{ Don't Repeat Yourself ! }

Browsing Posts published in January, 2011

This component is now finally available for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.

I have gotten a bit frustrated with the Joomla reset password functions.
In Joomla 1.5 there was a horrendous invalid token bug. And in Joomla 3.2 the reset password function is broken altogether.

Besides that, I never really liked that users had to copy and paste the token manually.

Out of  this frustration I created a new component that handles the reset password process. There is also a plugin that needs to be activated.

When the plugin is activated, it attempts to replace the Joomla default forgot password link with a link to this component.

This was mainly written for my own Joomla websites but I decided to provide it as a free download in the hope that it might be useful for others as well.

Available languages files:

Polish by Piotr Gąsiorowski
German by Urs Brülhart
Finnish by Anne Mattila
Greek by Christopher Valmas
Spanish by Manuel Gonzalez
Italian by Marco Maiella
French and Dutch Translation by Irina Malinovskaia
Portuguese by Fernando Andrade


Joomla 2.5 and 3

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Joomla 1.5

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The development of this component started out of the need to consolidate different RSS Sources into one feed that is ordered by publishing date.

This comes in handy if you have different components on your site with each of them generating its own RSS Feed and you want to provide a “global” feed to keep your users in the loop.

The source feeds are not limited to feeds on your site  - you can wire up and mix feeds from any site you like.
You could then run this feed through feedburner and let users subscribe per email for example.

Feeds are processed with the simplepie library that is included in Joomla.

Download the component:  RSSConsolidation for Joomla

I’ve been using the Kunena Forum on a few of my websites and the greatest problem is spam. Once the site is well established spammers will come and make your life miserable.
So usually that means switching to an moderated forum or risking having spam on your site until you had time to review each post.
If you decide for a moderated forum you might loose users because it might take some time until you had a chance to approve posts.

The solution:
One pretty much simple rule is that after a legitimate user successfully posted the first post his following posts will most likely not be spam either.
So all really needed is to approve the very first message a user posts to a forum and then have an automated process that will
approve all following messages of this user.

This Kunena Auto Moderation Plugin will handle this simple task. After a new message was posted it will check if the user has any previous approved messages and if yes it will automatically approve the new message and send an email notification to the forum moderators.

This is the first release and I might add more features to control spam in the next version.

Download the plugin: Kunena Auto Moderation Plugin

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