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November US auto sales came it at a near-record pace of 17.5 million units.  Average sales prices were also extremely high by historical standards. The US market is on track to notch another robust year of new-car sales — the fifth in a row. Almost all of the new cars sold in the US and around the rest of the world run on gasoline, but that hasn't stopped arguments about a massive and costly transformation of the auto industry by electric vehicles. There is no transformation. And automaker layoffs have nothing to do with the future and everything to do with a past...
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The 19th-century Palazzo Daniele in Italy's Puglia region was named Europe's hotel of the year in the Ahead Europe 2019 Awards. Run by Sleeper magazine, the awards recognize European hotels built or renovated from June 2018 to May 2019. Ahead Europe announced its 16 winners across 18 categories, including best hotel newbuild, best "visual identity," and best hotel restaurant. Winners include an American-inspired 1950s roadside diner in England, eco-friendly sea cabins on a private island in Norway, and a secret garden hotel in Mallorca, Spain. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 19th-century Palazzo Daniele in Italy's Puglia...
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Zoo Berlin has released new photos of its adorable twin panda cubs. The unnamed cubs were born at the zoo on August 31 to mother Meng Meng. They opened their eyes for the first time in October. According to The Guardian, the twin cubs will live at Zoo Berlin until about four years after they're weaned off Meng Meng's milk, when they will move to China. The zoo also maintains a regular blog documenting the pandas' lives. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. What's cuter than one panda? Twin pandas! Zoo Berlin just released new photos of a set of...
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In the tiny Czech town of Lukova, there is a church that has stood for hundreds of years. It's been abandoned since 1968 when the roof fell through during a funeral. The people of Lukova avoided the church because they believed it was haunted, so a young art student created an exhibition inspired by that belief. Now the abandoned church is occupied by 32 life-sized "ghosts." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Do you believe in ghosts? If not, you might change your mind after visiting the tiny town of Lukova and its long-abandoned church filled with eerie white figures. They sit...
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Surrounded entirely by Italy, San Marino is a micronation that should be on everyone's travel list. With great food, wine, and scenery, it's like Tuscany without the crowds. It's also the least-visited country in Europe, because so few people have heard of it — and it isn't easy to reach. I recently went, and it blew me away. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It may sound like a place in California, but San Marino is nowhere near the Golden State. Instead, it's an entire independent nation located entirely within the borders of eastern Italy. San Marino, which is now...
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Sotheby's International Reality is selling a houseboat for $1.5 million.  The three-bedroom, two-bathroom houseboat, named De Friese Franje, is docked on the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Sotheby's characterizes the vessel as a "floating palace." Houseboats are surprisingly trendy, thanks to money concerns — in America, rent prices in some cities are skyrocketing so high that people are turning to houseboats instead, Business Insider's Hillary Hoffower reported in May. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sotheby's International Reality is selling a "floating palace" for $1.5 million. The houseboat, named De Friese Franje, is...
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Component - Joomla! Extension Directory Components

A Component is the largest and most complex of the Extension types. Components are like mini-applications that render the main body of the page. An analogy that might make the relationship easier to understand would be that Joomla! is a book and all the Components are chapters in the book. The core Article Component (com_content), for example, is the mini-application that handles all core Article rendering just as the core registration Component (com_user) is the mini-application that handles User registration.

Many of Joomla!'s core features are provided by the use of default Components such as:

  • Contacts
  • Front Page
  • News Feeds
  • Banners
  • Mass Mail
  • Polls

A Component will manage data, set displays, provide functions, and in general can perform any operation that does not fall under the general functions of the core code.

Components work hand in hand with Modules and Plugins to provide a rich variety of content display and functionality aside from the standard Article and content display. They make it possible to completely transform Joomla! and greatly expand its capabilities.



Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 06:00