Chapter 6. Backend Component Development – Part 2

In this chapter, we are going to finish building the backend of the component we started in the previous two chapters. We are going to continue making the component com_folio a bit more useful and make it operate more like the core components.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • Pagination
  • How to create submenus
  • Access Control List (ACL)
  • Multi-database support

Pagination

When we have lots of data in our component, it will not be practical to show all the records on the same page, so we will need to implement pagination. Pagination allows us to split the content over multiple pages, and add navigation to easily locate the desired page of content. Firstly, we need to add pagination to our /administrator/com_folio/views/folios/view.html.php ...

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