Joomla Grossary

A collection of related articles. Sub-categories start at one organiza- tional level below categories. Since Joomla 1.6, you may have as many levels of sub-categories as you please (called nested categories).

The highest user level in Joomla. Members of this group have super user permissions throughout the site. If anything can be done in a Joomla installation, the super user can do it.

A template is a type of Joomla! extension that changes the way your site looks. There are two types of templates used by the Joomla! CMS: Front-end Templates and Back-end Templates.

Template overrides are a way of changing the way Joomla shows something without changing the basic or core Joomla system. A template override is a layout file that is placed in a special subfolder of the template. If found, it will replace the standard layout file for that template.This means that as Joomla is upgraded to new versions you will not have to repeat all the changes you made.

Template style is a feature introduced in Joomla 2.5 that allows users to assign different template styles to individual menu items. By default, Joomla! assigns a template style to all menu items upon installation. A yellow star indicates the default template style in use. A default template style can be partially or completely overridden by assigning different template styles to the desired menu items in order to obtain a different look for their respective pages.

Joomla uses groups as a method of assigning permissions.

Default groups: Public, Guest, Manager, Administrator, Registered, Author, Editor, Publisher, Publisher, Super Users. However, you can create unlimited user-defined Groups.

One of the elements of the model-view-controller design pattern used for Joomla core components. The view is responsible for generating output sent to the browser by the component. The base API class we use for views is called JView.

A link in the back-end that allow you to see what the front-end would look like while you’re still working in the back-end.

The program that uses client/server models. It provides the communication between the browser on the client device and the server where the website files and database are stored. Joomla works with two leading web servers: Apache and Microsoft IIS (Microsoft's Internet Information Server).

A Joomla module that allows you to “wrap” directly other Web sites for display on your Joomla site at a specific location as determined by the Module Position and the Pages Items section. The web page is inserted as an Inline Frame (also called an Iframe) into the web site layout template.

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