Joomleague 2.0.0 development information

Conversion from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6+

When porting Joomla code from 1.5 to 1.6+ the following article might come in handy. It describes common issues in 1.5 code that need to be changed.

Think ahead (compatibility with Joomla 3.0)

When developing for Joomla 2.5 just keep the following issues in mind for joomla future version.

JForm i.s.o. JElement

In Joomla 1.6+ the use of JElement and friends is superseded by JForm and friends. There is a nice article that describes how JForms can be used.


In Joomla 1.6+ tabs can be used in a different way, which also allows for nested tabs. Following article describes how to do this.


Joomla 1.6+ deals with translations in a different way. There is already a small part in the conversion from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6+ article, but in Specification of language files some more details are given.

Access Control List in Joomla 1.6+

Access control for viewing/modifying of information is arranged differently in Joomla 1.6+. There is an extended article on ACL on Two other informative articles are 15 Minute Guide to Access Levels in ACL and Joomla 1.6/1.7 Access Control Lists (ACL).

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