How to remove Articles in a joomla! article

Last week, I was working on a client website when my eye fell on something. Some articles had a heading which said “Articles”. If this happens to you, don’t bother looking for the solution inside Joomla.  There’s still a simple fix for this problem, though. Actually there is more than one way to fix it, I will just explain the solution that worked for me. Using Language Overrides If you do some research, you’ll discover that this “Articles” header only appears for articles which aren’t linked to a menu item. To remove this header, we’re going to use a built-in … Continue reading How to remove Articles in a joomla! article

Using an invisible menu in Joomla!

One of the questions I keep running into – and by running into, I mean keep having trouble with – is that every component in Joomla! requires a menu item to be useable.  While that’s not always a problem, I often scratched my head when our designer wanted to use fancy modules and images to replace the menu. But today, I found what might be the obvious solution.  I present you: the Invisible Menu! How it’s done You already heard one of the possible scenarios in which a menu item seems to be unavoidable.  I’m sure you can think of … Continue reading Using an invisible menu in Joomla!

Free download: "Joomla 1.6 beginner Guide" by Hagen Graf

**Please Note: Joomla! 1.7 is now out, and Hagen Graf has written a new manual, which is also free to download. Read all about it here.** On the 1st of each month, the Joomla! community looks forward to one thing in particular:  the Joomla! Community Magazine.  But this post isn’t about the magazine. Although you’ll probably want to check it out. One of the articles that grabbed the attentions of many readers, was an announcement by the multi-talentend Hagen Graf.  He announced a free, 174 page e-book on Joomla 1.6 You heard me right.  You can download the e-book “Joomla … Continue reading Free download: "Joomla 1.6 beginner Guide" by Hagen Graf

Review: Joomanuals

On monday, I was asked if I’d be interested in testing Joomanuals.  As I’m always ready and willing to test anything Joomla-related (yes, that’s a hint for any other Joomla developer out there) I couldn’t say “no”.  It was the first time ever I heard about Joomanuals – you’d be surprised how many cool add-ons for Joomla manage to fly below my radar. So I did some research.  Joomanuals isn’t an add-on an sich, but it’s a web-based application.  It targets people like you and me who build websites for customers.  One of the parts of delivering a “complete solution” … Continue reading Review: Joomanuals

Joomla project: help site

Last friday, I was sitting at work, trying to figure out what to do next.  My bosses have this “Do what we tell you to do, then find your own work” approach, so this wasn’t new.  It didn’t took me long to find a next task.  There’s a tool I’ve tested and implemented, Dotproject.  It should help us to organize our projects.  The specific goals is to allow management to see what we’re working at, and to allow them to assign us new tasks.  Because of this – and because I’m the only one who’s got experience with the tool … Continue reading Joomla project: help site