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Mastering Mambo by Christian Wenz, Tobias Hauser

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Chapter 3. Extensions: Modules, Mambots, and Components

One of Mambo's greatest strengths is its flexible architecture. Mambo can be extended easily and quickly in all nooks and crannies. The extension concept is based on three elements:

  • Modules: Visual display of the front end

  • Mambots: Background functions, like searching

  • Components: Integration into the administration interface and visual representation

It is difficult to distinguish between these three elements at the beginning. Therefore we will first describe in detail, in respective sections, for what tasks the three types of extension are used. Subsequently, we will show and explain to you, with practical examples, what they are capable of.

Modules

Modules are used to display something. ...

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