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The term plug-in may refer to any of the following. [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in]

  • Com_joomlacloud under heavy development

    I am currently refactoring my whole PHP code, interfaces, abstract classes, default implementations, factories and a lot of tricks in code will  make joomlacloud maybe the  more advanced  PHP code I've ever written.
    Concepts are emerging, code is lot less hard coded than 20 lines of PHP (which may also work well)

    • Scanner is responsible for returning a subset of data: can be the whole site, the current article etc...many implementations can be used and or created
    • Analyzer is responsible for analyzing words and take them or not into account: based on length, dictionary etc...
    • Limiter is responsible for limiting size of collection: the top 20, only the first 100 words, sorting etc...many implementations can be used and or created
    • Tokennizer is the process of transforming a list of words into a list of token, etc...many implementations can be used and or created
    • Plugins are responsible on how the list of words are written or displayed, .etc...many implementations can be used and or created
    • Caching factories to save mips on the server...

    This make the code more complex to develop but also a lot  more easy to read or extends...

  • Releasing soon AkoComment 2.2.5

    Finally I will soon release Akocomment 2.2.5 (the one which is working on my homepage) with comment tracking among other new functionalities...

    Please use the tracker at sourceforge and give me (us) ideas of what kind of functionalities You want to see in it. If You want to avoid the hassle of creating an account or do not know how to, You can also use this thread to submit ideas as comments.

    My ideas Are:

    1Since
    • Hashcash is not intrusive, user has nothing to do to enter a comment (the cryptographic anti spammer check occur in the background)
    • SecurityImages use captcha, and so force user to enter character he has read in an image
    I was thinking since a long time of using a 3rd party authority with is more smarter than me in oder to determine if the comment is a real spam, and I found this:
    Akismet Automatic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again. When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down. With Akismet, you're always protected up-to-the-second from the latest dirty tricks of spammers. There's no maintenance, no upgrading, no hassle.
    This work as webservice, so code changes are minimal and quite easy to do
    2A Plugin system to allow extensions more easily (Plugin can be registered in a linked list or similar) at runtime

    Get inspiration from existing commenting systems, or simply be creative!
    Please submit ideas fast! I will then assign priority them in the tracker
  • Add2Home 1.7.5 for J2.5 / J3.0 / J3.1 Released

    This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.7.5 correct 1 bugs for Joomla 2.5 /3.0 / 3.1. 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.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2013.08.17 – v2.0.8 of Add To Home Screen

    NEW iOS 7  Support
    NEW Improved CSS
    NEW new installer build and packaged with my Joomla RAD packager (GitHub)
    Bug Portuguese translation correction

    See in action on your iOS device at  http://demo-joomla-2.5.waltercedric.com or http://demo-joomla-3.0.waltercedric.com/

  • Ajax enabled OpenComment online video

    I took the time to work 3 hours on OpenComment, and I made some impressive progress...
    • I am able to understand xajax development and error messages faster now
    • Nearly all basic functions are AJAX enable: rating, admin function, publishing, sorting, filtering etc...
    • I have start to refactore the code and clean out dead and bad code,
    • I am able to use some basic Joomla library (while not being in a Joomla session).
    And in order to thank You all for Your patience, I have create a FLASH movie with WINK

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

    Carbon Viewlet being too expensive: 200$ right now for my usage but if someone has a licence to offer me ;-)

    The video is  here GO for OpenComment video  (a little bit rough for 300kB, but the WOW effect should be here)

    • All operation are done WITHOUT reloading the whole page,
    • This thing is lightning fast
    • The AJAX library has reduce the code of at least 30% (no more form, no submit, no code to compute redirect url etc...)
    BUT
    • Dont ask for a release date, it will be ready when it is ready!
    • Adding security and reviewing code has to be done, I dont want to let hackers missuse the system.
    • The PHP code is commited to Joomla forge,
    • The PHP code is right now still joomla 1.0.9 compatible, I think I need less than a day to migrate code to Joomla 1.5 API
    • No installer or complete admin panel (70%) right now, will be done at the end.
    • Contact me if You want to help.
    more news soon....ENJOY
  • Akismet4Joomla 1.5.1 for Joomla 1.5

     

    How Akismet work?
    When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down.
    Read Akismet site for more details

    What does this plugin do?
    This Joomla! component is UNUSABLE alone: other components HAVE TO USE IT. Consider this component as a Framework. It help other developers integrate Akismet in their code. This component is simply a bridge, hiding Akismet details and providing an unified way to use Akismet in Joomla 3rd party component code.

    NEW: Slider administrator panel.
    NEW: Native Joomla! 1.5 plugin, no need to install in legacy mode.

    NEW: Checking now the validity of your Akismet key, see screenshot below

    Akismet4Joomla now checking Akismet keys
    NEW: check for proper operations, test individually comments, see screenshot below
    akismet4joomla.1.5.1.testing.comments.gif

    NEW:Fully translated, including manuals, help and troubleshootings

    NEW
    : New API more like in Joomla! 1.5, but the old one is still working

    require_once (_JOOMLA_AKISMET_ADMIN_BASE . '/akismetJoomlaAPI.php');
    $JoomlaAkismetAPI = JoomlaAkismetAPI::getJoomlaAkismetAPI();
    $JoomlaAkismetAPI->isKeyValid("123456789");


    NEW: Using Akismet PHP 5 engine version 0.4 (author Alex Potsides http://www.achingbrain.net/)

    • Performance - changed HTTP version from 1.1 to 1.0 (with thanks to Jan De Poorter).
    • Performance - No longer issues a separate HTTP request to check validity of the API key with every instantiation.
    • Added a new public method 'isKeyValid' to manually check validity of the API key passed to the constructor.
    • The method 'isCommentSpam' (rather than the constructor) will now throw an exception if the API key is invalid.
    • Tidied up internal structure a bit.

    Go to my download section to grab it
  • Askimet for Joomla!

    Askimet is a service hosted at www.askimet.com which use traind bayesian filters and other measure to categorize comments as spam or not spam. User can find  the Akismet plug-in for WordPress or one of the third party Akismet implementations

    What is bad  is that there is currently no Joomla! implementation for Askimet, until now! I will deliver shortly a new component, which act  one more time as a framework, and let 3rd party components integrate Askimet in their code. OpenComment will be the first Joomla! plugin to use that new possibility!

    Askimet statistics:

    • 543,878,439 spams caught so far
    • 1,544,713 so far today
    • 94% of all comments are spam
  • Askimet4Joomla! released

    This is the component  which integrate Askimet for Joomla!

    This component wouldn't exist without these developer, as I use their portable PHP engine:
    How it work?
    When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down.
    Read Akismet site for more details

    What does this component do?

    This Joomla! component is UNUSABLE alone: other components HAVE TO USE IT. Consider this component as a Framework. It help other developers integrate Akismet  in their code. OpenComment will be the first component to use it.

    Extract for Askimet FAQ

    How can I support Akismet?

    You might consider buying a pro-blogger license for $5/mo. If you would like to participate in the development of the GPL Akismet WordPress plugin or discuss adapting the Akismet API for a different platform, join the Spam Stopper mailing list and introduce yourself and your ideas. The more the merrier. :)

    Warranty
    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    A GNU-GPL release

    Download it in my download section.


  • Beta version of OpenComment


    Please Note:
    • Opencomment Betado not migrate previous akocomment entries, it use its own mysql tables. But he final version will.
    • Do not use in production, it shall not break anything but we never know ;-)
    • Opencomment Beta do not require captcha (com_SecurityImages) [www.captcha.net], since it use a derivative of com_Hashcash [www.hashcash.org]. Robots or Bots can't submit entries wihtout parsing the form and sending at each request a valid serverTicket and articleTicket. Both have timeout and are encrypted to avoid replaying attacks. If somehow it wont be enough, I am currently polishing the integration of  com_SecurityImages and may also release com_askimet[Askimet]

    Install:
    You need to install the component com_opencomment3.0.0beta.zip AND mos_opencomment3.0.0beta.zip. You can download them OpenComment Installation, all beta version will be available there. based on your finding, I will increase the patch number: 3.0.1, 3.0.2 and so on...

    Bugs & change requests:
    Please report them in the forums: OpenComment Bugtracker and Feature Requests

    Know Bugs:
    • Not all translations are  done, a lot of fix texts are still in  code.
  • captcha for com_contact component

    I have receive 3 email yesterday asking me how to integrate com_securityimages into the contact section

    just wondering how you have implemented the CAPtcha for this contact us form, i mean the integration of your wonderful component with the com_contact or the joomla/mambo contact us page...

    thanks for the compliments I always appreciate  :-)

    Some remarqs:
    • com_contact is a core component of Mambo/Joomla
    • com_contact has no extension mechanism, no way till today to plug code on the fly -> I must add 8 lines of ly code in a portion of code manually. I am doing this for You, and publish the latest Joomla version at joomlaforge
    • I have never tried to deinstall com_contact, (You can try if you want), and use the installer to install my modified version, I personnally prefer using FTP and overwrite files at the right place...since I am a developer I feel I have more control

    Download: com_contact HERE(choose the right version for You Joomla install) and overwrite file on your server


  • cedTag 2.5.3 for J2.5 Released

    cedTag

    CedTag  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:  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:  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!

  • cedTag 2.5.5 for J2.5 Released

    cedTag4

    CedTag  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  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

     

    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  and PSR-1 CodeSniffer rules in my day to day development.
    BUG:  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!

  • cedTag 2.6.0 for J2.5 released for Joomla 2.5

    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!

     

    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: 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  /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

     

    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

     

    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"

  • cedTag 2.6.1 for J2.5 released for Joomla 2.5

     

    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  (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  “Clear All” button in   “TERM MANAGER” to remove all Tags and all

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

  • cedTag 2.6.2 for J2.5 released for Joomla 2.5

    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

     

    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!

  • CedTag BETA 2.5.0 for J2.5 Released

    cedTags_for_joomla

    cedTag  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/

     

  • cedThumbnails 2.5.5 for J2.5 Released

    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

  • com_HashCash 1.2.0 released

    Whats new:
    • A Real Admin panel
    • New: Text editor for modifying  the language file,
    • New: Huge manual with screenshots on how to activate hashcash for Your homepage
    • A more complete About menu with credits and links
    • New: Check latest version link to easily check if You have the latest code
    • A more robust and Object Oriented approach

    Note this component still require You to install com_log4php before!

    Download HEREor at Joomla forge

    I will make a break, 1 or 2 days but will then concentrate on polishing com_jommlacloud !!!

    {mosgoogle center}

  • com_log4php v1.1.0 released


    Whats new:
    • A Real Admin panel
    • Text editor for modifying  the log4php configuration file,
    • Huge Documentation
    • About menu
    • Check latest version link to easily check if You have the latest code

    Download HEREor at Joomla forge

    {mosgoogle center}

  • com_opencomment 3.0.0 Head

    You can see here the state of com_opencomment cvs HEAD after a coding marathon...

    Dont be so enthousiast, there is some nasty bugs in it...and not all functionalities are in place (email, rating) but the opencommentbot is more than finished...

    The feature show/hide a la Phil Taylor (many request) is working but do not forget that it use a trick: it only change wih javascript the visibility of a DIV element -> the user is still loading all comments and the page is still as heavy as before, the only win is that the user do not get disturb by the number of comments...

    Concerning existing comments, no worry, I will provide during the install scripts to rename, alter the akocomment tables.

    New functionnalities are what You see in the picture +
    //below are settings with still no panel entries
    $opencomment_allowcommenttracking = "1";
    $opencomment_allowrevisiontracking = "0";
    $opencomment_textAreaSize = "8";
    $opencomment_textAreaWidth = "75%";
    //0 beside textarea
    //1 below toolbar
    //2 below textarea
    $opencomment_smiley_position = "0";
    $opencomment_smiley_perLine = "3";
    //mail sent to user as html or txt?
    $opencomment_templateAs = "html";

    //show unhide link in each comment footer
    $opencomment_commentRating = "1";
    $opencomment_commentPermalink = "1";
    $opencomment_commentDisplayRate = "1";
    $opencomment_commentEmailIt = "1";

    Code is in CVS, any help or support as always is appreciated ;-)

  • com_securityimages 3.0.0rc2

    Has been released at Joomla Forge, see details here

    It is also rnning on my homepage so it is a pretty stable version ;-) tested against akcomment, akobook, contact

    Securityimages 3.0.0rc2

    • new: Logged in Users No/Yes Switch off the system for logged in users? 
    • new: new plugin HNCapctha which create beautiful captcha  (as seen on my site)
    • new: better localization of installation 
    • new: A system class detector which detect GD library and help users 
    • new: add 3 more fonts 
    • bug: reverse logic for displaying reload, sound button 
    • new start sound support, not active in this release. 
    • new better admin panel with screenshots of possible captcha and securityimage virtual box
    • Refactoring:
      - OO improvments: 8 new classes, DAO, move common setting to general tabs
      - move fonts to root of components/com_securityimages so they can be share among plugins
  • Content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 to embed Freemind Mind Map in your articles

    joomla

    I offer You now a new plug-in for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to display any Freemind Mind Map using a fancy Flash applet in article content.

    You can put anywhere in your article the following keywords {freemind uri= width= height=}

    freemind.example2 This Joomla! plugin use Freemind Flash Browser: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Flash_browser

     

    You can see the flash browser in action (full screen) here

    Usage

    All these parameters are mandatory,uri has to be a path to a local free mind map file.

    examples:
    • {freemind uri=images/stories/maps/mymap.mm width=400 height=400}      mymap.mm being in images/stories/maps/
    • {freemind uri=mymap.mm width=400 height=400}    mymap.mm being in root folder of Joomla!

    Administrator panel

    Freemind content plugin come with a full range of settings to change the output according to your taste.

     

    Features

  • Native Joomla! 1.5 plugin,
  • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
  • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
  • Approved at Joomla Extension JED, (soon)
  • GPL v3.0,
  • Non commercial. and free forever

    Limitations

    Freemind map (*.mm) have to be on your host, you can not display currently remote mind map, or uri starting with http://

    Links

  • Download section back online

    The new Download section with all previous downloads is now available, use the top menu or the link in the main menu of this site.

    I have delete the old site (powered by Joomla 1.0.15) after 4 years of good usage. The new Joomla 1.5.x site you are currently reading is still by far not fully configured, nor tuned for performances (even if I know use APC cache and memory instead of file based cache strategy).

    I will continue support for Joomla! 1.X, but I will try to put more and more functionnalities into Joomla! 1.5 components.

    By clicking read more, you'll also be able to view the number of downloads you have done in the last past 4 years.

    Rank Filename Downloads
    1 SecurityImages 4.1.2 34244
    2 com_securityimages 4.2.3 17372
    3 OpenComment 3.0.21 11352
    4 component Hashcash 1.2.2 6358
    5 AkoCommentPlus1.1.7 new install 5569
    6 AkocommentPlus 1.1.7 fresh install 5472
    7 akocommentbot 2.0.2 5326
    8 JoomlaCloud 1.0.2 5161
    9 com_securityimages 4.2.0 5053
    10 JoomlaPatches for Joomla 1.0.13 for securityimages 4.x only 5036
    11 SecurityImages 3.0.8 4906
    12 Joomla 1.0.12 patches for SecurityImages 4.x 4753
    13 Akobookplus 2.0.4 for securityimages < 4.X 3946
    14 module joomlacloud 1.0.1 3838
    15 SecurityImages 3.0.7 3809
    16 opencomment 3.0.30 3643
    17 JoomlaPatches for Joomla 1.0.11 for securityimages 4.1.0 only 3132
    18 mosSociable 3018
    19 Patch or Joomla 1.0.11 v1.0.2 for securityimages 3.x 2747
    20 Module latest comments 1.0.0 2704
    21 AkoBookPlus 2.0.6 for securityimages >= 4.X 2286
    22 Askimet4joomla v1.1.0 1943
    23 component log4php 1.1.0 1768
    24 module_rssfriends 1.0.0 1766
    25 Patch for Joomla 1.0.8 v1.0.1 1648
    26 Steve Ballmer monkey dance 1417
    27 open source support 1.0.0 1216
    28 Monkey Dance or Microsoft developer developer developer 1199
    29 Kyosho Caliber 30 1096
    30 jm_sitemap component 1050
    31 Joomla 1.0.12 patches for SecurityImages 3.x 1038
    32 Thunder Tiger Raptor 60 1035
    33 Joomla patches1.0.9 to 1.0.10 with securityimages 1015
    34 Akobookplus 2.2.0 for securityimages < 4.X 1000
    35 Robbe Moskito XXL 957
    36 Gensmantel Heaven micro helicopter 942
    37 Thunder Tiger EK4 S2 885
    38 Futaba FF9 879
    39 Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 v2 835
    40 Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 v2 817
    41 Caliber 30 Exploded diagrans views 812
    42 geshi 1.0.7 for Mambo 806
    43 Joomla patches1.0.8 to 1.0.9 with securityimages 761
    44 XAJAX System Mambot For Joomla v0.2.zip 635
    45 Eclipse workspace with Mambo 608
    46 Futaba Gy401 gyroscope 549
    47 SecurityImages 3.0.3 465
    48 com_akismet1.5.0 196
    49 module_rssfriends1.5.0 for Joomla 1.5 178
    50 JoomlaPatches for Joomla 1.0.14 for securityimages 4.x only 174
  • Experience OpenComment live on demo.waltercedric.com


    You can play with OpenComment 3.0.0alpha on
    demo.waltercedric.com

    The code wont be release now, mainly because:
    • I am still hardening code,
    • Admin panel is not finished, maybe it will also use AJAX
    • Installation scripts are not up to date,
    • SecurityImage not working: I am still working on the plugin system.
    • Migration scripts are not ready (existing but not wrapped in a PHP friendly page)
    I did not deploy OpenComment manually to stress You all, but more to show what the status is. I will put the latest code there each week.

    How can You speed up this release?
    By providing help with your feedback, testing, coding....

  • git-branch-renamer-maven-plugin

    When working with many feature/release/bugix/hotfix branches, it is a bad idea to start changing the pom version as this will create merge conflicts using pull request. this plugin allow you to keep in ALL branches the same pom version for all your projects, for example MASTER-SNAPSHOT the version will be derived from branch name automagically :-)

    You may want to read more first these 2 short articles

    git-branch-renamer-maven-plugin allow you to keep in ALL branches the same pom version for all your projects: for example MASTER-SNAPSHOT and never change it again.

    the project version will be derived from branch name automatically when running in your continuous integration server.

    branch name feature/xxxx

    • <version>xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (default)
    • <version>xxxx</version> (release = true)
    • <version>0-xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (forceNumericalVersion = true)
    • <version>feature-xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (filterOutBranchQualifier = false)

    The project is hosted at Github https://github.com/cedricwalter/git-branch-renamer-maven-plugin 

  • Guest Book Akobook 5.1.2 for Joomla 1.5

    Modified version of the great Akobook, this version now protect JOOMLA Guest Book entry from
    spammers using recaptcha or securityimages 5 and run natively in Joomla! 1.5

     akobook_5_1_2

    BUG: When using SecurityImages in AkobookPlus, it shows a label called SECURITYIMAGES_LABEL. Looks like a missing variable.
    missing keys in all languages except english

    BUG: admin comment form was not able to add smiley as the form name was misspelled in HTML code

    NEW: fully XHTML compliance, for both front end and back end panel, validated with CSE HTML validations and W3C online validations service
    valid.xhtml akobookIsXHTMLCompliant

    NEW: E_STRICT for PHP reporting errors, so code fully portable and wont generated silent error in logs.

    NEW: fully localized including java script popup

    NEW: start of selenium test suite to ensure quality of future release

    BUG: unable to edit language files, and misleading error message  was displayed

    Your css file is /components/com_simpleboard/forum.css
    You need to chmod this to 766 in order for the config to be updated

    BUG: paging through items in admin panel was not working

    BUG: missing translation entries in foreign languages (but not translated)

    NOTE: Akobook do not delete existing table -> this is a feature that allow you to safely update akobook without having to backup of your table.

    akobookPlus Download HERE