Posts from 2012-03-29

Magnolia CMS 4.5 comes with the largest upgrade to date

Magnolia CMS 4.5 has been released and this is their largest upgrade to date. What does this new version bring with it? A host of new features including:

  • Instant mobile websites and mobile content previews
  • New content targeting framework with multichannel publishing
  • Openness and industry-leading standards support – CMIS interoperability with MS Sharepoint, Alfresco, Photoshop, SAP, Oracle and others
  • Improved ‘front-end editing’
  • Reduced development times – simplified, more efficient templating, HTML5 support
  • Updates to the Magnolia Blossom# Spring Framework

This release is focused on delivering an open platform for enterprises to deliver an evolving virtual presence. New functionality includes instant mobile websites and multichannel content targeting, along with increased standards support, interoperability and new features to enhance user-friendliness.

Magnolia CMS 4.5 provides an open, flexible and standards-based platform from which users can present limitless channels. These channels deliver content that is optimised to specific target groups, locations, devices or any imaginable segmentation of website visitors. As such, multichannel publishing provides enterprises with an agile virtual presence, which enables them to be the first to capture new audiences on the web.

The system categorises web visitors, for example by device or location and directs them to the relevant content channel. Magnolia provides device detection functionality out-of-the-box. Developers can create their own detection functionality for channels based on location, language or any custom attributes.

New update available for Joomla!

A new update to the popular open source CMS, Joomla, is now available. Version 2.5.3 is now available for upgrade and brings with it two new security fixes, namely:

  • High Priority – Core – Privilege Escalation
  • High Priority – Core – Password Change

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than FTPing the files.

Mx_joomla69 template for 1.5, 1.7, 2.5

Mx_joomla69 has article slider header module which can load images and info text from articles which are on the category is chosen for it, multi menu system or moomenu, 3 column template, RTL language support, Mobile version, Pattern background chooser, Font choices. Choose between Google or template font library, Background color chooser for main site and left column, Logo optional as image png or as text, 38 Module positions, All module positions are fully collapsible, Articleslider header module, Caption module, Photobox module, Bookmarks module, Photobox plugin, SBoost plugin, Tooltips plugin, Tabs module, Screen resolutions at your choice, Color chooser 5 ready styles brown, blue, green, red, orange and custom at your choice.


Multilanguages CK

  This is a plugin to manage your translations anywhere in your website. Put the tags for every language you want to manage and the plugin will only display the text for the current language in the page.

Example of use :
{langck=fr-FR}texte français à afficher{/langck}
{langck=en-GB}english text to show{/langck}

It is based on the language tag like en-GB that you can find using the debug function of the plugin (see options of the plugin).

It is very useful if you are using multilingual content but have some third party extensions that are not compatible. This is no more a problem.


Display OpenStreetMap on your site.

Features of this module:
- Easy to use
- Set a marker to the map
- marker popup
- Languages: EN, DE
- Custom marker support
- based on Leaflet -> nice design
- different maps on one site
- no ads
- different map styles: Mapnik, MapQuest, ...
- auto update

Next version will support multiple markers.

Accordion Plant Light

  Accordion Plant Light extension is useful for creating F.A.Q. list, menus and others. It supports jQuery UI themes so it is easy to create new themes using ThemeRoller tool. The extension creates accordion based on a HTML markup, it provides SEO friendly content. See the list of some main features of Accordion Plant Light below:



- Multiple items can be expanded simultaneously
- Accordion items are opened by mouse click/over
- Supports jQuery UI themes
- SEO friendly
- Possible to use it in articles and any other content

eBay store on your Joomla website!

  If you have a store on eBay, you can use this html widget on your joomla website.
Just select some parameters to match your needs and your listing will be automatically displayed in the module, in a river news style.

- Widgets can be geo targeted: if your store sell items in several countries, you can filter widgets by country and language. Example: you can generate a widget in french language with items sold in France, even if your store is located elsewhere.
- Multiple versions of the widget can be done on the same pages.
- Efficient and designed social sharing for facebook. Let your users publish your auction on facebook, or do it yourself on your own wall.
- Widget updates automatically in real time: what your users see is what you sell in real time.

- Asynchronous call: your page loads always first.
- All parsing and code running on our server: your server stays free of surcharge. - We take care.
- Widget call by javascript: validated code by W3C
- Cachable in the parameter module
- compatible with mobile

Priceleaf Pro

  Component of the online calculator to calculate the cost of goods or services. Ideal to calculate how much will cost certain services firm, to look them up and make an order, if necessary by sending a request. Thus, users themselves choose what they want, can read the description of services. Simple structure, clues in the administrative part, easy navigation on the component, all for the convenience of the price list.

The component has the following features:

Unlimited creation of sections, categories and menus.
A complete administrative part with sorting and filter.
Method of calculation of the goods or services.
Send orders to the post office administrator and the customer.
Depending on the choice of method of calculating change order form and design.
Imports of goods through the csv, with the ability to overwrite the goods.
Self-spam captcha.
Automatic calculation of the output of selected products.
How to display the category in the unfolded state, or hidden
Additional field to describe the topic.