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Is there a way that I can create a module template and give it a name with spaces? At the moment it takes it's name from the file name, but that is not very neat for the user. Can we create a language string to override this? For example could we make the screenshot "default 2" instead.

How does Joomla! make default appear with a capital letter "Default"

And... as a second question. I'd like to add a hint so I can show users what the options are via an image. Would this be possible via a language string? I only want to do it for this specific module and not all of the Joomla! modules.

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    There is the option to create your own custom field. – FFrewin Jan 19 '18 at 11:10
  • Does that mean there is no way to do this in Joomla? – Eoin Jan 19 '18 at 17:55
  • @FFrewin I see what you mean now. That would be the way to get my custom image. Thank you. Any idea about the other part? – Eoin Jun 11 at 16:02
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The layout language key is built like this:

$key = strtoupper($module . '_LAYOUT_' . $value);

Where $module is the module name (including mod_ prefix) and $value is the layout name. Example string for mod_tags_popular module's layout strings:

MOD_TAGS_POPULAR_LAYOUT_CLOUD="Cloud"
MOD_TAGS_POPULAR_LAYOUT_DEFAULT="Default"

The language key for module layouts provided by templates is built like this:

$key = strtoupper('TPL_' . $template->element . '_' . $module . '_LAYOUT_' . $value);

Where $template->element is the element/name of the template, $module is the module name (including mod_ prefix) and $value is the layout name.

Example string for mod_custom module's alternative.php layout in Protostar template:

TPL_PROTOSTAR_MOD_CUSTOM_LAYOUT_ALTERNATIVE="Alternative"

Note, the string must be placed in the .sys.ini file, e.g. en-GB.tpl_protostar.sys.ini.

  • Wow, I genuinely didn't expect an answer. So this means the language string needs to have a version for all of the possible template names? That doesn't sound right, say it isn't so! – Eoin Jun 11 at 16:35
  • @Eoin you only need a string for the template the layout belongs to. – Sharky Jun 11 at 19:12
  • But a module layout can go with any template right? Or am I misunderstanding – Eoin Jun 11 at 20:29
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    @Eoin, based on your screenshot I assumed you are shipping the layout as part of a template. If you're instead developing a module, the key doesn't need a template prefix. I have updated the answer to indicate this. – Sharky Jun 11 at 20:49

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