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Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook by Tom Canavan

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Adding an extension menu

Extensions are add-on applications that extend and enhance the Joomla! framework. They add all kinds of functions from simple calendar applications all the way to the ones with rich features such as the Agora forum.

In this recipe, we'll learn how to get the Agora forum to the menu on our home page for Widget Aficionado's to meet online and talk.

Getting ready

Before you can assign this extension, you must install it. Joomla! 1.5 has a universal installer, which means most 'extensions' install via this means. It is noteworthy, that some extensions are not handled in this manner, but that is beyond the scope of this book. For our purposes, plugins, extensions, components, and even templates are all handled with one installer. ...

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