How we can add confirm dialog before publishing or unpublish article in Joomla ? I want to add confirmation box before publish or unpublish, I want same for custom component also, how i can achive this? Please guide

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You can do this by adding the following code to the very end of your /administrator/components/com_content/views/tmpl/edit.php:

    jQuery("#jform_state").on('change', function(e){
        if (confirm("Are you sure you want to change the status of this article?") != true) {

A better idea is to copy the edit.php file to the corresponding location of your admin template and then make the modification there.

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