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Tuesday, 09 September 2008 23:24

EasyCreator is a developer tool.
It trys to speed up the developing process of custom components, modules, plugin and templates.
You can create a 'frame' for your extension and an installable zip package with just a few 'clicks'.


EasyCreator trys to assist from the start to the release of your custom extension.

You can start up by creating a 'frame' (read: 'hello world' applications - slightly enhanced) for your extension based on predefined templates for components, modules and plugins (templates coming soon ;).

This frame then gets installed into your running Joomla! installation. Ready to use. You can also import your already existing and installed extension.

Now it's up to you to fill that frame with your custom code (we assume you already know about that ;)

EasyCreator also trys to assist you in the creation of multilingual extensions. This is done by comparing the existing language file to each other and then examine the php and xml code for appearences of 'JText::***'.
The results are then compared and give you a pretty overwiew of untranslated strings, missing and obsolete translations.
The languagefiles are not modified (in this release) you have to correct them 'by hand'.

When you are ready to release a test (or final) version of your component, EasyCreator will do the arduous work of copying files and folders, creating a xml install file and packing the whole thing in a zip package with version number and creation date included. One 'click'.

There is a some Help with a few screenshots included. Do yourself a favor and snoop around a bit (Don't miss the 'Quicky' ;).

Please bear in mind that this release is 'pre-alpha' - call it 'proof of concept'.

If you would like to contribute, please use our tracker/feature request on or our forum at


be shure to backup the directories
builds/scripts - the config files for your custon components
builds/zips - your zip packages

Please note that this is a pre-alpha release... So: report (m)any bugs please

Happy coding

the team

Der Name Joomla! ist ein eingetragenes Markenzeichen der Open Source Matters aus den USA und anderen Ländern.
ist kein Bestandteil der Open Source Matters oder des Joomla! Projekts.