Heartbleed security issue - OpenSSL

Do not rush to change all your passwords!

Let me qualify that statement. I have heard and seen many knee jerk reactions from "professionals" that state we should all rush out to change our banking and social media passwords. The first question we should be asking is, what, who, why. The second, do I need to make a change right away, if at all.

What systems are affected?

Simple. All systems that use the OpenSSL security certificate service.

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Connecting a frontend helper in a custom Joomla 3 component

There are three places to make using a helper file work for you. First make sure you have a 'helpers' directory at the root of your component and that a base file (min) exists, usually called the same as your component, without the com_ prefix. e.g. com_example you would have com_example/helpers/example.php. Once this is done, insert whatever class you might want to call on.

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Add new articles from the category blog view frontend in Joomla 3

This feature exists in the category list view, we are just transporting it over to the category blog view.

Create the normal override in your template (move blog.php from the com_content component to your html folder within your template) if you have not already done so, then copy/paste the following code into the file where you wish it to appear. In the past I have added some CSS to make a fixed floating tag at the side of the screen.

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Get the current category description in Joomla 3.1.5

I was working through getting the category description for my custom component in the cleanest way possible without doing multiple queries or echoing out the $list value (because it repeats sub-cat descriptions too). Put this above, that is, outside the $list loop for your view or add it to a helper and echo as needed, usually only once on the page.

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Joomla! 3.0 and You

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.0. This is the next major release of the Joomla CMS in the Standard Term Support (STS) track. All 3.0 users will need to plan to update to the new versions available in the STS release cycle every six months until version 3.5 is released. These updates are expected to be simple and backwards compatible.

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Heartbleed security issue - OpenSSL

Do not rush to change all your passwords!

Let me qualify that statement. I have heard and seen many knee jerk reactions from "professionals" that state we should all rush out to change our banking and social media passwords. The first question we should be asking is, what, who, why. The second, do I need to make a change right away, if at all.

What systems are affected?

Simple. All systems that use the OpenSSL security certificate service.

Looking at Joomla 3.3

Create a HTML signature for Mac OS X Mavericks

This article describes the method for adding an email signature to your mail client under Mac OS X Mavericks (may be backward compatible with Lion too, untested).

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