I am trying to create a component. I have the following manifest file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <extension type="component" version="3.4" method="upgrade"> <name>COM_EXAMPLE_TITLE</name> <libraryname>example</libraryname> <creationDate>January 2017</creationDate> <author>inf3rno</author> <authorEmail>firstname.lastname@example.org</authorEmail> <license>MIT</license> <version>0.0.1</version> <description>COM_EXAMPLE_DESCRIPTION</description> <scriptfile>installer.php</scriptfile> <files> <filename>example.php</filename> <folder>views</folder> <folder>src</folder> <folder>language</folder> <folder>media</folder> </files> <administration> <menu link="option=com_example">COM_EXAMPLE_TITLE</menu> <files> <filename>example.php</filename> <folder>src</folder> <folder>language</folder> <folder>media</folder> </files> </administration> </extension>
In the language folder I have 4 ini files:
and I have the constants
COM_EXAMPLE_DESCRIPTION in these files. I don't want to use the MVC classes Joomla provides and I want to reuse the src folder, which contains my classes.
The main problem that Joomla does not replace the constant names with the values, so when I install this component the registered component will be
COM_EXAMPLE_TITLE instead of
example and the name it displays in the admin menu will be
com-example-title instead of e.g.
Example Component or whatever I store in the
I don't understand why it does not work. I tried out with the
<languages> element too and with
hu-HU subfolders too. Nothing worked, no matter what I changed. I installed Joomla 3.4.3 on localhost, but I have the same version on the production server. On the production server with the
<languages> element I managed to make this work. Is there a configuration option or whatever which turned off the inclusion of these constants? Can this feature be turned off, or something else is going on here?
I checked my old more or less working code. Is there a chance it never worked properly? I have these multilingual texts in the admin menu and in the site menu, but by install I cannot have for example multilingual extension name and description. Now that is interesting, since this example tells me it is possible. Maybe by the later versions only, I don't know.
I tested further, with the
<folder>language</folder> it works too if the files are in the
ln-LN subfolders, but the package name and description does not work, just the admin menu. The same is on the production server, so this is not a config option, it simply is not supported. Probably the version is too old.