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K2 Fields

This week we'll be discussing the benefits of K2 once again. Specifically, we'll look at the Extra Fields available with K2 and what you can do with them to improve your site and make some of the work you do a bit easier.

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Jeff Mayland
Richard, You wrote, "When you add this Category, you assign the fields by setting one or more Associated Extra Fields Groups from... Read More
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Robert Wilson
Hey Jeff, Yep, this might be just an error here. This was written 2 and a half years ago or so? So, not sure if it was a differ... Read More
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Rob Scrivener
Hello Jeff I'm searching for a specific type of functionality for a website I'm considering. To do what I want, it would need t... Read More
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Creating Categories With K2

This week we’re going to look again at K2, the content component used widely for Joomla category and article creation.

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Craig Hampson
Great work - keep it up! Being new to Joomla!, your blog is truly a lifeline!
Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:25
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Do You Need a CCK?

An introduction to K2.

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Give your articles some style

Many of the pre-made Joomla templates available today include various formatting options to improve the look of elements within your article. For example, if you wish to highlight a paragraph, you can include a style that displays the text inside a colored box.

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Joomla Banner Ads

Whether you're looking to sell advertising space on your website or promote your own activities, you need to understand how the Joomla banner feature works. This can be daunting for beginners so here is an overview of the process.

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Image thumbnails

In a previous article, you learnt how to use an extension to automatically resize images. Here is another approach that is worth exploring.

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Automatic image resize

One of the greatest frustrations for developers using content management systems is spending hours getting a website looking perfect and then handing the reigns over to the client, only to have them do something ... I can think of a few words here but let's go with "unwise".

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Have you tried JCE? The commercial version has a feature called Image manager extended. That allows you to resize images as they a... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 16:53
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Tabs and slides

One of the nice things about web pages is that they can be as short or long as you like. However, long pages can be intimidating and your readers might find it difficult to find the information that is relevant to them. Consider displaying some of your content in "tabs" or "slides" using the following extension.

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Administrator shortcuts

If you have a lot of extensions it can become difficult to find your most frequently accessed pages in Administrator. Art Admin Shortcuts is a free extension that allows you to create quick icons and keyboard shortcuts to your favourite pages. Here are the steps to get this working:

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Prevent article loss

Joomla uses sessions to monitor whether or not a user (including you) is still on your website. If the session time expires, any data that has not been saved will disappear. This is frustrating if you are writing an article, and forget to save (or apply) it before the end of your session. All your input will be lost.

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