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JB Library Plugin

Free Joomla Extension - Joomla 1.5 / Joomla 2.5 / Joomla 3.0

JB Library is a free system plugin that can be used to load jQuery on your Joomla site. It can also be used to remove Mootools from loading on your Joomla site as well as neatly load other scripts on the page.

JB Library Joomla Template
 

JB Library responsive

Rewritten and ready for Joomla 3.0

Version 2 of the JB Library plugin has been completely rewritten from the ground up and includes a number of under the hood improvements and optimisations. JB Library is also compatible with Joomla 3.0 although please read our note below regarding using this plugin on your Joomla 3.0 site.

 

Features at a glance

  • Easily add jQuery to your site
  • New script loader which significantly reduces the chance of javascript conflicts.
  • Allows you to use a copy of the jQuery library from your site, or to load it from Google
  • Strips out extra jQuery library references that other Joomla extensions might load unnecessarily
  • Ability to strip any other javascript file that is being loaded on the site
  • Option to strip mootools from the output.
  • Option to replace core mootools file with one of your choice including jQuery and Google CDN versions
  • Needed by many Joomlabamboo extensions - pre Joomla 3.0.
  • Includes an option for Scroll to top button automatically created when the user scrolls down the page.
  • Includes an option to use the jQuery Lazyload script to delay the loading of images on the page.
  • Includes a browser warning for users using the outdated ie6 browser.
 

JB Library Features

Load any flavour of jQuery

JB Library can load jQuery from your local server, from the google or jQuery CDN.. The library also implements a fallback if you happen to use a CDN version but is temporarily unavailable.

Javascript loader

JB Library can control the order that scripts load on the page.. The new script loader features ensures that all javscript files loading in your Joomla site are loaded in the correct order. This means that the chance of a javascript conflict resulting from incorrect ordering of libraries and files is significantly reduced.

Remove mootools from Joomla

A common request for Joomla users is the ability to strip the mootools library from your site's output. JB Library provides a number of options for this including exchanging the core Joomla version of Mootools with a mootools version of your choice. Please note that a number of core Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5, as well as 3rd party extensions require mootools to be present to please be careful when using this feature.

Strip other scripts from the page

In addition to the features above JB Library also provides the ability to remove any other javascripts that might be loading on the page. Simply enter the name of the file or files you want to remove separated by a comma and the plugin will do the rest.

Add javascripts easily

The library also allows you to specify javascript files that can be loaded automatically into your Joomla site. Just add the relative or absolute url to the script in question and JB Library will load the file on the page.

Scroll to top button

JB library also proves some simple effects to use on your site. The back to top button is a useful way for users to quickly navigate back to the top of the page. The scroll to top button automatically fades in when the user scrolls down your page.

Lazy load images

Lazy loading images is a way to defer the loading of images on your website. Lazyloading images means that the images that are designed to appear below the fold only load when the user scrolls down the page. This leads to a faster page load time which in turn makes your website visitors happy.

Do you need this for Joomla 3.0?

Most Joomla 3.0 sites using our extensions do not need this plugin.. Joomla 3.0 has a better way to deal with the loading of jQuery in your Joomla site and in most instances jQuery will already be referenced on the page. This plugin is still useful for some developers and site builders, however it is advised that only advanced or experienced users use this plugin on their Joomla 3.0 site.

Compatibility

Compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0

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