Jure Stern Design & Development

Posts Tagged “Joomla”

Custom Language Overrides With Joomla Language Manager

Published on 18 Jul 2012 Comments

Creating multilingual sites became a lot easier with the new core integration of supporting more languages. On top of that we have an option to change the language text right from inside Joomla Admin. There is no need to hack the language files or create our own we let Joomla handle it. Read more

What to do if you get HTTP 500 (Internal Server Error) when upgrading to Joomla 2.5

Published on 03 Feb 2012 Comments

With the new Joomla! 2.5 out, it was time to upgrade my Joomla! 1.7 installation. You have the option to upgrade with a single click but before you do press the button, I advise you to try it on a local copy of your website. It was a smart move to follow when I did the upgrade, after which I was confronted with the scary HTTP 500 (Internal Server Error) message in Google Chrome, whereas in Firefox I get an empty screen. Read more

How to use php code in Joomla template design

Published on 13 Jan 2012 Comments

If we are designing our own templates in Joomla we are already using some of the php programming language. Apart from including our modules, components, scripts and css files, we can use php code to further extend the website. The following code should be placed in your template index.php file. It was tested on the new Joomla 2.5 beta and Joomla 1.7.3 system. Read more

Using Alternative module layout in Joomla 1.7

Published on 29 Dec 2011 Comments

In Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 we have the option to use several different alternative layouts for individual styling. Alternative layouts differ from standard Joomla overrides in that, you can have unlimited alternative layout files. We also use different naming conventions and we must enable the layout in the Alternative Layout option field. Read more

Module overrides and how to use them in Joomla!

Published on 11 Nov 2011 Comments

When we strive to create different user experiences on our Joomla! websites we can take advantage of some of the options, that are available with the Joomla! overrides. One of those options is overriding the output of every Joomla! module that we install on our site. If we change the files in the original module directory we can loose all our work when we update the module or the joomla system. Template overrides work with copying a file from the original module folder to our template folder. Read more