Peter Bui

Peter Bui

Sunday, 09 January 2011 23:30

What Are Extensions?

When you install and start using Joomla there are many features built into it that make your site useful from, content editing and management to user controls and now access control levels in Joomla 1.6.

To extend Joomla's core functionality, there are extensions available for web administrators to install and configure in their Joomla websites.

These extensions allow for an also unlimited number of new functions that can be added onto Joomla's core list of functions.

Sunday, 09 January 2011 23:10

Installing an Extension in Joomla 1.6

Installing an extension into Joomla 1.6 is is very easy. The same process to done for all Joomla addons / extensions including, templates, plugins, modules and components.

Sunday, 09 January 2011 22:24

User Account Activation

For many Joomla 1.5 websites there was a problem with bots automatically creating accounts on websites and thus websites having massive lists of users that are all fake. Even when account activation was required there was still an issue of automated approval bots being used to create the accounts.

In Joomla 1.6 this problem has been addressed with the admin approval process of users that register on a website. This means that a website administrator has to approve the newly registered user before they can gain access.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:54

Creating a calender module using K2 Tools

K2 can generate a customisable calendar that can be placed into any module position, pulling data from specified items. A typical use of the calender may be to publish specific items from a category, and display them via clicking the relevent dates on the calender itself.

On your website, you may wish to display a specific number of articles in a blog layout on your front page. The following instructions determine how many blog articles (or items) are displayed at a give time.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:33

Changing the display order of articles

Modyfying the order of your articles is very easy in Joomla. This is really usefull if you require particular articles to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:18

Changing the display order of items

Modyfying the order of your items is very easy in Joomla K2. This is really usefull if you require particular articles or Items to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 17:27

Changing the display order of articles

Modyfying the order of your articles is very easy in Joomla. This is really usefull if you require particular articles to be published towards the top of your page, or other specific articles published in a particular order.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 16:16

Using K2 content modules

K2 Content Modules can be used to create positions throughout your website that display certain content. For instance, you might wish to create a position on your home page that display all your aticles pertaing to a certain subject - or perhaps you want to display a certain article within the side bar of your website. K2 Content Modules gives you a lot of flexibility achieveing this.

Saturday, 06 November 2010 10:40

DocMan Overview

About DOCMan for Joomla

DOCMan is one of the best document management solutions available for Joomla. It allows controlled downloading and uploading of documents into Joomla.

Unlike the regular media and file manager in Joomla, DOCMan allows for permission control and restricted access, front end file submissions, and meta information about the documents all of which can be controlled from an admin interface.

Administrators can organise documents within DOCMan in to nested categories as well and control various levels of security including anti leech systems.

There are several steps that you must take in order to upload and manage content on the website.

  1. Create categories for documents to exist in
  2. Upload the corresponding file
  3. Create a virtual document of the file

Downloading and Installing DOCMan

DOCMan is a commercial extensions and a copy of DOCMan can be obtained via the Joomla Extensions Directory:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/directory-a-documentation/downloads/10958

It is provided and supported by a Joomla company called: JoomlaTools.eu

Other Additional Plugins and Addons

There are also a great number of additional modules and plugins that interact with DOCMan. These modules and plugins can also be found on the Joomla Extension Directory:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension-specific/docman-extensions

 

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