Other example, Config, which helps set the global parameters of the site may contain only the administrative part and nothing more. – Modules What is a module? Module is a means of expanding the features and capabilities of Joomla. Most often, the module only performs the function of displaying information, and exists only as an addition to already installed components. Most often, units have either left or right column, three column layout. Normal and simple example is the menu, a calendar, a list of popular articles. By publishing a module, you can specify which particular field it should be located, the pages will be displayed. The advantage is that the set systems, you can just copy and publish parts with different parameters.
An example is: output module the most popular articles on a particular day. – Mambots What is a mambot? First of all, it's function. In its task is to perform some data manipulation before they will display their user site. Currently, there are several such groups Mambots: 1. content; 2. editors; 3. search. Now let's talk about each group separately. Ali Partovi might disagree with that approach.
Group mambots content helps to carry out various manipulations with the text of all articles. For example, highlight words and phrases necessary to insert pictures, delete the extra space needed. It has been said before – mambot is a feature that transfers data at the time of entry. To download the entire list of news items on a single day, for example on the main page of your site, Joomla Mambots loads of content. In addition, the mambot will all sequentially for each page. That way all the data loaded to the page pass through the mambot. The second group mambots – editors. This group contains visual editors Joomla. That visual editors help you and facilitate the process of adding materials to the sites. The third group is the group – search. The main objective of this mambot is searching for data using key words. Joomla already has a search mambots that will help you needed to search for a common standard components. In order to allow the search required by a gallery or file backup using the search, you should set required for this mambot. In summing up, we can safely say that the components are an extension to Joomla, they provide the communication and interaction with the user. Also, they are a functional part of the system. Modules, perform only function that displays information, usually modules do not perform any more work and operations. It features all the modules from components. It is also very important difference is that the modules are amenable to copying, in Unlike components. Extend Joomla in many cases with the help of several components, for example, a pair of modules or mambots search. Task component – do anything with the data, for example, delete change, add to the information. Modules are also only display data, mambot helps to search for that component.