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Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development [Video]

Donna Vincent

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

ISBN 139781782165682
Course Length1 hour and 41 mins

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

Who This Video Is For

If you want to build a basic Joomla! website and are looking for information on the use of Joomla! extensions and their customization, then this course is for you.

A working knowledge of Joomla! 3 administration, PHP, and MySQL is a requirement to follow along with this course, but prior knowledge of using extensions is not expected.

Table of Contents

Component Development- Part I
Getting Started with Component Development
Adding a Database to the Component
Displaying Dynamic Data on the Site using the Model-View-Controller
Adding an Item View
Language and Menu Item Type
Component Development - Part 2
Adding a Form to the Admin Component
Add Save and Close Buttons to the Admin Component
Adding New and Delete Buttons to the list view
Adding Categories to the Component
Adding Categories to the Site Component
Component Development - Part 3
Adding Standard Fields to the Component
Applying the Publishing Options and Metadata
Joomla! Router for SEF URLs
Adding and Using the Publish Field
Adding a Print and Email Option and RSS Feed to the Component
Module Development
Basic Bare-Bones Module
Standard Form Field Types
Output Form Field Data
Form Fields for Module Layout and SQL
Custom Field Type
Plugins and Languages
Building a Content Plugin
Building An Editor Button
Building a Search Plugin
Building a Smart Search Plugin
Process Content Plugins
Component Development and Configuration
Component Configuration Options
Menu Item Options
Enabling Joomla!'s Access Control List (ACL)
Batch Processing
Frontend Editing
Template Development
The Basic Template
Adding Module Positions

What You Will Learn

  • Build a component to save, retrieve, and display custom data
  • Add dynamic data with the model-view-controller to display the page and language file
  • Add finishing touches to the component which include a router file, print view, and RSS feed
  • Implement ACL in a component and add parameters to a menu item
  • Add category functionality to a component
  • Create a frontend editing form and add it to a component
  • Build a basic module and add standard field types to a module
  • Create search and content plugins for a custom component
  • Build a template that uses Bootstrap CSS


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.



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