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Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development

Video Description

Create your own custom Joomla! components, plugins, modules, and template extensions

About This Video

  • Build a basic component and add options to it for greater flexibility and control of your data

  • Build plugins for your component and use modules to display data from your component

  • In Detail

    Joomla! 3 speeds up custom development like no other web platform. Building your own custom Joomla! components, plugins, modules, and templates has never been so easy! With this easy-to-follow, hands-on course, you can have your first component up and running today.

    This video course provides you with a step-by-step tutorial for building a basic component with frontend editing. You will also learn how to build both content and search plugins for your component, how to build a module to display data from your component, and finally how to build a template using Bootstrap CSS.

    The course starts by teaching you how to build a basic, bare bones component for inserting and displaying recipes using the minimum amount of code that is needed for a component. No component is complete without search and content plugins. You will start off by building standard search and smart search plugins, a content plugin for inserting our component's data into a content item, and adding code to insert other plugins data into our display page. The plugins will make our recipes searchable on the site and will enable the insertion of recipes into content articles.

    You will then move on to build a basic module, add standard field types, and finally add a custom field type when standard fields are not enough. The module will display select recipes from our collection. Finally, you will also learn how to build a template that uses Twitter Bootstrap's CSS.

    Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development makes it fast and easy to develop your own custom Joomla! components, plugins, modules, and templates.

    Table of Contents

    1. Chapter 1: Component Development- Part I
      1. Getting Started with Component Development 00:03:27
      2. Adding a Database to the Component 00:02:59
      3. Displaying Dynamic Data on the Site using the Model-View-Controller 00:03:00
      4. Adding an Item View 00:03:00
      5. Language and Menu Item Type 00:02:54
    2. Chapter 2: Component Development - Part 2
      1. Adding a Form to the Admin Component 00:02:56
      2. Add Save and Close Buttons to the Admin Component 00:03:19
      3. Adding New and Delete Buttons to the list view 00:02:53
      4. Adding Categories to the Component 00:03:07
      5. Adding Categories to the Site Component 00:03:41
    3. Chapter 3: Component Development - Part 3
      1. Adding Standard Fields to the Component 00:03:40
      2. Applying the Publishing Options and Metadata 00:03:02
      3. Joomla! Router for SEF URLs 00:03:03
      4. Adding and Using the Publish Field 00:02:47
      5. Adding a Print and Email Option and RSS Feed to the Component 00:03:15
    4. Chapter 4: Module Development
      1. Basic Bare-Bones Module 00:03:07
      2. Standard Form Field Types 00:03:16
      3. Output Form Field Data 00:02:57
      4. Form Fields for Module Layout and SQL 00:03:01
      5. Custom Field Type 00:03:05
    5. Chapter 5: Plugins and Languages
      1. Building a Content Plugin 00:03:08
      2. Building An Editor Button 00:02:44
      3. Building a Search Plugin 00:03:03
      4. Building a Smart Search Plugin 00:03:30
      5. Process Content Plugins 00:02:55
    6. Chapter 6: Component Development and Configuration
      1. Component Configuration Options 00:03:06
      2. Menu Item Options 00:02:38
      3. Enabling Joomla!'s Access Control List (ACL) 00:03:12
      4. Batch Processing 00:03:11
      5. Frontend Editing 00:03:34
    7. Chapter 7: Template Development
      1. The Basic Template 00:02:57
      2. Adding Module Positions 00:02:34