('mootools-uncompressed.js', 'media/system/js/', false);
    } else {
     //JHTML::script('mootools.js', 'media/system/js/', false); // old Joomla code
     JHTML::script('mootools-yui-compressed.js', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/mootools/1.11/', false);
    }

    Joomla use mootools.js in version 1.11, don’t use the latest version (1.2.3) as most Joomla! plugin wont work (but your mileage may vary).

    To be continued

  • photowidget

    I am really happy to deliver this new Joomla! module. It also now support RSS of

    • Gallery2,
    • Smugmug,
    • Flickr,
    • Picasa.

    I did document everything in the WIKI. I still respond to private emails but try now to always create new entries in the WIKI as it help more users.

    Enjoy!

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    This extension will also be available at Joomla extensions in the Category Photo Channels

    Roy Tanck's Flickr Widget requires Flash Player 9 or better.

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    The module PhotoWidget has been totally rewritten using simplepie.org, a famous open source RSS parser, by the way Joomla!, Drupal, and a lot of open source projects use it natively.

    SimplePie is a very fast and easy-to-use class, written in PHP, that puts the 'simple' back into 'really simple syndication'. Flexible enough to suit beginners and veterans alike, SimplePie is focused on speed, ease of use, compatibility and standards compliance.

    Code is now:

    • Smaller,
    • Object oriented: it is funny how you always start to hack small project in php in a non object oriented way at the beginning :-)
    • More robust toward multiple RSS feeds.

    But it also contains some new interesting features! Below is an example of Photowidget ouput with a Smugmug RSS feed. Photowidget support: Picasa, Flickr, G2, and a lot of other RSS feeds.

    What’s new

    BUG:&160; by clicking on Smugmug/Picasa/Flickr thumbnail, it drive you to the correct gallery

    NEW: Code use SimplePie and no more my custom RSS parser, this mean more compatibility, speed, and quality of RSS parsing/caching.

    NEW: if you don’t like the flash output, you can now output pictures from an RSS feed in a full HTML badge manner. It will just fill the space you give in the module as seen below

    photowidgetSmugmugHTML

    NEW: Flickr thumbnail picture size can now be selected

    NEW: Picasa thumbnail picture size can now be selected

    photowidget-Picasa-Flickr.size

    NEW: You can copy this module&160; 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.

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    Resources

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

    The demo site is here http://demo2.waltercedric.com/ examples at the bottom of the page

    Download here and keep up to date with the download RSS Feed Icon
  • 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

  • Photowidget has been approved at Joomla Extension directory
    This is a small module for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to display a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, Gallery 2 or any RSS feed.

    This extension is now available at Joomla extensions in the Category Photo Channels



     

     



  • smugmugrandomAnother small module, highly customizable to display picture randomly from your Smugmug gallery is ready for prime time!

    This module displays Smugmug photos using lightbox, lightbox2 or shadowbox.

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    This extension has been submitted to the JED (Joomla! extensions) and can be found also under the category photo-channels.

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    It has the following settings

    smugmugrandom.settings

    And you can position using the power of Joomla! template anywhere in your page

    smugmugrandom.example

  • relatedThumbItems

    I convert the plugin RelatedArticles 2.0 (relatedArticles) into a module mod_related_thumb_items, an operation which was done in less than 15 minutes. This modules will give you more flexibility for the positioning of the articles list. For resuming:

    Plugin

    You can position the list before of after the article content.

    Module

    Endless possibilities only limited by your template, here are the possibilities for my template for example. You can place the list of related items at any position.

    module-positions

    Links

    Did I forget a killing features?  you have something to ask? use my forums

  • joomla_cms

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    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

  • joomla_cms

    Thanks to Skype web integration, making a button to show your online status has never been so easier.

    Attention, you will also

    • Somehow  loose some privacy as anybody will be able to call you/chat with you
    • Need to change your Skype privacy settings to show your status online learn more

    Create your html code Snippet by going to

     

     

    Note: the online generator always create call URL, if you want to allow only chat, just alter slightly
    the URL, exchange call with chat

    <script type="text/javascript" 
    src="http://download.skype.com/share/skypebuttons/js/skypeCheck.js">
    </
    script> <a href="skype:cedric.walter?call">
    <
    img src="http://mystatus.skype.com/bigclassic/cedric%2Ewalter"
    style="border: none;" width="182" height="44" alt="My status" />
    </
    a>
    1. Copy the code Snippet in an empty file in your Joomla! root. For the example, lets call it
      skypeme.html
    2. In the module manager, create a copy the module 'wrapper', rename the copy to 'skypeme' 
      (or whatever make sense for you)
    3. Edit the 'skypeme'  module settings,
    4. Under "Module Parameters", set the URL to http://yourjoomlasite/skypeme.html
    5. Publish the module

    If you need to support multiple Skype account, I recommend you to use one of the extensions at
    Joomla extension in online status category.

    You can see the result live at the bottom of my page.