Joomla extension development is the easiest way to extend the functionality of a website. Extensions allow you to add features or change existing functionality so that your site can function in more ways than it was intended to.
Website extensions can be anything from adding a video player to an online shopping site to a complex multi-user tool for an accounting site. It is a win-win situation for webmasters because extensions are hosted on the Joomla repository and are viewable by all visitors, without the need to install them individually. Many extensions are free, and most can be downloaded from extensions.joomla.org.
Extensions can also be used to improve security. You can get extensions that will monitor your site for malicious code and block it if necessary. This also helps protect your users from potential damage by allowing them to access the site but not programs they might otherwise want to access.
Today’s extensions are no longer just webpages that allow users to make use of them. In fact, most are now embedded in your web pages. So, when you click on an image or link, the extension is opened right there in your site.
Most of the websites that use Joomla extensions have paid for them. Others come with the CMS and can be managed manually. But even those who do not have the resources to pay for these applications still find it worthwhile to purchase them. There are two reasons why:
First, extensions give you more control over your site. They allow you to create sections, add fields, and add pages.
Second, extensions provide a great opportunity to give your users more freedom. Your users will get new things and learn new things when they are asked to access the extensions on your site.
Not all extensions are open source. Some are closed source, but many open source ones have been developed by developers that see an advantage in providing these applications to the community.
Extensions can be made for all kinds of CMS platforms including Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. There are plenty of open source ones as well, and developers are getting into creating more of them for Joomla as well.
Once you get started, keep in mind that the community of Joomla developers is very helpful. There are already many extensions out there that are available for you to download and start using as soon as you are ready.
When you start a project like this, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are various types of extensions to choose from. The best ones are those that are easy to install and manage but also add functionality to your site that is helpful and should be added.
Joomla extensions are just another way to customize your site. With extension development you can create something that will not only make your site better but that will make it better for everyone that visits it.