Managing availability of ListIt items - a mashup

I have released a new version of the JSAvailability module . It has completely changed and I believe it’s worth a bit of explanation. Here’s a brief history.

FormBuilder submission to ListItExtended

As many of you might have been wondering what is going on with FormBuilder and FormBrowser, here is the thing: FormBuilder is maintained at some level (lately with almost nothing has been done), fighting against time to continue with new line of form tool. FormBrowser development has been stopped, due i jumped into ListItExtended team and started developing it. This means that...

Getting started with Cataloger

We take a closer look at getting the Cataloger module up and running - which allows you to create a directory of items or products - and some simple tricks for a bit of extra flexibility.

Allow FrontEnd Users to edit specific content pages

Every now and then questions about Front End editing of pages in CMSMS appear, so in this post we will have a look at how you can easily create Front End content management for FEU user and specify which Pages a user may actually edit. I am not really a fan of Front end editing and if it really has to be a feature for the Project then it is best that you choose a system which supports this...

AJAX Form Submission with Formbuilder

Suppose you want to use JQuery to have a contact form in your footer submit and show the results in the same spot without reloading the page. Simply using the JQuery form plugin, will fetch the entire page with the inline form result and try to pack it into your footer form container. This is a big waste of time and bandwidth. With CMS Made Simple, there is a cleaner faster way!

Template Externalizer

Template Externalizer is a module that can save CMS Made Simple developers many hours of cutting and pasting.  It allows you to work much more rapidly on projects, particularly if they are large and complex.

Adding Uploads Module categories dynamically

Just recently i was faced with a task of creating a per Registered User based Download area. My first thought was, oh thats easy simply connect FrontEndUsers Module with Uploads Module and done. But as we all know, there are always small issues that come along in each Project. So the issue with my thought was, that Uploads module does communicate with FrontEndUsers Module but not in a way i...

Highlight Search Results

When your visitors use your site search function, the results will be highlighted to make it easier to identify them.

Update your sitemap.xml with a UDT

With CMSMS we have a nice number of modules that help us with Automation of some tasks and make our webmaster life easier. So today we will have a look at   SiteMapMadeSimple module written by Robert Campbell . This module helps us generating a Sitemap .xml file for Searchengines. Downside of the module is, that it only detects changes concerning regular CMS content and...

Create easy to control Module slider with AdvancedContent and jQuery Roundabout plugin

This is once again one of the posts showing advantages and flexibility of CMSMS combined with great AdvancedContent module. We can say we are back to AdvancedContent module Series. This time we are going to create a nice looking Slider using AdvancedContent module and Roundabout jQuery plugin. You will probably say, "Oh again some jQuery slider post" but this time it is different. Why?...

Getting Your Images To Be Recognized By Facebook

Getting your images to be recognized by the facebook share wiget isn't always easy. Today I want to share a quick tip with you that can be done with tools built into the default cgBlog module. This is super easy and I hope that is helps you as it has me just recently.

Using ListItExtended module and Isotope jQuery plugin for nice showcase page

After using ListIt Module for few times i fell in love with it. The Module is very simple to use and with enough imagionation you can do anything with it. As Original ListIt version was lacking of Summary and Detail view, was declared dead, some of us decided to bring it back to life and extend some of the function in forked version named ListItExtended . So this time i would like to...

Put Your CMS Made Simple Site on Steroids

This is a follow up post on " 3 easy steps for more speed " written by Jonathan. Recently i extended this article with few more tips and tricks and shared it on Arvixe blog. In case you missed that article follow this link for full post on Arvixe blog.

Give Your Clients even more Control of their Sidebar

This is a follow up post on Wayne's  Give Your Clients Control Of Their Sidebar  post, we could also call it AdvancedContent module series. Sometimes you find yourself in need for GCB's in your Template but the problem is you don't know how many will be used at last. With help of AdvancedContent module and get_gcb_list plugin, both written by Georg Busch (NaN), you can finally...

Making articles editable *only* by Author

I wanted to have articles edited only by the ones who create them (Author) and provide the Author a way to manually allow additional authors to edit the article.

3 easy steps for more speed

Speed optimization is a big topic and it doesn't lose its importance with bigger bandwidths becoming more and more common. There's a lot of remarkable information on the internet - first of all Yahoo's " Exceptional Performance " serie. But what's about CMSms? This article explains 3 easy steps to get more speed out of CMSms-driven websites.

Create nice News Rotator with CMSMS News module and jQuery Cycle plugin

This time i will show you how easy it is to create a nice looking Header Rotator driven by CMSMS News module and jQuery Cycle plugin. Before we start we will need some tools, scripts to work with. jQuery Cycle Plugin jQuery Framework SuperSizer Plugin

Display Authors full name in CGBlog instead of Username

When using CGBlog module and writing posts, the displayed Author name using {$entry->author} is always our Username. I think this is not very wise, since we are providing our Administration Username for whole wide world. Ok there would be a workaround like creating another user with only Editor rights, so this wouldn't do much harm but do you really want to display something like...

Setup Comments extended with jQuery in CGBlog Module

When working on this blog, i needed comments function as every other blog in the virtual world. As we already know, CMSMS and Modules work a bit diferently than in other CMS Systems we know, but in a positive way. If we install a module in CMSMS we do not get a bloat of a code and other functions that we possibly do not need. To make it short, each module can be extended with additional...

Piecemaker Flash Slider with Gallery module

There are many Wordpress Themes that use cool sliders like Piecemaker or Cuber, so i thought i would share my way how this can be used with CMSMS and load slider images dynamicaly with Gallery module. Before we start you should look at official Piecemaker homepage to see what we will be using.