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Joomla is a very popular and extendable CMS (Content Management System) that is used by 10's of thousands of websites.
VirtueMart is the e-commerce component for Joomla.
We at GJC Web Design have used this system in many of our designs including this one. In fact we specialise in developing, modifying and adapting Joomla & VirtueMart websites.
If you need any help or advice just contact us.

Below are links to various tips, developments and examples.

Tue

05

May

Adding Back Buttons to VirtueMart 1.1 Account Maintenance pages
  • Joomla 1.0 & 1.5
  • Virtuemart 1.1

When the customers of VirtueMart alter their Account Information or Shipping Address it is nice to have a "Back" button along side the submit button for when the want to just check their info without altering it.

Part of the "delight" of Virtuemart is finding where the coding
is done for any particular element.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 21:15
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Tue

28

Apr

Improved configuration of the VirtueMart 1.1 Paypal payment module
  • Joomla 1.0 + 1.5
  • VirtueMart 1.1
  • PayPal payment module

The configuration for the Paypal payment module shipped with VirtueMart 1.1 is extremely basic, providing very little information for the customer and even misleading information e.g. no matter how many products the customer buys the Paypal interface shows Quantity : 1.

With a few changes the Paypal payment method can be much more informative.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 September 2010 09:01
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Mon

27

Apr

How to pass Joomla 1.0 parameters to an iframe (wrapper) page
  • Joomla 1.0
  • com_wrapper

If we are using an iframe (wrapper) within our content we sometimes need to pass Joomla parameters to the called page.

If were still using Joomla 1.0 we have to change the core files.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 11:54
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Sat

25

Apr

A Joomla 1.5 Plugin to show the number of page views anywhere in your content
  • Joomla 1.5
  • plg_jpageviews

This Joomla 1.5 Plugin allows you, with just a short tag, to insert the number of page views (hits) of any article along with the linked title to the page.
As well some standard text can be included before and after the page views number and a left or right float can be specified.

You can download it here - Download  Price €8.00

Joomla 1.5 page views hits Plugin

How it works -


  • It replaces a unique tag {*jpageviews 00 none} (asterisk inserted to prevent parsing) with the number of page views (hits) of the chosen article along, optionally, with the linked title to the page.
  • If the required page views (hits) is the currently displayed page then the number to insert is 00.
  • If you require another page then insert that article id number.
  • If you require a left or right float then use those words, otherwise use none.
  • The text boxes accept html so if you wanted a different text colour, font etc you could apply a class and style it in your css sheet or just add a span styling in the first and last text box.

    e.g. 1st text box - <span style="color:red;">The number of hits for
    3rd text box - visitors.</span>



Joomla 1.5 page views hits Plugin logo

Installation -


  • Install in the normal way via Extensions-->Install/Uninstall.
  • Enable the plugin via Extensions-->Plugin Manager.
  • Fill in any text you may want in the text boxes.
  • Choose whether you want the article titles and whether the title is linked.

Example -


Below you can see the plugin working if you refresh this page a few times.
The html for this is as follows - (asterisk inserted to prevent parsing)
 
<ul>
<li>{*jpageviews 00 none}</li>
<li>{*jpageviews 58 none}</li>
<li>{*jpageviews 22 none}</li>
<li>{*jpageviews 239 none}</li>
</ul>
 


Here the plugin is parsing the tags -
  • {jpageviews 00 none}
  • {jpageviews 58 none}
  • {jpageviews 22 none}
  • {jpageviews 239 none}


Updates

Version 1.1
Oh happy days, problem with more than 2 digits in the Page ID fixed, just un-install the old version, download version 1.1 and install.
All your page codes will still work. The last example above has a page ID of 239.


If you have any comments, suggestions or need any help please leave a comment below.
If you use it on a commercial site please leave a small donation.
Thanks.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2010 20:50
 

Thu

23

Apr

How to pass Joomla 1.5 parameters to an iframe (wrapper) page
  • Joomla 1.5
  • com_wrapper

If we are using an iframe (wrapper) within our content we sometimes need to pass Joomla parameters to the called page.

By using Joomla's template override system we don't have to touch any core files.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2009 15:25
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Wed

22

Apr

How to display the number of article hits & creation date in the Latest News Module - Joomla 1.5
  • Joomla 1.5
  • Module mod_latestnews

The Latest News module (mod_latestnews) can be adapted to show the creation date of your latest articles.

With a couple of small changes you can show the number of page views as well.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 18:53
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Mon

20

Apr

Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development book review
  • Joomla 1.5
  • Exension Development

I've just read Packt Publishing's Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development by Joseph L. LeBlanc.
LeBlanc takes us step-by-step through the building of a Restaurant Reviews Component along with Modules & Plugins.

By using this example he is able to demonstrate the various methods and skills needed to develop these extensions within the Joomla 1.5 enviroment.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2009 19:18
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Sun

19

Apr

A Joomla 1.5 Plugin to insert the rel="nofollow" attribute within outgoing links
  • Joomla 1.5
  • plg_metaNoFollow

The "nofollow" is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.
It tells the search engines not to count this link in their search ranking calculations.
This could be of use for your own search engine ranking if you had pages with many outward bound links.

You can download it here - Download - The price is €8.00.


Joomla 1.5 rel=nofollow Plugin

How it works -


  • If the page is from a section or category enabled via the parameters the plugin is parsed unless the page id is specifically excluded.
  • It also excludes any authors whose IDs are entered in the parameters.
  • It parses the page content for links.
  • It then inserts the rel="nofollow" attribute on any link that is not from the site, i.e. only external links.

N.B. If you enter a Section ID then all articles in that Section will have nofollow except if they are entered in the ignored articles box.
As with ALL Joomla plugins this ONLY operates on content.
If you need the ability to make Menu items nofollow contact us for this solution.















Installation -


  • Install in the normal way via Extensions-->Install/Uninstall.
  • Enable the plugin via Extensions-->Plugin Manager.
  • Insert the section or category id of the articles you want to include the rel="nofollow" in.
  • You can exclude particular articles by inserting their id in the 3rd text box.
  • You can exclude particular authors by inserting their id in the 4th text box.
  • Multiple id's should be comma separated, no spaces e.g. 3,4,5
  • You can choose whether the external links open in a new window i.e. include the target="_blank" parameter.




Joomla 1.5 rel=nofollow Plugin logo The links will be changed from -
<a href="http://www.GJCWebdesign.com">GJC Web Design</a>
to
<a href="http://www.GJCWebdesign.com" rel="nofollow">GJC Web Design</a>


If you have any comments, suggestions or need any help please leave a comment below.
Thanks.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 08:40
 

Sat

18

Apr

How to display the number of article hits in the Article layout - Joomla 1.5
  • Joomla 1.5
  • com_content

This change will display the number of times each article has been read (hits) in the Joomla 1.5 Article layout.

You can see how it looks on the article pages.
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2009 14:07
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Sat

18

Apr

Show the number of views (page hits) in the camp26 latest news module
  • Joomla 1.5
  • Module mod_camp26_latestnews

The Camp26 Latest News module provides a nice sidebar listing of your latest articles.

With a couple of small changes you can show the number of page views as well.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:28
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