Getting started with JForm

JForm is one of the most exciting new features to be introduced as part of Joomla! 1.6. The intention is to provide XML configurable forms complete with custom field types and form validation. I cannot stress enough just how much
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UTF-8 in Joomla!

Have you ever browsed to a website only to find that half the content is unreadable? Or that certain characters are being displayed in strange and mysterious ways? Or perhaps you wanted to enter a foreign or unusual character but
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Working with dates in Joomla!

In this article we explain how best to handle date and time values in Joomla! extensions. We investigate the following: How to store values in the Joomla! MySQL database Ways to format dates How to deal with time zones Date
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Keeping Joomla! 1.5 Extensions Secure

The following is a recipe extract from Joomla! 1.5 Development Cookbook. This recipe is taken from the second chapter in the book, Keeping Extensions Secure.
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Joomla! Code Swarm

Joomla! is a modular and extensible open source Content Management System. Joomla! was created in 2005 and is a fork of the Mambo CMS. Joomla! has fast become one of the most popular open source CMS's, as is proved by
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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 – The Database

The following is a chapter from Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development. This is the third chapter in the book, The Database. The Database This chapter details the role of the database in Joomla!. It defines some standard rules we
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