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Loading scripts and the use of the 'defer' attribute with jQuery Easy Profiles

First published July 27, 2022
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In Joomla, scripts are added to the <head> tag on a page.

When the browser's HTML parser finds the <script> tag, it downloads the script and executes it. After the task is done, it goes on and parses the remaining HTML.


Troubleshoot: the extension works fine on my test server, not on my live server

First published October 25, 2022
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This usually happens when servers have different configurations. Most issues I have encountered so far were related to the difference in folder/file permissions being more restrictive on the live server.

A utility like Admin Tools from Akeeba can help sort these problems out.

In the end, if styles don't seem to get applied, check Troubleshoot missing styles and scripts (access permissions errors).


Adding third party custom field support to Trombinoscope Contacts Pro

First published August 13, 2020
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In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can add and use a third party custom field to better handle contact phone numbers. Trombinoscope Contacts Pro supports all standard custom fields out-of-the box and since version 4.2 you can also specify which third party fields you want to make available in your designs.


Using custom fields to select items in Simplify Your Web extensions

First published December 11, 2021
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Simplify Your Web extensions have a very extensive array of options when it comes to selecting articles, contacts or weblinks, so you can really target a specific set of items to present to the visitors of your sites. I have just added to the list of filters the possibility to use custom fields as selectors.


Use jQuery Easy to: load libraries from the cloud

First published October 20, 2021
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One basic reason you would install jQuery Easy would be to load jQuery and/or Bootstrap libraries from the internet, through a CDN (or Content Delivery Network). That has the advantage to load libraries that are not necessarily available in the version of Joomla you are using from an outsourced server that is optimized to deliver them.


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.