Is there a way to add an id-tag to the article HTML through the Joomla interface?

At the moment I add a div in the source of the article so i get:

<article class="item leading-0 clearfix">
    <div id="about-me">
        <p>Article text.</p>

However, i would prefer setting it in the interface so that i get directly:

<article class="item leading-0 clearfix" id="about-me">
    <p>Article text.</p>

is this possible?


You can get the current article id like this:

$article_id = JFactory::getApplication()->input->get('id');

Create an override for JOOMLAROOT\components\com_content\views\article\tmpl\default.php by copying the file to JOOMLAROOT\templates\YOURTEMPLATE\html\com_content\article\default.php. Then add the following code wherever you want to add the article id:

<?php echo intval($article_id); ?>


<article class="item leading-0 clearfix" id="<?php echo intval($article_id); ?>">
    <p>Article text.</p>

I added intval() in order to get the article ID only, but you can remove it if you want. If you do, $article_id will be something like 24joomla because JFactory::getApplication()->input->get('id') seems to return both the id and the alias together. I'm not sure why, maybe someone else can explain it?

  • Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Took a bit of tinkering but figured it out due to your answer – nluigi Sep 3 '15 at 21:07

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