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External Favicon 1.1

Overview

Alter the appearance of your external links to display the Favicon of the destination. Each exernal link can be displayed with the associated favicon retrieved from the destination site.

Use is simple - install and enable.

Configuration options include:

  • If the plugin should operate in the component template (modal, and other windows)
  • Per-domain alternate images
  • Per-domain exclusion
  • Parent item exclusion - exclude all of the external links contained within an element identified by it's ID

This package makes use of a modified version of the "External Favicons" Mootools plugin by Michael Russell

Installation

  1. Download External Favicon from the RicheyWeb download page.
    • This page will remain unlinked, as the link may change in the future. Visit http://www.richeyweb.com and use the search feature - search for "External Favicon".
  2. In Joomla /administrator, go to the "Extensions" menu, the "Manage" sub-menu, and the "Install" sub-menu.
  3. Select the "Upload Package File" tab
  4. Press the "Choose File" button to browse your system and locate the plugin file you downloaded
  5. Press the "Upload & Install" button

At this point, the extension is installed but not enabled. You can find the plugin by going to the Extensions menu and selecting "Plugins". When in the plugin manager, search for "External Favicon".

Configuration

Run in Modals´┐╝
Setting this option to "Yes" causes the plugin to run in modal windows. Default is not to run in modals, as this may disrupt the visual.
Alternate Images
If you don't like the favicon for a particular domain, you can substitute another. One entry per line, the syntax is: domain.tld:/path/to/image
Exclude Domains
One entry per line, list of domain names to be ignored. Domains must match exactly for this setting to be effective. www.domain.tld is not the same as domain.tld
Exclude IDs
One entry per line, list of DOM IDs where the plugin will ignore links contained within.

HELP

Please report any bugs you encounter.

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MicroBread 1.0

Overview

Fine tune your SERP with Microdata Rich Snippet data in your breadcrumbs. Others have tried, and had moderate success. MicroBread delivers rich snippet data per the Microdata guidelines.

This module replaces the existing breadcrumbs module. All functionality remains intact, with one additional layout file included for maximum Bootstrap compatibility. Your breadcrumbs will supercharge your SERP.

Installation

  1. Download MicroBread from the RicheyWeb download page.
    • This page will remain unlinked, as the link may change in the future. Visit http://www.richeyweb.com and use the search feature - search for "MicroBread".
  2. In Joomla /administrator, go to the "Extensions" menu, the "Manage" sub-menu, and the "Install" sub-menu.
  3. Select the "Upload Package File" tab
  4. Press the "Choose File" button to browse your system and locate the plugin file you downloaded
  5. Press the "Upload & Install" button

At this point, the extension is installed but not enabled. You can find the plugin by going to the Extensions menu and selecting "Modules". When in the module manager, search for "MicroBread".

Configuration

All settings are identical to the stock Joomla breadcrumbs.

HELP

Please report any issues you encounter.

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Meta Character Count 1.6

Overview

Search engines limit the amount of text in each SERP result. Meta Character Count displays a live word and character counter for the title, description and keywords fields in Joomla Global Configuration, Content Categories and Articles (frontend and backend) and now also Menu items!

Be certain that your most relevant metadata ends up on the SERP and doesn't get truncated.

Installation

  1. Download Meta Character Count from the RicheyWeb download page.
    • This page will remain unlinked, as the link may change in the future. Visit http://www.richeyweb.com and use the search feature - search for "Meta Character Count".
  2. In Joomla /administrator, go to the "Extensions" menu, the "Manage" sub-menu, and the "Install" sub-menu.
  3. Select the "Upload Package File" tab
  4. Press the "Choose File" button to browse your system and locate the plugin file you downloaded
  5. Press the "Upload & Install" button

At this point, the extension is installed but not enabled. You can find the plugin by going to the Extensions menu and selecting "Plugins". When in the plugin manager, search for "Meta Character Count".

Configuration

There are no configuration options at this time.

HELP

Please report any issues you encounter.

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Favicon 2.0.0

Overview

Google, Yahoo and most of the other big boys use multiple favicons for different sections of their services. This functionality has now been delivered to Joomla!

The interesting thing about favicons, is that when you drag a favorite from Internet Explorer onto your desktop, Windows creates the icon from the favicon file associated with the bookmark. When your only favicon image is a 16x16, the resulting desktop shortcut is U-G-L-Y!

Using this component, you can assign different color depths and sizes so the resulting shortcut icon will be appropriately sized and use the correct color depth so it looks as good on the desktop as it does in the browser address bar.

Create your favicons by importing other favicon files, and whatever image formats your PHP installation supports (PNG, GIF, JPG, and sometimes BMP or XCF! It depends on your server.) This extension does preserve transparency in image types that support it, but does not resize, resample, scale or crop images, so you must import images in the appropriate size and color depth.

This component/plugin package can be used in one of two ways.

  1. Using only the component, you can author your favicon and publish it to your template. When published to the template, your existing favicon can be backed up and edited with the component.
  2. Using the component and plugin combination, you can author many favicons and assign them to individual menu items. The plugin allows child items to inherit the favicon of their parent menu items, all the way to the menu root. If a favicon assignment isn't found in the parent items, the configured default icon is used.

When you're happy with your Favicon (menu or template assignments), you can disable the component to un-clutter your admin backend menus. All menu assignments are stored in the plugin configuration, so the plugin runs lightning fast!

This extension makes use of the floIcon class by Joshua Hatfield - http://www.flobi.com

Installation

  1. Download Favicon from the RicheyWeb download page.
    • This page will remain unlinked, as the link may change in the future. Visit http://www.richeyweb.com and use the search feature - search for "Favicon".
  2. In Joomla /administrator, go to the "Extensions" menu, the "Manage" sub-menu, and the "Install" sub-menu.
  3. Select the "Upload Package File" tab
  4. Press the "Choose File" button to browse your system and locate the plugin file you downloaded
  5. Press the "Upload & Install" button

At this point, the plugin is installed but not enabled. When viewing the component, you will be prompted to enable the plugin for more features. You can find the plugin by going to the Extensions menu and selecting "Plugins". When in the plugin manager, search for "Favicon".

Configuration

Begin by using the Favicon component to create one or more favicon files by uploading the appropriately sized images ( 128x128, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, and 16x16). When saved, a favicon file is created in the components media folder. It's filename will be it's ID number + .ico. Create as many as you like, you'll be able to use them in the plugin configuration.

If you upload an invalid image size, the component will display them outside of the grid and label them as being invalid.

If you plan on using more than one favicon on your site, you'll need to enable the Favicon plugin.

Once enabled, it is possible to assign favicons to specific menu items. Depending on the depth of your menus and your current location, the favicon plugin will work its way backwards through the menu until it finds a favicon to display.

HELP

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Browser Update Warning 1.7

Overview

Set (and optionally require) minimum browser versions for your site. Using this plugin, you can display a warning message that the users browser is outdated, along with a suggestion that they update (or install) a browser that meets your requirements.

Using this plugin, you can choose minimum version numbers for the major browsers. These are the browsers supported by this plugin:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Opera

Users who don't meet the minimum requirements are shown a modal window suggesting that they update their current browser, or install a new browser - complete with download links! NOTE: You must enable each browser you wish to provide links to - by checkboxes located in the plugin configuration. By default - only the current browser is offered as a download option.

Administrators can enforce these minimum requirements by disabling the "Continue" option, which forces the users to meet the requirements by keeping the site just out of reach behind the modal window.

Aside from version and continue options, administrators can choose to use the default styling or provide their own styling via their template CSS, choose to disable the background overlay, and set the opacity of the background overlay.

For those with multilingual sites, all of the text is set by Joomla language files so you won't be leaving anyone behind.

This plugin is 100% MooTools, so it doesn't require any additional javascript libraries. It makes use of the BrowserUpdateWarning MooTools plugin by Andy Fleming with some of my own modifications to allow for multilingual sites.

The Demo site URL has very high (non-existent) version numbers set, so it will display for all users using the targeted browsers.

Installation

  1. Download Browser Update Warning from the RicheyWeb download page.
    • This page will remain unlinked, as the link may change in the future. Visit http://www.richeyweb.com and use the search feature - search for "Browser Update Warning".
  2. In Joomla /administrator, go to the "Extensions" menu, the "Manage" sub-menu, and the "Install" sub-menu.
  3. Select the "Upload Package File" tab
  4. Press the "Choose File" button to browse your system and locate the plugin file you downloaded
  5. Press the "Upload & Install" button

At this point, the extension is installed but not enabled. You can find the plugin by going to the Extensions menu and selecting "Plugins". When in the plugin manager, search for "Browser Update Warning".

Configuration

Hide on Mobile
Options: Yes (both), No, Only Phones, Only Tablets
Shaded Overlay

Options: Yes, No

Use a shaded overlay on the content when displaying the warning modal.

Shade Opacity
Numeric percentage of opacity used on the overlay. Number ONLY, do not include the percent (%) symbol
Allow Continue
Allow users who do not meet minimum requirements to continue.
Browser Options
Enable/disable individual browser tests: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
Minimum Versions
Version tests - minimum versions: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
Use Plugin CSS
Option to include/omit the plugin CSS stylesheet. If set to no, the modal must be styled using other means.

HELP

Please submit bug reports if you have any issue.

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