Archive for the ‘Joomla’ Category

JQuery Joomla chat, adding online/offline and friendlist

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

As the title implies we’ve now added online/offline functionality and the ability to toggle the user list to show only friends or all members.... Read More

Facebook style chat with jQuery and Joomla

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

This time I’m going to go through the code for Paceville’s chat in a chronological order from the user’s point of view, as follows:... Read More

Lost Flirts – a Joomla 1.5 component from scratch

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Update: is now online to check out the interface go here.... Read More

Mailing with Joomla’s JMail

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I just finished implementing a cron job script that will email all people who’s the target of an activity in JomSocial’s activity stream.... Read More

Joomla! 1.5x Customization – Book review and general Joomla discussion

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I just went through the Joomla! 1.5x Customization book by Daniel Chapman, published by Packt Publishing. If you subscribe to this blog you will know that I’ve been working a lot with Joomla 1.5 recently and one of the basic questions I asked myself before I started reading it was would it have made me do anything different if I had read it before I began my massive re/deconstruction job?... Read More

Image manipulation and watermarking in PHP with GD2

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Update: The following code is now using the HTML5 XHR upload capabilities instead of the Flash uploader, you might want to check that out.... Read More

Search Engine Friendly urls in Joomla

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I just realized how to accomplish SEF urls in Joomla, first go Global Configuration -> Site and set all the SEO radio buttons to Yes.... Read More

Hijacking controllers and views in Joomla

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Through our plgCommunityExt class what was described in the first article in this series it’s very easy to use controllers and views anywhere you like.... Read More

Hardening the Joomla hacks

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I’m wrapping up the Joomla work here so it’s time to talk a bit about security. There are two main issues, sanitizing GET and POST and making sure people who are not supposed to call certain methods can’t do so. ... Read More

Adding custom columns/fields to Joomla article, section and user

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

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