6. The Basics of Joomla! Extensions: Components, Modules, Plugins, and Languages

A lot of the power behind Joomla! comes from the ability for developers and users to extend and build on its framework and functionalities. Chapter 1 described what extensions are and defined components, modules, and plugins. Installable language packs are another extension type; they translate the text used throughout Joomla! and in components, modules, and plugins into other languages.

Joomla! comes with a number of built-in extensions such as the Web Links component, the Latest News module, and the TinyMCE editor plugin. You can extend the functionality of your site by installing additional extensions that are produced by independent developers. This chapter ...

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