I recently found Joomla’s feature to easily add custom component-specific nested Categories. It makes for a quick way to create categories similar to what is used in com_content and an interface to manage those categories without having to build it all manually. You can use JForm to easily add a select menu of your custom categories. The categories interface can even include a custom sub-menu to easily get back to the rest of your component.
I’m developing a custom c-commerce component for Joomla 2.5, and today was struggling with using Ajax from my admin lists. I wanted to make small changes to the list via Ajax without having to reload the entire page – publish state, deletes, quick edits, etc. To handle the Ajax form submissions, I was using jQuery and the jQuery Form Plugin. Read More »
I recently had to dig up how to add a custom admin Quickicon (the icon links on the left side of the Administrator section’s control panel) in Joomla 2.5. In previous versions, I’d just built a custom admin module for each icon. Now, there seems to be a somewhat easier way. Read More »
I’ve been upgrading my Joomla! knowledge from version 1.5 to 1.7, and ran into an issue with JTable where my date fields, though they had a NULL default in the database, were getting saved with a value of ’0000-00-00′ on save, presumably because the value was being sent as an empty string. Read More »
I’ve recently had to build custom 404 pages for a few Joomla sites, and it seems like every time it comes up, I have to dig around for the information again and look up how I did it last time. I’m posting the details here so it’s all in one place for me, and hopefully it saves you some time and effort as well. Read More »