Component Plugin Groups
The Event API will attempt to load the plugin group based on the component name. Consider the
com_acme example. Plugins in the
acme plugin group are loaded when an event is broadcast by the Acme component. For more details check the Easy example.
Koowa Plugin Group
Grouping plugins based on the name of the component is not required. You can also place your plugin into the
koowa group. Like the Joomla
koowa plugins load for each page request if the Joomlatools Framework is active. If not, the plugins will not be loaded. Be careful though, loading too many plugins can decrease performance.
To create a
koowa plugin replace the
PlgAcme prefix with
PlgKoowa. After that, place the plugin in the /plugins/koowa/ directory. When component events are broadcast, the plugin event handlers get triggered in the same way.