I would like to render Joomla messages inside a component Template because the index.php doesn't fit my needs.

So how do I simulate <jdoc:include type="message" /> inside /templates/<tmpl>/html/com_content/article/default.php for example.

3 Answers 3


You could also override the default layout for system messages.

To do so, copy the following file:





You can also use Joomla's loadRenderer function in the component view.

In the view file, add the following:

$document  = JFactory::getDocument();
$renderer  = $document->loadRenderer('message');

Then for a test, add the following to enqueue a message in the session:

$app = JFactory::getApplication();
$app->enqueueMessage('test message');

Then anywhere in your view, add the following to output the message:

  • Sorry it's not the question how to change the layout of the messages. The question is where to output the html code with the message. Aug 24, 2015 at 11:09
  • @HaraldLeithner - My bad, didn't read the question properly. I've updated the answer
    – Lodder
    Aug 24, 2015 at 11:27
  • much better thc Aug 24, 2015 at 11:36

One way to do this is to use JDocument::getBuffer('message');

in html/com_content/article/default.php

echo $this->document->getBuffer('message')

This will also clear the message buffer.


Errors, warnings and notices can be displayed from any component, module, plugin or template using the methods outlined below.

// Get a handle to the Joomla! application object
$application = JFactory::getApplication();

// Add a message to the message queue
$application->enqueueMessage(JText::_('SOME_ERROR_OCCURRED'), 'error');

/** Alternatively you may use chaining */
JFactory::getApplication()->enqueueMessage(JText::_('SOME_ERROR_OCCURRED'), 'error');

Know more from https://docs.joomla.org/Display_error_messages_and_notices

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