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How to develop simple component for Joomla! CMS 1.0

A tutorial explaining how simple component for Joomla! CMS 1.0 works, and how to create a component. One may wonder why to write about version 1.0 of Joomla!, when version 1.5 is almost ready (as of  January 2007). I think version 1.0 is still a very good framework: one can get to know how Joomla! works, extend the PHP knowledge, and prepare for Joomla! 1.5, which is a lot different and more advanced. And since there rather will not be upgrade possible from 1.0 to 1.5, just migration (hopefully a fast and easy one, thanks to great developers), there may be still a lot of existing web sites working on Joomla! 1.0  for quite some time.
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Passing PHP form variables from one page to other

Multi-page forms using hidden input fields

Hidden input fields are form fields that are not visible. The user can't see or change this fields, and they are used to transmit state information between different pages. Let's use hidden fields to transport our data across our form, to the final processing script.
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How to Handle the session of website using PHP

Lets we start with step by step to achieve the session handling using the php with example..
A session is a way to store information (in the form of variables) to be used across multiple pages. Unlike a cookie, specific variable information is not stored on the users computer.
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Read and write Excel data with PHP Using XML support

Microsoft Office 2003 for the Microsoft Windows® operating system opened a whole new set of opportunities that non-Microsoft engineers have yet to realize. Of course, you had the usual set of new features. But the big new advance was the addition of XML file formats. With Office 2003, you can save your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as XML and use the file just as you would the binary equivalent. The same goes for Microsoft Word.

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Secure your HTML contact form using captcha

Using a contact form on your website is very useful as it helps your web site visitors to communicate with you in an easy and simple way.

But, there are spammers and hackers who are looking for exploitable web forms. It is essential to secure your form against all 'holes' that those hackers are searching for.

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