Once in a while users come across a blank screen on the public side of their website. Rarely they may have the same experience on some administrator console pages.
While this could be a bug introduced by the latest extension update, it actually is most likely an issue with the external library that is necessary for most of our extensions to work.
After installing any of the Simplify Your Web extensions (or after moving the site to a different server with different settings), some users may experience issues with the extension's HTML output. No matter the setup, the output does not look anything like any of the demos or screenshots that the user has seen...
Feelings of disappointment occur (it should work from the start, right?). What is really happening?
This tutorial will help you diagnose the issue (or confirm it) and guide you to help you fix it.
After installing an extension, no matter what parameters you have set, the output does not come out right on the public site. Elements don't change appearance or may not be stylized at all.
What is happening?
It's been reported a few times that suddenly, after an update, fatal errors or Class not found errors can occur when accessing an extension or a page hosting a Simplify Your Web extension.
Although a major issue (since it may crash the site on some pages), it is easily fixable.
No matter how flexible an extension is, there always comes a time where, now that the functionality is in place, the output is not quite an exact match to the original design.
There are many ways to overcome design issues in Joomla, all mostly involving overrides. When the layout is considerably different, a template override may be in order but for simple changes (like the color of a title for instance), additional CSS code may just be the way to go.
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.