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Ilagnayeru 'MIG' Manickam
Mig has been a Joomla enthusiast since 2008. With 30 years of experience in the field of Information Systems, he contributes to the Joomla community by playing multiple roles: Global Moderator, Member of the Translation coordination Team, Moderator of the Indic Languages forum, Coordinator of the Tamil (India) translation team, and an active participant of Joomla forums.
He loves teaching, reading and writing articles in magazines. For the past two years, he has been writing a series of articles titled "Let us know America", in Tamil, for a monthly magazine in India.
He strongly believes in giving back to the community. He is involved in managing non-profit organizations. In addition, he also builds web-sites for non-profit organizations, gratis. Currently, he is exploring the opportunities of teaching computer technology to the students in the rural parts of India.
When a website development project is ready to be delivered, the clients usually demand a customised built-in help system so that they know how to navigate through the loads of menu items and web pages in order to maintain and manage the content/site in the absence of the development team. Implementing such a built-in help system is made easier by Joomla’s Administrator Menu module.
Joomla 1.5 has several sort orders defined to arrange the articles in a specific sequence for displaying in the blog and list layouts. The sort orders are primarily based on the created date, title, hits, and pre-defined order of the articles. There may be situations where one would like to see a combination of articles in the order that has been recently modified and/or created like the option View New Posts in the Joomla forums. Currently, there is no sort order available to handle this situation. This paper discusses about how to implement this new sort order, Recently Touched Date.