Joomla Components, Modules and plugins

April 30th, 2011
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Invalid argument Supplied for foreach () in / var / www / / data / web / plugins / System / rokcandy_system.php on line 1 44 All components, modules and mambots / additional plugins for Joomla! are described and discussed in • Installing extensions is one of the main advantages of Joomla. The speed with which develop, the ease with which they are installed, give the project flexibility that to incorporate new features every day. Do not install third-party extensions without making sure there are community and is scheduled thoroughly as anyone can program an extension for Joomla! and publish internet. We must learn to differentiate those that are poorly planned and not we are interested in any case, install …   The menu “Extensions” Components and other Joomla! are installed and managed from this menu: – Components – Plugins – Modules – Templates – Languages The installation of new extensions is usually easy with the installation process incorporates Joomla. The process is done from the “Extensions” -> “Install / Uninstall” and consists of three

Normally we will download a zipped file of the author’s website and read the documentation to see if other actions as required to decompress first. – Press the Browse button to upload the file to our server, after which the installation is done automatically. – Follow the instructions of the author to know whether to do something more for completion of installation, eg to publish a module. Joomla! 1.5 allows to install extensions initially developed for Joomla! 1.0 or Mambo activating the plugin “legacy” or legacy support. In the official manual translated by can see all the options the extension manager. Manual extension installation ( In order to maintain Constantly updated website smoothly, and we recommend NOT INSTALL EXTENSIONS TO REQUIRE THE COMPATIBILITY MODE ENABLED. Caution: As with the Joomla!, The extensions also have to keep updated, so it is advisable not to install more than necessary The menu “Components” In Joomla! find the menu “components” from which configure and manage many of the components installed on your CMS. Each of the items refers to a component and contains its own configurations.   What are the components of Joomla!? The components are independent of each other small applications that manage information within Joomla. The compomentes add functionality to Joomla and other make it much more than a website or news articles.
Some components are related to the main functions of Joomla, as items such as management or user management. Others are providing additional different services or extra features. The basic installation of Joomla brings incorporated several components in addition to publishing manage users news or let us create a directory of Web links, see news external sites, publish surveys and ads, etc.. But there are also many other components developed by the user community we can install Joomla on our site to add, among other features, a repository of documents for download, a photo gallery, a discussion forum, a section classified ads or online store. These additional components are downloaded from sites and installed Joomla theme from admin panel, just so the templates or modules. Usually designates the name of the components of Joomla with the prefix “com_ is” (As well as modules “mod_”). The components that are installed with the basic version of Joomla are the following • The component that manages the contents : com_content (Content-> All Items content). • The component that manages and displays the web site home page : com_frontpage (Content-> Manage page). • Component to manage contacts and send email messages to write from the user form: com_contact (Components-> Contacts-> Manage contacts). • Component management banner : com_banners (Components-> Banners). • Component of polls and voting : com_poll (Components -> Polls). • Component management and publishing of links : com_weblinks (Components -> Links Web) • Components of news syndication (to other sites: com_rss (Components-> Syndicte) and from other sites: com_newsfeeds (Components-> News Feeds -> Manage News Feeds). • The component that generates the internal windows that contain other external sites (Iframes): com_wrapper (is associated with the wrapper module). • Component Internal Messaging : com_messages (Messages -> Inbox). • Component internal search : com_search (is associated with the search module). • Components related to user roles : com_login, com_user, and com_registration. But not all are selectable from the menu administration panel components and therefore do not appear on the menu, because they need not be customized to work.
What are the modules for Joomla!? The modules are small items that are within the structure of Joomla, and used to display the information received from the database, information from the elements or features to interact with the site, such surveys, the form logging, a hit counter, search form, etc. ….. There are two kinds of modules: – Modules of the site – are used to provide functionality to the site’s public or “Front-end.” – International management – are used to provide functionality to the private room or “Back-end.” Each module has its own configurable parameters that are accessible from the Module Manager (administration site or tab), choose the module by name identifying and editing. Third party modules Literally, there are now hundreds and hundreds of modules scheduled to be used with Joomla! that have been written by members of the community. You can find in the directory of extensions for Joomla! located in . They are usually free and free downloads, although you can also find trade and that can only be downloaded for a fee. Manual transmission modules ( Creating new modules
We can also create your own modules html or javascript code (de- HTML editor ), For example to incorporate Google Adsense . HTML basic modules can be created directly from the Module Manager, using custom type modules .    What are plugins for Joomla!? The plugins are essentially small pieces of code or mini progrmas to which call by several parameters or actions, for example, activated after a program, script or perform any function from a component or database. These actions are taken consistently before they send some kind of output displayed in the appropriate module or component, either the site or the administration. The plugins can be simple functions to be inserted as code and instructions pressing a button, as the case may be insert image button to enter the code within the content item, such as libraries full of others, as may be the case in TinyMCE editor. Hat essentially two types of plugins – Those who are critical to the functioning of programs, Joomla! and others that serve to provide further optionally extendibility and functionality of the core programs or third-party extensions. Plugins are divided into 5 types or categories, which can be displayed by applying a filter from the filter field.
Content – These plugins act above or add functionality to the elements of content of the CMS Joomla. – Editors – These plugins are a bit like extensions of themselves that substantial add significant features available within Joomla! – The typical examples of this type of plugin would be publishers and Non WYSIWYS TinyMCE WYSIWYG text editor. – Editors-xtd – These plugins extiednden the functionalities of the installed editors Joomla! – Search – This plugin adds functionality to search within specific areas Joomla!, For example, content areas, Seccciones, contacts and other similar. – System – These plugins are esnciales for the operation of various functions within the core CMS Joomla. Unlike other types of plugin, these are rarely editable, accessible, accountable, or available from the administration. For details on creating modules for Joomla! and other extensions can visit , where you will also find documentation development working group. Source:   [ Back to Contents of the Guide Joomla! ]

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