Components are typically larger extensions that produce the major content for your Joomla!® website.
Each component has one or more "views" that control how content is displayed.
In the Joomla administrator area there are additional extensions such as Menus, Redirection, and extension managers.
Components are the main functional units of Joomla - components may be seen as mini-applications.
An analogy would be that Joomla is the operating system and the components are desktop applications.
Most components have two main sections:
- an administrator section
- a front-end section
The front-end section is what is used to display pages of your website to your website visitors.
The administrator section provides an interface to configure and manage different aspects of the component and is accessible through the Joomla! website administrator section.
Joomla comes with a number of core components, such as:
- the content management system
- contact form(s)
- Web Links
Select from the list below of Joomla Components to read about the specific component.
You can, of course, also use the 'Components' mainmenu dropdown tab to select a Joomla Component to read about.