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Joomla! by Stephen Burge

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7. Joomla! Components Explained

If you want to add an exciting extra feature to your site, there’s a good chance it’s a component. Do you want to show an advertising banner? That’s a component. Want a contact form? That’s a component, too. How about an events calendar or a discussion forum? Both components.

Joomla arrives with seven default components such as advertising banners and contact forms. In this chapter we show you how they work.

In Chapter 11, “Adding Joomla Extensions Explained,” we show you how to find and add extra components such as events calendars and discussion forums.

Things You Can Do After Reading This Chapter

• Understand the seven default Joomla components:

Banners. Shows advertising banners.

Contacts. Creates contact ...

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