Extend the power of Joomla! by adding components, modules, plugins, and other extensions
In-depth guide to programming Joomla! 1.5 Framework
Design and build secure and robust components, modules, and plugins
Customize the document properties, add multilingual capabilities, and provide an interactive user experience
Includes a comprehensive reference to the major areas of Joomla!’s common classes, variables, and constants crucial for creating Joomla! Extensions.
Joomla! is one of the world’s top open source content management systems, which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to enhance the functionality of your website. But for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in its application framework that makes it possible for thousands of developers around the world to create powerful add-ons and extensions.
This book will guide you through the complexities of implementing add-ons, components, modules, and plugins in Joomla! 1.5. If you feel that you’ve mastered the basics of creating Joomla! extensions, then this book will take you to the next level. Packed with expert advice on all aspects of programming with Joomla!, this book is an invaluable reference guide you will turn to again and again for your Joomla! development tasks.
The book starts by explaining the structure and design of the Joomla! Framework. Then we move on to extending and storing data in standard fields and dealing with multilingual requirements. Further, you will discover best practices, design, and coding methods for Joomla! components, modules, plugins, and other extensions. Along the way, you will actually design and create a component, module, and plugin that work together to add functionality to the Joomla! framework.
Finally, we will discuss advanced methods for rendering your extensions more robust, secure, and professional.
The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate developer’s reference for Joomla!