The role of Joomla extension development is very important. Every company, be it big or small in scale, needs to have an extension for their business website. It can be a template or application that helps the business owners get more web traffic, a tool that saves them lots of time and money in website maintenance and support and so on.
Many website owners have no idea about how to get a web extension developed. Let us take a look at the steps involved in getting an extension developed.
There are three main ways to develop your own website extension. They are pre-made extensions, extensions developed by the owners themselves and finally extensions developed by the company itself.
There are two major types of extensions that you can choose from. One is the regular extension, which is a regular web page that has been made to fit a certain web page, and which gives a greater connection between the owner’s and the business’s websites.
The second type of extensions, which are called modules, contain multiple pages. This makes the extensions far more powerful than what they were earlier because every page can be linked to every other page as per the requirement.
These are made by the owners themselves, but sometimes the business website does not have enough resources to do so. So, if the website owner is not good in HTML coding then the third way is taken up. Instead of making the extension on their own, the owners themselves get the project managed by the Joomla team.
To develop the extension, the owners have to pay the company Joomla developers a certain percentage of the development cost. If the developer cannot deliver the required code then the owner has to do it on his own.
Joomla developer provide the requirements that are related to the design of the extension, the placement of the widgets and the integration of the extensions with the CMS. Sometimes the developers need to create test pages, which are used to test the compatibility of the extensions with the CMS.
With the help of Joomla extensions, the extension developers can make their business website more interactive. This is done by adding widgets and links that give more control to the end users.
The developers will also be required to work on different modules for the extensions. These modules can have various links to help the users to perform various activities on the website.
When this is all done, the extensions are ready to be used by the end users. However, while the extensions are in place, the companies have to pay the developers for maintaining them.
The developers are paid by the company to keep the extensions updated. If they fail to do so, the extension will be out of date within no time.