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Creating Hyperlinks in Joomla

This is a basic tutorial for new Joomla users. It shows you how to create hyperlinks to other articles in joomla and external sites using the JCE wysiwyg editor. We recommend that you use this editor with the advanced link plugin ... it makes life alot easier when finding links to content items.

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Uploading Images

This is a basic tutorial for new Joomla users. Its fairly basic and uses the mosimage tag as a means for displaying images within content.

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The BK News Module

On a recent site I was working on, one of the requirements was to pull the most recent news item from a number of different categories into a single module. So in effect they wanted something similar to the news portal component just released by Ijoomla. I researched the possibility of creating it myself and then I came up with a workaround that would save alot of time and be pretty easy to maintain.

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Implementing sIFR

The Web Spaces Template comes pre-configured for you to use the sIFR mambot which is available for free download from Joomla Addons. You can also download some font replacement files here . Please look below for the fonts we have available in our download section, as well as how to confugre this addon.

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There have been times that Ive been absolutley dumbfounded by the absence of the style drop down list in the back end when editing or writing content. Everytime it disappears it makes me think for a while about where it could have possibly gone ... so Ive written this very short tip in the hope to remind myself and to help others:

Make sure that the url in the browser is the same as the livesite - for the most part you have to remove the www from the address.

When I remember this they instantly re-appear .... magic! This also goes for when the popups like the html editor and hyperlink editors dont display properly also.

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Some more colour tools ...

Ive recently come across the following tools for colour scheming. They each offer a different slant on the process but provide a great way to re-imagine the colour scheme of your website. Check them out:

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Implementing Grey Box

We've just added a little tip in the forum to help you cut down on some time when using grey box to create an image gallery in the Shop Front Template 2.0. Its just really replicating the code that we have used on some of the gallery popups on this site that have come directly from the Grey Box website, only we've thrown in a step by step guide to setting it up with minimum fuss with Joomla! code cleaning wysiwyg editors. You can read about it here

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What colour is that?

Colour Schemer is a great website for helping you to choose new colour schemes and find colours in use at other websites. They also have a free utility call ColorPix which actually gives you the colour number of any pixel on the screen ... I use this tool alot.

Also try Colorcombos for more colour inspiration.

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Type Tester

The typetester is a great tool for testing out font sizes, width, alignments etc and then grabbing the css for that font. Its a great tool to use when buiding or editing your own web template.

Type Tester

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Changing the editor background

This tutorial explains the process for changing the background colour of the editor when using your template. In cases where the background image or colour is the same as the colour of the font it is impossible to read the text you are writing in the content administrator.

This is an indepth tuorial to help resolve this situation: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,85816.0.html Most of the Joomlabamboo templates will come with an extra editor_content.css to help avoid this.

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Configuring the Front Page

For most new Joomla! users using the front page function can be somewhat confusing. Once you get the hang of it it can really be quite liberating ... changing the way you think about writing articles and presenting information to visitors to your website.

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