Customizing Joomla with Widgets
Joomla is famous for its extensibility—everything from custom templates to the broad array of available third-party extensions. Beyond that, the built-in Custom HTML module provides a blank canvas through which Joomla can host a variety of web services, widgets, and APIs without the need for custom programming or extension installation. In this chapter, you'll see how to use this module to augment your Joomla web site with no additional installation. Widgets can provide everything from chat to event calendars to maps to online virtual storefronts. You will see examples of all of these widgets in this chapter and learn how you can add them to your site.