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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Extension structure

When we decide to create a Joomla! extension, the type will dictate the physical folder and file structure as well as how we will package it. In the following sections, we will discuss setting up a development sandbox for components, modules, and plugins. Along the way, we will cover the folder and file structure for each type, discuss specific naming conventions that we will need to follow, and create some files that will be used at extension installation.

The structure of a component

We will begin by discussing the physical file and folder structure necessary to create a component. We need to clearly understand this structure because Joomla! expects files to follow specific naming conventions and to be placed in specific folders. ...

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