Chicago Joomla Expo Recap: 300 passionate users in one room

A few weeks ago Team Joomlashack was together for a rare in-person gathering. (Our team is scattered across four states and three time zones, all in the U.S.) JoomlaEXPO in Chicago was a terrific day for any Joomlahead, but especially those new to our wild software scene.

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Joomlashack 2008 Joomla User Survey

Joomla SurveyTake the 2008 Joomla User Survey and enter to win over $1,000 in prizes!

Got a few minutes to take our annual Joomla user survey? In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products in the month of August. And if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com or a Joomlashack Developer Club membership for life!

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How to Display Your Page Title in Your Template - Joomla! 1.5

In October 2006, I wrote a how-to for displaying your page title within your Joomla! 1.0 template. Since the release of Joomla! 1.5, I have gotten many requests for an article explaining how to do this in Joomla! 1.5. Here is how you do it...

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Joomla 1.5 templates from Joomlashack

Updated August 5, 2008

Joomla 1.5 templates from JoomlashackLooking for a great template to use on your new Joomla 1.5-powered website? 

Joomlashack now has NINE Joomla templates that are "1.5 native" and ready for you, and more on the way!

Our latest template is Earthblog, a 1.5 only release.

Last month we released Relevant, also a 1.5 only template.

MyTemplate (for use with our new Template  Builder), Aqualine, Weblogic, Vintage, Aqualine Noir, Lightfast, and Simplicity work with both versions of Joomla.

If you already own one of these templates, log into your Shop account and you'll find a 1.5-ready version there for you to download.

Want to keep tabs on the next Joomlashack templates to be updated for Joomla 1.5? Join the discussion in our forum!

 

 

Joomla 1.5 templates from Joomlashack

Updated August 5, 2008

Joomla 1.5 templates from JoomlashackLooking for a great template to use on your new Joomla 1.5-powered website?

Joomlashack now has NINE Joomla templates that are "1.5 native" and ready for you, and more on the way!

Our latest template is Earthblog, a 1.5 only release.

Last month we released Relevant, also a 1.5 only template.

MyTemplate (for use with our new Template Builder), Aqualine, Weblogic, Vintage, Aqualine Noir, Lightfast, and Simplicity work with both versions of Joomla.

If you already own one of these templates, log into your Shop account and you'll find a 1.5-ready version there for you to download.

Want to keep tabs on the next Joomlashack templates to be updated for Joomla 1.5? Join the discussion in our forum!

How to determine which page you are on from within a Joomla! 1.5 template

One thing I often need to do while developing a template is change certain parts of the template depending on which page I am on. For example, let's say I am developing a template for a site that runs Virtuemart, and I want to have 3 columns on every non-Virtuemart page, and 2 columns on every Virteumart page. A solution that I often like to use is to make the column "collapsable" when the value of "option" is "com_virtuemart". When "option" is equal to "com_virtuemart", that simply means that the Virtuemart component is loaded.

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Blank Joomla! 1.5 Template

Today I created a blank template for Joomla! 1.5. My main purpose for creating the template was to give myself a basis for creating future templates, since it contains the basic necessary files for creating a template. This template loads the component and the "debug" module position. There are no CSS styles in the template.css file, but the file is referenced in the index.php file. The template is released under the GPL, so feel free to use it however you want in accordance with the GPL.

Click here to download the template.

Joomla 1.5.2 but we don't know Woi

Joomla! 1.5.2 has hit the shelves and is described as a "normal maintenance update" with some bug fixes and minor enhancements. Check it out. It's code named "Woi" but we don't know why.

The Joomla! Project also released its goals for the next release (1.5.3), which will offer more support for OpenID and many other improvements. Check them goals out, too!

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Joomla Training in Chicago

Its been a long time coming, but we are very excited to be able to announce our first Joomla training event in the US. Its going to be the day after the Joomla EXPO 2008 in Chicago.

The EXPO is on Friday 16th of May, and the training is on Saturday the 17th. The classrooms are right next to the hotel where the EXPO is being held!

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JomComment and MyBlog ready for Joomla 1.5

Just a month after the release of Joomla 1.5 stable, some of our very favorite extensions are rolling out ready for Joomla 1.5!

First there was WysiwygPro, the premiere editor component. And today, we announce the release of JomComment and MyBlog, ready for Joomla 1.5.

What do these two awesome extensions do?

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