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How to know the Joomla article ID for customization

I have a demo installation of J 3.10.9 with protostar template (https://joomla4.extrowebsite.com/). The menu item "Home" -> blog category - has N articles. The article "Welcome to ...
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HTMLHelper call a custom class in a module

In the xml file for a module, I call a custom field class: <config> <fields name="params"> <fieldset name="basic" addfieldprefix="Myextension\Name\...
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Delete Thumbnails Button Created as Joomla Custom Form Field Throws Me Out

I am developing a Joomla 4 Content Slider Module and it creates thumbnails in the mysite.com/cache/mymodule/ folder. I am trying to add a delete-thumbnails button. I am using a custom form field for ...
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Can a module used in an article have parameters?

Im quite new to joomla. As far as I understood, modules can be used in an article like building blocks. Example: {loadmoduleid 117} Goal I would like to give article authors a simple method to add ...
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Use Text-Editor in UIkit Modal (Module Backend)

For a new Project i would like to have an editor instance inside a modal popup (click on an object to add / edit details). I have my Custom Field that loads an editor like so: $editor = JEditor::...
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Show 'menuitem' field name in frontend of module

I have the following XML in my module params: <field name="menulink" type="menuitem" default="45" label="Select a menu item to show" description="Select ...
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Joomla 4 - Module Backend Subform subform-row-add "row" not available

while updating one of my modules for J4 i recently noticed that the repeatable subform field no longer provides the added "row" in JS. Working JS for J!3.x: $(document).on('subform-row-add', ...
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Undefined property: stdClass::$showtitle in custom module [closed]

I currently have a problem that is driving me crazy. My module shows the following error in the frontend in the DEV environment: Undefined property: stdClass::$showtitle .../joomla3/templates/system/...
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Unable to get (site) template params from my module's backend

Someone at stackoverflow recommend I ask the question here, apologies if this is considered cross-posting... OVERVIEW I am developing a set of custom templates and a set of custom modules. The ...
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What is the proper way to use content.prepare?

I am trying to put a module inside another component. According to https://www.joomlashack.com/blog/joomla-how-to/module-position-component/ I can put <?php echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{...
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How to add base64 string to email as an attachment in Joomla?

I am getting data in the following format through post request. "data:image/png;base64, iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAUAAAAFCAYAAACNbyblAAAAHElEQVQI12P4//8/...
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Where do I define custom global variables in my Joomla project?

I'm using Joomla 3.9.18 and I've got a project including a component and a couple of modules. I've got a couple of variables that are the same throughout the whole project (like some prefixes and a ...
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How to build a podcasting site?

I am new to Joomla so I want to know if it is possible to build a podcasting site with user registration on Joomla. I want guests to be able to subscribe to an individual user's podcast (not ...
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Getting module parameters in AJAX call using module id

I have set up an AJAX call in my module which works fine. I want to get the module parameters when I make the ajax call. So I'm doing this $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $module = JModuleHelper::...
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How do I pass _JEXEC to a php file?

I have a form in my Joomla! site. Once completed, the form should send an e-mail but only if some conditions have been met. Not having been able to use standard, commercially available mailers while ...
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What directory should contain GPL scripts from external source? Best practice?

I am making a custom gallery module using Light Gallery. In most cases, I would just place all my JS files inside /assets/js directory. But I wonder if this is good practice when using an external ...
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Use addScriptOptions for multiple modules on same page

I am passing some params to JS in my custom module using the addScriptOptions provided by Joomla: $document->addScriptOptions("mod_mymodule", $params)); This works fine, as long as there ...
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Pass PHP variables to CSS?

I want to pass some variables to my css, without using inline styles. During some research I found different sources pointing to the same solution. For example here on the Joomla forum. Basicly they ...
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Owl Carousel not working in Joomla, why?

I am making a custom module using Owl Carousel 2. For some reason it just doesn't work in Joomla. The html structure is there in frontend, but the owl carousel is not displayed. Unfortunatly, there ...
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Custom module best practices. JS inside template file or not?

I am building a custom module for Joomla. Let's call the module "mod_mygallery". Inside the module I have a the files mod_mygallery.php, helper.php and mod_mygallery.xml. And off course I also have ...
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Insert custom field into modules .xml file

I have currently created a Joomla Module, and i would like to make it a bit more advanced now. I have created a Custom field, and i have tried to add it to the mod_NAMEOFMODULE.xml file. To use it ...
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Display the component view or layout into a module

I've built my own component com_mycomp and in the component there is form in a layout and the path to this layout is: com_mycomp/site/layouts/subscription/form.php so I want to show this layout (form)...
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Connecting module with com_ajax triggers request on menu item one level up

I've got a custom module which makes use of com_ajax to return values without refreshing the page. In my helper file I'm struggling to get the module parameters within the AJAX request and it looks ...
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How can I display the first name of the currently logged in user in content

Matthew Murphy asks the following on the Joomla Facebook Group: Anyone know of an extension for content that replaces the name with the person who's logged in? For example I have been working on a ...
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how to get value for search in joomla module

how to get value for search in joomla module. Does anyone know how to get the value for the search field? my problem is that after i search for specific data it still shows everything In my helper....
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Error coming from T3-framework while updating Joomla

I am trying to update the Joomla version and T3-Framework version of our website and there seems to be a bug somewhere. Current JOOMLA version: 3.7.4 Current T3-FRAMEWORK version: 2.4.1 I first ...
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Create a new folder in 'images' when installing module

I'm working on a basic module to display an image carousel. The module itself works well, but what I want to do now is create a new folder called 'carousel' within the root 'images' folder when the ...
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Add Options to {loadedmoduleid ID}

I want to create a module that implements animated icons into my articles. For this I want to use the following icon-pack: https://github.com/icons8/titanic Then I want to somehow write in my ...
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Call com_ajax from module backend

To create thumbnails & cache files, I have to access my already created Ajax Functions inside my helper.php file. I'm already able to call the functions within the frontend (button that is ...
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How to prevent the modification of a customized module?

Is it possible to prevent the modification of a customized module by another administrator? If so, how can I implement such a restriction?
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Getting CSS style to vary with different module instances

Edit: see the Update below for the current status of the problem. I have a module that has to display a variable number of rows, based on how the user configures it in the back-end, and several ...
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Make Search bar dynamically appear at top of body

One of our clients would like to have a search icon in their Main menu, which when clicked causes a search bar to appear at the top of the website's body. An example of this behaviour is at https://...
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Custom module doesn't work, messing up all page, messing up editor

I am using Joomla! 3.7.5 and JA Builder. I'm trying to create a block with custom module. Once I create it, paste code and assign position, then in page editor add block with widget - position and ...
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How to use HTMLHelper to add to the document head

In this post: How to add CSS/JS/an Image to a module backend @lodder shows me how to use HTMLHelper to add CSS and JavaScript. Previously I had followed the Joomla! documentation https://docs.joomla....
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How to create a custom script to force the download of a .csv file that is generated in real time?

So I've been handed a custom administrator module which simply displays database table data in an HTML table. My task is to create a clickable button on the module that will generate the csv data on ...
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Module Class Suffix Child Div

Joomla! 3.9.1 I've created a 'custom html' module and in the module settings Advanced > I've added the feature-box suffix. In my custom.css file I have added the following code; .feature-box { ...
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Is it possible to add a new module position within a module?

I know in a template you can add <jdoc:include type="modules" name="newposition" /> and then within the positions tags you add your new position. <positions> <position>...
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Using plugins into modules

I working on a simple module that have a simple backend form composed with custom field and I looking for a event or something else to process something during it submition. What's the way to to do ...
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Custom header content depend on article

I am wondering is it possible to have different headers depending on the different articles? e.g article ID 1 shows header A and article ID 2 shows header B. Currently I have modified the template ...
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How to retrieve the default site template in my xml module?

I wish to add a formsource to a subform in my custom maded module. The example code: <field type="subform" formsource= "templates/DEFAULT_TEMPLATE/MY_MODULE/SUBFORM_NAME.xml" >
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How to style a module or article title with font awesome icons?

I am using the Helix framework template. Is it possible to add a font awesome icon to a module or article title? If yes, how do I go about it? I have seen around that you can style a title using the ...
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Get com_contacts item by id?

I need to get a com_contacts item the same way Joomla does (so I can re-use a template for example). I know I can get the item by querying the database directly, but that won't prepare things the same ...
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Error when populating a database table while installing a module

I am using the following code for creating tables in my .sql file as part of a module. CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `#__gruposlocales` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `name` varchar(...
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Different views on router.php (Joomla! 3.6.4)

I am developing my second custom component for Joomla! 3.6.4 and I have another problem with my router.php. This time I need to dynamically change the view on my router.php but I don’t know how to do ...
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Module Template/alternate layout Name language Override

Is there a way that I can create a module template and give it a name with spaces? At the moment it takes it's name from the file name, but that is not very neat for the user. Can we create a ...
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What does "Prepare Content" do and when should it be used?

For some (all?) custom modules, under the options tab, there is a Prepare Content option. What does it do? When should it be used? (Conversely, when should it not be used?) What's its impact on ...
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XML file does not upload with my custom module

I have created my own module. Within my module I have used the Joomla! subform which allows me to create repeatable fields using a separate XML file. If I look at my module I see an error: JForm::...
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Custom module with menu and multiple articles

I need to create a custom module with his own menu, when I click on that menu I want to display an article. For adding the menu I don't have any problem. The thing is when I click on the second menu I'...
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Module field type category not working

I am trying to tweak a module based on Joomshopping, a shopping cart extension. The module is called "mod_jshopping_categories", I want to add a field that is a dropdown list of the product categories ...
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Create custom HTML page as administrator menu in Joomla 3.7

As we know Joomla 3.7 permits to create custom administrator menus, but is it somehow possibile to create "Custom HTML" administrator single item menu? Something like creating single article menu on ...
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