Joomla Components are used to add additional functionality and features to Joomla websites. Joomla Components are written using programming languages similar to HTML or CSS. The components are stored in a component library, which can be obtained free from the Joomla website or can be bought. Component writing is done in WYSIWYG text editor, using the Simple XML Language (Sphinx)
Joomla Components is not installed with the website software. Instead they are downloaded after purchasing Joomla. Component writer helps in writing the needed extensions or modules to the Joomla framework. Joomla Components and Extensions are useful to the developers while developing Joomla websites.
Joomla modules and extensions are available at the Joomla website. Joomla users can download the latest news, articles and content with the help of the modules. Joomla Components and Extensions can help the site owner to customize the appearance of the pages in Joomla.
Joomla Components can be classified into different categories like the plugins, themes, banners, plug-ins and modules. The plugins refers to the different features like the skins, colors, menus, buttons etc. that can be added to the existing Joomla website without any hassle. A good example of a Joomla Component is the Joomla Logo Banner which is used to display the company logo during company seminars and conferences.
Joomla extensions or modules are also known as add-on programs or plugins. They are useful for the extension developers as well as the website owners. The extensions can be installed by copying them to the website from the Joomla CD or from the FTP. There are many banners which are used in the corporate environment to announce the new arrival or a seminar in the business center.
Joomla banners are another popular component of the Joomla plugins. The banners contain the company name, logo and message. When a user clicks on the banners he/she can see the company’s website. The Joomla website can be customized according to the requirements. For this you can search the available Joomla plugins on the Joomla website.
There are many websites offering online tutorials for the different Joomla Components and Joomla extensions available in the market. The tutorials train the new users in various aspects of the Joomla system. These extensions and components can help you create your own website, but before creating the website it is necessary to make sure that you know the various modules available with Joomla. After installing the appropriate modules on your Joomla system, you will not face any problem regarding the website.
There are many features available with the Joomla and the extensions also. These include but are not limited to, built-in e-commerce solution, Joomla skins, extensions for RSS feeds, polls, email and file sharing systems, skins and more. All these features and many more come as a package, when you buy Joomla. The price of Joomla varies according to the features included in the package. You can purchase Joomla from any of the online stores, like Amazon, eBay etc.
This is how you can install the Joomla components, by clicking on the ‘Start’ button on the Joomla homepage. The first thing you will see is the default panel, which has a button for the installation of the modules. Clicking on this button will bring you to a page, in which you will need to click on the button ‘Install/Uninstall’. This process will take some time, as in the image below. You will need to follow the prompts exactly, or else the installation of Joomla components will become incomplete.
Once the installation is completed, you should click on the Joomla icon in the system tray, which is located in the task bar. In the Joomla Components menu, you will find an extensive list of the different modules available with the software. You will notice that there are two categories under which Joomla components are categorized, namely, the modules of content and the modules of the contact form. There are several modules of content available with the software, namely, the news flash, audio files, videos, podcasts, blogs, and many more. Similarly, there are several modules of contact form available with Joomla, namely, the contact form, the email form, the virtual address form, the surveys, and many more.
One of the best features of Joomla Components is its capability of making interactive websites. With Joomla, it is possible to create an e-commerce site that offers catalogs, product catalogs, sales information, contact details, as well as other information to the visitors. For example, if you are an affiliate of Amazon, you can build a shopping cart that works with the Amazon redirect system. This system works like the redirects that you usually see on websites that offer products or services that are similar to those of Amazon. However, instead of directly directing the customer to the Amazon product page, the Joomla shopping cart will lead the customer to a landing page where they can browse through the items that Amazon sells.
With Joomla Extensions, there are a large number of popular modules and themes. These include extensions for content management, templates for web pages, user authentication, polls, forms, templates for the FAQ’s section, and many more. The popular modules and themes that many web developers use include the WordPress-powered Joomla Easy Gallery, the Wysiwyg-based Joomla Logo Generator, and the Lite Content Builder. In a nutshell, when you install Joomla Extensions, you will be able to add extra functionality to your website without having to change the core Joomla components.