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

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Chapter 6. Module Design

Joomla! modules can be created for either the frontend or the backend. Modules can either be standalone or, as is often the case, they can work together with components. For the most part, you will probably find yourself building modules.

In this chapter, we will create a module that will work with our box office component, and as we create the module, we will cover the following:

  • Standalone modules
  • Modules and components working together
  • Frontend and backend module display positions
  • Module settings (parameters)
  • Module helpers
  • Module layouts (templates)
  • Media
  • Translating

First steps

Joomla! allows us a good deal of freedom in creating modules. The first file that we must create is the module file itself. We will create a frontend ...

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