Posts in Category: mojoPortal

mojoPortal Page Titles

Update: Joe Audette has decided to implement this in the next version of mojoPortal, due in a couple of weeks. He is updating the <portal:PageTitle control with this functionality. I have from time to time needed to show a page's title within the content as a heading. The controls that come with mojoPortal don't really allow for this but I have come up with a handy little control that will show the Page Title on the page and allow you to choose how the text is rendered. To get started, create two files; PageTitle.ascx and PageTitle.ascx.cs. Place both of these files in the read more

Skinning the mojoPortal Admin Toolbar

When Joe Audette released mojoPortal he wrote an article called "Creating An Admin Toolbar" in the mojoPortal Skinning Documentation. The toolbar uses jQuery to easily show and hide itself and is skinned entirely by using CSS. If you follow Joe's directions or you are using a skin that came with with the toolbar enabled, you will have a toolbar that looks like this: While this serves a perfectly good function, there are a few things about it I don't like. It is gray and there are no icons depicting the links. I happen to like icons and bright colors so, I came up read more

Adding You Are Here Message to mojoPortal Breadcrumbs

mojoPortal provides a nifty little BreadCrumb control which will show the path to the current page. We have used the control in several of our sites and from time to time, our customer ask us to put the "You Are Here" or some other text in front of the breadcrumbs. So that's simple, right? Well, yes and no. The BreadCrumb control doesn't have the ability to add a message to the crumbs so we have to add the text in the layout.master of our skin. Okay, that's simple too but the difficulty comes with making the message invisible when the page settings have breadcrumbs turned off or there read more

mojoPortal content features inside UI Widget

With the release of mojoPortal came the addition of Content Templates for FCKeditor and the examples included with mojoPortal for using the Content Templates were widgets like jQuery Accordian and Tabs. I like the Accordian and Tab widgets quite a bit because they allow me to easily include a very professional looking UI elements with very little work. Examples of the jQuery Accordian and Tabs are below: The first idea I had for using the widgets was to include a couple different contact forms on one page, each with its own tab. So I set out creating the 3 different Contact read more