Don't forget - these are archived tutorials - the instructions below will relate to Joomla! 1.5 and/or Joomla! 1.6.
Updated versions will eventually be available in the 'Tutorials' section.
This is where you will find my archived tutorials on Joomla! - that is Joomla! 1.5 and 1.6
The latest version of Joomla! will be covered in my new tutorials (covering all my updated modules).
I've tried my best to include everything that was on my previous website, but if you are having trouble finding anything, feel free to contact me directly :)
This only relates to the versions of Virtuemart that run on Joomla 1.5 - I will get around to making an updated version for later releases, but I just have too many things to do at the moment ... please be patient!
First off - backup everything if you are going to mess around with any files :)
I learnt from experience ... always have an original file to replace any failed attempts !
If you want to add extra stuff to your Virtuemart Flypages (Flypages are the 'templates' that Virtuemart uses to display information from the database - Virtuemart calls them 'Themes') then you can use the parameters provided by Virtuemart (a full description of how to use the parameters and which ones are available can be found here) or you can add your own parameters like this ....
This module grabs the code that is used to display your Google Talk Badge and instead of the usual (and frankly completely adequate) speech bubble you can display your own images and/or text :)
1st you will need a Google Account and Google Talk and then you will have to set yourself up with a Google Talk Badge (you can do this once you are logged into your Google Account (Google 'Google Talk Badge' whilst logged into your Google Account )...
... once you have these things in place, you can use the module :)
This is where you'll find instrutions on installing my Custom Transparent Status Button Module for AIM ...
Anyway ... firstly lets install on Joomla 1.5 - scroll down for installation instructions to Joomla 1.6 :)
1) Save the zip file you need from my downloads section.
2) In your administrator section click on Extensions then Install/Uninstall
3) Browse for where you saved the zip file select it and then click Upload and Install button
Another module thats in need of updating I'm afraid ... I got a bit waylaid being dumped while in the middle of emigrating :( oh well ... so, if you want any help on this one ... let me know and I'll do my best ... no promises!
This is how to install and use my Yahoo! Messenger Status module ... I'm sure there are lots of other modules out there that can do the same thing, but I'm building these so I can eventually have a contact component that incorporates the most popular IM systems and allows you to customise what you see on your website ... anyway I digress, as is my wont ... now to the tutorials ...
First we see how to install on Joomla 1.5 - afterwards, I'll attempt my first Joomla 1.6 installation tutorial (you can get the module for both versions here)
As is the case with many of these tutorials, this is here purely for archiving purposes, this tutorial will be useful if you are trying to update a Joomla! 1.5 module to run on Joomla! 2.5, but it will not be definitive - search the Joomla! documentation or wiki for full details.
Just been writing a new module and noticed the changes in Language Files and how to use them in Joomla 1.6 check here
... since writing my first module I have been trying to adhere more closely to the guidelines on Lanuage Files, so my Skype Module (the one used as an example below) is a bit of an anomaly ... makes sure you alter your .ini language files to follow the new guidelines (your modules will probably work, but all your labels and descriptions will not display correctly in the admin section of your website :)
At present this module just works for Joomla 1.5 - it was never really that popular anyway (though I was pretty proud of it and thought it rather splendid in its own pointless way) - anyway, I will be upgrading it in the near future - so contact me if you would like to know when the updated version is available :)
I've always liked to listen to music while I work, so I have a nice module I downloaded from the JED to let people know what I'm listening to, unfortunately it is not really supported any more and it also does about 1000 things I don't really need.
This module was written some time ago now, and will only work with Joomla 1.5 and associated versions of Virtuemart ... I will upgrade this to work with the newer versions as soon as I have time (as of June 2012, I have only just installed versions of Virtuemart on test servers)
A long time ago I wrote a module to display the logo's for the manufacturers on the webshop I built and maintain in my real world job - it was a hacked together thing and it was for Joomla 1.0 ... now I've got around to making it work in 1.5
(which means 1.6 will no doubt be finished pretty soon).
The Mobypicture Widget module is just a tidier way to place the mobypicture widget in your Joomla module positions without having to faff with code in editors :)
First download the module here!
Save it somewhere you'll be able to find it later ...
Then get yourself over to your Joomla website administrator page and click on Extensions then Install/Uninstall
April 2013 :
This module is old - out of date and no longer supported ... sorry about that - if you have any queries about it - feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to help out!
First off, you don't need the module, you can just copy the code into your module if you prefer :) See below :)
If you still want to use the module rather than faff with code and editors and stuff, you need to download the zip file from my downloads section and save it somewhere on your hard drive or USB drive or wherever!
If you have a qik account, you might be interested in my qik module - if you are not sure what I am talking about, have a look at the qik website.
There is already a qik module for Joomla! find it here and I've based mine on this module, which appears to only not work because the people at qik have altered their player code (the qik player uses flash, not unlike YouTube) - in fact the module is heavily influenced by the QTube module and Plugin by Massimo Giagnoni.