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Joomla! A User’s Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website by Barrie M. North

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Chapter 6. Extending Joomla!

As you will recall from Chapter 1, “Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla,” it’s hard to find a Joomla-powered website that has not added functionality beyond the basics with some sort of extension. The word extension collectively describes components, modules, plugins, and languages.

There are several hundred extensions available both free and commercially from third-party providers. You can find out more about them at extensions.joomla.org and www.extensionprofessionals.com.

Currently, most extensions work with the 1.0.X version of Joomla. Because it is so new, there are currently not many third-party extensions that run natively on 1.5. As it goes though its roadmap cycle of Beta to Release Candidate ...

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