• The Joomla module title and a little misconception

    Once in a while, I am asked specific questions about modules. The user thinks there are problems with the module while the issues are actually template related. Those questions come from a confusion t...
  • Add an icon or an image to the 'read more' link in Latest News Enhanced

    Your website's design may require a detail that is not available in the Latest News Enhanced (free and pro) Joomla! extensions. You want to show a link of type Read More but the label is not enough, y...
  • You can create a testimonials section with Trombinoscope Contacts

    In just a few steps you can setup a 'testimonials' section on your Joomla website.
Mon19Feb2018

Improving page load speed in SimplifyYourWeb extensions

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First published February 17, 2018
68 hits -

The extensions created by SimplifyYourWeb offer a wide number of options that allow you to increase page load performance. At times, I realize that these options are not always taken advantage of. Here is an exhaustive look at those advanced parameters and what they can do to help.

Thu18Jan2018

Google reCaptcha v2 for Joomla 2.5

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First published January 17, 2018
585 hits - No rating

Joomla! 2.5 support ended December 31, 2014 (the latest official release is 2.5.28). Although this was more than 3 years ago, many sites have not yet migrated to Joomla! 3 (find reasons why you should migrate here).

Many of those sites use the Google reCaptcha v1 widget. Google will turn off reCAPTCHA v1 on March 31, 2018. Therefore, any call to the v1 API will not work after March 31, 2018 and forms will fail.

Mon11Dec2017

The Joomla module title and a little misconception

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First published November 28, 2017
156 hits -

Once in a while, I am asked specific questions about modules. The user thinks there are problems with the module while the issues are actually template related. Those questions come from a confusion that is originated by the way module parameters are presented to the user in the Joomla console.

Wed17Jan2018

Troubleshoot (custom) field rendering on a live Joomla website

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First published June 13, 2017
735 hits - No rating

Starting with Joomla 3.7, custom fields have given websites the ability to add fields to contact forms. While the rendering of those fields looks alright in the administration console, you may end up, in the live part of the site (or frontend), with unexpected outputs (radio buttons not skinned, lists not showing…).

Wed17Jan2018

Introducing the picture background theme for Trombinoscope Contacts

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First published April 13, 2017
770 hits - No rating

There is a new kid on the block and this is one that is aimed to take advantage of the new picture background feature introduced in the Trombinoscope view and the module of Trombinoscope Contacts (free and pro).

Show a background image (a default image, the contact itself or any media custom field in Joomla! 3.7) behind any contact picture and make the contact cards more attractive and colorful.

Wed17Jan2018

Beware of template overrides

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First published March 29, 2016
1426 hits - No rating

There is a great feature that comes with Joomla! : the ability to override components, modules, layouts or even plugin outputs.

While this is wonderful for adding your own code snippets into the core components or other extensions found in the Joomla! Extensions Directory, the convenience and flexibility of it slowly becomes a burden overtime.

Thu29Oct2015

There is an alternative to code jQuery library calls into a Joomla! template or into the Joomla! core. Nowadays, there is a pletora of jQuery plugins available in the Joomla! Extensions Directory that can help ease the process.