One of the best features added to the recently released Joomla 3.2 is the Install from web feature. Other CMS's like Wordpress have had something like this for some time of course, but this addition is feature rich and more importantly easy to use.
What is the Install from the web feature
The Install from Web tab in the Joomla installer draws in listings from the Joomla Extension directory and displays them in a easy to use interface in the Joomla administrator. You can sort the listing by popularity, rating, name, updated or newest ordering, find the extension you want to install and install it with a few mouse clicks.
Our free Joomla extensions use the install from web feature.
Our free extensions including JB Type, Fitvids, jFlickr, Hoverbox and Captify Content are now all compatible with the Install from web feature and can be installed on your site with a few clicks in your Joomla 3.2 site admin. There are currently some pull requests in the Joomla CMS repo that will make it easier to list commercial listings and as soon as those changes are made we will also make the Zentools module available via this method.
In the process of updating some of our Joomla template packages from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.2, I've just come across an easily circumvented bug during the update process.
What is the error?
The error occurs during the installation of the Joomla 3.2 via the Joomla Update component and ends in the user being presented with a blank screen. In most cases a blank screen means that there is a php error and because error reporting is set to default the error is not displayed on the screen and so all we see is a blank screen.
Last year we released a small add on service for our users that allowed us to provide help for issues that are outside of the scope of our normal Joomla template and extension support. Up until now we offered one hour and four blocks of time and now I am happy to say that we are also offering a half hour block of custom support time.
The half hour block of time is designed to fit the occasional small issue that might pop up that is outside of your current skillset. Services that might come under the half hour block are:
- Diagnosing (and fixing if possible) why a server move has resulted in a 500 internal server error
- Diagnosing (and fixing if possible) an issue with a 3rd party component.
- Setting up 3rd party extensions
- Small adjustments or additions to template design
- Install a template or extension into an existing site
It's been a while since we sent out a survey to our users, so in the spirit of taking stock as the year starts to draw to a close, I've just published the 5 minutes for 1 month survey.
We love receiving feedback from our users, so in exchange for five minutes of your time, we will add a month to your template subscription. Simple.
Once we have processed the survey we will automatically add the month to your subscription.
Please note that this offer apples to existing or previous members of the club. If your subscription has expired simply fill out the form and we will reinstate your accoutn with the bonus month's worth of access.
Thanks for helping us make Joomlabamboo better.
As promised when we released the Ignite template last week, we have now made an small update which adds support for Virtuemart.
The Virtuemart display is not exactly the same as Hika shop but it's very close. So if you must use Virtuemart then our latest clean shopping template may well fit the bill.
Please also note that there is an extra step when using the theme with Virtuemart. But don't worry we have outlined exactly how to go about the process over on the Ignite documentation page.
T3 has a powerful, flexible and feature rich mega menu built into it's core. One of the features of the megamenu is the ability to create multiple columns in the dropdown menu. This article describes how to split a submenu into the multi column in your T3 based template menu.
You may have seen the announcement that Joomla 3.2 is now available and from the looks of the feature list, it looks like it's an excellent update to an already great version.
If you are using T3 and Zentools then you need to update to the latest versions of T3 and zentools for a few key compatibility fixes in the plugin and the module. You can grab the updates from the links below.
What's new in Joomla 3.2
You can find the official announcement of Joomla 3.2 on the main Joomla.org site. In a nutshell the update adds the following key features:
- Content version control
- User interface tweaks - I like the much improved and discrete display of settings
- Install from web - an app store like extension installer in the Joomla admin.
- Easier multi-language setup
- Two factor login authentication
- Rapid development framework for extension development.
One of the key differentiating points of Joomla is it's extensive language control and the ability to create multi-lingual websites. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to change your site language in Joomla 3.
It is common practice for websites to display an excerpt of an article on the homepage (or any other page) with a link to view the full article. A typical example would be a News section on a site’s homepage.
This is accomplished in Joomla 3 with the Read More function. In the Article editor, simply place the cursor at the point in the text where the article should be truncated, then click the “Read More” button.
T3 offers powerful control over the Joomla menu configuration and display layout via it's megamenu. One of the features of a megamenu is the ability to add icons to your menu items and so today we are going to look at to use a megamenu editing interface to add an icons to your menu items.