Joomla Extension Development is the process of developing extensions for the Joomla Website Mapping System. The major purpose of Joomla Extension Development is to develop more versatile Joomla Extensions so that they can be used on other web applications as well.
Extensions are specially designed to customize the overall functionality of websites. An extension basically adds new features and additional functions to an existing website. Many users use extensions on their websites to increase its functionality and convenience. These extensions are usually written in PHP, Java and/or MySQL databases.
The most commonly used extensions include: add-ons, templates, plug-ins, widgets, extensions, add-on management, themes and plugins. All these extensions are written in Joomla. Some extensions are written in other languages but have to be translated into Joomla. In fact, extensions are usually written in a language which is easier for the Joomla developers to understand.
Some extensions are also available for free, but are not as advanced and dependable as the paid ones. The most commonly used free extensions include: blog templates, calendar templates, polls and forms, shopping cart templates, forums, polls management, newsgroup and discussion boards, RSS feeds and video extensions.
Extensions can be developed in a number of ways. One of the most common methods is through the use of Joomlasp, a powerful web application builder.
Another popular method is by hiring a web application developer who will develop your extensions for you. There are also companies, which offer software development for websites, including Joomla Website Mapping System.
Before selecting an extension development company or a specific developer, it is important to ensure that the company will be reliable and provide you with a quality product. Check the company’s website to find out its portfolio and testimonials from satisfied customers. Read the company’s license agreement and the company’s policies regarding contract and shipping procedures to see if there are any hidden costs.
Once you have selected a web application development company, ask for references, ask them if their services are applicable to your needs and get quotes from them. Make sure that the price quoted is within your budget.
For Joomla development, the extension developers work with the Joomla system. The system includes a template for installation and configuration, a set of user-defined functions, and a database of files used for running the system. It is not necessary to purchase or configure anything when developing an extension. You can create your own module or use the template provided by the system to create your extensions.
When selecting a Joomla extension developer, it is important to check whether they are experienced with the software and whether the company offers the latest versions of the operating system. To help make sure that you get the best possible support for your extensions, it would be advisable to make use of the internet.
To get the best support, ask to speak to the experts in the field, as well as to see the samples of their work. Most of the Joomla extension developers will provide you with samples of extensions they have developed and will advise you as to what to do.
If you cannot afford to hire an experienced Joomla extension developer, try hiring one for a consultation. In case the developer does not know much about Joomla or the extensions, he or she may be able to guide you in choosing the right extension to make your website more useful.
Most extensions are easy to install, but it would be preferable to purchase the extensions from a reputable company. There are many extensions available on the market today, but if you cannot afford one, you may want to inquire from people you know about the ones they recommend.