Joomla blog posts from around the web (40/13)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (40/13)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 40, 2013:

  • Install from Web and JED Listings
  • Say hello to your personal dashboard!
  • Ignite Joomla template now compatible with Virtuemart
  • How to create a multi-column mega menu in T3
  • T3 and Zentools updated for Joomla 3.2
  • How to install a new language in Joomla 3
  • How to remove title from read more in Joomla 3
  • How to add icons to your T3 Mega Menu
  • Joomla 3.2 Stable now available - Crucial Security Updates fixed
  • Joomla 3.2 RC is released and there are some important updating instructions

Install from Web and JED Listings

Written by Nick Savov

Dear JED Listers,

We are pleased to announce that with Joomla 3.2, there is now an Install from Web plugin that allows site builders to find, and install extensions from within Joomla directly through the Joomla backend interface. This means that if your extensions are marked on the JED as Joomla 3.x compatible, then they will be shown and searchable in this extension. This feature will hopefully be a great asset to the Joomla community, and will help to get more people access to the extensions listed on the JED, since many that install Joomla are not aware of the JED site.

You can preview the feature by installing Joomla 3.2.0 and going to Joomla Extension Manager. Also, the following video shows a preview of the feature: 

Currently, without updating your JED entry, all that will happen is that users see for your entry a “Download” or, if commercial, “Purchase and Download” button. The button will redirect the user to your site to download the extension using your current “Download” JED link. Then the user needs to download your extension and upload it to his site the usual way.

Read the complete post here..

Say hello to your personal dashboard!

Written by Johan Janssens

There’s always a lot happening at Joomlatools! That’s why we are happy to introduce you to your new personal dashboard. From here you can easily catch a bird’s eye view of all the activity going on in and around the Member Center.

Our customers asked us for an easy way to follow-up on their support requests. We listened and added a list of all subscribed topics to the dashboard. The right column immediately tells you when the last activity within this topic happened.

All the latest releases of our extensions are also listed. Did we recently announce a new release candidate for DOCman 2? Login to the Member Center and click right on through to obtain the latest version!

With our growing extension base and the frequent updates to our member center, the number of release announcements grows as well. We’ve added a small box to the dashboard which bundles the latest news from the “What’s New at Joomlatools” and “Announcements” forums.  This gives you a quick overview of all our latest work!

Read the complete post here..

Ignite Joomla template now compatible with Virtuemart

Written by Anthony Olson

As promised when we released the Ignite template last week, we have now made an small update which adds support for Virtuemart.  The Virtuemart display is not exactly the same as Hika shop but it's very close.

So if you must use Virtuemart then our latest clean shopping template may well fit the bill.  Please also note that there is an extra step when using the theme with Virtuemart. But don't worry we have outlined exactly how to go about the process over on the Ignite documentation page.

If you missed the announcement for the Hikashop and now Virtuemart template last week you can read the blog post announcing the release, view the features page or perhaps check out the demo.

Read the complete post here..

How to create a multi-column mega menu in T3

Written by Igor Mihaljko

T3 has a powerful, flexible and feature rich mega menu built into it's core. One of the features of the megamenu is the ability to create multiple columns in the dropdown menu. This article describes how to split a submenu into the multi column in your T3 based template menu.

Template Admin – Megamenu editing interface

1. Start by opening the template configuration. Click on the default template title in the Template manager.

2. Click on the Megamenu button in the toolbar of the template configuration screen.

Megamenu configuration

On the Megamenu configuration screen, you will see the menu items just under the “item Configuration” area.

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T3 and Zentools updated for Joomla 3.2

Written by Anthony Olson

You may have seen the announcement that Joomla 3.2 is now available and from the looks of the feature list, it looks like it's an excellent update to an already great version.

If you are using T3 and Zentools then you need to update to the latest versions of T3 and zentools for a few key compatibility fixes in the plugin and the module. You can grab the updates from the links below.

What's new in Joomla 3.2

You can find the official announcement of Joomla 3.2 on the main Joomla.org site. In a nutshell the update adds the following key features:

  • Content version control
  • User interface tweaks - I like the much improved and discrete display of settings
  • Install from web - an app store like extension installer in the Joomla admin.

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How to install a new language in Joomla 3

Written by Igor Mihaljko

One of the key differentiating points of Joomla is it's extensive language control and the ability to create multi-lingual websites. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to change your site language in Joomla 3.

Installing a new language in Joomla 3 is much easier than changing languages in Joomla 2.5. This is because of the new Install Accredited Language Translations tool, which allows you to install new languages without manually needing to find and download them from other sites on the web.

To install and change languages in Joomla 3.0

1. There are two ways to reach the Install Accredited Language Translations tool

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How to remove title from read more in Joomla 3

Written by Igor Mihaljko

It is common practice for websites to display an excerpt of an article on the homepage (or any other page) with a link to view the full article. A typical example would be a News section on a site’s homepage.

This is accomplished in Joomla 3 with the Read More function. In the Article editor, simply place the cursor at the point in the text where the article should be truncated, then click the “Read More” button.

This works. However, the Joomla 3 Read More link automatically includes the Article title by default (something like “Read More: News #4”).

If you don’t want to see this additional article title in read more button here are the steps you need to follow to hide it from the article Intro page view.

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How to add icons to your T3 Mega Menu

Written by Igor Mihaljko

T3 offers powerful control over the Joomla menu configuration and display layout via it's megamenu. One of the features of a megamenu is the ability to add icons to your menu items and so today we are going to look at to use a megamenu editing interface to add an icons to your menu items.

Template Admin – Megamenu editing interface

1. Start by opening the template configuration. Click on the default template title in the Template manager.

2. Click on the Megamenu button in the toolbar of the template configuration screen.

Read the complete post here..

Joomla 3.2 Stable now available - Crucial Security Updates fixed

Written by Jessica Dunbar

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.2.0 Stable. Joomla 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.2 the third minor release in this series. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

Joomla 3.1.6 also has a security release package

There is also the important inclusion of low and medium priority security patches for information disclosure, XSS, DOS and privilege escalation vulnerabilities affecting all previous versions of Joomla 2.5 (2.5.14 and earlier) and 3.1 (3.1.5 and earlier).

It is recommended that your upgrade to Joomla 3.2 which has additional new features, however the security issues are addressed in the Joomla 3.1.6 release for those that are unable to upgrade to Joomla 3.2 at this time. The Joomla 3.1.6 release will require a manual installation.

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Joomla 3.2 RC is released and there are some important updating instructions

Written by Jessica Dunbar

The Joomla! Project has announced the availability of the Joomla! CMS 3.2 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is scheduled for release on or around November 6th, 2013.

Joomla 3.2 is a pre-release package that should only be used on test sites.

Most notable in this build among new features is the long awaited versioning feature as well as a few notable new features including:

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