Joomla 1.5

Retrieving Plugin, Module, Component and Template Parameters

Since the release of Joomla 1.5, developers can enable users to configure extensions using parameters. While the possibility of being able to do this is great, it is often a chore to keep track of the code needed to access one of these parameters. Therefor, in this blog I will present an overview of the More

Joomla 1.6 Template Styles and Microsites

A new feature in Joomla 1.6 is ‘Template Styles‘. Joomla.org describes this new features as: “On occasion, you want a slightly different look to one page or a handful of pages on the site. Previously, this might mean coding a completely different template. Now, with template styles, you can easily create minor template variations, which More

Upgrading a Joomla 1.5 Module to Joomla 1.6

With more Joomla 1.6 templates coming out each day, some of the modules you are currently using with Joomla 1.5 might not work with them. Upgrading a module doesn’t have to be a lot of work though. I’ll explain the steps needed to get your module working with Joomla 1.6 in no time! Language Files More

Why CSS Should Be Loaded Before JS

Last week I’ve spent countless hours debugging a problem with a piece of Javascript code. The solution was ridiculously simple, but to my big surprise I couldn’t find any sources on the internet documenting it: load your CSS files before your JS files. Let’s discuss some details. It looks better During the loading of your More

Using Optgroup in a Selectbox

To give your user a better browsing experience, you could use so called ‘optgroups’ to seperate groups of options in a select list for your forms. The optgroup element is defined by w3.org as “[it] allows authors to group choices logically. This is particularly helpful when the user must choose from a long list of More

Joomla 1.6 vs Joomla 1.5: By The Numbers

A couple weeks ago, Joomla 1.6 beta 4 was released. Joomla 1.6 offers many great new features and improvements, which have been covered at length by other websites and blogs. What makes this blog unique is that it focuses on the very core of Joomla: it’s code base. To analyze the code bases of Joomla More