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Joomla! on WordPress

I just realized that I have technical notes of Joomla! on WordPress blogging platform. Hehe. So what does that implies?

Joomla vs. WordPress
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(Hmm.. my first Joomla! note here was about a Joomla! site, and even that site is now converted to WordPress.)


Joomla 1.6 – How do you removed a template?

Joomla 1.6 has been released and as always, there are some core changes. I had a chance to do a fresh install, just recently. As I may have been quite acquainted (not an expert!) with Joomla 1.5, looking at Joomla 1.6 is very eye-pleasing but don’t look very much different.

Joomla 1.6 Control Panel
Joomla 1.6 Control Panel

Except, everything looks very neat.

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“Sticky Note” on Joomla FrontPage

Most (in fact all)  of the templates that I’ve been working on with Joomla, the FrontPage contents are always replaced with the most recent articles being on the top. Well, it has a very good reason why the developers designed it that way.

There are times, where you actually wants a ‘sticky’ topic to stay at the top of your FrontPage. The following recap steps will help you to do that. Credit goes to this forum/howto where I initially found it, here.

1. Login to your Joomla administration page.

2. Go to “Extensions” > “Templates Manager”.

3. Click on templates you want to have this sticky-note, and click on “Edit HTML”
Somewhere along the lines you’ll find this:

<jdoc:include type=”component” />

4. Just on top of it, add this:

<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”stagetop” style=”xhtml” />

5. Click “Save” and “Close”.

6. Go to “Extension” > “Module Manager”

7. Click “New”, choose “Custom HTML”, and click “Next”.

Details parameter
Details parameter

8. Scroll down and type in your message within the “Custom Output” area.

9. Click “Save” and you’re done!

Should you want this sticky note available on multiple pages, just edit your custom module and highlight pages from “Menu Assignment”.

Menu Assisgnment
Menu Assisgnment

And you’re done! Hope this helps.

Hello Joomla. We meet again…

It has been really sometimes since I last having hands-on with Joomla!, the popular Content Management System (CMS).  But today, we meet again..

There are many and huge improvements done from Joomla! 1.0.x to Joomla! 1.5.x. Interface, installation, look & feel, etc. Installation for instance, I’m very impressed on how easy it was to setup a site using Joomla! complete with Shopping Cart! And I am not a professional developer. I have some basics of course, but again, I think even noobs will be able to this. You need to read the manual carefully thou! Caution, customization can take forever… 🙂 if you are not firm of what you want.

Here is the result from my installation, (click here) with very minimum customization and minimum time too. The goal is to have a website for my wife and her colleagues to do online trading of their merchandise. “GroomMePretty” — quite neat and catchy I’d say…

Have a look!

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