PHP (4)

Image Navigation Items

It’s been a while since I’ve posted the last tutorial. Due to some unexpected events I finally found some time to write a new one.

The default autonav Block in Concrete5 allows you to add a navigation/menu to your site in almost no time. But as soon as you want to use images it get a bit more difficult. In this tutorial I’m going to show you, how you can specify pictures for each page and pull them in an autonav template.

Concrete5 – Formular Layout anpassen

Concrete5 has a nice form block which allows you to create a contact form within a few seconds. You don’t even need to have any html or php skills to create a simple file upload form. Unfortunately this block isn’t very easy to style. It uses some html markup which makes it a bit tricky to use CSS. However, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible! I’m going to show you how you can easily create a styles form using Concrete5 Custom Templates to produce this:

Styles Form

Smart text trimming with PHP

Have you ever tried to create a short preview text using PHP? Did you just count the characters and ended up having texts with a completely different width like shown on this picture?


This tutorial describes a small method which calculates the real width of a string and lets you create better looking preview texts!

Concrete5 – more Speed with eAccelerator

UPDATE: The latest eAccelerator version doens’t contain the PHP API anymore. It therefore does no longer work with Concrete5! The upcoming version 5.4 is going to have support for APC and memcache. Sorry!

You want more speed with Concrete5? Make sure you’re using eAccelerator!

In this tutorial I’ll explain how to install eAccelerator on a Debian Linux Server.