Chapter 6. Extending Joomla!

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It’s difficult to find a Joomla-powered website that has not added functionality beyond the basics with some sort of extension. The word extension collectively describes components, modules, plug-ins, templates, and languages.

Thousands of extensions are available both free and commercially from third-party providers. You can find out more about them at (for GPL) and other commercial directories (for non-GPL).

2010 saw the release of Joomla 1.6, which signified a major rewrite of the software. It was a significant enough change that extensions had to be rewritten to operate efficiently in the new version. Always make sure that any extensions you plan to install are Joomla 1.6 ...

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