I am working on centralized documents system for our Joomla demos and before I go all crazy with plugins/extensions/modules creation I would like to ask you for some guidance.

Currently we have have about 15 articles inside the demo.


http://joomlatemplates.youjoomla.info/eximium/index.php/shortcodes http://joomlatemplates.youjoomla.info/eximium/index.php/pages/content-views

Since out templates volume is always increasing keeping up demo docs fresh and up to date has become an issue.

I have currently written all those articles in plain html format. Does anyone know a simple way to pull these inside Joomla?

The idea is to keep them all on our framework website and when user visits the demo the html pages are pulled from our framework site in to Joomla. This way we can always update one set of files instead over 100+ demos.

The issue is that those pages should be processed trough Joomla if possible as Joomla articles.

I have also looked in to this How is the Joomla Issue Tracker documentation generated?

but to be completely honest I do not know where to begin.

So if you could explain ( or have a working example ) how I can port simple html page in to Joomla article that is always updatable from the source it would be great.

Thank you!


Since we are using shortcodes I am busting on one that would do what I need, pull html in to article via shortcode. If anyone knows better way please advise.

Update: I ended up making a framework shortcode that works as explained above Here is the demo http://yjsimplegrid.com/shortcodes/parse-page.html

1 Answer 1


The simplest way to load articles from external sources is via RSS Feeds.

There are several proven extensions at JED that already implement a RSS Article Grabber: http://extensions.joomla.org/search?q=rss+grabber

  • That was my first thought, using News feeds but full article needs to be processed because of shortcodes, example , joomlatemplates.youjoomla.info/eximium/index.php/shortcodes/…
    – Dan
    May 26, 2014 at 13:32
  • Some extensions allow to post-process articles. But, it's very specific, how to insert your icons.
    – Anibal
    May 27, 2014 at 11:28
  • I found a way that is working for us. Will post a solution once done. Still testing.
    – Dan
    May 27, 2014 at 16:17
  • Any solution to this?
    – jonboy
    Sep 15, 2014 at 13:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.