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Smart Content Manager Component - Free Version

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You can download a free version of Smart Content Manager - one of our Premium Components. It's an earlier release and delivers the Front End Editing function you need. You will need to register first, and then the download is free.
For a small charge you can upgrade to the latest version of the full component and does not include support.

With the Free or latest versions of Smart Content Manager you can create and manage your content from the Front End of Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5. Smart Content Manager Component gives your (front end) editors a single screen interface to ...


  • Create new articles
  • Edit existing articles
  • Publish or un-publish articles
  • View all articles, or just their own, or filter by category or name
  • Create/clone/copy articles (a real time saver)
  • Archive and delete articles

If you have allowed them ACL privileges, your front end Editors can also
  • Create new categories
  • Edit existing category names and descriptions
  • Publish or un-publish categories
  • View all categories, or filter by name
  • Create/clone/make copies of existing categories
  • Delete existing categories
All of the above is available in the Front End so that your editors can concentrate upon their content and don't even have to learn the back end systems. Our component works and has been tested with many of the Joomla WYSIWYG Editors.

Premium version of Smart Content Manager

Smart Content Manager is being continually upgraded and the latest version includes (among other improvements) more extensive control via the Joomla ACL and multi language support, plus addons for from front end Module editing and also Article Version control. It has taken us a long time to develop and hone, using it on major sites with hundreds of Editors and on smaller sites with a couple of Editors. That's why we ask for a small contribution for support.

For users who have multiple sites, we have an extended licence for unlimited use on sites that you control and including 12 months of updates to later versions.

Introductory Video of Smart Content Manager including the optional Versioning Pugin

NB: Smart Content Manager Component can even be extended with our Smart Content Versioning Plugin, which keeps a record of all versions of your content so that you can backtrack to a previous version if needed - again all from the Front End.



My Favourites Module - J!1.5

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Let your users create their own personal menu of their favourite pages on your website. Let users navigate your site as they want to, and create menu links that make sense to them. Perfect for large websites or intranets. Each registered user has a simple interface to create and manage their own personal menu from the Joomla! frontend. Your registered users can add as many links as they want, sort links into groups inside folders, and order them as they wish.









Smart Personalisation Plugin - J.16/1.7

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Have you ever wanted to personalise your pages for your users, so that you can write articles that address them by name? Well now you can.

Load our plugin, publish it and then you can simply add {name} anywhere in your article text and it will automatically change to the personal name of all logged in users as they read your page. It's that simple and it's so effective. We all know that communications are SO much more effective if they are personalised, so go ahead, personalise your site!

And the magic does not end there, because you can even add other personal details for your registered users. If your article has {email} it will be replaced by the user's e-mail address,  {usertype} will be replaced by the user's usertype (Registered, Editor, Administrator, etc) and {registerDate} will be replaced by the user's date of registration.

Public users, who are not logged in will see default values, which you have defined.

Here's an example we have used on a recent project ....


And Remember ....

Each user only sees their own information. This plugin is designed to allow you to personalise pages and won't compromise user privacy.

Smart Personalisation Content Plugin  - J.16/1.7 is based upon the excellent Mjaz Personalise for Joomla 1.5 . We've updated it and made it Joomla 1.6/1.7 compatible.







Smart Edit Icon Hider - Joomla 1.5

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This is a really simple module that delivers a useful feature. Whatever pages you publish the module on, it will hide the Edit Icon in the front end. For most of your front-end editors this will effectively prevent editing of that page from the front-end.

Of course this module is not really an ACL solution. There are plenty of these, but they are all quite complex (they have to be). This module is simply a CSS instruction to hide the Edit Icon. Yet despite its simplicity for most users, even Editors, this simple module will secure your page from front end editing.

So why would want to hide the Edit Icon from your front end editors? I can think of two reasons.

  1. To stop front-end edit of certain pages
  2. To stop the edit icon from causing your page design from being misaligned for all 'special' category users

Smart Edit Icon Hider is simplicity itself to use. Just install in the normal way and publish the module (in any position) on any page where you want to hide the edit icon. And that's it! There aren't even any parameters to set.


PS: We've had one request for a Joomla 1.6/1.7 version of this simple module. We haven't made it as Joomla now provides inbuilt granular control of ACL, so this little module is unnecessary. Having said that, the ACL is tough to get your head around, and we could upgrade this module to 1.6/1.7 (if we have others who ask us!)



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