Joomla Components

Here you will find all my extensions that I recommend in Joomla. Also Joomla tutorials on how to use the Component Manager, Extension Manager, Template Manager and Plugin Manager.

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Show Only Modules On the frontpage of Joomla 1.7. The default installation of Joomla 1.7 displays featured articles in the “mainbody” section of the frontpage.  These articles are managed by the ‘featured articles’ Manager in the Article/Content Manager.   But what if you only want to show modules in […]

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – The default number of Weblinks shown per page is limited to 20.  If you have more than 20 Weblinks that you want to display on the page, you can easily make this change in the Joomla 1.7 administrator backend.  The setting is not located in the Weblinks options where you would […]

Joomla 1.7 Extensions – JINC is a Free and Versatile Newsletter Component

by Elaine October 7, 2011
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This post is in response to Eddy’s comment about his Joomla 1.7 Newsletter component.   I’m not too sure which Newsletter component you have installed, but I was looking around for solutions to use when creating subscription or newsletters.  I came across this free Newsletter component which is compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.6 and Joomla […]

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Joomla 1.7 Extensions – How to Hide Modules from Registered Users

by Elaine September 22, 2011

5 Easy Steps Joomla How to Hide Module from Users who are Logged in Here is a component that I found extremely helpful to hide modules/menus from users who were logged in.  This free Joomla 1.7 extension is called “MetaMod” and can be found at  I’ve used it extensively in my Joomla websites and […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Embed Google Forms into an Article

by Elaine September 1, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tips – Embedding Google Forms into your Article You will have problems embedding any code into Joomla 1.7 if you do not turn on one setting.  The Joomla Editor will strip any code you try to embed or in this case when trying to embed a form from Google Forms, you will get […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – Use SQL to query the Backend Database Directly

by Elaine August 30, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Extensions – Module to write SQL to query the Backend Database Directly. I found this free and very cool Joomla 1.7 extension for you to be able to query the backend database directly.  This extension is for those who know or have an idea of how to write SQL statements.  If you are […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to Show Single Article in a Module Position

by Elaine August 21, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tips – Publish a single article in a module position. Joomla standard installation does not allow you to publish a single article in a module position.  You can copy your article directly into the ‘Custom HTML’ module but I don’t recommend this option. It is much safer to keep all your articles in […]

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Joomla 1.7 Help – How to add/edit Banners

by Elaine August 18, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to add Banners to your Joomla website Banners ads are often used on websites for affiliate marketing.  Joomla 1.7 has a Banner component to manage your banner ads.   The Banner component is also great if you want to display rotating linkable images across your website.   This is not a […]

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How to add a ‘Contact Us’ link to your Joomla 1.6 Website

by Elaine July 29, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Components – In the standard Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7 installation there is no functionality to create a ‘Contact Us’ link.  You will need to install a Joomla extension to be able to receive feedback from your users.    I found a free Joomla component contact form that has tons of features and very easy […]

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Joomla 1.6 – Where is the Trash??

by Elaine February 15, 2011

And you thought you needed help.  I spent 20 minutes playing around with deleting articles and categories.  I spent another 30 minutes trying to find where Joomla 1.6 placed my Trashed items.   If you are looking for your Trash items, here is how to find them: 1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend. 2.  […]

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Joomla 1.6 – Where is the PDF Icon Link?

by Elaine February 14, 2011

If you were using Joomla 1.5, you will recall that under the article options you were able to show PDF, Email and Print icons for each article.  Now if you look at your article options in Joomla 1.6 the Email and Print icons are there excpet for the PDF icon.  It’s gone.  Where did it […]

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Joomla 1.6 – AcePolls Component Error – Warning: Invalid argument supplied

by Elaine February 10, 2011

My client wanted a voting section on his Joomla 1.6 website and I was playing around with the different voting Components compatible with Joomla 1.6.    I found a component called AcePolls which I installed successfully.  I’m not too sure if I’ll keep it because it’s a little buggy.  I just wanted to share with you […]

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