Developer GammaBlue is a web estate development group, servicing traditional web development, domain investment and development, Search Engine Optimization, and community web development tools. GammaBlue owns and operates a portfolio of affiliate sites. http://gammablue.com/developer Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:54:24 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bulk Import Overview http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/52-bulk-import-overview-features http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/52-bulk-import-overview-features

Bulk Import 1.0b

Bulk Import is a Joomla extention that allows articles to be submitted in bulk via file upload of a delimeted file.

Features include: 

  • Import Article Title, Article Intros, Article Body, Article Title, Metadata Description, Metadata Keywords 
  • Configurable column mapping definition Multiple delimiters supported, including Pipe (|, reccomended) and Comma (, for CSV).
  • Selectable assignment to section and category 
  • Use of common attributes, like Creator and Published status, applied to all articles in the upload 
  • Auto-creation of article alias from title if no alias is provided 
  • Removal of special characters to reduce the chance of parsing errors.

 Bulk Import has been tested on Joomla 1.5 for over 2000 article imports. 

Development credit: Bulk Import is based upon the Mass Content module (authored by Johann Eriksen of balticore.com) under the terms of the GNU GPLv2 license. Many thanks go to them for providing the basis of this extension.

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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Bulk Import for Joomla 1.5 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:42:46 +0000
Twitter Feed Support http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/60-twitter-feed-support http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/60-twitter-feed-support
 Known Issues:
- There is no timestamp (i.e. "40 minutes ago") posted on feed updates.  
- Hashtags always render as URLs
- An "alt" attribute exists on an href element, which does not pass W3C validation.  It should instead be a "title" attribute.
- Deploying multiple modules to the same page may result in W3C validation failures, or CSS display problems.  If you encounter difficulties, try deploying just one module.

FAQ 

No results are showing up?

Make sure that your search actually returns results.  You can debug your search parameters by enabling the "Display Query Link" option and clicking the rendered results.  If no entrys are returned, then you know that the query you've entered is a bad search.
 

Tweets are taking too long to show up, or are not showing up at all?

First, check the Twitter search API by putting your Twitter username into the "From this person" field on Twitter's Advanced Search page.  If your tweets aren't showing up on that results page, then you know the problem is on the Twitter side.  If they do show up in the search results, but still are not showing up in the Twitter Feed module, then you may have module caching enabled.  Try clearing the cache (ensuring to make sure the modules are cleared) in Joomla, and on your browser, and reloading the page.

Hashtag filtering doesn't work?
Make sure to remove the # character when entering hashtags to filter.
 
Where can I report what I believe to be a bug?
Please submit bug and feature requests here.
 
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Twitter Feed Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:04:21 +0000
Inline Module Overview http://gammablue.com/inline-module/62-inline-module-overview http://gammablue.com/inline-module/62-inline-module-overview Inline Module for Joomla 

Introducing Inline Module, a plugin for Joomla which allows the automatic insertion of a module at a natural breaking point in the article, such as at a paragraph tag or div tag.  Use the Inline Module plugin when you want to introduce an inline module to all articles on the site, without requiring your content authors to be responsible for including a module.  

This plugin actually inserts a module position, which will load as many modules as are assigned to the designated module position.  Fully configurable and with an extensive debug mode, the Inline Module plugin will make your life as a content publisher easier.  

Works with all templates and doesn't require any hack to the Joomla core!  Users can target different modules for different areas of the site by targeting modules into the newly defined module position for only the menu items that are desired.  The Inline Module plugin allows configuration to enable or disable all five content views independently, and allows for custom definition of module position name and CSS style.

 

Features include:

  • Insert only at natural breaking points, such as paragraph tag, linebreak, or div tag.  Avoid wrapping errors!
  • Module appears on any article, from any author, in any layout, of any template, without any additional entry needed in the article!
  • Use the new module position just as you would with any other module position from your template: zero to many modules may load and appear.  
  • Fully configurable: configure how far into the article to insert, what tag to use to identify the natural breaking point, a backup tags, last-resort options, applicable layouts, and more!
  • Name the module position whatever you choose, and assign modules as you normally would for any other module position
  • Apply CSS styling via the CSS stylesheet, or directly from the plugin configuration
  • Extensive debug mode with pre-flight log, execution error notificaiton, pre/post insertion indicators, article Split Search String highlight view, and execution log
  • Works out-of-the-box without plugin configuration to apply module at 40% mark of all articles in the article layout
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Inline Module Sun, 01 Mar 2009 16:49:58 +0000
Style Scrubber Overview http://gammablue.com/style-scrubber/71-style-scrubber-overview http://gammablue.com/style-scrubber/71-style-scrubber-overview Style Scrubber Plugin for Joomla 

Introducing Style Scrubber, a plugin for Joomla which will remove explicit style declarations from content articles, thus ensuring the CSS styles from the template are used instead.

For sites that allow user-generated content, or have authors who cut and paste formatted text from other editors, Style Scrubber will help to remove explicit style declarations to normalize all the text in the body of an article.  The article itself will not be impacted, nor <em> or <strong> tags, nor will any class or ID declarations used for specific CSS styling.

Get control of your site's style back with Style Scrubber. 

Features include:

  • Remove explicit style declarations from content articles
  • Configurable for use on any applicable layout, by easy to use configuration parameters
  • Does not alter the use of CSS classes or ID styles
  • Does not alter <em> (italics) or <strong> or any other native HTML tags.
  • Debug mode with pre-flight log and execution error notification
  • Works out-of-the-box without plugin configuration to apply module for all layouts
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Style Scrubber Sun, 01 Mar 2009 16:49:58 +0000
Twitter Feed Version History http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/66-twitter-feed-version-history http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/66-twitter-feed-version-history

Version 1.0.0a (alpha)

 
Version 1.0.0a (alpha) was released March 1, 2009.  This is the inital, and currently only, version of Twitter Feed available.  This version has only been tested on Joomla 1.5.  
 
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Twitter Feed Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:00:25 +0000
Version History http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/51-bulk-import-version-history http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/51-bulk-import-version-history  
 

Version 1.0b2 (beta 2)

 
Version 1.0b2 (beta 2) was released February 18, 2009.  This resolves some high priority browser compatibility issues:
  • Moved field-enablement links to onclick instead of href, fixing issues with some versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • Added instruction explaining the need to click the field name to enable the column.
  • Removed void parameters configuration, to allow Joomla to handle a no-parameter configuration normally.  (Note, Bulk Import does not currently make use of any configuration parameters).
  •  Resolved a website issue with the captcha graphic that was impacting some browsers.
 
 

Version 1.0b (beta)

 
Version 1.0b (beta) was released January 25, 2009.  This is the inital, and currently only, version of Bulk Import available.  This version has only been tested on Joomla 1.5.  
 
 {loadposition inlinearticlebox}It releases with the following known issues:
 
Files with newlines not representing the end of a record to import will result in incorrectly imported records.  Please ensure newlines represent the record break.
Some files fail to import, inserting only a blank entry with no title, no alias, and no article content.  This is likely a parsing error, root cause is currently unknown.  This is relatively rare.  The best resolution is to inspect the file being imported, and ensure there are no special characters or unusual content in the file.  (Note: Bulk Import does replace many special characters, but since this defect persists we are uncertain if we are getting all that are necessary).
Auto-created aliases do not scrub non aphanumeric characters, such as punctuation marks.  These seem to work fine as article aliases in Joomla 1.5, but are not best-practices for SEO and URI structure.  An example is the second record in the hello world example below.
  

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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Bulk Import for Joomla 1.5 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:40:05 +0000
Download Inline Module http://gammablue.com/inline-module/68-download-inline-module http://gammablue.com/inline-module/68-download-inline-module You can download Inline Module for Joomla 1.5 here.
 
You must read and agree with the following disclaimer before downloading:
  • The product you have selected to download is provided to you as an accomodation and without any warranties, representations or gurantees of any kind, including, without limitation the warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Like any product, there is a risk of data loss or damage when used improperly or in untested environments or configurations. Accordingly, you should use the product in strict accordance with its documentation and only after making a successful backup of your data.
  • By using the product you express assume all risk of loss associated with any data loss or damage alledged to have been caused by the product.
 

   Download version 1.0.0a Now 

   Click the link above to download the Inline Module plugin for Joomla 1.5.  



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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Inline Module Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:15:47 +0000
Download Style Scrubber http://gammablue.com/style-scrubber/70-download-style-scrubber http://gammablue.com/style-scrubber/70-download-style-scrubber You can download Style Scrubber plugin for Joomla 1.5 here.
 
You must read and agree with the following disclaimer before downloading:
  • The product you have selected to download is provided to you as an accomodation and without any warranties, representations or gurantees of any kind, including, without limitation the warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Like any product, there is a risk of data loss or damage when used improperly or in untested environments or configurations. Accordingly, you should use the product in strict accordance with its documentation and only after making a successful backup of your data.
  • By using the product you express assume all risk of loss associated with any data loss or damage alledged to have been caused by the product.
 

   Download version 1.0.0a Now 

   Click the link above to download the Style Scrubber plugin for Joomla 1.5.  



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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Style Scrubber Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:15:47 +0000
Download Bulk Import http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/48-download-bulk-import http://gammablue.com/bulk-import-joomla/48-download-bulk-import
You can download Bulk Import for Joomla 1.5 here.
 
You must read and agree with the following disclaimer before downloading:
  • The product you have selected to download is provided to you as an accomodation and without any warranties, representations or gurantees of any kind, including, without limitation the warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Like any product, there is a risk of data loss or damage when used improperly or in untested environments or configurations. Accordingly, you should use the product in strict accordance with its documentation and only after making a successful backup of your data.
  • By using the product you express assume all risk of loss associated with any data loss or damage alledged to have been caused by the product.
 

    Download version 1.0b2 Now 
   Click the link above to download the Twitter Feed module for Joomla 1.5.  
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Bulk Import for Joomla 1.5 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 16:52:05 +0000
Download Twitter Feed http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/58-download-twitter-feed http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed/58-download-twitter-feed
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You can download Twitter Feed for Joomla 1.5 here.
 
You must read and agree with the following disclaimer before downloading:
  • The product you have selected to download is provided to you as an accomodation and without any warranties, representations or gurantees of any kind, including, without limitation the warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Like any product, there is a risk of data loss or damage when used improperly or in untested environments or configurations. Accordingly, you should use the product in strict accordance with its documentation and only after making a successful backup of your data.
  • By using the product you express assume all risk of loss associated with any data loss or damage alledged to have been caused by the product. 
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   Download version 1.0.0a Now 

   Click the link above to download the Twitter Feed module for Joomla 1.5.  
 
 
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admin@dashboardsports.com (Administrator) Twitter Feed Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:15:47 +0000