While every extension in Joomla has a XML manifest file for installation, but one for components is the most sophisticated. Understanding how this file works and what you can do with it will save you headaches at installation time.
Joomla takes internationalization very seriously. Because of this, even if you aren't planning on translating your component, you're still going to end up working with a few language strings. Let's take a look at them now. In this example file, we have a call to Jtext::_ and then an argument that says TPL_BEEZ2_POWERED_BY
While other extension types always have a visual element to them, plugins do not. While they can be used to modify the output of other extensions, their role is more of a behind-the-scenes one. The plugin we are installing now is designed to modify the output of the core Joomla content component. So let's install it.
A component is at the heart of every request to Joomla Let's install a minimal component and take a look at its pieces. So first, let's log in to the backend. So I am going to go to the Extension Manager, and browse for the com_noidacity.zip file(you can download it from the link provided at the bottom of this article).