Joomla is a popular Content Management System (CMS) that can be installed easily on any web server. Joomla supports many different types of extensions and modules, and it can add new features to websites without requiring extensive coding or programming. Extensions provide modules with which the website can be customized or created, and it is easy to install, uninstall, and edit existing Joomla Components. The only thing you need to be careful about is choosing the right Joomla components.
Joomla is easy to install because it contains a number of standard components, such as RSS feeds, polls, and content management systems. These components work together to give Joomla a user-friendly interface. However, it is also possible to create your own extensions and modules if you know how to use them. The extensions provided by Joomla are referred to as modules. Some of the most popular modules include categories, blogs, comment boxes, footers, polls, site search, site registration, skins, templates, and templates for content management. These modules make Joomla easy to use and enjoyable to customize.
In addition to the standard Joomla components, there are also a variety of third-party extensions that can be used with Joomla. Many of these plugins replace parts of the default Joomla installation or add additional functionality. Modules are mostly used to customize or enhance the features of websites, while extensions are primarily used to add new features to Joomla. One of the most common extensions used in Joomla is the Movable Type Tool (MTT), which allows the user to automatically insert text and graphics into a Joomla page. Another popular extension is the Text Positioner, which helps the user to change the displayed position of an element based on its dimensions.
Unlike the standard Joomla components and extensions, Joomla plugins are built directly into Joomla. The developers of these extensions write Joomla programs, so these plugins are not included with Joomla. The main difference between the standard Joomla components and the Joomla plugin is that the plugins are loaded right into Joomla, while both are stored separately in packages/with the core Joomla distribution.
A typical Joomla component allows the user to create and place static web pages. It then provides links to dynamic web pages using hyperlinks. A static page is created by placing a template into Joomla’s template directory, which is usually built by the system administrator. A static page only requires that the URL is typed in and then clicked into the editor. Joomla’s component allows templates and links to be copied from one element to another, as long as the source elements do not conflict with each other.
A Joomla component called the Joomla Banner is used to show a message, such as “Check out this page”, when a user loads the page it is displayed in. This extension also allows for the display of a list of add-on modules that can be easily and conveniently installed into Joomla. One example of a common Joomla Component is the Joomla Template. These extensions work fine for static web pages, but when it comes to the case of a blog or forum, one has to use Joomla’s plugins to enable the features of the board.
One more type of Joomla Components are the smart functions, which provide an extension to Joomla that makes it easier to perform complex tasks. For instance, a search button can be added to the homepage, because with the proper smart function, clicking the search button will automatically jump to the search option from the home page. Another example of smart function is the Joomla RSS plugin, which displays the RSS data feed for a certain URL. With the proper settings, clicking the button will automatically change the displayed URL into a link to a new page where you can choose your own RSS data feed.
Some Joomla components have the ability to handle invalid links, so that they will not be interrupted by these broken links in the website. The Joomla components called the invalid clicker and redirects are useful in this respect. Another great feature of Joomla components is that they have the ability to detect the origin of an anchor text used in a hyperlink, so that it will be correctly redirected to the correct page. There are many more types of Joomla Components, and I am pretty sure that I’ve missed some of them, but I’m going to write about them in another article, since I want to discuss only those that are actually used in Joomla.