How do I query the joomla custom field group and its content (if it exists)? I want the content of field groups to be "implemented" in the joomla's template com_content/article/default.php file. My basic concept already exists, I want to see the contents of each group under different tabs. I could ask about the content of the fields, but unfortunately I can not access the field groups. Can somebody give me some help in this? Thanks in advance!

(In my example I'm not interested of the user groups.)

For example: I have created three field groups with different fields. (in this example only the field group names are listed, Field group 1, Field group 2, Field group 3). I would like to display the content of the field groups: (Field group 1 content, Field group 2 content, Field group 3 content)

<ul class="nav nav-tabs" id="myTab" role="tablist">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" id="home-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#home" role="tab" aria-controls="home" aria-selected="true">Field group 1</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" id="profile-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#profile" role="tab" aria-controls="profile" aria-selected="false">Field group 2</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" id="contact-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#contact" role="tab" aria-controls="contact" aria-selected="false">Field group 3</a>
<div class="tab-content" id="myTabContent">
  <div class="tab-pane fade show active" id="home" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="home-tab">Field group 1 content</div>
  <div class="tab-pane fade" id="profile" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="profile-tab">Field group 2 content</div>
  <div class="tab-pane fade" id="contact" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="contact-tab">Field group 3 content</div>
  • Are you asking how to construct the query? or how to implement the query that does the job? Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 12:57
  • I want to display the result. No matter whether it is a database query or a query of fields.php. Tthe second might be faster.
    – Tomy70
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 13:20

1 Answer 1


$myCustomFields = array();
    foreach($this->item->jcfields as $field) {
        $myCustomFields[$field->name] = $field->value; } 

// Value of Custom Field with the Field Name "Custom_Field_Content"

$Custom_Field_Content = $myCustomFields['Custom_Field_Content'];

Now you can use PHP to insert the Value

<?php if (!empty($Custom_Field_Content)) echo $Custom_Field_Content; ?>
  • 1
    Thanks for your job, KlintWeb. But this is not what i need. For your result you need <?php JLoader::register('FieldsHelper', JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_fields/helpers/fields.php'); ?> too because you must register Joomla's fields.php file too. What i need is a separeted/categorized list of the field values.
    – Tomy70
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 19:41
  • Turn it into an array and order by group?
    – Eoin
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 22:45
  • You don't need anything else, if you makes an override in Joomla's template com_content/article/default.php
    – KlintWeb
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 22:54
  • KlintWeb you're right. I apologize for my ignorance. First I created an overwrite, but I did not even watch the line at the beginning of the file, which already registers/calls the helpers. It's almost done. If I have it, will share it.
    – Tomy70
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 8:07

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