A Walk in the Weeds

Yeah, I know, not very creative but let's face it, there are a lot of things that should be known about joomla.  This section discusses some of things to know like what the file structure means, and how does the Joomla execution cycle work and probably a bunch more to besides that.

The Joomla 3.x File System layout.

I discuss the file system layout that Joomla uses. Although not mandatory, knowing how Joomla uses the file system when it runs make writing extensions a little more clear. Also I discuss the three applications that Joomla is packaged with. The "site", "administrator" and "install" applications.

The Joomla 3.x Execution Cycle

We explore Joomla's execution cycle. It covers loading the framework, building the application document, where the component gets run, loading the template, running the modules and finally sending the finished document to the uiser.