CHAPTER 11

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Creating Joomla Menus, Articles, and Categories with PHP

Once you’ve been using Joomla for any length of time, you will probably want a more effective method of bulk creating objects such as menus and articles than directly through the user interface. While the user interface is effective when you need to create a small number of items or you need to make minor improvements to an existing site, large changes or bulk site configurations require something more powerful.

There are literally hundreds of reasons for programmatic or batch creation of Joomla items; here are a few sample cases:

  • The creation of a dozen menus, one for each ...

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