For our latest Joomla-Projects, I extended the com_content component with custom fields using the following documentation:


However, I did not use params as field name, but attributes, like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <fields name="attribs" >
        <fieldset name="site1" label="Client Name">
            <field name.....

In the template, I can access these fields with ease:

$attr = json_decode($article->attribs);

Everything is working fine so far.

But, this method has one big downside. If I use other plugins/components for instance, galleries, that require shortcode inside the editor (such as: {gallery id="2"}), which gets replaced by the actual gallery when loading the page, it does not work.

The page simply shows the shortcode {gallery id="2"}, as the gallery content plugin does not parse the custom field (no plugin does...)

How can I enable the parsing by content-plugins for these fields?


1 Answer 1


Have you tried to echo the attrbs content through the JHTML content.prepare?


$attrbs = json_decode($this->item->attribs);

echo JHtml::_('content.prepare',$attrbs->myfield);

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