Joomla! 2.5 extension developer resources
I was compiling a quick-list with the Joomla! 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 resources my developers and I used when we were converting ccInvoices and ccNewsletter to be Joomla! 1.6+ compatible, and thought the list might be useful to others.
The resources are actually easy to find, you just need to know where to look (and who to follow on twitter). But for those in a hurry, here is our own “Joomla! 2.5 Resources” document.
The section “Joomla! 2.5 extensions” applies mostly to extensions that are built from scratch for Joomla! 1.6+. the section “Joomla! 1.5+ extensions” applies to Joomla! 1.5 extensions that are being upgraded to also work in Joomla! 1.6 > 2.5.
Generally important links
Joomla! Developer Network
Joomla! Development Strategy
Joomla! Development Status
Joomla! 2.5 Extensions
The best extension examples are probably in Joomla! itself. Just install the latest version and have a look at com_weblinks and other extensions.
Developing a Joomla! extension
Joomla! Developer Documentation
What’s new in Joomla! for developers
Joomla! Framework classes
Potential backward compatibility issues in Joomla!
Joomla! 1.5+ extensions
Converting an extension
Converting old extensions (check 1.5 to 1.6 section on top)
Tips on converting extensions
Making single installation packages for Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5
Upgrading a plugin
Version Independent Joomla Tips for a single package
Package extensions for Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 together
Languages and unified packages for Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5