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JOOMLA! Core Features[Plugins]

August 5, 2009

A Authentication (Joomla!, LDAP, OpenID, GMail)

The Authentication plugins add different form of user authentication to your site.The Joomla! Authentication plugin involves initially registering at the web site and then confirming your identity through a confirmation email.

The OpenID and GMail Authentication plugins use prexisting databases to authenticate the user. By signing in with a GMail or OpenID account, steps will be eliminated from the registration process. By default, only the Joomla! Authentication plugin is enabled.

B Cache

The Cache Plugin provides page caching functionality. This reduces server load and lag.By caching the pages, new pages do not have to be generated as often, however, the benefits of caching require high traffic levels to be noticable.

C Code Highlighter (GeSHi)

GeSHi is an Open Source syntax highlighter program that helps illustrate different code languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, each in a different colour, to assist with the readability of a code entry in a Content Item. This code entry must be encased within a


element that defines a block of preformatted code.In this Plugin form, GeSHi is installed with the ability to highlight CSS, HTML4 (strict), JavaScript, PHP, PHP brief, MySQL, SQL, and XML.


function simpsonf($x){

// returns f(x) for integral approximation with

composite Simpson's rule

return(pow((1+pow($x, (-4))), 0.5));


function simpsonsrule($a, $b, $n){

// approximates integral_a_b f(x) dx with

composite Simpson's rule with $n intervals

// $n has to be an even number

// f(x) is defined in "function simpsonf($x)"






D Email Cloaking

The Email Cloaking plugin adds a layer of security to email addresses contained inside Content Items and Contacts. The plugin uses JavaScript to effectivly hide the email address when an email address appears as one of the following:



¬ラ? mail Admin!

All would be cloaked by the functionality of this plugin.

E Editors (TinyMCE 2.1 & XStandard Lite for Joomla!)

Both the TinyMCE 2.1 and the Xstandard Lite for Joomla! plugins are WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. They allow for the creation of Content Items and editing descriptions among other tasks. TinyMCE 2.1 is both the default and most feature rich editor. It offers all the features that are needed for standard use. The default editor may be set from the ¬タワGlobal Configuration¬タ? dialoge.TinyMCE 2.1 Toolbars

F Legacy

The Legacy Plugin adds Legacy support for Joomla! 1.0. This Plugin allows existing components, mambots, templates and modules to function in Joomla! 1.5.

By default, the Legacy Plugin is disabled, but can be enabled if required. It is recommended to use extensions that run natively in Joomla! 1.5.

G Editors-XTD (Image, Pagebreak, Readmore)

These Plugins add important functionality to the front-end for viewing content and the back-end for enabling and configuring this functionality.The Image Editor-XTD Plugin displays a button to make it possible to insert images into an

Article. The button causes a popup to be displayed allowing you to configure the image’s properties, and to upload new image files.The Pagebreak Editor-XTD Plugin provides a button to enable a pagebreak to be inserted into an

Article. A popup allows you to configure the settings to be used, such as Title.

The Readmore Editor-XTD Plugin enables a button to be available that allows you to easily insert the Read more… link into an Article.

H Rating

The Search Plugin adds the functionality of a reader rating system to the Content Items in the Front-end of the web site. This is the sequence of 5 image objects that are lit up in accordance with the seletions made by the Users in the Front-end.

By defaut, this Plugin is not enabled.

I Search (Categories, Newsfeeds, Sections, Contacts, Content, Weblinks)

The various ¬タワSearch¬タ? Plugins enable the Search component to search all types of content on your website. The different plugins are for each type of content, allowing the enabling and disabling of searching the different types of content.

Through using this methodology, content stored and managed by third party components can be searched if an appropriate plugin is made available.


The SEF Plugin adds Search Engine Friendly functionality to the URL links of content items. It operates automatically once published and enabled in the Global Configuration. The plugin operates directly on the HTML code and does not require special tagging to be added by a user.

K XML-RPC (Blogger API & Joomla! API)

The XML-RPC (Extensible Markup Language ¬タモ Remote Procedure Call) Plugin adds XML-RPC functionality to Joomla! The XML-RPC Blogger API allows third party applications, such as w.bloggar, to talk to Joomla!, giving the user the ability to remotely edit, add, delete and publish content items. The XML-RPC Joomla! API adds further Joomla! specific functionality through compliant third party applications.

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