Mambots - Overview
Mambots are pluggable elements that perform a specific function when they are triggered. They can be as simple as something that replaces text or may be fully fledged third party libraries such as a templating system (like patTemplate or Smarty) or a hit tracker (like phpOpenTracker).

A Mambot is a small, task-oriented function that intercepts content before it is displayed and manipulates it in some way. Joomla provides a number of Mambots in the core distribution.
This mambot converts tags to html img tags.
This mambot provides pagination and table of contents functionality with a page.
This mambot replaces the code with tags with php syntax highlighted code.
Mambot Groups

Mambots are placed in groups. Some groups have special significance to Joomla and are therefore reserved. The Joomla distribution includes the following groups:
Mambots that modify displayed content
WYSIWYG editors
Buttons and lists that may allow additional controls in an editor.
Allows for the inbuilt search engine to extend to other components.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 May 2005 )