Mambo Component Tutorial

Few days ago I was looking for a whois component to be used on this site but couldn't find something that works and is simple enough. So I decided to write one myself. Then I was hit by another problem because Mambo doesn't have clear documentation for component developers (yet) and only few sites provide tutorials. Therefore, I had to download others' components and dig through the files to understand how it works. This article is an attempt to summarize what I’ve learned so far. Read more »

Mambo Template Explained

The first thing that you want to do after successfully installing Mambo is probably to change the template layout and design. The easiest way is, of course, to download and install a ready-made one (there are many out there). However, you may have to make some adjustments and modifications here and there to suit your site's requirements and it means you need to edit the template file. This article explains about the codes you will find inside a template layout file and how they are linked to the contents and configuration you set from the backend. Read more »

Adding Page Titles to Mambo TOC

When writing a long content in Mambo, chances are you will want to break it into smaller sections. The good thing is that Mambo comes with { mospagebreak } which you can insert anywhere in the article and Mambo will automatically do the breaking and even displaying a table of contents (TOC). The bad thing is that by default the TOC is an ugly list of 'Page 2', 'Page 3', etc. Here's how to change it to your own titles. Read more »