I am new to Joomla development and am trying to make a, in my mind at least, very simple component, but I can't seem to find the right tutorials online. I've already looked at the Joomla! Docs for creating a component, but it isn't explained very well if at all. I want to create a component which has only a backend with two text boxes and a submit button, that's it. I don't want any lists, toolbars, or anything else, just two textfields and a button. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd be very appreciative.


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I use this: http://www.component-creator.com/en/

Assembling all the files and the component setup is tedious and time consuming. I'm sure there is a very relevant place to understand the build process from scratch but the mentioned creator assembles the component to about a 90% completion.

Here's the video I used to learn how to get started with Component Creator: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXkZTxN3r98

It's free to use for one database table and small monthly fee to build with unlimited tables. I start all my components with this resource

  • Thank you for your suggestion, I had already looked at Component Creator, unfortunately, I do not need a table of any kind in this component, so from that regard it is useless to me, but it is good for compiling the necessary files
    – DHerls
    Jun 12, 2015 at 3:00
  • If you don't need to store the data via table, are you using the fields and submit to generate an outbound email? What's the functionality? You can always consider a module or plugin which are easier to assemble than components.
    – BradM
    Jun 12, 2015 at 3:08
  • Yes, it will ultimately end in an email being sent out to different users, I'll look into modules
    – DHerls
    Jun 12, 2015 at 3:12

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