What is a Joomla! Component?

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk"A (Joomla!) 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.

Each component has one or more views that control how content is displayed." Source: Official Joomla! Documentation.

How to see which Components are installed

To see which components are installed, select the Components link from the menu at the top of your website's dashboard.


Core & 3rd Party Components

The Joomla! CMS already contains a number of important pre-installed Core Components.

You will also find a long list of optional 3rd Party Components created by Joomla! developers in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.


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