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Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development by Joseph L. LeBlanc

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Chapter 5. JTable, JHTML, and JUser

With a full backend and frontend in place for reviews, traffic to the site is growing and our critics are busy eating at more restaurants. This gives us some time to explore some features of Joomla! that have not yet made it into the Restaurant Reviews component. We can use these features to help us manage data, generate common HTML elements, and determine the status of the current user. This will take us through the following tasks:

  • Overriding JTable methods
  • Adding ordered records
  • Recording traffic
  • Checking out and checking in records
  • Getting user information
  • Generating elements with JHTML
  • Setting ordering

Overriding JTable methods

Because the Restaurant Reviews component is now in use and in a stable state, we will ...

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