Questions tagged [form-fields-types]

Form fields are input fields of a HTML form, that are available in Joomla, that can be used to create forms or the extensions interface where users can adjust settings. There are several standard Form Field Types available, while there is support for building custom ones if needed.

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How can I enable the created date for an article to be edited in the front end?

I don't know how to enable editing the created date of an article in the front-end, after updating to Joomla 3.8.10. So far I used to override the article's edit form com_content -> form > edit #...
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Code for the Content Language Field type

What is the proper way to call for the Content language field type. My below code works but I don't use the content language field type. I am building a drop down from all available languages. $...
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Joomla 4 - import parent field class into extending field class issue finding the files

Testing my Joomla 3.9 extensions in Joomla 4, some of them didn't work, because, as instructed with the (probably) old documentation my custom fields use jimport('joomla.form.formfield'); ...
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Extended subform field use own layout from template/html folder

I've created an extended subform field type called families.php, basically I want to have my own custom layout for this custom field, it makes sense I don't want to mess up everything just for this ...
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Missing form data from being saved in Contact Component

In the Contact component, I have edited the file "contact.xml" I changed the textfield named con_position from type="text" to type="calendar". Here is the code: <field name="con_position"...
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How can I change the Class of SELECT fields that Joomla generates'

I've disable chosen.js so that all my <select> tags are plain HTML, but am so far unable to change the default class of inputbox to one of my choosing, (specificially from the Search Tools ...
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Calendar Field Showing Incorrect Date

I am using the Calendar form field type and am experiencing an odd result. I am passing in a date of 03/23/2016 as a string and it is instead showing 03/22/2016. This is true for all dates I have ...
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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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How to use the showon attribute with multiple conditions?

In a Joomla 3.9.3 module, I'm trying, with no luck, to show/hide a field with showon by checking the values on other three fields My XML: <field name="foo" type="text" /> <field ...
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Calendar Field render error “Double timezone specification”

in my custom component I have a calendar field which I render in my view. Database field : Name: estEventDate Type: date Null: No Default: 0000-00-00 XML Field : <field name="estEventDate" type=...
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Joomla editor field type text not posted when submitted

I'm working on a custom joomla module. It has a form with an "editor" type field. The fields are defined in the related xml file: <form> <fields name="main"> <fieldset name=...
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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 generate a dynamic note field for a custom component?

I am attempting to develop my first custom component called com_image. Because of the structure and function of my project requirements, it made best sense to clone the com_contact folder and ...
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Field of type contact

In a form of a custom component, how can I add field of type contact instead of type user?
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List of users in form

In a component, if I want to add an user field to the form, I can easily use a field of type user, and play with it as I want. But what can I do if I need a field that stores an array of users? The ...
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Radio form field - can value be a string?

I'm using the Joomla radio button form field type and am having trouble with option values that are strings. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if there is a bug there. So in my component ...
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Tags filter field - how to add custom “placeholder”?

I have added a tags filter in my component's list with multiple enabled. <field name="tag" type="tag" label="-Select a Tag-" description="Filter by Tags" multiple="...
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How to edit 'created date' from front end

What file I have to change to edit the created date of an article from the front end? Using joomla 3.8.1.
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Save multiple list custom field for component

I 've created a custom form field type class JFormFieldCategories extends JFormFieldList { protected $type = 'categories'; public function getOptions() { $db = JFactory::getDBO(); $...
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What are possible filters in Joomla form fields?

I see intermittent use of filter="safehtml" and filter="string" throught Joomla forms. Is there a complete list, and can custom filters be created?
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Render field type in custom form

I'm trying to render the media manager field type in a custom form. The form is not loaded from the xml. this code is causing an error: $obj = new JFormFieldMedia(); $obj -> __set('name','...
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I change list value in module but it does not change in params

I have a list Joomla! form field in my XML, it works in the back end, I can change the dropdown. When saved, the item stays the same. When I print_r($params) The value is outputted as "true" and ...
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What does sql_select=“e.*” do?

On https://docs.joomla.org/SQL_form_field_type it talks about using the SQL fields. I'm wondering what sql_select="e.*" does. I know that the star is a wildcard for everything. I'm just not sure ...
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How to add placeholder to input field via php variable

In my login form, custom layout fields are displayed by the $field->input variable. Unfortunately, those fields are displayed without the placeholder attribute. Is there any way to add this ...
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Problems with Custom form field select list

I am attempting to modify code that was created by Component Creator. The modification I am trying to make is to get the select list to save the partno instead of the index value. There are two ...
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Showon=“foo:1[AND][bar:2[OR]bar:3]”

Can I do a nested AND / OR statement in Joomla! showon? At present if a field is hidden but selected then my other field will show. So: Type of Vehicle Car Bike Car Make Alpha Ford Skoda Car ...
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Custom Form Field not working

My attempt is to re-build the example here: https://docs.joomla.org/Creating_a_custom_form_field_type Somehow, Joomla doesn't see the City.php file in administrator/components/com_testing/models/...
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Customization Of Joomla! Form Fields In Frontend (Tag Field Specifically)

Is there anyway to customize how a standard Joomla! field type displays in the front end? I have created a form and every field looks fine EXCEPT the "tag" field type which for some reason is styling ...
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Creating custom form field type extended from standard tag field

I'm trying to create a custom form field type for my component. Functionally it should operate the same as the standard tag form field type, except I want to store the tags in my own database table (...
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Documentation tutorial: Why is my JFormFieldList showing a textbox?

I was going through this part of the tutorial: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Developing_an_MVC_Component/Using_the_database Except I tried using my own names instead of 'helloworld'. Everything else ...
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Joomla component custom field (listfieldtype) and how to reproduce textstrings in view in stead of number values

I'm building a Joomla component and want a specific field (listtype) in component. In administrator/component/com_test/models/forms/testfield.xml I've following code: <field name="test" type="...
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Form Field showon:"empty

Using this documentation https://docs.joomla.org/Form_field I have developed a plugin and used the showon attribute within the XML (head to the bottom of that page). Whilst is shows me I can use ...
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Joomla field type as star rating

Can some one suggest that in Standard form field types in joomla 3.5 - there are many options like text, editor, file, media, radio etc But - i can not get in a star rating option I mean i have a ...
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How to get module parameters inside helper function and how to get params inside a custom form field type?

Part 1: How to get module parameters inside helper function? I am trying to get the same module parameters inside the helper file. class ModTestHelper { public function getFoo () { ...
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Displaying a filelist field from php

I am creating a custom form field inside a module that generates groups of fields according to total number of records in a database table. Inside the groups of fields there are text fields but also ...
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I want to create a module that shows the content of an article

I want to create a custom module that shows the content of an article, I need to know two things: 1) What form field should I use in order to select the article that I want to use from the backend?. ...
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Joomla Editor Form Field in content plugin - How to load editor-xtd?

On Joomla 3.2.3, I added some custom fields to core components using a plugin (like this). It's working fine but I'd like to add the editor-xtd buttons to the customs editors added. So my question is ...
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Subform multiple data not saving

I'm trying to use the Joomla subform field with multiple="true" on (instead of using the old modal repeatable method). My problem is that the data is not saving to the database. I have read multiple ...
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XML form related fields

I need to make a form with dependent fields. I have already tried a lot of options, but have not found the right way. As in the picture below, I'm trying to load a new XML file when you select an ...
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Custom Form Field Type available for all extensions?

I am making my custom form field types and I would like to make them globally available for all forms everywhere in Joomla. Is there any certain location that can be used for this purpose, other ...
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How to display the selected radio value in Joomla (3.x)?

I'm developing a Joomla component. I created a form which contains a radio list so in the xml form I have: <field name="testradio" type="radio" default="0" label="Select an option" description=""&...
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How to Order the fieldsets for a joomla module manualy?

I am currently developing a joomla module. For detailed settings i have created two fieldsets - as you can see in my screenshot. Is there any way to sort the fieldsets to bring "chart data" and "chart ...
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How we can allow user to select country from other table in our component

I wanted to show list as input field of joomla and options should be from other table. I also need one static opition like ALL. WHAT I Have to do ? I am using joomla 3.6 latest. I am asking fod multi ...
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Dynamic fields in module parameters

I have created a Joomla module that renders a set of headlines in a widget, with links to the main item. It loads these headlines from either a Joomla category or an RSS feed, and is extensible so I ...
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How do I save Repeatable data in my component model?

I've used Repeatable fields in component Options in the past, and am now trying to use that field type in a Form within my component, but the values are not being saved. Using Firebug, I can see that ...
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How to implement a phone number field mask in custom component?

How can I implement an input field mask for JForms in my component? Specifically I want a phone number mask something like ()-____. I only want users to enter digits and not have them enter ...
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How to add the “Tags” form field type inside the frontend of a custom component

I would like to add a similar to default articles tag field type: A dropdown with predefined selects, but someone can add their own values also. What type of field type is this? And how could I add ...
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How to get repeatable form-field data?

I'm using Repeatable field Type. The data from database are: {"social_icon":["fa fa-facebook","fa fa-twitter","fa fa-linkedin"],"social_link":["https://www.facebook.com/user","https://www.twitter....
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Form field “checkboxes” mutliple default values

When using a form field in an extension, you can normally define a default value, for example with a radio button: <field name="something" type="radio" class="btn-group" default="1" label="...
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Where can I find a good tutorial and/or example for creating front-end forms in custom components?

I'm building my first component for Joomla 3.x (I don't need support for 2.x). I've created my models (and unit tested them). I'm now ready to create the views. To start I just want to create a simple ...