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Location: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, NM
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2012

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Front end editing and uploading 1 Reply

I just learned how to edit articles from the FRONT END. This is really exiting. The capability started with Joomla v 1.6, I think, but I didn't realize that by just adding a front end login, this was…Continue

Started by Sue Babcock. Last reply by Tina Oct 15, 2011.

Inherited Joomla site SOP 5 Replies

SOP - Standard Operating Procedures for inherited Joomla site.I wanted to create a list of things to do when you inherit a Joomla site. (A list we could add to over time.) Hope it might help…Continue

Tags: documentation, best practices, Joomla

Started by Tina. Last reply by Sue Babcock Aug 11, 2011.

Extension shopping: 2 Replies

 Any recommendations for extensions that do the following? 1 - password protected forum. Want the contents only view able by members.2 - conference registration. Thanks!Continue

Tags: joomla, extensions

Started by Tina. Last reply by Tina Aug 9, 2011.

Joomla podcast - worth the listen - Joomla Fork promises Drupal like performance with Joomla ease. 3 Replies

I love the JoomlaStew podcast. Just heard about an awesome fork of Joomla: MolajoHere is their self-description:"Molajo is an web development environment based on the Joomla framework for crafting…Continue

Tags: CMS, podcast, JoomlaStew, Molajo, Joomla

Started by Tina. Last reply by Tina Aug 3, 2011.

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Comment by Sue Babcock on April 5, 2012 at 8:45am

Yep - Murach is what we're using, too. I'm taking Terry's Javascript course this summer (he said he'd waive the prereq), but he doesn't use Murach for it. Fun times, indeed :)

Comment by Tina on April 5, 2012 at 8:23am

That's what I am working on now & hopefully in the summer. Fun times. I found the Murach books really good. The PHP one explains MVC a OOP design pattern: http://www.amazon.com/Murachs-PHP-MySQL-Murach-Reference/dp/1890774...

Comment by Sue Babcock on April 5, 2012 at 6:38am

OOP PHP is part of Terry's PHP course and we've just gotten into it, with about a month left in the term. I could spend a whole semester (lifetime?) on it, though :) Very powerful, but it takes some getting use to.

Comment by Tina on April 4, 2012 at 10:28pm

Very pretty site. I'm impressed. So does Terry teach OOP PHP?

Comment by Sue Babcock on April 4, 2012 at 7:19pm

I did succeed at creating a module (the easiest type of extension to build for Joomla). It estimates the cost of quilting, binding and batting (http://www.countryhousequilting.com/services). I had to do one small hack - didn't quite have enough skill when I wrote it, but with what I'm learning now about object oriented programming and more advanced PHP skills, I probably would do it differently.  I'm now working on a website that will have pretty extensive functionality - blog, advanced forum, bookstore, etc. What fun!

Comment by Sue Babcock on March 5, 2012 at 12:30pm

Thanks! You bet my PHP class helps (wouldn't even attempt it without some PHP knowledge), but Joomla has special ways to go from one file to another and back that is confounding me :) I'm taking javascript in the summer, I think (depending on my work schedule).

Comment by Tina on March 5, 2012 at 10:09am

Wish I could help .Sounds like fun. Curious how it works. Bet your PHP class helps.

Comment by Sue Babcock on March 5, 2012 at 7:16am

Anyone have experience building extensions for Joomla? I'm trying to build a module - and interesting experience and it is teaching me a lot.

Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on July 30, 2011 at 3:39pm
FYI: Closest appears to be in Denver: http://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html
Comment by Tina on July 21, 2011 at 2:33pm

We are trying to start one here. There is a Wordpress meetup with many members and regular meetings as well as a conference scheduled for September. Joomla is a bit more challenging although with many distinct advantages. I have not met as many Joomla people as Wordpress.

 

 

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