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NAME

CMS::Joomla - Joomla! CMS configuration and database access Perl module

SYNOPSIS

Read Joomla! configuration variables:

    use CMS::Joomla;

    my ($joomla) = CMS::Joomla->new("/path/to/joomla/configuration.php");

    print "Site name: " . $joomla->cfg->{'sitename'} . "\n";

Access Joomla! database:

    my ($jdb) = $joomla->dbhandle( { AutoCommit => 1 } );
    my ($sth) = $jdb->prepare("SELECT introtext "
        . "FROM " . $joomla->dbprefix . "content "
        . "WHERE title=?");

    $sth->execute("about");

    while (my ($introtext) = $sth->fetchrow_array) {
      print "$introtext\n";
    }

    ...

DESCRIPTION

This module provides an interface for reading Joomla! CMS configuration variables and connecting to the Joomla! database from Perl script.

CONSTRUCTOR

new(CFGFILE)

Creates CMS::Joomla object. The CFGFILE parameter should be a file name of a valid readable Joomla! configuration.php file. Returns undef in case of error.

METHODS

cfg()

Return a reference to a hash containing all Joomla! configuration variables in this CMS::Joomla object.

dbhandle(ARGS)

Returns a DBI database handle object which is connected to the corresponding Joomla! database. See DBI for more information on how to use the returned database handle. Consecutive calls to this function will return the same DBI handle instead of opening a new connection each time.

ARGS is passed directly to the DBI handle constructor.

Returns undef in case of error.

dbprefix()

Return a reference to the Joomla! database prefix. This is effectively a shortcut for $joomla->cfg->{'dbprefix'}.

EXAMPLES

Some functional example scripts are available at:

http://dist.epipe.com/joomla/perl/

SEE ALSO

DBI, DBD::mysql, http://www.joomla.org/

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2008, 2011 EPIPE Communications <epipe at cpan.org> http://epipe.com/

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.