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Here are a few uncategorized bite-sized hints and hacks to help you manage your Joomla site.


Auto Heights

Use jQuery to make two separate auto-height columns exactly the same height.

Sometimes you may want to style articles depending on which category they belong to. Here's how to load a category specific CSS file...

Specifc Browser

Despite all your careful template coding sometimes a particular browser doesn't play safe with a particular extension.

Browser Sniffer

Under the advanced parameters section of the HD-Custom CSS module is a "Browser Sniffer" function. But what does it do?

Shadow Below

Add a subtle shadow effect below images with CSS.

Turning Magic Quotes Off

Joomla 3 requires you to turn Magic Quotes "Off" in order to be installed. But how do you do that? And what are they anyway?

Removing ID number

How to remove the article number from search engine friendly Joomla 2.5 sites.

jQuery Hover Effect

A simple but very versatile jQuery hover effect using the HD-Anycode module. As demonstrated by the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill.

CSS Slideshow

Create a simple image slideshow with only CSS trickery (no javascript required).

Add your own module position

How to add your own module position to any Joomla template.

Ghostly jQuery effect

Use the AnyCode module to add a smooth jQuery "fade-in" effect to your article.

Google Map

It's easy to embed a Google Map using the HD-Anycode module but as an iframe based service Google Maps are not responsive.

update your copyright date

Automatically update your copyright date to avoid a mad panic in the new year.

CSS Submerge Effect

An animated effect for headings. The h1 tag slowly submerges on page load, while the paragraph text fades in. Super stylish with a background-image.

Ken Burns CSS Effect

Add a Ken Burns hover effect to images with simple CSS.

Joomla Bug Removal

How to quickly and safely solve your Joomla bugs - even when you can't find the original source files.

Url Sniffer

Under the advanced parameters section of the HD-Anycode module is a "URL Sniffer" function. But what does it do?

The Loadposition Command

The "loadposition" command is an incredibly useful way to apply modules to a specific position within an article.


How to change the meta-generator tag to hide the fact that your website is a Joomla one.

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