How to Create Template Overrides for Joomla Plugins

How to Create Template Overrides for Joomla Plugins

Despite being tremendously useful, template overrides for plugins are a type of override that is barely known in Joomla community.

There is no way to create this type of override from the Joomla backend. It is a completely manual process. Template overrides for plugins are intended for extensions that output content in frontend. This means just a few plugins are ready for this feature.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to easily create plugin overrides in Joomla.

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How to Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

We have covered Joomla template overrideson this blog and in Joomlashack University video classes.

We've also written about the Joomla Template Manager. If you haven't used it, you're in for a nice surprise!

In this tutorial, I'm going to combine template overrides and the Template Manager.

I'm going to show you how to create a custom layout that you can use for individual Joomla articles.

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6 Essential Health Checks for Your Joomla Site

6 Essential Health Checks for Your Joomla Site

Over the last few years, we've helped a lot of people fix problems with their Joomla sites.

Although the problems sound different, we've found that many can be fixed with only six solutions.

If you implement all six, you'll have a safer, healthier and faster Joomla site.

Here are those six solutions.

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JCal Pro Tutorials - Set up a Joomla Calendar

JCal Pro Tutorials - Set up a Joomla Calendar

JCal Pro is the premier events calendar for Joomla and has been actively developed since 2006. It comes with gorgeous and responsive templates that will nicely fit with any site and any color scheme.

In this list of useful resources, you will learn whether it's right for your site, where to download it, and how to fully take advantage of all its features.

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The 5 Best Joomla Calendar Extensions

The 5 Best Joomla Calendar Extensions
Are you looking to add a Joomla calendar to your site?

If so, you have a lot of choices available. There are over 160 extensions listed in the "Calendars & Events" directory on Joomla.org.

So, if you want a powerful calendar to show on your Joomla site, you'll need to choose from one of these extensions. Here's our ranking of the 5 best Joomla calendar and events extensions. We tested dozens of these extensions and compared their pros and cons.

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Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Joomla comes with a standard format for showing dates.

However, there may be a site you have created that will need to use a custom date format.

In this tutorial, I will show you a step by step method on changing your date format for articles.

This method will use no coding and will also introduce you to the Language Manager, one of Joomla's best and most underappreciated features.

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How to Search and Replace Across a Joomla Site

How to Search and Replace Across a Joomla Site

Sometimes you have text, an image, a URL, or even code that appears on many places throughout your Joomla site. Normally, replacing them is a slow process:

  • You open one page.
  • You make a change.
  • You close the page.
  • You repeat this process for another page and so on.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to run a search and replace across your Joomla site in one fell swoop.

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CSS Grid #17: Nesting Grids

Nesting Grids

With CSS Grid, it is possible to turn a grid item into a grid itself and that way, nest a grid inside another grid. With this approach, you can break the design into different parts and layout each one of them individually.

This will provide you with the required flexibility when converting your designs to HTML/CSS. This tutorial will explain how to build nested grids with CSS Grid.

Let’s start!

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Solving the Invalid Token Error in Joomla

Solving the Invalid Token Error in Joomla

As a Joomla user, you've likely experienced the "Invalid Token" error when logging into your site.

You've probably had questions about it from users or customers who wanted it resolved.

In the following tutorial, we'll cover what it is and how to resolve it. Unlike other solutions you might find, this won't involve a core hack and it won't compromise your site's security.

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How to Create a Joomla Module

How to Create a Joomla Module

Oftentimes you need to display a small block with some information on your Joomla site. It could be, for example, a block with an offer, or with a tip, or with a newsflash.

This is exactly what Joomla modules are for. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own basic Joomla module even if you don't know how to code.

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