I have created a view for my custom component and it works OK however I've noticed that JRoute only works for the current view.

If I am, for example, on the view picture and I try to "JRoute another view", instead of showing this view I just "JRouted to", it shows the same picture view.



Instead of showing mysite.com/thumbnails it shows mysite.com/picture. The same thing happens if I am on the view thumbnail and I do a JRoute::_("index.php?option=com_gallery&view=picture") instead of showing the view picture it shows the thumbnail view which means it works only for the current view.

I have tried using the Router file that comes with Joomla (in the com_users folder) but I could not get it working for me as it extends JComponentRouterView and the custom Router file I have for my component implements JComponentRouterInterface.

I tried:

$this->registerView(new JComponentRouterInterface('thumbnails'))

and I got:

Call to undefined method GalleryRouter::registerView()

Obviously registerView doesn't exist in JComponentRouterInterface

So I would like to know if there's any way to register or add my views to my router file or something I can do in order for them to be "recognised" in all views.

I'm currently using this workaround: JURI::base()."my-menu-item"

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You need to add your own router.php and build your own views in the build + parse methods in it. I would create a router.php file with this information: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Supporting_SEF_URLs_in_your_component#A_more_complex_Example

PS: I'd recommend to use name spacing to be compatible with future Joomla versions. It's possible since Joomla 3.8 + PHP 7.x. Instead of JRoute you would use Route and add use Joomla\CMS\Router\Route; at the top of your script.

  • Yes I have done that. The problem is that I have been running into troubles because JRoute isn't yet very well-established. I have been running into some issues with different "JRoute documentations". But I will try again this one you recommended me as it extends RouterBase might solve my problems. The thing is that I need my custom component's url to work and I also need JRoute working for all views. I will upvote this for now. I will try that and I will accept your answer if it works. Thank you. By the way I have something similar in my Router file but it Implements instead of extending. Jul 1, 2020 at 10:50

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