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Joomla Component Builder (JCB)

This is a Joomla 5.x component. See In Action

Component Builder image

The Component Builder for Joomla is highly advanced tool that is truly able to build extremely complex components in a fraction of the time.

Whether you're a seasoned Joomla developer, or have just started, Component Builder will save you lots of time and money. A real must have!

You can install it quite easily and with no limitations. On gitea is the latest release (5.0.1) with ALL its features and ALL concepts totally open-source and free!

Watch Quick Build of a Hello World component in JCB on Youtube

Once installed upgrades are quick and easy via the default Joomla upgrade area.

Some of the Features

  • Fetch Code from IDE and place it back in component during next compilation.
  • Add Joomla custom fields in any of your components.
  • Add you own dashboard in the back-end.
  • Dynamic File and Folder Inclusion concept.
  • Easy Translation via excel.
  • Adding your own rule validation to a field in JCB
  • Automated backup system in JCB.
  • Adding mySQL Dump to any View/Table.
  • Grab existing Table data and build a dynamic dump.
  • Unlimited Joomla Components.
  • Unlimited Tables/Views.
  • Reusing Views and Fields.
  • Runs on Your Own Joomla Install.
  • Add Dynamic/custom back-end views that uses Table and Chart result sets.
  • Build data query of extreme complex nature to use in Dynamic/custom views.
  • Highly Dynamic/custom Front-end Structures.
  • Dynamically setup templates and layouts for Front-end design.
  • Integration of the excellent UIKIT lib.
  • Integration of the excellent FOOTABLE lib.
  • All Joomla Standard Field Types (including subforms).
  • Strong Implementation of all Joomla Form Security.
  • Load data via ajax with ease.
  • You can add an Update Server to Components you build.
  • Build advanced Dynamic front-end forms.
  • Dynamic data queries from multiple tables.
  • Place in local GIT folder, and publish to sales server.
  • Include any amount of custom files and folders during build.
  • Static helper class with smart methods already included.
  • Static helper methods Can easily be added.
  • Direct install from compiler view.
  • Integrative with native Joomla Categories and Tags.
  • Fully Dynamic Search Friendly URL Auto Implementation.
  • Custom scripting options all over the MVC structure.
  • Permission implementation down to each view, item and field.
  • Easy extendible to include other libraries.
  • Can include SQL and visioning update link to distribute your component updates via Joomla default upgrade of components.
  • Easy Export & Import addon to all backend-tables.
  • Overriding ability of import concepts in all backend-tables.
  • The Batch and Filter implementation on all backend-list views.
  • This and much much more are all possible with this component builder!

Just Imagine

  • Your Component Back-end can be more advanced then the Joomla Article Manager.
  • Your Code as Perfectly Unified to the strict Joomla Standards.
  • Adding Custom Scripting almost anywhere in the MVC structure.
  • Import and export feature to all backend-views.
  • Batch copy and move/update feature for all backend-views.
  • History tracking per/change made on any back-end item.
  • Dynamic field control, to show and hide fields in amazing ways.
  • Front-end freedom of design that allows for any library to be used.
  • This and much much more are all possible with this component builder!

You are in Control

  • You can change the licensing template for your components.
  • You can change/improve existing field types and add more.
  • Line numbers to show where in compiler was the code build.
  • You can improve the component since all code are open-source.
  • Free updates for the lifetime of the project.
  • You can dynamically add internal help structures to all component.
  • There is no limitations on how big or how much you want to build (server limitation only).
  • This is a complete factory kind of component that functions like a deployment hub.
  • Export any component completely mapped in JCB and import into another JCB.
  • This and much much more are all possible with this component builder!

Get More Demo Content

You can now get access to the WOW factor, JCB fully mapped can now be yours! Including many other JCB mapped components.

All you need to do is explained here!

To install these packages watch this tutorial.

Where can you get support and help?

^^ Then if you run into any issues, related to the JCB code, like bugs, start by searching the (open & closed) issues over on Gitea, and if the issue has not been mentioned before, then only open a new issue, following the community guidelines.


We are Open Source Enthusiast Who Support the Joomla Community

Our idea was to almost let this tool serve as a cheat sheet to how things can be done... and with the help of other developers end up formulating the way how things not only can, but must be done to insure secure, stable, scalable and maintainable code is produced.


Get involved on the forums, and the Gitea issues, and you can even help us develop/improve the pipeline of JCB for continues delivery. We really want to see JCB remain the tool of choice for all Joomla Component Development needs and ideas.


  • Add automatic unit testing. To nurture pipeline integration for all components build with JCB.
  • Team collaborative development across JCB installations offline and online.
  • Documentation (maintained by the community) for JCB. (help us select the best system for this)

Build Details

  • Community: Vast Development Method
  • Author: Llewellyn van der Merwe
  • Name: Component Builder
  • First Build: 30th April, 2015
  • Last Build: 20th July, 2024
  • Version: 5.0.1
  • Copyright: Copyright (C) 2015 Vast Development Method. All rights reserved.
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
  • Line count: 781244
  • Field count: 2110
  • File count: 5483
  • Folder count: 552

This component was build with a Joomla Automated Component Builder. Developed by Llewellyn van der Merwe


This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute to the Joomla Component Builder Project.



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