Professional Code Templates

A range of Code Templates for Joomla! 3.x and Joomla! 2.5 which are supplied only in the Component Architect Professional product.

Additional features to those in the Standard Code Templates include support for:

  • Cascade of changes
  • View child records in administrator
  • Batch processing in administrator
  • Improved list and edit functionality in site views
  • Additional Tree layout site view
  • Backward compatibility to Joomla! 2.5 (version 2.5.6+)

For the the full list of features supported by Component Architect in the Standard and Professional code templates see the code templates comparison table.

Currently the Component Architect Professional product, in addition to Standard Code Templates for Joomla! 3.x and 2.5, also includes code templates for:

  • Joomla! 3.x Enhanced components
  • Joomla! 3.x Test Data Generator components

Joomla! 3.x Enhanced

The Joomla 3.x Enhanced code template provides several areas of additional functionality for you new components that are not included in the Standard code template:

Additional Features included are:

  • Components generated will be fully backward compatible so can be installed on Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x sites.
  • Batch copy and change functionality in administrator
  • Optional administrator dashboard view
  • Cascade functionality throughout a hierarchy of tables for publishing/un-publishing, deleting/trashing, archive or copying (administrator area only)
  • Tree view of records in a table/connected tables
  • Component generated includes capability to set at menu level the front end view layout to be used to display a record - either plain, tab, slider or switcher
  • Front end lists can have multiple filter fields and can also perform ordering of records

For the the full list of features supported by Joomla! 3.x Enhanced code template see the Features Comparison tables.

Joomla! 3.x Test Data Generator

With the development of the code template mark-up language used in Component Architect it was realised that this provided an opportunity to develop code templates for a wide range of purposes.  The Joomla! 3.x Test Data Generator code template is the first to demonstrate this.  When run through the Component Architect generation process with a defined component/extension then an admin only back-end component is created which allows the creation of test data and site menu items for the component /extension.

This can be useful both in quickly creating test data and for generating sample data for demo sites.

For more details of the functionality provided by this code template see the Features Comparison section on the Joomla! 3.x Test Data Generator code template.

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