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An introduction to Components, Modules & Mambots

The default installation of Mambo includes a variety of features which are available for your use at the click of a mouse. Without installing any additional software, you can manage banners, set up surveys and polls, syndicate your content, and do many other common tasks.

The tools that make these functions possible are called Components, Modules and Mambots.

What is the distinction among Components, Modules & Mambots?
  • You can consider a Component as a full application that runs inside Mambo. Components extend Mambo and give it extra functionality. The output of a component is displayed inside the main content area.
  • Modules are smaller, generally “helper” applications. Some run autonomously, others work in cooperation with Components. They are generally displayed around the edges of the main content area, in places defined inside the templates (called “module positions”).
  • Mambots are small pieces of code that enable a new feature across the entire site. There are two types of Mambots: Those that have a visual effect (like ), and those that affect the way Mambo behaves but without adding any true visual impact (like the search Mambots).

Just to make things a bit more confusing, sometimes a function will require a combination of these tools. For example, the Banners and the Polls functions include both a Component and a Module.

While the technical distinction between these items is useful information, the most important points concern what they can do, and how you can use them. To assist with that, we have provided below a quick summary of the Components and Modules bundled in your Mambo package.


Last Updated ( Dec 21, 2005 at 10:07 PM )


NEWS
- Kevin Ritch an ACT! Add-On Developer and 25 year software writer, is now part of our team.
Kevin has been developing ACT! Integration and Enhancement Software since the days of ACT! for Dos when he wrote in A/D/L (ACT! Development Language)

Since then, he has used every integration and enhancement method possible.

His skills and experience in bespoke software development for ACT! is legendary. He has built custom solutions in many spheres of business and has recently completed a $350,000 development for Greiner-Maltz Company of New York, Inc. (a Leading Industrial Real Estate Organization).

ACT! is now linked to a relational database managing thousands of properties for over 20 brokers who use ACT! and the Custom Software in every area of their business.