Joomla System Plugins Explained

Joomla System Plugins Explained

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring over 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation is from Randy Carey. I've known Randy for many years. I think he presented the last time we had a conference like this five years ago. Randy has a skill of presenting a technical topic in a way that even non-technical people like myself can understand and appreciate. Randy is a long-time member and volunteer of the Joomla community. He is going to be talking about the magic of Joomla system plugins.

They may look like one of a kind of plugin. If you go to your Joomla admin area, there are many different types: Content, Authentication, User. But System plugins are perhaps the most powerful of all. In this presentation, Randy is going to dig into what exactly makes them different and what you can do to power your Joomla site.

This session will explain what happens "under the hood" in Joomla. In between the time a URL requests a page and the CMS delivers that page, Joomla consistently performs a set of steps. System plugins allow us to inject third-party and custom processing during these steps. You'll learn how system plugins enable us to meet client requests for customization. And we'll overview examples of challenging requests that are solved with system plugins.

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About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.