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<translate> As a developer you are tasked with altering or extending the functionality of Joomla! or one of its extensions. You will be proficient in a range of programming languages, including PHP, but may be less familiar with such things as JavaScript or CSS. If you are new to Joomla! you will need information about the Joomla! Framework API and how to use it and will probably make extensive use of best practice example code.</translate>

A complete contents list of all pages of interest to developers can be found in the development category.

Reference Material

Joomla Magazine Articles

Articles and Tutorials




<translate> Component Development</translate>

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<translate> Intro to Component Development</translate>

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For more information, see Component Development.


<translate> Module Development</translate>

<translate> This page contains many links to selected documentation concerning Module Development for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x. A good place to start is with the Recommending Reading articles below as they provide a good introductory base of knowledge to build on.</translate>

<translate> What is a Module?</translate>


Modules are lightweight and flexible extensions used for page rendering. These modules are often “boxes” arranged around a component on a typical page. A well-known example is the login module. Modules are assigned per menu item, so you can decide to show or hide (for example) the login module depending on which page (menu item) the user is currently on.

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For more information, see Module Development.


<translate> Plugin Development</translate>

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For more information, see Plugin Development.


<translate> Template Development</translate>

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For more information, see Template Development.


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Contributing to Joomla Development

The development of Joomla itself is carried out by the Development Working Group and third party developers.

Contributing to Joomla Developer Documentation

The development of Joomla developer documentation is carried out primarily by the Documentation Working Group. There are currently two sub-projects of interest to developers:

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Suggested topics

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Joomla Security Guide

Developers should also be aware of security issues. Template:Security Guide