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Whenever you publish, unpublish, trash, archive, or delete an item a message is shown like 1 item published. This message is informative but general as well. When you are in the article view this message will read 1 article published. This is already more specific, this tells us exactly that 1 article has published and not just an item. Most components have more than 1 view and each view will display the same message 1 item published like the Smart Search in Joomla. That can be done better.

There are many ways in which you can add media files to your site. You can add files using relative URLs or absolute URLs, of course you can include them inline as well. In reality what happens is that we mix all these different ways and it becomes a bit of a mess. A better way would be to use one way for all these cases and Joomla! actually offers that through the JHtml class.

Using the JHtml class you make all your links consistent and it is easy to manage them.

Documenting your code is always a hassle and usually left till the end. The end meaning never and when you need that code again you spend all that time figuring out what the function was for. Once you figured it out you realize there is no time to document it now since you lost all that time figuring out what it was for and you need to move on.

Here come the live templates.

Usually when we want to make an external call we use cURL to make this call. Setting up the cURL instance is quite cumbersome and in general hard to remember all the things you need to setup. There are also servers that do not support cURL which means your code won't work. Building a fallback is required in those cases.

Joomla has made it possible long ago to render messages using JavaScript, this makes it easy to render uniform messages on a Joomla site. The other advantage is that we can use this to inform users of the outcome of an AJAX call without any custom coding. The messages are rendered in the same way as they do when enqueuing messages from PHP.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.