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Joomla! 1.5 Content Administration by Tracey Porst

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Chapter 8. Menus, Modules, and Components

Chapter 1, Exploring Your New Joomla! Website briefly outlined what components, modules, and plugins do in terms of the general framework of your Joomla! website. In fact, there are many third-party commercial and non-commercial extensions you can build into your site to extend its capabilities. In this chapter, we will look at applying some of the key components and modules that are a part of the core Joomla! installation, as well as look at an overview of some third-party extensions including the following:

  • VirtueMart: For shopping cart and catalogs
  • JCal Pro: An events calendar
  • DOCman: To update and manage files
  • Letterman: To send newsletters

We'll look at how these new features can be added as links to existing ...

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