Joomla Extensions

16
June
2016

Customizing Widgets in YOOtheme's Widgetkit 2.x

Although YOOtheme's documentation says to store customizations in Widgetkit 2.x:

Place your custom content provider in THEME-NAME/widgetkit/content/PROVIDER-NAME/
Place your custom widget plugin in THEME-NAME/widgetkit/widgets/WIDGETPLUGIN-NAME/

http://yootheme.com/widgetkit/documentation/customizing/where-to-store-your-customizations

 

It does not explain WHERE to get the original files to modify.  In Widgetkit 1.5.x, they were in:

media/widgetkit/widgets/WIDGET_NAME/

 

However, I just figured out that in Widgetkit 2.x, they are in:

administrator/components/com_widgetkit/plugins/widgets/WIDGET_NAME/

 

As an example,

Categories: Joomla Extensions, Widgetkit

31
July
2014

JomSocial Installer Loop

JomSocial Installer Loop

When upgrading JomSocial one of the sites we manage, it successfully completed but got stuck in an endless loop of the JomSocial installer whenever you tried to go to JomSocial from the menu.  After searching the JomSocial forums, I found a few other people with issue but no clear instructions on how to fix.  After figuring it out, I figured I would throw together a blog to help others (and for when it happens to me again in a few months and I get annoyed that I didn't write down the solution).

To escape the JomSocial installer loop, do these steps:

Written by: Alexis Priddy Categories: Joomla Extensions

16
February
2014

500 Server Error Only for Googlebot in Joomla

500 Server Error Only for Googlebot in Joomla

While trying to set up a new landing page for our maintenance services, I ran into a problem where the page would load just fine for me and on 3rd party tools like BrowserStack, but it was returning a 500 server error for Googlebot.  It would also return a 500 server error for W3C Validation and Spider View checks.  I would have never even noticed it had Google Adwords not disapproved the page URL repeatedly.

This was completely perplexing to me and took several hours to troubleshoot.  In researching the issue, the only possible leads I found were some older forum posts mentioning both the core Joomla {loadposition} plugin for modules and the NoNumbers Modules Anywhere plugin.  I was not using the Joomla loadposition and disabling Modules Anywhere did not change the error code.  

I contacted our hosting company HostGator who found nothing from their end. In systemically disabling items, I found the culprit to be RSForms Pro by RSJoomla.  It did not matter whether our signup form was loaded as a menu item, module, or in the content plugin (like { rsform 4 }), it would give the 500 server error for Googlebot.   

Written by: Alexis Priddy Categories: Joomla Extensions

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