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Component Architect ComponentPlugin

Component Architect allows you to build custom components with your own tables and fields that closely matches, but extends, the functionality you get in the core Joomla components.

There are no limits to the number of tables, fields or times you can generate. Code Templates for Joomla 3.x and 2.5 are included in the Component Architect install package and will be updated with new functionality in core Joomla as it is introduced. Additional code templates will be added as they are developed.

Using the included Component Wizard you can quickly create your first component and tables, even fully importing tables from the current database to populate the fields in your tables.

This is NOT a component generator which just generates a basic skeleton MVC structure with some basic CRUD admin and front end functionality! You get fully working multi-table components, with associated working modules and plugins!

You select at component and/or table level the functionality you want - only the required code is then included in your components, modules and plugins. All with a very high match to the Joomla standards and fully compliant with the MVC structure.

What you can get in a generated component includes:

Fully working admin component:

- List view
- Edit view
- Filters for each field marked as a filter field
- Batch processing
- Categories
- Tags
- Version Control
- ACL (component and record level)
- All core fields - state, access, created fields, modified fields etc etc can be defined
- Core Joomla field types plus modal views for linked tables
- Client and Server side validation code generation (this is also in the front end)

Fully working front end component:

Each view has fully defined menu parameters which match the functionality generated so you perform all the customisation of what is shown in a view via the menu items you create - this includes having global defaults and record level overrides of these parameters. Views included are:
- Categories and Category views
- Blog view
- List view (default) - with filters and search
- Article View (mimics the core article view)
- Single Item View (default)
- Form view for Edit/Create

Plugins for core functionality:

- Item navigation
- Pagebreak
- Vote
- Search
- Smart Search (Finder)

Modules to present your data:

- Most popular items
- Recently created items, published or modified
- Alphabetically
- By user
- By category
- Featured items

Custom Installation package:

Manifest files for all extensions and a custom component installer script which will install the generated component and all associated plugins and modules.

All of this is supported with 'in' component help files and, soon to be available, downloadable Quick Start and User Guide documentation.

Download of Component Architect does not require registration but access to downloadable documentation and the support forum will require you to register on Component Archit

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Reviews: 1
Tired of using the same old out of the box components? Now you do not have to any more. This component is great figured it out with out using any doc's in under a half hour. No longer do i have to use the same cookie cutter software as every other Joomla site. Will be buying the paid version as soon as 3.3 comes out! P.S. Never thought i would give out a 5 star review.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the great review! Always good to get feedback on our efforts.
Sorry for the delay in getting a standard code template for Joomla! 3.3 out, we have been busy working on other projects. A Joomla! 3.3 standard code template will be available in a few weeks time. You will not need to pay for the Pro version to get it (although there are many other advantages to subscribing for that with more to come e.g. currently developing nested tables in our Enhanced code template).
All standard code templates will be made available via new versions of the free Component Architect. When a new version is produced it will be installable via the normal Joomla! extension update process.
If you do encounter any problems or have suggestions related to Component Architect then please do contact us via the forum on our website.

Reviews: 15
So far this amazing 'free' version is astounding. Ease of use, powerful, and it does exactly what it says. Architect your own Components and more with this fantastic product. Register, download for free and get to work. Easy as. Thank you Component Architect.