Most often when people hear about Joomla Extension Development, they imagine to develop for extensions. But how does the development work?
Let us start with Joomla. Joomla is a very powerful Content Management System that is being used by millions of Web designers and developers all over the world.
So, to understand how this development process works, we should first understand what exactly it is all about. Like most CMSs, Joomla uses a user interface (UI) that looks more like windows and less like Microsoft Excel.
To start, the core application of Joomla is called Joomla Admin. In order to manage and maintain a Joomla Website, a user must use the Joomla Admin Center. This is where all information about a particular person or organization will be stored and accessed.
The most useful part of this application is the web design studio. With this, the users can create a website in minutes. What makes this even more impressive is that it is built into the Joomla framework.
Most web designers will find this feature to be a major time saver. The best part is that it is simple to install. By installing it, you won’t have to worry about a web designer in this application going all out to make your website appear perfect.
The next part of the extension development is to find a developer. A developer must not only have a good knowledge of Joomla, but also his own way of working. There are a few things that they should be familiar with.
For example, most web designers will know about data-binding. Data-binding is the process of adding attributes to HTML documents, which are set using jQuery. These attributes are then automatically applied to the HTML elements when the document is rendered.
This is one of the main advantage of having jQuery as an editor and templating engine. Basically, what happens is that the template engine automatically applies the HTML tags to a data model whenever the HTML element is used in a Joomla template. That is, whenever a template uses an HTML element, the HTML elements are automatically applied to the corresponding data model in the database.
Many developers who build Joomla Extensions do so to further increase their income as a developer. Most of these developers build small extensions for very little price. If they can’t sell a single extension, they will continue to build more.
Of course, there are many developers who build Joomla extensions in order to earn money. These are the ones that should be used by anyone considering Joomla Extension Development.