Tag: howto

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 22 May 2013

Confessions of an apprentice - Manual blocks in eZ Flow and eZ Publish

We'll cover the creation of manual blocks in eZ Flow and eZ Publish, so stick around if you'd like to brush up on your knowledge.

Blog post by Edi Modrić • 9 Apr 2013

Filling out PDF forms in PHP with UTF-8 encoding

You might think that working with PDF documents in your PHP application would be a breeze. And you would be right, as long as you are generating the documents from scratch. There are a couple of PHP libraries that are really solid and give you lots of features when creating PDF documents. One of them is TCPDF, a free library (a single class, to be exact) written in pure PHP. However, when it comes to filling out PDF forms, you're out of luck. Not only is there no PHP solution (or I'm not aware of one) for filling out PDF forms seamlessly, but solutions that do exist often do not work 100%.

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 2 Jan 2013

Confessions of an apprentice: Custom actions and restrictions on content browsing in eZ Publish

 

I have a present for you all. In this article we will cover not one, but two topics which will actually be wrapped in a nice little functionality which you can use. So, we will cover the custom actions of eZ Publish, and the restrictions on content browsing.

Blog post by Ivo Lukač • 14 May 2012

How to create a modern web site - part 3: the Web Content Model

This is the third post in the series on how to create a modern web site. In previous post we covered how to set up the baseline for a web project  and how to set up the site map. This post will cover the next step in a web project: the Web Content Model.

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 7 May 2012

Confessions of an apprentice: How to create and use custom fetch functions in eZ Publish

In this article, you will learn how to create your custom fetch functions which will help you in further development of your module. Also, this is a natural continuation of the last article because we will use the examples from the custom database table we created earlier to set up the new fetch functions.

If you need to brush up on your knowledge, I recommend reading the last Confessions of an Apprentice. If not, read on!

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 24 Feb 2012

Confessions of an apprentice: How to manipulate data from an eZ Publish database with PHP

As you have probably realized by now, we are delving deeper into the PHP side of eZ Publish as this series of articles progresses. We continue in this spirit, so if you read on, you will find out how to create a database table and manipulate the data from it, using eZ Publish tools.

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 26 Jan 2012

Confessions of an apprentice: Creating a mobile channel (siteaccess) in eZ Publish

In the new article of our eZ Publish intermediate guide, we talk about siteaccesses and how they can be used for creating multiple pages of a site.

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 10 Jan 2012

Confessions of an apprentice: Creating a custom page layout in eZ Publish

In the new edition of Confessions of an apprentice we will show you how to easily change layouts on a portion or portions of your website.

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 19 Dec 2011

Confessions of an apprentice: eZ Publish Views revealed

As promised in the last article, this one will be all about the views. We will create a simple view, and show you how to use views to further improve your projects. So, read on!

Blog post by Tomislav Buljević • 5 Dec 2011

Confessions of an apprentice: Creating eZ Publish modules

In the last article we have created our own template operator, introducing a new functionality to our eZ Publish extension and, ultimately, to the whole site. But what happens if we want to introduce a whole set of functionalities wrapped in a neat package? Read on to find out!

Blog post by Ivo Lukač • 24 Aug 2011

eZ Publish CMS persistent variables

I will share with you a secret known only to eZ Publish gurus: persistent variables are not that hard to learn :). Of course, learning depends on good materials so hopefully this blog post will help clarify some things.

Just for test I spent 30 seconds on google (usually enough time) to find some good learning content about persistent variables and I found no such page on ez.no ecosystem. I did found 2 short  blog posts (first and second) about the topic, not counting several forum posts. Interesting though, from both blogs you can see that authors haven’t been aware of persistent variables possibilities (second one even calls it mythical) but realized quickly how useful they are. 

Blog post by Ivo Lukač • 23 May 2011

How to create a modern web site - part 2: the site map

This is the second post in the series on how to create a modern web site. In previous post we covered how to set up the baseline for a web project. This post will cover the next step in a web project: setting up a site map.

Blog post by Ivo Lukač • 13 Apr 2011

How to create a modern web site - part 1: from the first idea to the project baseline

We at Netgen, as a web development company, are facing the same challenges on every web project we do. It is very important to know how to deal with these challenges to successfully manage a web project. We plan to publish a series of blog posts describing the steps we take when creating a modern web site.