The Anatomy of a Module

Modules and plugins come in various shapes and sizes. This diagram simply illustrates the most common components, and how they all tie together.

Controllers receive data input from the front-end, whereas variables output data into your Twig templates. Services do most of the complex work in between.

Models and records (not included in this module template) are more traditional objects, containing data about a specific “thing”. Records are designed to read & write rows to the database, whereas models are simply useful containers for passing objects around between components.