We added several useful features to the Sparky Framework for Joomla. Also, this version comes with several minor bug-fixes that's discovered in the previous version.
CDN is an abbreviation for Content Delivery Network. This is a service with main purpose to speed your site up throughout the world. The following article describes what's CDN and how to set this up on your Joomla and WordPress site.
Forums are one of the most popular online tools for communication between regular users and giving support, but it's also popular between spammers.
If you are using any Sparky based template in the versions of Joomla 2.5.17 and all later versions of Joomla 2.5 and got error "jhtml bootstrap not supported", deleting few lines of code in 2 files will help you to resolve this.
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The slogan of Sparky Framework is the only framework that won't make you feel framed. You could guess from the slogan that our aim when making this framework was to make something that can be used for development of literally any kind of template, without any restrictions in layout, number of modules, their sizes, etc.
If you experienced problems with your Sparky Framework based Joomla template after upgrade to Joomla 3.2, this text explains how to fix this issue.
If you are satisfied with free Hot Bokeh Joomla template but need to upgrade to premium version and get additional features, this tutorial will help you to upgrade without losing data of the site you created with free version.
HotStart installation is the only way to copy demo data that you see on our demo server when installing our Joomla templates. Furthermore, if you are using this installation method, all extensions (modules and plugins) used in template demo will be installed as well. This installation method is appropriate for new websites only.
All content management systems contain some kind of search component. It allows visitors of our website to enter any keyword and get results that's appropriate for this keyword. This sounds straightforward, but it's not. In many occasions, visitor knows what s/he is looking for, but s/he is unsure what keyword to use. This is where search algorithm takes place.
Hosting your company site on a Linux VPS server is a wise decision. As you may be aware, VPS or Virtual Private Servers have recently replaced dedicated servers as the main servers used to support a company website. A VPS, however, can be either Linux based or Windows based. But so far, Linux VPSes have proven to be the more attractive option due to its greater flexibility and reliability. Thus, the shift towards Linux-based VPS is not at all unexpected given the many benefits a Linux VPS offers.
We are happy to announce availability of the new version of Sparky Framework for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x. This version comes with several bug fixes as well as several cool new features.
"Ask a Question button" is feature of VirtueMart e-commerce Joomla component which allows your potential customers to contact you prior purchase of a product from your site. One new option regarding this button has been added in VirtueMart 2.0.14, which is useful, but could cause problems until you release it exists.
Both Joomla and WordPress keep data in MySQL database. That's the reason why you need to create a database on your server prior to installation of Joomla or WordPress. When you are making a new MySQL database, you select its name. What if you, from any reason, decide to change MySQL database name later?
Your website is not sending emails? You probably experienced this problem already. Popular CMS platforms such as Joomla and WordPress usually rely on PHPMail script that's installed on the server. Is there a better solution? Yes! Please keep reading...
Twitter has changed API recently, so you might release that your old widgets are not working anymore. This article explains how to create a simple widget that shows your latest tweets and how to publish it on your Joomla or WordPress site.
This article explains what's PSD file and do you really need it when you work with our templates. This is a frequently asked question, so we will try to explain you what's PSD file using several examples.
Favicon of your website has the similar function as icon for programs you're using every day on your computer or for applications you're using on your mobile device. This is something that will help your visitors to remember and to recognize your site. Therefore, you can imagine how important the favicon should be for your website, which is, in this case, your brand, your product, your virtual office where you meet your clients.
If you have visited our site recently using your smartphone or tablet, you probably noticed "responsiveness" of the HotThemes' main site. After several days of re-development, we can finally announce that HotThemes is following the latest standards in web design industry.
After update of one of my sites to the latest Joomla 3.1.5, the backend of Joomla becomes broken. Actually, all the buttons (for Save, Edit, Update...) simply disappeared. I couldn't even save the global configuration edits without editing the configuration.php file manually.
Since Mart 2012 when we published Hot Blankie, all following Joomla templates are developed using Sparky Framework. This is a piece of software that we are making and tweaking since then. All our experience in development of Joomla templates is embedded in this framework.
Content tagging is one of the features that all Joomla users missed for a long time. While it's part of the core in WordPress, in Joomla we had to install additional component to have such feature, such as K2. The wait is over as Joomla 3.1 have content tagging as a part of the core.
There's one old feature of CSS that we usually ignored in the past. This is @media and it's natively added to separate CSS commands regarding of the media type, in example, screen or paper. Furthermore, it can be used to execute CSS commands depending of the screen size. In the modern web development where responsivity of the website is not an option, but necessity, we started to use this old and forgotten feature intensively.