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Article Search with Exclusions plug-in for Joomla 1.5

Have you ever wanted to exclude one or more Joomla sections or categories from the built-in article search engine in Joomla 1.5? I have, several times in fact.

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I recently asked the following K2 question via Twitter:

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I guess I was hoping that this functionality was something that I'd missed in the module configuration somewhere; seems like a pretty obvious requirement, especially if you have parent categories setup for very different purposes, each with their own set of sub-categories (like, a news section or a blog with several sub-category subjects).

It stands to reason that such a requirement would be quite necessary, but when I didn't get an answer to my Tweet, it dawned on me that this functionality was overlooked (or perhaps not thought of) by the K2 developers.

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Populating custom forms with data from other components

Here's a small tutorial explaining how to populate a custom form (using ChronoForms) with information from the Joomla! database...you can use this to pull data from any of your installed Joomla! extensions (as long as you know how to find the right information).  It's pretty straightforward and works a treat...

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Find out how to implement cool Slimbox-style videos and web pages into your Joomla! website using Mootools! We've created an easy to follow tutorial that will get you up-and-running in no time at all.

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