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Load Layout From Another View


There are many times in Joomla when you need to include a layout from another view, this could be a side bar or a view that contains items that should be on each pages.

WS Subscription Releasing Soon


We have been working on a brand new Joomla Subscription Component and it is nearing completion. Western Studios was the leading creator of subscriptions for Joomla and now we are ready to return.
The new system will make it very easy to offer recurring or non recurring subscription to your website.

The WS Subscription includes a very powerful plugin API allowing developers to extend the system and add their own functions.

We are using the Paypal standard subscription which makes it easy to use and integrate with your website.

Check back soon for the release date and screenshots.

Format Date In Joomla


In this tutorial I will teach you how to format the date. The date can be from an article, an extension or even the current date.

Get Files In Directory


In this tutorial I will teach you how to get a list of files in any directory using PHP.
Here we enter the path to the folder that we want to list the items inside images/people

// Search the people folder
foreach (new DirectoryIterator('images/people') as $file) {

// If this is a file then get the name
  if ($file->isFile()) {
      echo $file->getFilename() . "\n";

That’s it. If you find this tutorial useful, leave a comment.

Weeks Between Two Dates


In this tutorial I will teach you how to get the weeks between two dates in PHP 5 and above.

Website Updated 2016


We have updated the website with a brand new theme and core, this means you will need to re register to the website.
Thanks for the support over the years, we will start adding more plugins, extensions, modules, iOS app and more to the website.
This year will bring a lot of new changes to the website and many more tutorials.


PHP Calculate Percentage


In this tutorial I will teach you how to calculate percentage increase and percentage decreased in PHP.

Joomla Check If Super Admin


In this tutorial, we will check that the logged in user has super admin rights, this work in Joomla 3 and above.

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