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How to create a category blog layout with all articles shown in full?

About Joomla Intro & Full Article Text Well, here is how this works: When creating an article, you have the option to insert a "Read More" in your article. What happens when you insert the Read ...
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Adding class to content 'Read More'

JLayoutHelper renders layouts originally from /layouts folder. First parameter is basically path to file. Just replace . with / in your mind :). So readmore.php is located at /layouts/joomla/...
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Developing Outside the CMS

In the index.php file of your folder, such as \joomlaroot\yourfolder\index.php, load just the framework of your Joomla site, use the following code: Once that is done, you have full access to "...
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Is it possible to load a newer jQuery version?

Or does Joomla really need the 1.x version? Joomla itself may work mostly fine with newer jQuery versions. The reason it ships with such an old version is compatibility for 3rd party extensions. So ...
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Creating a Global Parameter for Modules

You can do this with modules.php and modChrome: Go to your Module and set a title like this: First Title||Underline Title Then open this file joomlaroot/templates/youtemplate/html/modules.php Between ...
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Layouts folder override (Read More)

Yes, absolutely. You can override the layouts by copying the file to templates/YOURTEMPLATE/html/layouts/ using the same path as where you found the file. So in your case, copy the file currently at ...
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How to move print/email to be inline with article title for blog view?

The way you did change the view for your article layout is half the way the appropriate. That's because you did a good job finding and editing the correct php file (the template file for the article ...
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Joomla menu module - display levels in separate panels

I won't give you code on how to create a such menu, but I will give you an idea that will allow you to create a similar end result. You can create a "Split-Menu", by using 2 menu modules. At the ...
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How to override layout files properly

The addIncludePaths call only affects that particular instance of the $layout variable. Unless you are also rendering the layout in the plugin, your code will have no effect on the actual rendering. ...
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How to get parent category title for Tag view

Try this(tested and worked in Joomla 3.3.0): Put this code: <?php $db = JFactory::getDbo(); $id = $item->core_catid; $db->setQuery("SELECT cat.parent_id FROM #__categories cat WHERE cat.id='...
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How can I customize/design the View Article page

If you would like to change the structure/styling for an Article view, you need to create a Template Override, all of which is explained here: http://docs.joomla.org/...
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Creating multiple layout overrides for category blog layout

You can just duplicate your blog.php override and rename it (e.g. shop.php). At that point it will be available as an alternative layout for Category Blog. You can also add child layouts, like ...
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Can't see alternative layout once i add xml file

Alternative layouts Docs says: As with module layouts, the file must not be named the same as the core file and must not include underscores in the name. Additionally, there should not be an XML ...
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How do I override a Joomla XML?

I bow down to @Lodder experience and assume you cannot overcome this issue by overriding the XML. However, you still have two options: Either edit the original XML file Although, there may be reasons ...
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Layout Overrides: Intro Image Link

The intro image is generated in the JLayout layouts/joomla/content/intro_image.php. You can override this in your own template in /templates/your_template/html/layouts/joomla/content/intro_image.php. ...
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How to add category image to module mod_article_categories

In the template override file /html/mod_articles_categories/default_items.php I added the code <img src="<?php echo $item->getParams()->get('image') ?>" width="40" height="40" border="...
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Overriding the core layout for Featured Articles Component

Layout Overrides » Alternative Menu Items From your question I understand that what will fit your needs is to create an alternative menu item for the Featured Items menu item. This is almost ...
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Change menu item title according to login status

If I am understanding your question you want to hide/change the menu item depending on whether or not a person is logged in or not? OK this is how I managed to how to hide content from guest users or ...
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How do I increment the item variable by one in the category layout

You can't create two cells the same time within a foreach loop. Change your code as below, <?php if (!empty($this->intro_items)) : ?> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600"...
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Image not found in html override

You may get an PHP error or warning. That would explain why you see the menu without styling. You should enable error reporting on your server to see these errors/warnings. What is the value of $this-...
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Override blog category location

All you need is just copying these files : .../components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_children.php .../components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_item.php .../components/com_content/...
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JLayout: Overriding joomla.edit.params layout only for com_content

It is possible to create an override for the edit params layout only for the com_content component. In general the JLayout system will search for overrides in the following folders, with priority ...
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Article Alternative Layout not appearing as option

Make sure you have the folder structure correct: Component path: /components/com_content/views/article/tmpl/default.php Template path: /templates/mytemplate/html/com_content/article/myarticle.php
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How can I Include an article's Links in the blog intro text

Add the following code to your blog_item.php override file where you want the links to show up: <?php $urls = json_decode($this->item->urls); // Create shortcut if ($urls && (!...
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Developing Outside the CMS

You can. If you use, say, Akeeba Admin Tools Pro you are going to have to put in some exceptions, but generally Joomla does not care what you have in folders and/or files it doesn't use. But you ...
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Joomla! - Give Blog Categories Classes

To add a special "category" class to the articles of the featured articles menu item, you need to create a template override. Simply, copy the : default.php file, located in: components/com_content/...
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Joomla 3.4 Admin Template Override

If you want to avoid core hacks, you can use jQuery to remove the class attribute: jQuery( document ).ready(function($) { $(".icon-eye.thememanager").removeAttr("class"); }); This will leave you ...
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Template Override for Admin Template ISIS

You don't need to perform an override for this, it's a simple parameter change. Go to: Joomla backend >> Extensions >> Template Manager >> Isis Then go to the Advanced tab and you will see 2 ...
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How to automatically override template for a list of articles under a specific category?

Go to Content -> Category Manager Edit your category Go to Options tab Assign your layout in "Alternative Layout" option.
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How to automatically override template for a list of articles under a specific category?

I don't think you can do that automatically within Joomla itself. I would just create a new layout (set as default one globally) which checks the category id of the loaded article and then decides if ...
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