I need to add latitude and longitude to Contact Component. In administrator\components\com_contact\contact.xml I added this two lines.

<field name="latitude" type="text"size="30"/>          
<field name="longitude" type="text"size="30"/>     


<?php echo $this->form->renderField('latitude'); ?>
<?php echo $this->form->renderField('longitude'); ?>

When I save the form with values, the values are not saved?

  • Ha ha. Perhaps for the same GMaps plugin as I use.
    – kokbira
    Sep 5 '17 at 17:01

You need also add columns to table in DB

and may be you'll need to add code that will accept you field values and store then.


The first problem is the path, you need override the component from: your_site/components/com_contact not your_site/administrator/components/com_contact

Also the code for the template must be in: your_site/templates/your_template

Here you have an example:

Other possible solution is via plugin, find more info here: https://docs.joomla.org/Adding_custom_fields_to_core_components_using_a_plugin

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