To retreive a param I use:

$myparam = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_mycomponent')->get('myparam');

But what is the right method to store a component's param?

  • I mean apart from using the Options button Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 19:09
  • If you aren't using the options button, how are you getting the value that you want to store? Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 4:00
  • Don't really understand your question. From any location, in another components controller for example, I would like to set a new value to some other components param. Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 5:16
  • You could try to build a component using component-creator.com and view the code it generates when adding parameters to your component. Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 10:56

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Many of our component's parameters depend on external conditions, so we need to periodically change them with some overnight processing. Here's the code we use (adapted for use with com_content).

// Load the current component params.
$params = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_content');
// Set new value of param(s)
$params->set('show_title', 1);

// Save the parameters
$componentid = JComponentHelper::getComponent('com_content')->id;
$table = JTable::getInstance('extension');
$table->bind(array('params' => $params->toString()));

// check for error
if (!$table->check()) {
    echo $table->getError();
    return false;
// Save to database
if (!$table->store()) {
    echo $table->getError();
    return false;
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    Thanks. This looks very great! So I was not overlooking an existing method, it really needs some extra code indeed. I'll markt your answer GOOD asap, when I have tested it. (But since you're already using this, It probably is the right answer anyway) Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 13:14
  • 1
    Happy to help...can't keep up with the Joomla versions as well as I'd like, so there may well be a method, but this one has been working for us for awhile now...cheers
    – GDP
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 13:24

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