I was interested to see the answer to this question which mentions the
<customContent /> tag.
I'd never come across this before, and I'm struggling to find much information on it.
- It does not appear to be mentioned on Joomla's module tutorials
- A search of core files shows it only to be used by mod_custom
How it seems to work is that you place it inside the
<extension> tag of a module, but not within any other section such as
<config>. It then creates a WYSIWYG editor above all other parameters of the module. It has no label.
<field type="editor">, this saves the data into its own
content field of the _modules table, as opposed to in the JSON string of
The fact it has its own field suggests to me that this might be the best practise way to add an editor to a module, but it seems odd that it's so rarely mentioned.
Do Joomla intend you to use this tag? Is it best practise?