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How do I use Joomla extensions?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 7:32 am

If you’re thinking about adding an extension to your Joomla site, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, check the extension repository to see if there are any existing extensions that fit your needs. If there aren’t any good options, you can always create your own extension. Once you have a good idea of what you want to create, you’ll need to create a basic extension structure. This will include an extension manifest file, extension files, and a component directory.

PRO TIP: Joomla extensions can be used to extend the functionality of your Joomla website. However, it is important to note that not all extensions are compatible with all versions of Joomla. Be sure to check the version compatibility before installing an extension. Additionally, some extensions may conflict with other extensions or with the core Joomla code, so be sure to test any extension on a development server before installing it on a production website.

Next, you’ll need to create the extension files. This will include the extension’s code, configuration files, and optionally a manifest file. The manifest file will contain information about the extension, such as the extension’s name and description. Finally, you’ll need to create the component directory and include the extension’s code in it.

Drew Clemente

Drew Clemente

Devops & Sysadmin engineer. I basically build infrastructure online.