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Sprint advanced features

Sprint is my best-selling extension to create a PDF catalog for VirtueMart.

In a previous article I reviewed its basic features. Now let's have a look at some more advanced uses.

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What's new in Sprint 2.2

Recently I released a new version of Sprint, the Joomla component to quickly create a PDF catalog from VirtueMart.

It contains some new feature that are worth to know.

Let's see them in detail.

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JCE and HTML5

JCE is a powerful editor for Joomla; you may already know it since it's one of the most popular extensions.

What you may not know is that it already has HTML 5 support, and that is a good thing.

Let's see why.

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Creating language files for your extensions in Joomla 2.5

If you have ever written or translated an extension for Joomla, you will be aware about the use of language files that let your extension be available in every language.

Let's see some additional features that let us translate also the backend menu items and the install message.

How it works

For clarity, in the rest of this post we will assume that we're going to create an english language file for a fictional component com_contest, which has both a backend and a frontend part.

Normal translation

The language files for the component itself are called en-GB.com_contest.ini and are placed in:

  • /administrator/language/en-GB (for the backend)
  • /language/en-GB (for the frontend)

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