Just a quick one that I always struggle to find. If you have a template override in something like K2, or just a simple com_content override, then sometimes it’s useful to load a module position within the override rather than using the normal module manager and positions.
If you have copied Atomic and it doesn’t appear in your styles tab, check the following:
- Your folder for your template matches your ‘name’ tag in your xml.
- Your extension version is set the same as the DOCTYPE (all 1.7 or all 1.6)
If your template doesn’t appear once you have placed it in the templates folder, use the Install manager and Discover it.
The problem is that Joomla’s K2 component mangles double quote marks on extra fields as it uses JSON to pass them around. The fix can be found at http://www.steadweb.co.uk/joomla/k2-extra-fields-handling-special-characters.
Never realised that you could extend the output of the cart for other variables by just adding a cartOutputExtra.php file to your /routines. Nice!
My HTC Desire is a great phone but doesn’t seem to show any weather when set to ‘current location’. I have GPS off normally, but it even fails if it’s on so something’s not quite right. I emailed HTC Support and got this response:
“Hi Pete, Thank you for your email regarding your Desire. This is a known issue with the Device. You may wish to regularly check for OTA updates. There might be one released that resolves this issue. Can I suggest a suitable work around for the time being is to manually change the location settings each time you travel? Thank you for contacting HTC. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. With good wishes, Sam B HTC”
Setting it manually does indeed work, but it’s a bit of a pain if you move around as much as I do 😉
I’m a frustrated (poor) designer, but it’s nice to play. In particular, I like playing with a bit of CSS3 so if you like that sort of thing, check this site out in Chrome/Safari/Opera. You should see a nice background gradient and (in Chrome/Safari) some CSS3 transforms at the bottom. Just playing of course, and I couldn’t guarantee what you’re seeing in IE6/7, but then again, is there much point in checking….
I recently had a ‘bug’ in Joomla where I’d get “E-mail could not be sent” when sending an article to a friend. The funny thing was, it had worked and I had mail in my inbox to prove it. I tried all the different mail settings and still had nothing. This was when I stumbled on the fact that to prevent spamming of the form, the page needs to wait for 20 seconds before being sent.
When the web was young and developers didn’t know better, everyone used the Click Here type link. You’d have pages where all of the links would be:
Click here to download our brand new software.
All of a sudden, the ‘Powers of Usability’, stated that links should link to what they are talking about, without becoming unusable. Continue reading
Sometimes you just want a quick way to set your web files and your directories to the ‘standard’ permissions required. Whilst each website requires different levels of access for different users, this is the bare minimum you should be doing.
Sometimes it’s good to keep the fact that you’re running a Joomla site secret. In particular, some hackers might search for the meta tag in your document header saying:
<meta name="generator" content="Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management" />