How to add the default Model to your Joomla 3 component

How to add a new model Create the models folder If you haven’t already, you will need to create the models folder. This is where our model files will go. In our testing, we created:/components/com_helloworld/models Create <view>.php within models folder Each component view can have a corresponding model. In this tutorial we are creating a Read More >

Creating a Menu Item for your Joomla 3 Component

This tutorial series, Joomla 3 component development, is currently in progress… So far in this tutorial series we’ve been testing our new component by visiting our Joomla site and adding index.php?option=com_helloworld to the url, as in: http://example.com/index.php?option=com_helloworld In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a menu item for your component. This will Read More >

I’m Learning Joomla Component Development! – My Introduction

This tutorial series, Joomla 3 component development, is currently in progress… I’ve already written tutorials on writing Joomla plugins and creating Joomla templates. A topic I’ve skipped for quite some time is how to create a Joomla component. Why? Well, it’s always seemed pretty difficult. Instead of writing code and placing it typically in a Read More >