We have been developing extensions from the days of Mambo / Joomla 1.0, throughout these years, we do confront numerous issues arising from the way we code and structure them. The race is to have a working extension for the active joomla versions, but these upgrades for Joomla version fixes has also led to many issues :
- Most of the extensions have been upgraded from Joomla 1.5 version till today. With all the upgrades they have been through, the extension structure is bit of a mess.
- The extensions have been developed independently without any standardization; such as the UI, the common library sharing, leading to the inconsistent of:
- Setting forms: No standardization and unprofessional look
- No common library sharing: which request your website to keep loading pretty much the same library over and over again. This contributes "big time" in slowing down website performance. For instance, the jQuery library has been loaded multiple times with different versions for different type of extensions running on the same template.
How Can We Fix That?
We simply standardize and restructure them which do requires lot of work, but all worth it in the end.