4 Ways Joomla Developers Can Monetize Free Extensions

4 Ways Joomla Developers Can Monetize Free Extensions

There are 2977 free extensions on JED and if you google 'free joomla templates', you'll find links full of decent quality cost-free Joomla templates; now if you are one of those developers who designs such products, here are some ways you can monetize them.

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Joomla! 3.1.0 Tag Field

Joomla! 3.1.0 Tag Field

This article describes how to use the new tag field added to Joomla! 3.1.0 and the new tools available for Joomla! developers.

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Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: More Functionality

Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: More Functionality

The Joomla 3.x development series has been progressing steadily for several months now. At this point you should have a fairly good grasp of the basics of extension development and hopefully you've begun writing code of your own. This article will continue to expand your knowledge of code and the use of Bootstrap in your development. Don't forget to review the past articles in this series.

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Head in the Tag Clouds

Head in the Tag Clouds

Lately I've been spending almost all of my Joomla! time working on the new tags feature that will be in CMS 3.1. It has been a huge and exciting project, and we'll see it for real on April 15, but in the meantime anyone can test it or even better test and give feedback. So many people have helped already with this, and you can too.

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Differences between the Joomla Framework and Joomla Platform

Differences between the Joomla Framework and Joomla Platform

What is the Joomla Framework, why do we need it when we already have the Joomla Platform?

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Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Writing The Core

Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Writing The Core

In the previous articles we covered setting the stage and beginning the component structure. In this tutorial we will be focusing on the details, writing those functions and files that are core to this extension and actually making the extension start to work and hopefully start unifying the entire component and accomplishing the overall goal.

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20 Suggestions for Better Style and Script Designing in Joomla! Extensions (Part 2)

20 Suggestions for Better Style and Script Designing in Joomla! Extensions (Part 2)

Extension developers provide a large number of extensions for Joomla!. But as you may know, some of them are not compatible with many templates. Also, in many cases Joomla extensions do not have standard style and script designs, and because of this many users are forced to hack their extensions. In this article I am going to provide and explain 20 suggestions for better style and script design of Joomla extensions and maybe these simple techniques and patterns will help you! Read the second part of this article now.

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Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Beginning Development

Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Beginning Development

In order to have a good working example for this tutorial series on Joomla! 3.0 component development I have chosen to walk through the process by actually writing an extension. This component will be available for review and download by visiting the accompanying site referenced throughout this and future articles. My goal is to write a rather robust component beyond a simple “Hello World” component to fully demonstrate key points in actual component development.

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Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Setting the Stage

Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Setting the Stage

I struggled with the necessity of this first article in an extension development series for a while, and finally decided that it was indeed a worthwhile post. It is important to make sure you build a proper foundation and there are several aspects of writing a Joomla! 3.0 component that should be planned right from the very first day. This is the first in a series of articles about extension development, which would not be complete without taking time to discuss the initial steps involved in planning and structuring the extension correctly. Here are those steps I have found to be most effective in beginning a successful Joomla! extension.

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The Shift Joomla Needs to Make: My Challenge

We are on the brink of a new shift in the web and Joomla has the opportunity to be an early adopter in this shift. Taking part will help place Joomla ahead of other open source CMS's in terms of functionality, increase website conversions, and result in an overall better user experience. So what is this shift I'm talking about? It's the dynamic personalization of a website for the individual visitor. In this JCM whiteboard I will be exploring this concept and challenging Joomla developers to embrace and develop this concept.

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