Sat30Mar2019

Understanding the use of Bootstrap compatibility mode in Simplify Your Web extensions

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First published March 30, 2019
153 hits - No rating

Joomla! 3 is packaged with Bootstrap 2.3.2, which is the latest Bootstrap 2 version ever released.
Simplify Your Web extensions, ever since the beginnings of Joomla 3, have been using the version of Bootstrap included with the Joomla core.
Although all versions of Joomla 3, for the sake of compatibility, remain on Bootstrap 2, more and more templates have evolved and moved on to use Bootstrap 3 or the latest Bootstrap 4.

Fri04May2018

Joomla, jQuery and PCI compliance

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First published May 04, 2018
1344 hits - No rating

PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of security standards that websites have to follow in order to be able to process credit card transactions.

Generally, a third-party security assessor conducts the tests and generates a PCI compliance report, examining the physical infrastructure of the website, its access and potential code vulnerabilities.

The Joomla! platform is more secure than ever but third-party extensions and vendors may still have code issues that may need to be addressed.

Mon19Feb2018

Improving page load speed in SimplifyYourWeb extensions

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First published February 17, 2018
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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
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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
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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
1804 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
1449 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.