Developing a MVC Component/Introduction

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You need Joomla! 1.6 or greater for this tutorial.


Joomla !1.6 is constructed using three different applications:

  • the installation application (used for installing Joomla)
  • the administrator one (used for managing content)
  • the public one (used for displaying content)

The installation application is used once. The administrator and public ones are used through the concept of components. Each component has two entry points:

  • one is located in the components directory (it is used for displaying content)
  • one is located in the administrator/components directory (it is used for managing content)

Both are called com_componentname/componentname.php (the com_ prefix is due to historical reasons)

Developing the component