The development of Joomla! itself is carried out by the Production Working Groups and third party developers. This page is a starting point for developers interested in the development of components, modules, plugins and templates.
The development of Joomla itself is carried out by Production Working Groups and third party developers. For more information about Joomla! core development, how to contribute to code to core, or becoming more involved with the core code, you should go to Joomla! Code Contributors.
There are several ways of setting up your workstation in for Joomla! development. Some suggestions can be found at Setting up your workstation for Joomla development.
Next, you should familiarise yourself with Joomla! Secure coding guidelines and the short article on Joomla! Development Best Practices.
Documentation on the Joomla! API can assist with becoming familiar with the foundations of the Joomla! code base.
Finally, Joomla! has many resources for developers. Our Joomla! Resources page will get you pointed in the right direction if you need help and solutions.
Our template development documentation contains many articles, FAQs and tutorials. A first step to developing a template is understanding how templates are executed.
The development of Joomla developer documentation is carried out primarily by the Documentation Working Group. There is currently one sub-projects of interest to developers:
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This is a short list of articles that might be written to support developers. Please feel free to add further topic ideas.
Developers should also be aware of security issues.
Joomla Security Forums
Joomla Security Feeds