Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Facebook Fanpage not showing status on others news feeds / wall

The problem:

I was updating statuses to my Facebook Fanpage and they weren't showing up on other peoples news feeds. This only happens when you add links, however this might not be obvious to you at the time ( it didn't occur to me until after I had fixed it )

The solution:

>> goto 'edit page' under your fanpage image
>> go to 'Links' app
>> Click application settings
>> Click the Additional Permissions'
>> tick publish content to my wall

solution can be found here also

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Joomla - Showing a module position in a module.

I've made a simple module that shows a modulepostion in a module.

The advantage of this being that I could assign a whole load of modules to different positions and then get a module to display them dynamically.

For example...

On my business pages I have all the pages being called by the 'locid ' which lets me know what location I'm displaying. I then have different 'Twitter'Modules for each loacation. For each one I have typed in the Module Position manually. In this format 'locationLOCID' - where i have written LOCID this is where i input the actually locid that references the location in my database.
I can then call up the module using
{modulepos }
and the twitter for that location will be displayed.

To do this though I first needed to install the 'Modules Anywhere' Joomla Extension. Joomla Modules Anywhere Extension

Joomla Hack to get GoogleMap Plugin to work in Modules

I had a plugin installed that means I can call Google maps from inside articles, but what I needed to do is call them up from inside a module.
The GoogleMaps plugin for Joomla! can be found here GoogleMaps plugin for Joomla!

If you like me need to call these maps from inside a module then this link is where you will find the hack for doing this. Hack to get GoogleMap Plugin to work in Modules BE WARNED!! running a hack like this will mean that if someday we run a Joomla update and the index.php page is changed, as it is a core file then this hack will need to be installed again.
No doubt on this day coder like you and me will have long forgotten out this hack and will wonder why our google maps aren't showing!! which is why I've written this blog hoping I may type in one of the following phrases and find my own documentation :D

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