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Extension, extend or extended may refer to: read more at WikiPedia

  • smallbox_securityimages

    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.13

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.13 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.13-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    &160;

  • smugmug.logo  I started writing a new plugin for Smugmug galleries, and after 30 minutes of coding, here are some results!

    If you add this in an article at any place, even multiple times a line like

    {smugmugrandom uri=http://cedricwalter.smugmug.com id=7421071 key=53xgf limit=10 size=200x200}

    you’ll get that result, a default CSS will be provided and to let you customized the layout.

    smugmugrandom.joomla.extension

    The extension will be available soon, I need time to document the extension in my WIKI, push the extension to my download section, commit the code to http://code.google.com/p/smugmug-joomla/

  • I always dislike doing this (changing core file of Joomla!) but here they ARE...

    If any core developer of Joomla! read this, can't we look together to have more event hook (in views, more in controller) in Joomla! core?

    Patches:

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.1 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta2
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
      patches.altered.files
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.1-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server

    Report all bugs in the forums in the new section

    Below are some screen shots of the BETA2 in Joomla! 1.5 in action

     

    User operations

    confirm.your.account

    forgot.your.password

     

    forgot.your.username

    To switch these patches ON/Off, go to the Global Configuration page as seen in the screen shot below

     

    global,configuration

     

    You want to customize the error message? then edit the file language\en-GB\en-GB.com_user.ini and change the key

    SECURITYIMAGES REJECT USER ENTRY=Invalid Captcha word, Please enter the correct value you see in picture

    SECURITYIMAGES LABEL=Anti-spamming protection:

    Contact section

    On a per user/contact basis, a new switch is available:

    contact.settings.securityimages.5.0

    Result:

    contact.sections

     

    Login area

     

    Customize labels, keys are in language\en-GB\en-GB.mod_login.ini

     

    login.joomla

    and in module

    mod.login

    Administrator area

    Patches for administrator area are missing because the plugin SecurityImages in front end start a session that is different from the backend. I will for sure find a way to get around it. In between I recommend You to use htaccess login to enhance admin login protection and reduce brute force attacks.

  • PhotoFEED is a small content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

    You can see it running here in my Demo site.

    New version 1.5.0 is available!

    photofeed.joomla.1.5_thumb3

    NEW:  use /media directory for resources
    NEW:  online documentation in administrator panel
    NEW:  plugin log data in debug mode at /logs/plg.photofeed.log.php you cant point a browser to it, use FTP/SCP/Plesk/Cpanel to read this file.
    NEW: demo mode

    Download PhotoFeed

    photofeed

     

     

    Documentation

    wiki_icon

    Use the forums for support, questions or submitting your ideas

    forums_icon

  •  

    The 21 July 2007 also marks an incremental bug fixing and security update for Joomla! 1.0 series software." [..]

    Joomla 1.0.13 is out!

    These are original Joomla 1.0.13 files modified to support com_securityimages 4.x ONLY:

    • Use securityimages in contact section
    • Use securityimages in login module
    • Use securityimages in registration component
    • Use securityimages in administrator login page
    First upgrade Your site to Joomla 1.0.13, thn apply this patch with FTP/SCP by overwriting one more time files

    --> Download HERE

     

     



    --------------- 1.0.13 Stable Released -- [21-July-2007 16:00 UTC] -----------------

    18-Jul-2007 Rob Schley
    # Fixed admin session problems with immediate logout after login.
    # Fixed a few misc. bugs.

    11-Jul-2007 Sam Moffatt
    ^ Removed assumption that a group exists for a user (may not actually be true)


    04-Jul-2007 Rob Schley
    # Fixed a bug in the administrator login system that prevented users from logging in


    02-Jul-2007 Rob Schley
    * SECURITY A6 [LOW Level]: Fixed [5630] HRS attack on variable "url"
    * SECURITY A1 [LOW Level]: Fixed [5654] Multiple fields subjected to cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
    * SECURITY A7 [LOW Level]: Fixed possible session fixation vulnerability in administrator application


    29-Jun-2007 Louis Landry
    ^ Hardened password storage mechanism to use a random salt
    ! Remember Me cookies will be invalid and require a re-login


    20-May-2007 Rob Schley
    # Fixed key reference lookups to match whole results only
    # Fixed two help screen naming issues.
    ^ Changed RG_EMULATION warning message to refer to Global Configuration Setting


    17-May-2007 Rob Schley
    ^ Moved register globals emulation controls into Global Configuration


    15-May-2007 Rob Schley
    # Fixed [topic,170296] : Typos in Search Mambot configurations


    14-May-2007 Rob Schley
    # Fixed [topic,153233] : "Mail to Friend" parameter checks not checking content item setings
    # Fixed [topic,126371] : IE7 left align problem
    # Fixed [topic,167745] : Added JavaScript alert for empty category title


    28-Apr-2007 Rob Schley
    ^ Changed cookie naming conventions to not break when using HTTPS
    # Fixed [topic,156116] : Optimzed queries for menu creation to improve performance.
    * SECURITY A4 [ LOW Level ]: XSS issue in com_search and com_content
    * SECURITY A4 [ LOW Level ]: XSS vulnerability in mod_login


    16-Apr-2007 Enno Klasing
    # Re-enabled Itemid behaviour of 1.0.11 (optional, default is behaviour of 1.0.12)

     

  • The 10 february 2008 also marks an incremental bug fixing and security update for Joomla! 1.0 series software." [..]

    Joomla 1.0.14 is out!

    These are original Joomla 1.0.14 files modified to support com_securityimages 4.x ONLY:

    • Use securityimages in contact section
    • Use securityimages in login module
    • Use securityimages in registration component
    • Use securityimages in administrator login page
    First upgrade Your site to Joomla 1.0.14, th4n apply this patch with FTP/SCP by overwriting one more time all files with zip content

    --> Download HERE
  • The 22 february 2008 also marks an incremental bug fixing and security update for Joomla! 1.0 series software." [..]

    Joomla 1.0.15 is out!

    These are original Joomla 1.0.15 files modified to support com_SecurityImages 4.x ONLY:

    • Use SecurityImages in contact section
    • Use SecurityImages in login module
    • Use SecurityImages in registration component
    • Use SecurityImages in administrator login page

    First upgrade Your site to Joomla 1.0.54, then apply this patch with FTP/SCP by overwriting one more time all files with zip content

    Download it here, thanks to the user in my forum mirjam for having prepared them :-)

  • SecurityImages 5.X is only running with Joomla! 1.5 and the redesign of API has introduced some incompatibilities.
    Developers/Hackers/Individuals who want to use the latest version of SecurityImages may want to read the
    following. Basic PHP knowledge  is recommended.

    joomla_1.5

    Architecture

    SecurityImages 4.0.X

    • Only work with Joomla! 1.0.X
    • Provide 2 files that 3rd party code must include:
    • client.php in order to quickly create a captcha and the input box
    • server.php in order to validate user entries and check correctness
    • Everything is packed in one component.
    • Patches for common 3rd party tool are included in code so it ca be referenced by external extensions :
      akobook, akocomment, joomla to name a few.
    • You have to overwrite Joomla! files to add protection of form for login, register, lost password, contact

    SecurityImages 5.0.X

    • Only work with Joomla! 1.5.X
    • Use the event handling mechanism of Joomla! 1.5 to  create captcha and check correctness
    • You'll have to install a system content plugin and a component,
    • it do not contains any patches anymore
    • You have to overwrite Joomla! files to add protection of form for login, register, lost password, contact

    Main differences in securityImages 5.X

    1. There is no client.php and server.php file anymore
    2. API are a lot simpler, and dependency are reduced (no PHP code to include) as it use events.
    3. More object oriented
    4. Image creation is done inside the Joomla! framework while in 4.0.X it was done without any Joomla!
      framework support.

     

    with SecurityImages 4.0.X


    In your PHP code displaying the form, can be a Pat template or a html code

    1. Include my library in page scope

    if (file_exist($mosConfig_absolute_path.'/administrator/components/com_securityimages/client.php')) {
    <?php include ($mosConfig_absolute_path.'/administrator/components/com_securityimages/client.php'); ?>
    }
    $packageName = 'securityChooseUniqueKeyName';
     
    2. At the position where You want the Captcha image to be inserted
     
    <?php echo insertSecurityImage($packageName); ?>

    3. This insert the help text and the input box where the user will have to enter his text
    <?php echo getSecurityImageText($packageName); ?>

    Line at point 3. can be, in some case, depending how much space You have in the presentation HTML layer, replace with
     //will be replace at runtime, depending on user locale
    //with "Please Enter what You see:"
    <?php echo getSecurityImageTextHeader(); ?>
     
    //will be replace at run time, depending on user locale with
    //"If You do not see...Hit reload"
    <?php echo getSecurityImageTextHelp(); ?> 
     
    //will be replace at run time with the input box
    <?php echo getSecurityImageField($packageName); ?> 

    The code above insert the image, and the text, You page normally submit information to the server for processing. Most of the time, the last 2 lines are inserted in a <form> </form> HTML tags

    In the server code where you process the data...
    Few lines are required...

    if (file_exist($mosConfig_absolute_path.'/administrator/components/com_securityimages/server.php')) {
    include ($mosConfig_absolute_path.'/administrator/components/com_securityimages/server.php');
    }
    $packageName = 'securityChooseUniqueKeyName';
    $security_refid  = mosGetParam( $_POST, $packageName.'_refid', '' );
    $security_try      = mosGetParam( $_POST, $packageName.'_try', '' );
    $security_reload = mosGetParam( $_POST, $packageName.'_reload', '' );
    $checkSecurity = checkSecurityImage($security_refid, $security_try);


    If the has entered the right text then $checkSecurity = true

     


    with SecurityImages 5.0.X   joomla_1.5

    Due to the Joomla! 1.5 object model, you have basically 2 options:

    1. If your component has been made for running natively and follow Joomla! 1.5 best practices and
      recommendations..you' did probably use a real MVC paradigm in the front end part (N views,
      M models and one controller), go to point A
    2. If your component has been made for running natively or in legacy mode and do not use a MVC pattern
      (HTML code embedded in PHP code, or you use pat templates), go to point B

    Point A, MVC approach joomla_1.5

    Lets take the contact section of Joomla! 1.5 as  an example.

    It is always recommended to use a switch in all your component to activate deactivate SecurityImages per
    components  through the administrator control panel.

    This is done by adding to administrator/components/com_contact/contact_items.xml the following code:

    <param
       name="useSecurityImages" type="radio" default="1"
       label="Use SecurityImage Captcha"
       description="Enable Captcha verification">  
             <option value="0">No</option>
              <option value="1">Yes</option>
    </param>

    Joomla will read this xml file on the fly  and build the graphical user interface for the contact settings.

    Since Joomla! 1.5 now use a Model View Controller paradigm, we have to alter the controller, and add a new Task displaySecurityImagesCaptcha()in  components/com_contact/controller.php:

    function displaySecurityImagesCaptcha() { 
            global $mainframe; 
            //Per contact you can define if the user has to resolve the capctha 
    $contactId = JRequest::getVar('contact_id', 0, '', 'int'); 
    // load the contact details 
    $model    = &$this->getModel('contact'); 
    $qOptions['id'] = $contactId; 
    $contact        = $model->getContact( $qOptions ); 
    $params = new JParameter( $contact->params ); 
            if ($params->get('useSecurityImages')) {     
                $check = null; 
                $mainframe->triggerEvent('onSecurityImagesDisplay', array($check)); 
                if (!$check) { 
                    echo "<br/>Erreur affichage du Captcha<br/>"; 
                } 
            } 
        }

    As you can see, the event "onSecurityImagesDisplay" is triggered on a per contact name basis.
    That mean that some contact can have a Captcha while other have not.  You are free to define
    your own activation rules in the controller method.
    The next step is to add the task checkSecurityImagesCaptcha() checking the captcha in the
    components/com_contact/controller.php

    function checkSecurityImagesCaptcha() { 
            global $mainframe; 
    $contactId = JRequest::getVar('id', 0, '', 'int'); 
    // load the contact details 
    $model    = &$this->getModel('contact'); 
    $qOptions['id'] = $contactId; 
    $contact        = $model->getContact( $qOptions ); 
    $params = new JParameter( $contact->params ); 
            //check if that user has a capctha 
    if (!$params->get('useSecurityImages')) {  
                return true; 
            } 
    $return = false; 
    $securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry = JRequest::getVar('securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry', false, '', 'CMD'); 
    $mainframe->triggerEvent('onSecurityImagesCheck', array($securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry &$return));
            return $return;
        } 

    One more step is to alter the original submit() method of the controller in components/com_contact/controller.php

    global $mainframe; 
    if (!$this->checkSecurityImagesCaptcha()) {
    JError::raiseWarning("999","Invalid Captcha Code");
    $this->display();
                return false;
     } 

    And finally altering the view /com_contact/views/contact/tmpl/default_form.php
    to display the Captcha field

    <?php if ($this->params->get('useSecurityImages')) { ?>
    <img src="/index.php?option=com_contact&task=displaySecurityImagesCaptcha&contact_id=<?php echo $this->contact->id; ?>"> 
    <br /> 
    <input type="text" name="securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry" /> 
    <br /> 
    <?php } ?>

    Point B, Legacy approachjoomla_1.5


    In your PHP code displaying the form, can be a Pat template or a html code

    if you want to display the captcha define in administrator panel

    <img src="/index.php?option=com_securityimages&task=displaySecurityImagesCaptcha?>"> 
    <br /> 
    <input type="text" name="securityImagesmy3rdpartyExtensions" /> 

    If you want to use a particular implementation different than the one define in administrator panel, useful where you know that you want to use a smaller/bigger captcha than usual

    <img src="/index.php?option=com_securityimages&task=displayCaptchaByPlugin&plugin=hncaptcha&version=1.0?>"> 
    <br /> 
    <input type="text" name="securityImagesmy3rdpartyExtensions" /> 
     
    To check user entry with the captcha define in administrator panel
    $check = null;$userEntry = JRequest::getVar('userEntry', false, '', 'CMD');
    $mainframe->triggerEvent('onSecurityImagesCheck', array($userEntry, $check));
     
    if $check ==  true then user has solved the captcha
     
    To check user entry with the captcha against a particular plugin implementation
     
    $check = null;$check = null;
    $userEntry = JRequest::getVar('userEntry', false, '', 'CMD');
    $mainframe->triggerEvent('onSecurityImagesCheckByPlugin', array('hncaptcha', '1.0', $userEntry, $check));

     

     

     Post your questions in the forums or enhance the WIKI with your finding. I will start to maintain more and more the WIKI and put
    good documentation there.

  • A new version of the module popular posts with thumbnails version 2.1.0 has been released for Joomla! 1.7. This version is offering a new layout (Matrix) and improved code. You can see it running in the right side of this post.

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Attention, it is required to install the library "TimThumb for Joomla! 1.6 / 1.7" for proper operations

    Download HERE

  • joomla_cms

    The module RSS friends (mod_rssfriends) give the opportunity to Your visitors to add your RSS to the most popular RSS socialnet.....¨

     

    NEW: version 1.6.0 is only for Joomla! 1.6
    NEW: This version use the Joomla! build in update manager, just browse to the page Extension Manager: Update (at yoursite/administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&view=update) to fetch and update this extension with one click
    NEW: templating in mod_rssfriends\tmpl\default.php
    NEW:
    Embeded documentation windows to live wiki page for always up to date documentation

     

    Module RSS friends

    Manual in my WIKI

  • This module is a front end for the myriad of parameter that can set for the SmugMug flash applet.A great visual and a lot of features are built into this widget.

    Module_Smugmug_Slideshow_for_Joomla_1.5_1.7

    Flash 10 widget - Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict - Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8

      Note: SmugMug is a paid digital photo sharing website, founded by Chris and Don MacAskill in 2002.

      Demo - Documentation - Support

      What’s new in version 1.6.1

      The account having the file ShizamSlides-2011042105.swf has been removed from smugmug.com:

      AnchorFree's network has been blocked for credit card fraud.

      We're awfully sorry, but some of AnchorFree's customers are committing fraud with stolen credit cards.
      AnchorFree hasn't responded to any of SmugMug's requests for help, so we have no choice but to disable access, since you're using that network.
      We'd love to turn your access back on, so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask them to help us.

      Now the flash applet is in joomla directory&160; /media/mod_smugmugslideshow/ so this version should always work. The demo site has been also updated

    • joomla_cms

      smumug.slideshow.for.joomla.1.6 The first release of my Smugmug Slideshow module running natively against the latest beta/trunk of Joomla! 1.6

      This module is a front end for the myriad of parameter that can set for the Smugmugflash applet.
      A great visual and a lot of features are built into this widget.

      NEW: Joomla! 1.6 native support only for version > 1.6.0
      NEW: Wiki page is now integrated in backend
      NEW: 25 modules settings
      NEW: Integrated Joomla! 1.6 one click update extension is available!

       

       

      Features

      • Native Joomla! 1.5/1.6 module,
      • Use official Flash 10 widget from smugmug,
      • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
      • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
      • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
      • GPL v3.0,
      • Non commercial.

      Download & Details

    • smumug.video.for.joomla.1.6

      The first release of my Smugmug Video Player module running natively against the latest beta/trunk of Joomla! 1.6

      This Joomla! 1.6 module displays Smugmug videos using flash and Smugmug API.

      NEW: Joomla! 1.6 native support only for version >= 1.6.0
      NEW: Wiki page is now integrated in backend
      NEW: Integrated Joomla! 1.6 one click update extension is available!

      Features

      • Native Joomla! 1.6 module,
      • Use official Flash 10 widget from smugmug,
      • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
      • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
      • Approved at Joomla! Extension JED,
      • GPL v3.0,
      • Non commercial.

      Download        Details

    • I switch off the original module of Joomla! and made my own as I did not find anything similar in Joomla! extensions (JED)

      most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla

      This Module shows a list of the currently published Articles with thumbnails which have the highest number of page views.

      Features

      • Native Joomla! 1.5 module
      • Next 5 or more most popular articles are displayed with their thumbnails
      • Support for SEF friendly URLs
      • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
      • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
      • Approved at Joomla Extension JED (Soon),
      • GPL v3.0,
      • CSS driven output customizable to your likings,
      • PHP5 object oriented with enough comments for you to be able to understand the code :-)
      • Non commercial.

      Requirements

      • Thumbnails resizing require PHP GD2 library for manipulating images. Any serious hosting company should have this option. Ask your Hosting support company!

      Thumbnails

      • Are created from the first images found in your introtext,
      • For articles without images or when none are found you can provide a path to a default image
      • Are saved in Joomla! /cache directory and are created only once for an article as it is required addtional CPU
      • Currently the oldest thumbnails get removed 5 by 5 when you will have more then 5000 thumbnails in /cache.

      most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla.admin 

      Documentation

      Download & Details

    • Some people are now using MXcomment 1.0.7 in Joomla! 1.5 (Legacy mode is required).
      Unfortunately MXcomment code is only able to support securityimages 4.X

      After 15 minutes, it is now supporting securityimages 5.X and 4.X at the same time since
      it detect in which version of Joomla!, and which version of securityimages you are using.

      Other than that, I've done nothing else.

      Original MXcomment version can be found here while the modified version is available in
      my download section (com_MXcomment_v1.0.7+ for securityimages 4.X and 5.X.zip) at
      the moment and as long as the author Bernard Gilly do not review and use my changes in
      the standard version.

      For people not knowing MXcomment:

       

      This last has to replace AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition of which visualclinic.fr
      do not ensure any more the follow-up. This new component was developed of A to Z
      and also takes again all the options which visualclinic.fr has added in AkoComment
      T.S.E. and more new features. The innovation is the possibility of adding templates
      much more easily and compliance with Joomla! 1.5, Joom!fish and Mamblog.
      Features :
      - Editor review
      - Rating Editor
      - Rating Users (registered only)
      - Comment users
      - System of favored
      - Quote an article on your website
      - Save an article to del.icio.us
      - Related Items
      - Keywords (tags)
      - Template system for article: intro, full text and comments
      - Avatar
      - Compliance with Joom!fish
      - Multi-page supports
      - Auto-publish or moderation by admin
      - Public or registered users only
      - Comment closed support
      - Report system to admin
      - Reply on comments (1 level)
      - Mode manual, semi-automatic or automatic
      - Search mambot for comment
      - RSS feed on comments
      - BBCode supports
      - Alert system on new comment
      - Bad words filtering integrated
      - Spam prevention with Akismet spam detection service integrated
      - Compliance with AlphaContent
      - Support SEF (SefAdvance and Artio JoomSEF)
      - Integration :
      - Community Builder ( To profil comment's author and avatar )
      - Security Image
      - VisualRecommend
      - Easy installation by one click / one step (component and mambots) with
      import AkoComment Tweaked Specal Edition 1.4.x

    • software_bugs_dilbert

      Thanks to Margus Pala, a security Flaw has been reported and corrected in SecurityImages version 5.1.2 and previous

      The flaw is of moderate level, in register forms, spammers are able to register without solving the Captcha!

      • It affect only SecurityImages 5.x for Joomla! 1.5
      • SecurityImages 6.x for Joomla! 1.6 is not affected

      In order to resolve this issue, you don’t have to install any new version of SecurityImages, you must either

      • Update your blog with the right version of the joomla! patches, the all end with Joomla_1.5.x-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.y.z_v01.03.00

      OR

      • Edit the file components\com_user\controller.php and remove the line 274 ($this->register())
      if ($useSecurityImagesInRegister && !$this->checkSecurityImagesCaptcha()) {
        JError::raiseWarning('', JText::_('SECURITYIMAGES REJECT USER ENTRY'));  
        $this->register();
        return false;
      }

      These patches versions have the flaw

      04/12/2008  Joomla_1.5.1-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip
      05/01/2008  Joomla_1.5.2-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      05/01/2008  Joomla_1.5.3-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      07/10/2008  Joomla_1.5.4-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      08/03/2008  Joomla_1.5.5-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      08/03/2008  Joomla_1.5.6-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      08/19/2008  Joomla_1.5.6-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.00.00.zip
      09/13/2008  Joomla_1.5.7-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      09/20/2008  Joomla_1.5.7-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.00.00.zip
      11/11/2008  Joomla_1.5.8-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip
      01/19/2009  Joomla_1.5.8-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.01.00.zip
      01/19/2009  Joomla_1.5.9-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.01.00.zip
      03/28/2009  Joomla_1.5.10-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.01.00.zip
      06/03/2009  Joomla_1.5.11-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.01.00.zip
      07/04/2009  Joomla_1.5.12-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip
      07/26/2009  Joomla_1.5.13-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip
      07/26/2009  Joomla_1.5.14-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip
      09/11/2009  Joomla_1.5.14-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      11/09/2009  Joomla_1.5.15-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      04/24/2010  Joomla_1.5.16-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      04/24/2010  Joomla_1.5.17-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      09/12/2010  Joomla_1.5.18-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      04/24/2010  Joomla_1.5.20-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      01/09/2011  Joomla_1.5.21-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      01/09/2011  Joomla_1.5.22-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
      01/09/2011  Joomla_1.5.23-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip

      You can download the updated versions in HERE or search the download section, type 1.5.23 for the patches for 1.5.23 for example

    • Why updating?
      • If You want to use more than one Captcha in a page.
      • If  You want Captcha in the administrator page.
      • If Your old version 3.0.8 or 4.0.1 do not work as expected
      • If you use any version < 3.0.4 which has a serious vulnerability injection.

      NEW:  Captcha can  now be used in the administrator login page
      NEW: more settings for switching On/Off securityimages into Joomla! core
      BUG: I was starting another php session with session_start()

      click read more for screenshots and details...
      NEWCaptcha can  now be used in the administrator login page


      Note:
      • I've changed the file /administrator/templates/joomla_admin/login.php (insertion of captcha line 57 ) , meaning if You use another administrator template than joomla_admin, You'll have to make the same changes in Your templates
      • I've changed the file /administrator/templates/index.php (checking the captcha challenge), this file is administrator templates independent
      • This mod do not increase the security of the administrator login page, it is more smart to read:
        Todo list for securing your site: http://www.waltercedric.com/content/view/806/102/and also
        Protecting You Mambo admin panel using htaccess: http://www.waltercedric.com/content/view/706/102/


      NEW: more settings for switching On/Off securityimages into Joomla! core
      This let You deactivate securityimages in core part of Joomla! more easily.


      Note:
      • Switching these flag to true is not ENOUGH, You need to also install a set of files (an exact copy of Joomla! file let's say in a version 1.0.11) that I have modified to support securityimages. Right now Joomla! do not allow me to do it differently.

      BUG: I was starting another php session with session_start(),
      this has cause a lot of trouble in the admin login page, and has revealed that I must better use:
      session_name( md5( $mosConfig_live_site ) );
      session_start();
      This has the potential of solving issue in Virtuemart (I have not tested it, but problem look similar)

      About Joomla core patches I provide to the community
      I do not like hacking Joomla! core file, either Joomla! Team provide a way to extends their core code on the fly   (plugins) or I may run in trouble mainly because I have to provide and maintain a patch version of some core files, it is also risky to do that (code is untrusted source even if I am a honest person)...

      In order to not overwrite any existing changes You've made in the past, all users of Joomla! should really try to use Beyond Compare, from www.scootersoftware.com. It allow to select 2 directories/zip/files, and by right clicking in windows explorer like interface compare file and merge them  in a 2 way editor (you can copy from left and to the right side of panel part of the code).With this tool, You can even make a compare with a local directory and a remote one (FTP) this let you apply release (official joomla patch 1.0.11 for example)  very easily.

      Joomla! core patches are all located in administrator\components\com_securityimages\patches\*.php so the influence on core is minimal. Read them if you want to know how to use securityimages in Your own code.

      About release management of my patches:
      • Securityimages 4.0.1 has a new  API and work only with >= JoomlaPatches1.0.11-v1.0.2
      • Securityimages 3.0.8 has the old API  and work only with <= JoomlaPatches1.0.11-v1.0.1
      • Securityimages 4.1.0 has a new  API and work only with >= JoomlaPatches1.0.11-for securityimages 4.1.0 only
      My mistake is that I did not document that at all, this is why so much users run in troubles in the past few weeks....

        

    • The new version of akocommentPlus will contains the following new functionnalities....

      • First a user change Request coming from my WIKI: Slight spin on the previous idea: if the (genuine!) user enters the wrong text, he loses all of his comment. Within the defined limits it would seem much better to allow him to try again X times, otherwise the user will get very upset at having lost a masterful comment (Sean Groarke, France)
      • Then something that is missing since a long time...the ability to let user enter his email adress in order to be warned when someone post an answer/a new comment in the same topics as him or when someone made a new revision of the document
      • Some annoying bugs (so hurry up and post them at the joomla tracker fast)

      Below a screenshots of a running copy

    • This new release will allow you to set a different captcha per section, as seen in screen shot below:

      securityimages5.1.2

      This new release will also have a focus on making installations easier,

      • by adding supplementary checks in the page "Check Your System"
      • by patching/un-patching Joomla! sections without overwriting any files with FTP (but hey I will change code on the fly in background as they is no better way at the moment)

      I also want to add a new API (the current one will be still available) that will allow me to use recaptcha more easily.

      Ajax would be nice to have in front end and backend, but that may be out of reach for this release.

      It is time to request new features in the forum! I will look at request and it may be part of that release...

      Release in worst case expected for end of months.

    • This is a package for Joomla! 1.6/1.7 and 2.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

      This is a standalone version of the extension PhotoFeed that is also now part of CedSmugMug

      Features

      Photofeed 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released - Features

      Usage

      Photofeed 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released - Usage

      New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or  by using feedback

      What’s new?
      • Native Joomla 2.5 package
      • all the features

       

    • Photofeed for Joomla! get a major refresh today.

      flickr.photofeed
      example above with Flickr RSS

      What’s new?

      NEW: supports HTML caching of the resulting pictures grid
      NEW: RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
      NEW: You can change the layout through CSS class .photofeed and .photofeedLine
      NEW: You can decide how many pictures you want per lines
      NEW: logs files are now written in debug mode to /logs/plg.photofeed.log.php
      NEW: improve documentation and now use a widget in administrator panel with tabs.
      Rewrite some parts to not have a monolithic architecture


      Features

      • Native Joomla! 1.5 plugin,
      • Support Multiple entries of the tag {rss...} in articles
      • It can fetch photos from Smugmug
      • It can fetch photos from Flickr
      • It can fetch photos from Picasa & any other RSS feed
      • It supports RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
      • It supports HTML caching of the resulting pictures grid
      • It supports following library top open up images: lightbox, lightbox2 slideshow with navigation button Prev & Next and shadowbox http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/style-&-design/popups-&-iframes/4577/details
      • Image Caption is fetched and shown in lightbox2 show
      • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
      • You can change the layout through CSS class .photofeed and .photofeedLine
      • You can decide how many pictures you want per lines
      • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
      • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
      • GPL v3.0,
      • Non commercial.

       

      Support: If you require support for this component please visit the Support Forums.

      Documentation: Official documentation available at Cédric Walter Wiki.

      Do you like this extension? Rate it at Joomla! Extensions Directory

      Download Visit http://www.waltercedric.com/index2.php?option=com_versions&catid=23

      Always use the latest version subscribe to the download RSS Feed Icon

    • 78px-Smugmug_logo 22711-250px-picasa-logo.svg Flickr_logo Photofeed is a small content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

      Ed Henderson (http://www.henderland.net/) has submitted me a patch today that correct and improve Photofeed by a huge margin. It has done such a great job that I deliver this version now. I plan to add in the next version Photofeed 1.2 full support for gallery2 (aka G2), don’t forget to request new features in the Smugmug forum support board

      July 7, 2009 - List of fixes and enhancements from Ed Henderson

      Bug fixes

      1. Fixed malformed image URL (had double-quote at the end and not at the start so didn't display properly in lightbox)
      2. Fixed problem with "@" and single-quote in captions (this broke the php code)
      3. Fixed $library not being passed thru to rss_parse function (this caused the image to not be viewed via lightbox)

      Enhancements:

      1. Specify the thumbnail size in pixels
      2. Specify if square thumbnail or maintain aspect ratio (if not square then thumbnail size just specifies the height)
      3. Now recognize multiple {rss...} tags in a single article.
      4. Specify thumbnail size and square thumbnail in {rss... size=90 square=yes|no} tag to override system-wide defaults. Or if tag element left blank i.e. "ulimit=" then defaults to system default.
      5. Specify thumbnail border width in pixels
      6. Added special section in the code for Picasa so that viewing largest image (800px) could be possible.
      7. Added more verbiage to photofeed.xml to help with plugin usage.

      Future enhancements to do

      1. Recognize single and/or double quotes in {rss..} tag
      2. No order to tag elements - i.e. size=75 could come first in the {rss...} tag
      3. If tag element missing then just take default - at this time all tag elements must be in the tag to work
      4. Ability to choose size of image to view - now defaults to largest for Picasa.

      Testing: Note that I have tested these changes on Picasa only.&160; I believe it will work with the other photo sites as I made changes to their code for any enhancements I added.

      Download / documentation / keep up to date by adding the download photofeed RSS Feed Icon

    • I did not see that I was using a feature only available in PHP5 while coding the class administrator/components/com_securityimages/classSecurityimagesSession.php(Singleton holding database connections)

      And this PHP5 and was looking at how the database connection is done in Joomla! 1.5. I am providing a patch for that that will allow all of you to run SecurityImages on PHP4 and PHP5, download SecurityImages 4.3.1

      Remember: PHP4 is discontinued:

      As mentioned in this post on PHP.net the PHP4 life cycle is finally coming to a close:

      Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4. PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.

      &160;&160;&160; The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. We will continue to make critical security fixes available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. Please use the rest of this year to make your application suitable to run on PHP 5.

      They also&160; link to a migration guide for users moving up from PHP4 to PHP5 including guides for the PHP 5.0 to 5.1 switch and the PHP 5.1 to 5.2 switch.

      + You can expect 25% more speed just by going to PHP5.

      &160;

      Visiting www.gophp5.org may also help in your migration
      Since the launch of GoPHP5.org, over 100 software projects and over 200 web hosts have come on board to support the adoption of PHP 5.2.

    • joomla_cms

      The extension has been converted successfully to Joomla! 1.6

      Photofeed can inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

      Now with Photofeed you can put in an article the following

      {rss uri=http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=45007589@N00&lang=en-us&format=rss_200 limit=20}

      and here is the result

       

      Features

      • Update manager is also supported, keep up to date this extension with only one click using Joomla! 1.6 extensions manager
      • Photofeed 1.6 is Joomla! 1.6 native, it wont run in Joomla! 1.5 (use Photofeed 1.2.x)
      • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
      • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
      • License as always under GNU/GPL v3.0 or later

      Download

      Demo

      Documentation

      Visit the online WIKI

      Support

      Use the forum board

      Tracker for new features and bugs at http://jira.waltercedric.com/jira/browse/PHOTOFEED

    • joomla_cms

      This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

      • Joomla! 1.5 use mod_articles_popular_thumb_j15.zip
      • Joomla! 1.6 and above use mod_articles_popular_thumb_j15_j16.zip

      Visit the download section

      Features

      New features are in yellow

      PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_03

      • For Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7
      • CSS driven output (file located at media/mod_articles_popular_thumb/css.css), feel free to submit changes, alternate CSS layout.
      • Use Joomla caching for best performances,
      • Thumbnails width and height can be specified,
      • Thumbnails are automatically extracted from the text introduction. If no image is found, a default picture can be defined
      • You can switch off separately the title, text teaser and thumbnails,
      • The length of the text teaser and ending (»/…/ read more) can be modified in the administrator panel,
      • It is based on the code of the internal Joomla! core module mod_mostread.

      Notes

      This module use TimThumb 2.8.0 that must be installed as a Joomla! library

      TimThumb is a simple, flexible, PHP script that resizes images. You give it a bunch of parameters, and it spits out a thumbnail image that you can display on your site.

      Example of output

      With title, text teaser or only with thumbnails. Any combinations is possible.

      PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_01 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_00 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_02