How to Create a Joomla 3 Contact

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The upcoming Wedding template release includes a new Joomla Bamboo extension called JB Contact. JB Contact is a quick contact module that utilises the Joomla Contact component for the contact email and text fields/labels.

In conjunction with the Wedding template this tutorial runs through the steps of creating a Joomla Contact:

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With our busy forum and ticket system we get a fair idea of features members are using, one feature of Zentools2 however we don’t see members making use of yet is the Gallery content source. The Gallery is a super flexible content source with loads of features and in this tutorial we cover one of those features in particular – a filtered grid layout.

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The new JB Contact module extension is built on fields and information from the core Joomla contacts component. As the labels displayed by the JB Contact extension are part of the core contact component, this tutorial covers how to change contact component text strings (labels).

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To help new members of Joomla Bamboo we have put together a blog post covering 5 of the most frequently asked questions on our support systems.

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How Zen Grid Framework 5 and buildr work requires a couple of extra steps when duplicating an existing template style.

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Zengrid 4 templates contain a set of template overrides for the core Joomla components which modify their output to create unique layouts and add framework specific css classes.

Usually, when you create a template override, you copy the existing view files from the component into the templates html…

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Joomla has the ability to add an alternative link to attach to an item. These are called Link A, Link B and Link C and can be found in the Images and links tab in the content manager. Zentools2 is able to makes use of the Link A value assigned to an item by allowing the user to replace the default item link with the Link A url.

This means that you can create stubs or snippets of content that use the data from each Joomla content item, but direct the user to a manually created link eg another component or external page.

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Archiving content in Joomla is a way of storing old or no longer relevant articles in your Joomla site without disposing of them completely via the Joomla trash.

The next major version of Zentools2 - our responsive content gallery module - will make it possible to display only archived content to your site visitor's. Displaying archived items may be a an efficient way to group articles that are no longer current but may still hold some SEO value eg previous newsletters or past workshops and events that your business may have been involved in.

The next version of Zentools2 will be released in the next day or so - Please stay tuned for that.

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How to clear cache in Joomla3

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Joomla website users often express frustration that changes made in the Joomla admin panel don't show on their website. One of the causes of this is Joomla caching and the article below outlines how to clear your Joomla 3 cache thereby solving the problem.

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Website contact forms need to be protected from spam and abuse and one way to do this is to add a reCAPTCHA. Adding a Recapcha to your Joomla contact form is a simple process as outlined below:-

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There are a number of offline and online options available to help you to do this and today I’m going to be giving you a walk through Kraken, a free online image optimisation service.

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