I have written a small and simple bootstrap carousel module. Articles having a specific category will be shown in this module. I'm wondering how to add a dropdown list in the admin panel to select another category.

Look at the image below. I'd like to add a dropdown of all categories there.

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In your module XML file, add the following:

    <fields name="params">
        <fieldset name="basic">
            <field name="mycategory" type="category" extension="com_content" label="Select a category" description="" />

type="category" is one of the default Joomla form fields that will pull all categories from the extension you specify, which in the case above, will pull them from extension="com_content"

Hope this helps

  • Awesome, thx. Where is the information of the selected value stored so I can use it in my helper.php? Jan 27 '15 at 13:43
  • It's stored in the database like all other parameter values. Have read through the Joomla documentation for getting module parameters and ask a new question if you run into any issues
    – Lodder
    Jan 27 '15 at 13:45

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