I'm developing a simple component for eg. "Article Files" component and its models are "Article" and "Article Files".

When i'm creating a menu item for my component for frontend and selecting a Single Article I can't select a specific item instead the component URL is on the textbox. see the attached image. How I can fix this? I want something like the "Articles" built in Joomla whereis you can select a specific article and display it in the frontend. enter image description here

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There is a field named modal_article available in the com_content component.

You can use that field in your xml file for article selection.

Code for this field is available at administrator/components/com_content/models/fields

You can take reference from single article menu xml for the usage.

Refer file at Joomla-root/components/com_content/views/article/tmpl/default.xml

  • I'm sorry but there is no default.xml file in the components/com_content/views/article/tmpl/
    – Voj
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 9:01
  • this file is located at Joomla-root/component/com_content/views/article/tmpl/ not in administrator section
    – Nick
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 9:03
  • I should have added complete path..answer edited :)
    – Nick
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 9:24

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