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I will provide the list of my bookmarked links and a list with links for Joomla Development Books, with various resources all around Joomla Development. I hope they will be useful for anyone interested: Joomla Beginner Users start here: Joomla Beginner Tutorials - How to start with Joomla? Glossary - It's a good idea to get familiar with Joomla Glossary ...


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Solution 1 : hidden menu If your pages also need pretty sef urls, you can make a hidden menu and link those articles in the hidden menu. A hidden menu means that you don't create a module for it, you just create it in the menu manager, so it's never visible as a true menu to the end user. Since Joomla sees this as a real menu (even though it's not visible),...


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There isn't really a 'better way' than that. The only other option is to check whether you're on the homepage in your template file. To check if you're on the homepage you can use the method described on the docs here: http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_determine_if_the_user_is_viewing_the_front_page and do something like: <?php $menu = JFactory::...


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Learning Joomla Module Development The way I learned, was by studying and customizing the core or other 3rd party modules. Modules as concept are simpler than the components (which we could say are 2 apps front-end/back-end) and are designed to display a piece of information. So if you open the module folder/files and start reading the code, you will ...


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By default you could use the following styles: none (output raw module content) html5 (chosen html5 tag and font headder tags) table (wraps the module in a table) horz (wraps the tabled module output in a tag of another table) xhtml (divs and font headder tags) rounded (allows for rounded corners by wrapping in nested div tags) outline (add preview ...


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Have you seen the following tutorials in the joomla documentation? http://docs.joomla.org/J2.5:Creating_a_simple_module http://docs.joomla.org/J3.3:Creating_a_simple_module In particular, make sure you look at all the articles in the series. http://docs.joomla.org/J3.3:Creating_a_simple_module/Introduction http://docs.joomla.org/J3.3:...


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Use JRoute for this: rtrim(JUri::base(), '/') . JRoute::_(ContentHelperRoute::getArticleRoute( $article->id, $article->catid )) but you don't need JUri::base() if you don't want to link to a different domain.


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First version tag specifies the xml version. Please refer W3 standards for XML Second version tag identifies the version of Joomla for which this extension is developed. And third version stands for the version of this extension. Refer Joomla Manifest for details.


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Use <fieldset name="basic"> instead of <fieldset name="options" label="My Parameters"> Then name of fieldset must be basic otherwise it will create a new tab.


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Numerous types of form field are built into Joomla, with many usefull fields like calendar, color picker, image picker, file upload, file selection etc.: Available Fields +---------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | TYPE | DESCRIPTION ...


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Try this code: $menu = JFactory::getApplication()->getMenu(); $parent = $menu->getItem( $menu->getActive()->parent_id ); $parentname = $parent->title If you need the link $parentlink = JRoute::_( $parent->link . '&Itemid=' . $parent->id );


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I believe I have your solution, but do NOT hack the core. We felt forced to do that over the years, and we're still paying the price even today, missing updates, revisiting hacks everytime we do update, and general incompatibility with other components. What we now do is this: New table #__content_ext with a key field that is identical to #__content and ...


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You can use Joomla's showon attribute in your field. Here's an exmaple: <field name="first" type="list" label="Select Something"> <option value="1">Option 1</option> <option value="2">Option 2</option> <option value="3">Option 3</option> </field> <field name="second" type="list" label="Select ...


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I have done this by creating a module position at the same location with the component and checking if a module is present at this position then display it, otherwise go for the component: Code sample: <main id="content" role="main" class="main"> <?php if ($this->countModules('myposition')) { ?> <jdoc:include type="modules" ...


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JHtml::script has additional logic included. See http://api.joomla.org/cms-3/classes/JHtml.html#method_script for the API reference By default it will detect debug setting and browser used and load the matching script. For example when debug is enabled it will load an uncompressed version of the file if present. There are optional settings which allow to ...


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Instead of JDocumentRenderer you should use JModuleHelper to render modules: foreach($modules as $mod) { echo JModuleHelper::renderModule($mod, $attribs); } See renderModule() method.


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Advanced Module Manager by nonumber allows this http://www.nonumber.nl/extensions/advancedmodulemanager I do not know if the free version includes it but I would assume it would, in the Options for the advanced module manager you will see a settings for Default Menu Assignment. There are also many MANY more features with it that extend the native module ...


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I can recommend the official doc page. There is a section for developers which includes also tutorials. http://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Developers David Hurley is currently doing a series of short videos which explain how to develop various things. http://dbhurley.com/jd101-joomla-development-tutorial-series/ The API page is a good ressource as well. http://...


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To enhance the given answers here: To include a modul position in your component view and to load modules there, you just have to add echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{loadposition yourmodulposition}'); to the view file. The second string with the load position short tag can be replaced with a var which contains more html if you need that. You don't ...


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You can't do that as modules are assigned to a menu item id and saving a menu item as new will give it a new menu Id which no modules are assigned to. Moving an item will keep its id but not copying.


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You can't do it with default Joomla. Only by menu item. Take a look at advanced module manager by RegularLabs which gives you more assignment options.


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Previous answers are comprehensive about Joomla Core MVC. As an alternative MVC for Joomla, FOF https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/fof/introducing-fof.html#what-is-fof https://github.com/akeeba/fof What is FOF FOF (Framework on Framework) is a rapid application development framework for Joomla!. Unlike other frameworks it is not standalone. It ...


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To assign modules to pages; Joomla 2.5 instructions Log into the Joomla administrator area of your site Select the Extensions menu and Module manager menu Open the module/menu you have created Scroll down to the bottom of the module position You will now see the menu assignment options where you can assign the module to selected pages or all pages To ...


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helper.php: This file is where all your functions belonging to a class should go. It's basically the module version of a model for a component, so tasks such as performing database queries etc. The benefits of this file is that it keeps all the core functionality in 1 location. If a module already contains this file, 1 simple rule, do not remove it. ...


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Theres a whole Questions and Answers category in the JED including: JE Stack Exchange (free) JE Stack Exchange Pro (paid) Minitek Discussions Pro (paid) which seem to have the basic functionality of Stack Exchange.


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Check this: joomlaroot/templates/yourtemplate/html/modules.php and search for something like this: if($module->showtitle){echo $module->title;} Is there only echo $module->title; without the if($module->showtitle){} case then is this probably the soultion.


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Found it , was missing one more override which was bellow https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/blob/7d55d68cfbfe2b86589f2df9aab1771afce4fab0/libraries/cms/module/helper.php#L98. So to sum down , if u wish to make own mods preview create your preview chrome in templates/your_template/html/modules.php override module helper class (see this ) by adding ...


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An extension can either be a plugin or a module. It can't be both. That's due to the way modules and plugins are handled. However you can build the two extensions and package them together and distribute as one zipfile. See http://docs.joomla.org/Package for some documentation how packages work.


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Looking at the Protostar template, it uses modules.php so try changing your file from: module.php to modules.php Note the s on the end. Also, on your jdoc includes, try adding a space before the forward slash at the end. style="megarounded"/> to style="megarounded" /> Hope this helps


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If you write a small User Plugin, you can use something like this to create the folder. class PlgUserExample extends JPlugin { public function onUserAfterSave($user, $isnew, $success, $msg) { if($isnew) { // do something } } }


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