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Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development by Joseph L. LeBlanc

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Chapter 4. Frontend Development

Now that the reviewers have added some data in the backend, they're anxious to see how their reviews will appear to the visitors. Although we're still working on the backend, we will take a break from it for now to focus on the frontend visible to the outside world. We will learn how to incorporate the following features:

  • Listing the reviews
  • Displaying a review
  • Generating search-engine friendly links
  • Adding comments
  • Displaying comments

Listing the reviews

In the Executing the Component section of Chapter 2, we follow the link http://localhost/joomla/index.php?option=com_restaurants (or follow the Reviews link we created) and get the following screen:

We will fill this screen with a list containing links that point to ...

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