Tuesday, 28 April 2009 15:50

After downloading, extracting and installing Joomla! dozens of times, I figured there's probably an easier way than what I was doing - create a database in cpanel, log in through ssh, wget the latest package, extract it to the web root, and start installing. While the script isn't yet complete (and won't be mine to publish), here's a handy command line for getting the latest version of Joomla! 1.5 without having to go their site to figure out which version is the latest:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:48
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 19:19

While setting up a site the other day, I got a chance to poke around with a component called RS Monials. The first thing I did, without hesitation, is submit some quotes. No dice, they were escaped. Next came a <script> tag.

alert( document.cookie );
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 01:42
Saturday, 04 April 2009 11:32

When working on a template, sometimes you want to use Mootools to do some nifty effects. For example, here on my site I have Mootools doing some hover animations on the left navigation. This works well on content pages, but some pages don't load Mootools by default, like the search results page. To get Mootools to load no matter what page is showing, add this tag to the <head> section of the template, right after the jdoc header include:

<?php JHTML::_('behavior.mootools'); ?>

This method is preferred over statically adding a <script> tag, because if Mootools is already being added as part of the jdoc header include, it doesn't re-add the tag in your html source.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 21:52
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