Tag: joomla

Joomla Module to Display a Diaspora Share Button

I’ve just uploaded a joomla 1.5 module to display a share to diaspora button.

The module automatically takes the url of the page, the page title and the introtext and sends it to the users diaspora stream and shares it with their frineds.

I added a parameter to limit the number of chars sent, as I only use the readmore on blog posts and rarely add them to standard articles so posting a full article to your stream could be a bit too much.

Plugin and 1.7 version is on the way soon…

Demo here

Download here

xxxxxx – Update – xxxxxx

Joomla 1.6/1.7 module is ready

Download here

How to stop xmap showing your homepage as /home

I only realised a few days ago as I looked into someone elses site that the standard url on an xmap sitemap for the homepage is /home

Both this and the standard / urls exist and it can lead to problems when getting indexed.

Here’s how to sort it out…


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Joomla Custom Code Module, Plus Override Page Title & Meta Tags

I have just created the custom html plus module to be able to add text to a component view and override the page title, meta description and meta keywords. I also added the functionality to add extra css and general code to the head section.

Normally there is no option in a menu item to add a description. With this module and a simple template override you can add introtext, footer text or text anywhere in the component and override the page meta tags and title.

You can read the full description on the download page.


Joomla Estate Agency Xmap Plugin Updated

The xmap plugin for Joomla Estate Agency (JEA) has now been updated to stop duplicated properties with buying and selling menu items.

It can now be found on the JED {removed as it is 1.5 only}. Please give it a vote {try, I dare you} so it rises above the older module which produces the wrong urls!

Download avaliable here

Easily Upgrade Joomla and Automatically Import Content from J1.5

Today I was looking into moving our company blog to a new joomla 1.6 test site so I could experiment with a bit of HTML5

Due to the structual differences between 1.5 and 1.6, there is no option to import data from the backup of an old site like it was when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

As I don’t like to spend my weekends copying and pasting hundreds of articles for my own experiment whilst not getting paid, I went on the hunt for someone who has already created a solution, and found it!

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yrno Module Updated for Joomla 1.6

Just a quick note to say that the yr.no module has just been updated to add joomla 1.6 configuration parameters.

I’m still testing it but there doesn’t seem to be any problems so far. Let me know if there are!

Updated Long Term Weather Module

The yr.no joomla weather module has now been updated to work with all UTF8 characters.

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Joomla Estate Agency Xmap Plugin Update

Joomla estate agency component has had the ability to use the title alias in the url since the last major update.

The currently available plugin for xmap still uses the old url structure which just uses the property id.

I noticed this when checking on a site made a couple of years ago which has been fully indexed with the old url structure.

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Joomla JEA Canonical Link Problem with Duplicate Property urls

Joomla Estate Agency Canonical URL Problem, solved

Before reading this please note tht some php code has been stripped out of this article. I’ve included a zip of a text file at the bottom containing all the code

update #2 – I found a way to do this automatically in the end, the info is in the zip file. I’m going to leave the post though as it is still good for adding things like youtube videos.

I was seeing some funny things with a clients real estate site and webmastertools. Originally there were nearly 2000 pages indexed and showing up well in the search engines, which later dwindled to around 200 which could honestley be the amount of static pages on the site meaning the properties weren’t being found (being ignored).

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Leverage browser caching | Joomla Speed Tips

Enable Leverage browser caching for Joomla websites

If you use firebug with either the pagespeed or Yslow plugin, you’ll be familiar with the persistantly red, top warning of ‘Leverage browser caching’ (‘Add Expires Headers’ with Yslow)

This can be quite simple to fix by adding the following lines at the bottom of your .htaccess file.

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