Mon15Apr2019

Troubleshoot missing tabs or parameters in module (administration)

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First published April 15, 2019
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If you are missing parameters in any of the modules created by Simplify Your Web (in the Joomla administrator console), you may be a victim of conflicts caused by colliding extensions.

It has been brought to my attention that, for instance, the Power Admin component causes issues, from the what-seems-to-be-harmless option: Enhance module position chooser.

This option, which replaces the module position field with its own, actually uses javascript that may conflict with the scripts used by the Code Mirror editor, packaged with Joomla.

Simplify Your Web modules use that editor to allow users to enter CSS or scripts into their parameters.
The symptom is easy to spot: check the last option visible in the module; it will probably be a CSS override field.

So far, the only workaround is to disable the Power Admin enhancement option. Hopefully, this will be fixed by the developers of Power Admin in the near future.

Be aware of extensions that modify Joomla's standard behaviors in the administrator console. They are great in making your life easier (and I really recommend them), but they can break other extensions in the process.

Thu21Mar2019

Add a zoom effect to the slideshow smooth transitions

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First published March 20, 2019
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The Truly Responsive Slides extension has smooth transitions out-of-the-box when switching between slides. It is possible to add even more emphasis on those transitions by adding a zoom effect. This is what this short tutorial will demonstrate.

Tue22Jan2019

Enable third-party custom fields in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published January 21, 2019
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It is possible to show a lot of information alongside articles when creating blogs or module instances with Latest News Enhanced Pro for Joomla. An exhaustive list of the Joomla core custom fields is supported out-of-the-box but you may want to use data that was made available by third-party custom fields.

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can extend Latest News Enhanced Pro with the must-have custom fields created by Tassos (tassos.gr).

Mon15Oct2018

Expand/collapse menu items with children in Joomla's Protostar template

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First published October 15, 2018
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I have recently tried to make the documentation menus on the Simplify Your Web website a little more 'user friendly'.

One element that was particularly missing was the possibility to see sub-menu items of parent menu items without the need to refresh the pages. At the same time, I wanted to make sure visitors of the site were aware there was more to see under certain items...

This tutorial will show you how I proceeded and how you can do it too.

Sun05Aug2018

Create a slideshow of pictures for the contact view

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First published August 04, 2018
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With Trombinoscope Contacts Pro v2.11, it is now possible to show a different picture than the standard contact picture in the contact views created by the extension (for users of Joomla 3.7 and over). Not only that, it is also possible to show several pictures that will automatically display as a slideshow. This tutorial will teach you on how you can easily do just that.

Sun04Mar2018

Setting up jQuery Easy Profiles: use cases

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First published March 03, 2018
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jQuery Easy Profiles is jQuery Easy's pro version. This article will show you how you can configure jQuery Easy Profiles v2.2 (and over) to fit your needs.

Sat17Feb2018

Troubleshoot linking to contacts in Trombinoscope Contacts

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First published February 08, 2018
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Depending on your Joomla configuration, when linking contacts in Trombinoscope Contacts free or pro to a contact view, those links may result in a 404 error or even open an un-rendered page. Usually, this happens when the contacts have no menu item to 'fall' into.

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This set of articles have been created in order to increase people's awareness about the Simplify Your Web products.
It is aiming to show how those products can be used and point out not-so-well-known functionality.