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Strange Joomla Bug: Articles Displaying

Joomla 2.5, or any CMS for that matter, is designed to be used by multiple people. True to its intentions, my clan’s website has a few users responsible for creating and editing content.

One of our pages is a category blog that displays all posts in the “Our Servers” category. The idea here is that if/when we add a new server, its information can be placed in an article that is placed in that category and it will instantly show up on that page. We’ve already added a new server, so this is something that has a legitimate use/purpose.

Well, one of the users didn’t manually place an author in the “Created By” section. Initially, everything worked fine. However, when someone else edited to article and saved it, it began to be displayed twice, even though only one copy of the article existed in the Article Manager. Needless to say, this was some very strange behavior.

Going back and manually adding in the author fixed the problem and the page displayed as expected.

Running The Clan’s Website

As of 3am yesterday, I am now hosing my Day of Defeat clan’s website. Luckily, I don’t have to do the design work myself, as another awesome individual (link to come) is taking care of that. I just deal with the back-end, which is what I do best. We’ve already noted better responsiveness and page load times.

This is my first site that I’ve taken live with Joomla 2.5 and I have to say I rather enjoy it.  Of course, this means new learning experiences. Anything interesting I come up with will be posted here.

New Skin for the Airsoft Site

This weekend, I’ll be getting the skin, mojoPortal’s term for a theme or template, finished for AirsoftOahu, the community site I’m building for airsofters on Oahu.

I’ve decided on the Branched Tones color scheme from Design Seeds. I think it has the “earthy” feel I was going for and incorporates a little red in the browns, which is prevalent here.

Of course, there will be a new post when its up.

Online Community for Airsoft on Oahu

When I joined the Airsoft Hawaii group on Facebook, I had high hopes: people were posting about different events on the island, who was going where, and the like. Then, the administrators started cracking down. This page is only for “our” events, they said.

So, I’ve decided that something needs to be done. The simple answer would be to create another Facebook group, but my opinion of Facebook has declined greatly in the last few months and I’d prefer to avoid the platform. I also own the domain AirsoftOahu.com, which I feel is the best name for this community anyway. So, I’m currently seeking the back-end software to power the project.

My goals for the next 10 days are:

  • select a content management system (CMS) to power the site,
  • define and implement a forum structure,
  • define a content structure,
  • and begin working on the site’s design

Currently, the site is running on my personal server, but will be moved off to a bigger, more powerful machine when its actually being used.

 

A New CMS For The Guild Site

Yesterday, I moved the guild website back from static HTML pages to a content management system. In the past, I had used Drupal almost exclusively. However, I have recently become enamored with Joomla, another open-source CMS. The Joomla module community seems to be a little stronger and they seem to release a more “professional-looking” product.

I’ll keep posting about any tricks I come across or any modules I really enjoy.