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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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Joomla access state variable in modules

How can I access my state variables in Joomla modules? Usually I do it like $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $variable = $app->getUserState('com_mycomponent.view.filter.variable' ,'default'); ...
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How to pass, with a custom button, the selected items to a controller?

As seen in this question (Add a custom button to a core backend component), I've created a simple plugin that adds a custom button on the com_content component. When I click on this button, the site ...
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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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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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How can I use google recaptcha in my custom page?

1) Get recaptcha keys from http://www.google.com/recaptcha 2) Set these keys to recaptcha plugin and activate it if it's not. 3) Put below code where you want to show recaptcha php code: ...
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Where can I find source for Joomla chrome templates?

I want to add custom chrome for my modules, and I'd like to take peek at source of standard chrome styles in Joomla but I can't find their location. If anyone can help it's much appreciated. Thanks!
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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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Using AJAX in a custom module - how to do it?

I think this might be useful in future for many others. First of all, I know that there's com_ajax for this kind of a job, but I do not want to use it. Is there an alternative? What I got: default....
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Getting wrong IP address from JFactory::getApplication()->input->server->get('REMOTE_ADDR','');

I am attempting to validate the user IP address in a post. Joomla 3.5 and PHP 5.6.20. I have read How can I grab the user's IP address? and tried this out, but the wrong IP address is being ...
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Dynamically Showing Articles Of The User Who Has Logged In?

I want to make a custom page/module/iframe or whatever which, when opened, will display only the articles written by the user WHO HAS LOGGED INTO MY JOOMLA WEBSITE. Is there any way to do that? ...
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Custom Module Menu Item Link Class Css

I would like to customize a Menu module. I want to add a default CSS class to a Joomla 'my_template' to render all link menu items with a default class (<a class="link_menu"...). I know that it is ...
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Custom Admin Panel/Back-End Functionality Starting Point

I'm new to Joomla, but not to CMSs in general(I have years of Drupal/Wordpress module/plugin development), but I am unsure of how to go about creating what a client asked for. Part of it is since I am ...
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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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Display Joomla article contents and title using PHP

I have a component and module built by an external company, they have hardcoded content into the component - I want to change it so the content is called from the Joomla Article Manager. The ...
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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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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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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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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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Debug custom plugin error

I am developing few plugins for Joomla 3. I've done so far 4 of them. The first 3 works flawlessy, but the latest one gives me this error during the installation: 500 Installation unexpectedly ...
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Custom self-made module doesn't show content after J3.4.3 upgrade

I've create a module which uses the standard contact component to show content but it will not work anymore after upgrade from j3.4.1 to 3.4.3. Maybe there is someone from the coding team who could ...
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Inserting php in a custom html module

I'm trying to introduce a simple php in a custom html module and it doesn't let me do it.Why? This is the code: <p> </p> < ? php echo " Hello World" . "\n"; ?>
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Display and edit user profie in a custom componet

i am creating a customer dashboard component in joomla 3.2, so i want to display user profile fields to my view and able to edit fields as well, i am displaying them manually using $this->user = ...
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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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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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Uploading a module adds a new line each line of every file

I'm new to Joomla! and I was asked to create some modules, I have succesfully created and installed about a dozen by following the documentation here (https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:...
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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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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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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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Style a custom HTML module

So, I have worked up a html menu with a css3 hexagon grid that I'm adding to a page with a custom html module. Can I add a separate style sheet for this module? If so, how?
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Passing variables between a PHP module and a PHP script

I am trying to pass some variable from a PHP module (Sourcerer) to custom PHP script using Sessions method (as posted here). The method works fine between two PHP scripts but when I tried to implement ...
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How to detect whether the user is on a specific menu?

I am assigning a php module on different menus on my Joomla website, but I want the module to show different data when loaded on different menu pages. Example : There is parent menu Home and three ...
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How can I display a system message from a custom HTML module

I would like to display a system message from a custom HTML module. I have sourcerer installed which is allowing me to add php code into the module and this seems to be running fine. However, it ...
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Unable to insert form values in to database Joomla 3

I am creating a custom joomla module based on form submission but i am having some problems in inserting the values I have a html form which has certain fieldsets which pass values to mod_score.php ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Joomla 3.6.2 won't save HTML Tags

After upgrading to Joomla 3.6.2 I cannot save a Custom HTML module or Article with any tags. Add a link via the Tiny MCE Editor, stripped out on save. Add through HTML, stripped out on Save. Try using ...
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Joomla 3x ,articles anywhere plugin ,not loading my article inside a module

I'm new to Joomla,so I got this problem: I have Articles Anywhere and Modules Anywhere plugins instaled and I have a module for the Home page. In this module I try to load another module and in the ...
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Calling module params from custom field type

I've created a module which has a number of settings, one of which uses a custom field type defined within my module. The custom field essentially generates a dropdown list which is populated with ...
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mod_articles_category Override - Adding category link outside of loop

I have a custom layout for mod_articles_category. I am trying to add the Category link outside that this Articles Category item links to, but outside of the loop of $items. I have tried this, but ...
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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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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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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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Module Development: What fieldset name do I need to use to add JFields to the tabs: Menu Assignment & Module Permissions

What fieldset name do I need to use to add JFields to the tabs: Menu Assignment & Module Permissions Please see below picture for more details.
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$params and $module stay empty for custom made modules

I created a custom mod_helloworld module, according to the instructions in the Joomla 3 documentation. I have a "lang" parameter on the mod_helloworld.xml config section. The module is loaded ...