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A component is a kind of Joomla! [[extension]]. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications. An easy analogy would be that Joomla! is the operating system and the components are desktop applications. They are usually displayed in the center of the main content area of a template (depending on the template).
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A component is a kind of Joomla! [[extension]]. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications. An easy [[How Joomla! compares to an operating system|analogy]] would be that Joomla! is the operating system and the components are desktop applications. They are usually displayed in the center of the main content area of a template (depending on the template).
  
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Most components have two main parts: an [[Administrator (Application)|administrator]] part and a [[Site (Application)|site]] part. The site part is what is used to render pages when being called during normal site operation. The administrator part provides an interface to configure and manage different aspects of the component and is accessible through the Joomla! [[Administrator (Application)|administrator application]].
 
Most components have two main parts: an [[Administrator (Application)|administrator]] part and a [[Site (Application)|site]] part. The site part is what is used to render pages when being called during normal site operation. The administrator part provides an interface to configure and manage different aspects of the component and is accessible through the Joomla! [[Administrator (Application)|administrator application]].
  
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Joomla! comes with a number of core components, like the content management system, contact forms and Web Links.
 
Joomla! comes with a number of core components, like the content management system, contact forms and Web Links.
  
'''See also''': [[Module]], [[Plugin]], [[Template]]<noinclude>[[Category:Glossary definitions|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
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Latest revision as of 17:58, 4 March 2014

A component is a kind of Joomla! extension. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications. An easy analogy would be that Joomla! is the operating system and the components are desktop applications. They are usually displayed in the center of the main content area of a template (depending on the template).

Most components have two main parts: an administrator part and a site part. The site part is what is used to render pages when being called during normal site operation. The administrator part provides an interface to configure and manage different aspects of the component and is accessible through the Joomla! administrator application.

Joomla! comes with a number of core components, like the content management system, contact forms and Web Links.

See also: Module, Plugin, Template

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