4 Tips for New Joomla Template Developers

4 Joomla Tips for Template Developers

Template design is my favorite Joomla topic.

With a few lines of PHP I can load custom CSS files, redesign a module's output, add responsive support and do much more.

In this post, I'm going share with you a few tips to develop or customize a Joomla 3 template.Joomla 3 template.

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Simple Renew: Important Security Fix v1.1.18

We had an independent security person test our site last week and he found a security issue in Simple Renew.

Our developer fixed the issue and we've released a new version of Simple Renew. Please download the latest version of Simple Renew and upgrade to it at your earliest opportunity. Alternatively, you can upgrade from Joomla's update manager.

Please read the below info:

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More Widgetkit Coolness with Twitter, Articles and Slideshows

Widgetkit2: Integrating Twitter and Joomla

Welcome to the third post in our series about Widgetkit, the Joomla toolkit from YOOtheme.

In the previous post, we created some widgets to show photo galleries and maps. In this post, I'm going to show you how to create more widgets, including Twitter integration, a Grid Stack display of articles and a slideshow.

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How to Enable Voting on Joomla Articles

How to Enable Voting in Joomla Articles

Did you know that Joomla has a core feature that allow users to rate your content?

The Vote plugin, which allow your users to qualify from 1 to 5 stars the articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to enable the voting feature for your articles.

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The 7 New Features in Joomla 3.5

The 8 New Features in Joomla 3.5

The final version of Joomla 3.5 is here!

We downloaded Joomla 3.5 and tested all the new features. Here are the seven noticeable changes that you'll find in Joomla 3.5:

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You need to migrate to Joomla 3 now

Joomla! just released their last beta release 3.5.1. We will need to wait a little longer for the stable version.

For those of you keeping your sites up to date, this new release will be a common procedure. However, if you have not been updating your Joomla site, findings reveal the need to upgrade/migrate to the latest stable version. Doing this will eliminate risks from vulnerabilities possibly found in old versions.

Please, don't become part of the statistics.

Why migrate your site?

We cannot explain this better than the good folks from Joomla.org. Read their reasons HERE. In short: you NEED to upgrade your site!

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Widgetkit: Google Maps and Image Galleries

Widgetkit: Google Maps and Image Galleries

In the first post in this series, I introduced you to Widgetkit, YOOtheme's toolkit for Joomla users.

In this second post, let's see examples of Widgetkit in action.

I'm going to show you how to install Widgetkit, then how to create Google Maps and also how to create a photo gallery from an image folder.

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Can You Guess Our Secret, New Joomla Extension?

We're getting a secret, new Joomla extension ready for release in the next few weeks.

This will bring one of the best-loved WordPress features to Joomla. It will make everyone's Joomla life easier.

Here's a draft version of the logo ...

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Can you guess what this extenson will be?

 

Customise the Joomla Admin With Your Logo and Brand

Customize the Joomla Backend with your Brand

By default, the Joomla admin area carries the Joomla logo and brand.

This makes sense for a default Joomla installation, but often you may need to add your customers' branding. After all, your customer may have staff members who know little or nothing about Joomla.

The default administrator template in Joomla 3 is called Isis (insert your own joke here). I'm going to show you how use Isis to re-brand your Joomla admin area.

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Replay of the Hikashop Webinar with Nicolas Claverie

Webinar: Become a Hikashop Master

Here at OSTraining, we're huge fans of Hikashop. We have an in-depth video class on Hikashop and cover it regularly on this blog.

We think Hikashop is the best way to build a Joomla e-commerce store.

We're delighted to have hosted a webinar with Nicolas Claverie, the lead developer of Hikashop. Nicolas showed us to power up our Hikashop sites and get them ready for the holiday season.

Here is a complete replay of the webinar: