If you insert an image into an essay or a post with the “insert media” function the image will always be shown at full width. In order to get a floating image with a smaller size you would have to add it manually in the HTML editor. To make this easier I have created this shortcode plugin. It allows you to select and insert an image and configure how it should be displayed.
To install the plugin download the attached zip file, unpack it and upload it to the
storage/plugins directory of your Koken installation.
It should be visible in the Koken backend under Settings/Plugins:
If the plugin does not appear here please check that you have uploaded it correctly. You may also have to clean the system cache under Settings/System. If you have updated the plugin from a former version sometimes it is necessary to disable and enable the plugin in order to load the correct version.
After a new website has been added to Google Webmaster Tools, Bing or Alexa these services wants to verify that you are really the owner of the added site. Therefore a special ID will be generated. This ID must either be uploaded to the server as a HTML page or a special meta tag must be added to the HTML pages.
Because I prefer the use of meta tags I hae written a small plugin for Koken that generates the necessary tags. This plugin can be downloaded from here and installed in Koken. The installation of plugins is documented on the Koken Website.
Yesterday, I have changed the WordPress theme on my other website to a new one. The previously-used theme was already based on HTML 5, but it was not prepared for the screen sizes of smartphones and so I needed a special plugin to support the smaller screens of mobile phones.
But since I use the caching plugin Cachify and the pages are cached on the hard disk, it did no longer work correctly. I have therefore decided to switch to a “responsive Theme”, i.ee a theme that adapts automatically to different screen sizes. Since I am not a great designer and CSS expert, I have search for a suitable theme on the internet and finally I came across with the free theme Esplanade, which I liked quite well. Then I have slimmed the theme down and modified it according to my ideas.
The new design is now online but to see it correctly, it may be necessary to clean the browser cache for this site (e.g. by pressing Ctrl-F5).
I have switched some time ago, my own sites from Joomla to WordPress and therefore I am no longer using this extension. Since I no longer have enough time to track the further development of Joomla and K2, I have decided that I will no longer maintain this extension. If someone else will take over the maintenance I would add a redirection to his site. The download of the latest version will be available until further notice. However, there will be no new versions.
Update June 3rd 2013: Nick Michel from CoolTechAnswer.com told that they would like to maintain and update the plugin in the future. They need it for their own website will make it available for download http://www.cooltechanswer.com. A version for Joomla! version 3 is currently in test.
New version of my XMAP extension for K2. There is one version for Joomla 1.7 and higher (with XMAP 2.0 and K2.5) and one version for Joomla 1.5 (with XMAP 1.2 and K2 2.4). To install this extension use the extension manager of XMAP. Read more
For the first variant you will have to open the Properties dialog of the system drive (normally drive C). There you will press the button Cleanup. It will now take some seconds until the system has checked what kind of files can be safely removed and how many place would be recovered. Then a dialog will appear with a selection list of the different file types. Here you may have to scroll down to see the “Service Pack Backup Files”. Select them and press the OK button to start the removal process. Read more