Before we begin, yes, K2 does have its own, built-in comment functionality. And yes, there are plugins already built and available for this. The reason I like this solution is twofold:
Like I've discussed previously, just because the Joomla team releases a new version of the software, this does NOT mean that you are obligated to partake! For me, I've still got dozens of clients still using the Joomla 1.0 platform, so it's worthwhile for me to keep these sites running. And, part of my pitch for using Joomla CMS software is because it is OPEN SOURCE. So, attached below are a few files that I've compiled:
This is a video walkthrough of a Joomla 2.5 site that I set up and did a bit of configuring / customization... for demonstration purposes. I have been building sites with Joomla for over 4 years and am listed in the Joomla Resource Directory as a consultant.
I've run into a few clients who have told me that other developers forced them into upgrading their Joomla installation (e.g. from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5, or 1.5 to 1.6). I am hoping that this article will provide clarification and possibly save a few folks from going through this unnecessarily.
Attached are a few files needed to create a "show-hide" action in Joomla's popular CCK extension, K2.
“Now, people are calling and saying they found my site through an internet search.”
- Chris Pip, owner of CP Construction
We recently rebuilt this website for a local contractor and wanted to share the results.
As a business owner, the thought of not having control of your website is is most likely frightful. I've experienced a handful of situations where a client hired a different web developer previously, hire me to re-engineer the site, then come to find out that their prior developer has more control of the site than they do...
I wish someone had written an article like this when I first started with Joomla. It would have saved me a *LOT* of time. The first thing that Joomla does, whenever it loads, is to check and see if an ItemID exists for a given page. Normally, a Joomla link will include an "&ItemID=" statement, but not always. If it doesn't, then Joomla will look for a match in the database.
- Access Control (ACL)
- sef URL
...we will explain each in detail below.