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Adding Module Positions To Your Joomla Template  
 

If you're into analyzing the traffic of your Joomla website (as you should be IMHO), you will probably need to add some tracking software to your site. The most obvious one is Google Analytics. Other choices can be Crazyegg, GoingUp or other solutions.

All of these, as well as other solutions, require that you add a Javascript snippet to your site. In this tutorial I'll show you how to add some module positions to your template. This will make it easier to add the required scripts to your website.

Inserting the module positions in your template

In order to make this as flexible as possible, We are going to add three module positions:

	endhead
	topbody
	endbody

Now you're ready to insert the module positions.

You will need to enter the following code into your template index.php file. You'll find it here: /templates/yourtemplatename/index.php.

Make sure to create a backup of your index.php file before messing with it.

Enter this just before the </head> tag.

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="endhead" />

Enter this just after the <body> tag:

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="topbody" />

Enter this just before the </body> tag:

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="endbody" />

Save your template.

You will need to enter the following code into your template templateDetails.xml file. You'll find it here: /templates/yourtemplatename/templateDetails.xml.

Make sure to create a backup of your templateDetails.xml file before messing with it.

Find the <positions> section of the file and add the following somwhere between <positions> & </positions>

<position>endhead</position>
<position>topbody</position>
<position>endbody</position>

Save your template.

The next step is to add the actual modules that will hold your JavaScript. But before that, we need to do some adjustments to the text editor settings.

Allowing JavaScript in your editor

To be able to add the JavaScript to the Custom HTML module, you need to allow Javascript in your text editor.

If you use TinyMCE, you find this setting in Extensions -> Plugin Manager -> Editor - TinyMCE 2.0. Make sure you have the setting for 'Code Cleanup on Startup' set to 'Off' and the 'Code Cleanup on Save' to 'Never'.

code-cleanup-tinymce

If you're using JCE, go to Groups -> Default (or other group you're using) -> Editor Parameters. Make sure the 'Allow Javascript' setting is set to 'Yes'.

allow-js-yes

Adding the script to the Custom HTML module

Now, you need to add the actual Javascript snippet to a Custom HTML module and assign it to the appropriate module position.

I'll use Google Analytics as an example. Go to the Module Manager and click New. Choose the 'Custom HTML' module type. You will see the module parameters.

Enter a title for the module, for instance 'Google Analytics code', enable the module, choose not to show the module title.

For the Google Analytics code, we assign the module to the newly created 'endhead' position. This has the Google Analytics snippet appear just before the closing HEAD tag (</head>). As you have not entered the new module positions to the template XML file, they will not appear in the module position drop-down. Not to worry: You can simply enter the position name 'endhead' in the field directly.

mod-custom-analytics

Lastly, enter the HTML mode of your editor and paste the Google Analytics code into the window. You can now save the module.

Reload your website frontend and look for the snippet.

Adding more snippets

Using this method, you can add as many Javascript snippets as you like. You can control the order of the snippets by altering the order of the modules in the module manager.

I find this method easy to use and flexible. Hope you enjoy it and that it saves you some time and frustration

 
 
 
Password Recovery for the Cisco Catalyst 2900XL, 3500XL, 2950, and 3550 Series Switches  
 

Introduction

This document describes the password recovery procedure for the Cisco Catalyst 2900XL, 3500XL, 2950, and 3550 series switches.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Attach a terminal or PC with terminal emulation (for example, Hyper Terminal) to the console port of the switch. Use the following terminal settings:
    Bits per second (baud): 9600
    Data bits: 8
    Parity: None
    Stop bits: 1
    Flow Control: Xon/Xoff

  2. Unplug the power cable.

  3. Hold down the mode button located on the left side of the front panel, while reconnecting the power cable to the switch.

    For 2900/3500XL and 3550 Series switches: release the mode button after the LED above Port 1x goes out.

    Note: LED position may vary slightly depending on the model.

    Catalyst 3524XL

    pswdrec_2900xl_1.gif

    For 2950 Series switches: release the mode button after the STAT LED goes out.

    Note: LED position may vary slightly depending on the model.

    Catalyst 2950-24

    pswdrec_2900xl_2.gif

    The following instructions appear:

    The system has been interrupted prior to initializing the
    flash filesystem.  The following commands will initialize
    the flash filesystem, and finish loading the operating
    system software:
        flash_init
        load_helper
        boot
    switch:
     !--- This output is from a 3500XL switch. Output from a 2900XL, 2950 or 3550 will vary slightly. 
    
  4. Issue the flash_init command.

    switch: flash_init
    Initializing Flash...
    flashfs[0]: 143 files, 4 directories
    flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
    flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672
    flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 2729472
    flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 883200
    flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 86 seconds
    ....done Initializing Flash.
    Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3
    Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4
    switch:
     !--- This output is from a 2900XL switch. Output from a 3500XL, 3550 or 2950 will vary slightly. 
    
  5. Issue the load_helper command.

    switch: load_helper
    switch:
  6. Issue the dir flash: command.

     !--- Make sure to type a colon ":" after the dir flash. 
    

    The switch file system is displayed:

    switch: dir flash:
    Directory of flash:/
    2    -rwx  1803357   <date>               c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC7.bin
     !--- This is the current version of software. 
    4    -rwx  1131      <date>               config.text
     !--- This is the configuration file. 
    5    -rwx  109       <date>               info
    6    -rwx  389       <date>               env_vars
    7    drwx  640       <date>               html
    18   -rwx  109       <date>               info.ver
    403968 bytes available (3208704 bytes used)
    switch:
     !--- This output is from a 3500XL switch. Output from a 2900XL, 2950 or 3550 will vary slightly. 
    
  7. Type rename flash:config.text flash:config.old to rename the configuration file.

    switch: rename flash:config.text flash:config.old
    switch:
     !--- The config.text file contains the password definition. 
    
  8. Issue the boot command to boot the system.

    switch: boot
    Loading "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC7.bin"...###############################
    ################################################################################
    ######################################################################
    File "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC7.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry po
    int: 0x3000
    executing...
     !--- Output truncated. !--- This output is from a 3500XL switch. Output from a 2900XL, 2950 or 3550 will vary slightly. 
    
  9. Enter "n" at the prompt to start the Setup program.

    --- System Configuration Dialog ---
    At any point you may enter a question mark '?' for help.
    Use ctrl-c to abort configuration dialog at any prompt.
    Default settings are in square brackets '[]'.
    Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]: n 
     !--- Type "n" for no. 
    Press RETURN to get started.
     !--- press Return or Enter. 
    Switch>
     !--- The Switch> prompt is displayed. 
    
  10. At the switch prompt type en to enter enable mode.

    Switch>en
    Switch#
    
  11. Type rename flash:config.old flash:config.text to rename the configuration file with its original name.

    Switch#rename flash:config.old flash:config.text
    Destination filename [config.text] 
     !--- Press Return or Enter. 
    Switch#
    
  12. Copy the configuration file into memory:

    Switch#copy flash:config.text system:running-config
    Destination filename [running-config]? 
     !--- Press Return or Enter. 
    1131 bytes copied in 0.760 secs
    Switch#
    

    The configuration file is now reloaded.

  13. Change the password:

    Switch#configure terminal
    Switch(config)#no enable secret 
     !--- This step is necessary if the switch had an enable secret password. 
    Switch(config)#enable password Cisco
    Switch#(config)#^Z 
     !--- Control/Z. 
    
  14. Write the running configuration to the configuration file with the write memory command:

    Switch#write memory
    Building configuration...
    [OK]
    Switch#