16Sep2019

Update old jQuery scripts for compatibility with jQuery 3

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First published June 23, 2016
22052 hits -

jQuery v3 is the lightest, fastest version of jQuery to date, removing support to IE6-8 (like the previous 2.x branch).

The upcoming Joomla v4 will come packaged with jQuery without Migrate. If you are planning on using jQuery a little bit longer, now is the time to check your scripts.

Old scripts built for earlier versions of jQuery may 'break' with jQuery v3, but thankfully, the jQuery team has provided an updated version of the Migrate plugin to help identify compatibility issues.

28Jun2019

Edit contacts on a live Joomla site with Trombinoscope Contacts Pro

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First published June 28, 2019
391 hits - No rating

Trombinoscope Contacts Pro v3.0 introduced a major feature that is missing in Joomla core: the edition of contacts outside the administration console. The extension proposes a solution and to ensure the data is properly secure, there are a few steps to follow.

26Jun2019

Add your own information types in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published January 13, 2017
1700 hits -
Required:
Latest News Enhanced Pro module Latest News Enhanced Pro v2.5+
or Latest News Enhanced Pro component Latest News Enhanced Pro v4.6+
MyDetails plugin MyDetails

It is possible to add custom information for each individual item in Latest News Enhanced Pro, on top of the detailed information you can already show.

In order to do that, we can take advantage of 2 of the hooks (events) available in the extension.

First, we need to be able to add the field type in the list of fields available for output and second, we need to set how the output will present itself for each item.

With this tutorial, you will be able to add:

  • a field type that can render an article or K2 item title,
  • a field type that outputs a link,
  • a field type that outputs the meta description of an article or K2 item, if available,
  • a field type that can query a database table for getting a specific value,
  • the Gravatar of the author (version for LNEP v4.6+ only).
  • New the length of a YouTube video when the head type is a YouTube video (version for LNEP v4.9+ only).

25May2019

Unleash the power of custom fields in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published May 25, 2019
319 hits - No rating

The addition of custom fields in the core of Joomla! 3.7 opened an era of new possibilities. Articles, for instance, can now contain data that only third-party extensions or hacks could provide.

Latest News Enhanced Pro, which is based on data available in the Joomla Content component, is taking advantage of custom fields by offering options that were not available before. You have now access to additional data to show image, title, text introduction, link and even data stored thanks to third-party custom fields!

21Mar2019

Add a zoom effect to the slideshow smooth transitions

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First published March 20, 2019
686 hits - No rating

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.

14Feb2019

Show contact pictures in Smart Search results

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First published August 12, 2015
4025 hits - No rating
Required:
Trombinoscope Extended Trombinoscope Contacts Pro v2.2.1 and over

Search queries return data that has no specific formatting, no matter the kind of data that is returned. Thankfully, the smart search component allows template overrides when it comes to the results' output. Coupled with Trombinoscope Extended, it is possible to show specific contact data in the smart search results... picture included.

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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.