It is extremely common that parts of pages within a Joomla! website are replicated across several views, or even across several extensions. So what does Joomla! contain that could potentially make our lives easier to manage these repeating entities? JLayouts enters the room... Joomla's superb JLayout structure was added to Joomla! v3 to help solve this very problem. Having the ability to use different layout's and associated data across views and extensions is such an awesome addition to Joomla!, but have you used it? Philip will be explaining JLayouts, what it is, how it works & where you could possibly be missing a trick in your front-end development of Joomla! websites.
1. Joomla 3 JLayouts has entered the building! Joomla 3 JLayouts#JD14NL
2. Joomla 3 JLayouts Philip Locke www.fastnetwebdesign.co.uk & www.joostrap.com WHOWHO IS THIS GUY? 3. Mambo leading to Joomla Open Source Matters (OSM) Bootstrap & Joostrap WHOWHO IS THIS GUY? Joomla 3 JLayouts 4. WHATSO WHATS THIS SESSION ABOUT? 1. Blinding you with science 2. What is a JLayout 3. Why use JLayouts 4. Process & Implementation 5. How to use JLayout 6. Q A Joomla 3 JLayouts 5. WHATWHAT IS A JLAYOUT? No hacking Override Untie data & design Super easy integration Joomla 3 JLayouts 6. WHATWHAT IS A JLAYOUT? Joomla 3 JLayouts 7. WHATWHY USE JLAYOUTS? Maintain one layout Split code from design Designers customise layouts Joomla 3 JLayouts Its bloody awesome! 8. SETUPWHAT WE HAVE TO DO Joomla 3 JLayouts 9. SETUPLETS DO THIS PUNK 1. Copy the layout files from core [root]/layouts/joomla 2. Paste them into your template HTML folder /html/layouts/joomla Joomla 3 JLayouts 10. SIMPLE2 EASY STEPS 1. Create our new JLayout file 2. Add to our tmpl HTML override Joomla 3 JLayouts 11. Joomla 3 JLayoutsEXAMPLECREATING A NEW JLAYOUT 12. THE CODE The Code:
Joomla 3 JLayouts CREATING A NEW JLAYOUT File Location: templates/[our-template]/html/layouts/joomla/content/hottopic.php 13. THE CODE The Code: Joomla 3 JLayouts CREATING A NEW JLAYOUT File Location: templates/[our-template]/html/com_content/article/default.php 14. Joomla 3 JLayoutsEXAMPLECREATING A NEW JLAYOUT 15. Joomla 3 JLayoutsEXAMPLECREATING A NEW JLAYOUT 16. Joomla 3 JLayoutsEXAMPLEOVERRIDING AN EXISTING JLAYOUT 17. THE CODE The Code: Joomla 3 JLayouts CREATING A NEW JLAYOUT File Location: [our-template]/html/layouts/joomla/content/info_block/create_date.php 18. THE CODE Joomla 3 JLayouts CREATING A NEW JLAYOUT The Code: File Location: templates/[our-template]/html/com_content/article/default.php 19. Joomla 3 JLayoutsEXAMPLEOVERRIDING AN EXISTING JLAYOUT 20. WHY NOT!LETS TAKE THIS FURTHER Joomla 3 JLayouts So. Where to go from here? We all want the simple things in life right? 21. Joomla 3 JLayoutsWHY NOT!LETS TAKE THIS FURTHER Normal blog_item.php 350+ lines of code woo! 22. Joomla 3 JLayouts Brain wave! Actually its pretty obvious WHY NOT!LETS TAKE THIS FURTHER 23. Joomla 3 JLayoutsWHY NOT!LETS TAKE THIS FURTHER 24. WHY NOT!LETS TAKE THIS FURTHER Joomla 3 JLayouts Our new blog_item.php file 31 lines of code All code split into easy to manage JLayouts snippets 25. OTHER IDEASGOING THE EXTRA MILE Joomla 3 JLayouts Place JLayouts where you want Blog view, Article view, etc Componets, Modules Mash things up - just have a play! JLayouts are Super Cool 26. WOWGOING THE EXTRA MILE Joomla 3 JLayouts After explaining JLayouts Nerd- Gasm! 27. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS QA Joomla 3 JLayoutsQUESTIONS?OR SHALL WE JUST GO TO THE BAR! 28. Joomla 3 JLayoutsPHILIP LOCKECONTACT ME Website: www.joostrap.com www.fastnetwebdesign.co.uk Email: email@example.com Twitter: @philiplocke @joostrap