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I can't get $params->set() to work to transfer variable from module to template

I'm trying to get a variable from my module to my template but its not working. In my modules xml I defined: <fields name="params"> <fieldset name="basic"> &...
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Joomla 4 API Question

How to convert a custom Joomla 3 to Joomla 4, and use the Joomla 4 web services API? I have an extension I wrote for J3 and with a bit of tweaking it works just fine in J4. I want to add web services ...
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Joomla 4 API Issues using Joomshaper Melvin Template

It may be too specific a question, but is anyone having any issues utilizing Joomla 4 Templates and the API with extensions from Joomshaper? I have 1 site that seems to work fine, but another that is ...
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Displaying API data in Joomla Component

So, this is a two parted question but both pertaining to REST APIs. I am developing a component for Joomla in which I have a few database fields (ie. teamid and platform) that are stored in the local ...
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Imagelist Custom Field Joomla

I have a custom field "imagelist Field" containing a json string and I need a php code to display the images in a carousel div. Can anyone help? The value in the database table is: {"...
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Is showing a Joomla API token in JS a security risk?

I have created a couple of web services under Joomla 4 that are simple enough calls to the same website to refresh a couple of fields when something else changes. In my JS code I have the 'X-Joomla-...
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cant display simple text onContentPrepare

I just want to display simple text and this is not working. I don't know is there a way to see something like log to see what happens in the background? public function onContentPrepare($context, &...
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getting first image of article for open graph

I've been a PHP developer for long time, but I am new to Joomla. On a Joomla 2.5 project, I need to make open graph meta tags. As a part of open graph meta tags, I need to find first image of article. ...
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Integrate external news content API into com_content articles

My client is looking to integrate news content coming from an external API into their Joomla website. The API is in the JSON format and includes multiple fields like title, summary, date, and full ...
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Joomla 4 - get module params in external php

In Joomla 3, I get module params with this code: // Create the Application $app = JFactory::getApplication('site'); $module = JModuleHelper::getModule('mod_dev'); $presetParams = new JRegistry($...
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Are custom fields updatable using joomla 4 api?

Simply put when using the API to update a custom field of an article, the new information is not successfully passed through. Furthermore, the original contents are deleted from the field. The ...
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J4 API - There are two variables for Article Text, why do neither work on PATCH?

While working with the new Joomla 4 web services API. The Article text does not update. Additionally, as per the documentation, when creating an article via API the article text variable is ...
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Is Joomla4 API/Web Service ready for production use?

I've read what little I can find about J4 Web Services, but cannot find a working example or get my code to work. The code below should work by all accounts, but I get forbidden on my local machine ...
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How to create joomla plugin with jquery code

What is the best way how to add jquery code by Joomla plugin? How can I set that these code should be applied just for checkout page of VirtueMart in xml file? Is this the best way? <?php // no ...
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Upload single or multiple files replacing deprecated JRequest::getVar('file', '', 'files', 'array');

I am trying to upload a single or array of files and am not sure how to use the jinput with the array and filter. Tried multiple suggestions from here and documentation and cannot make it work for me. ...
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What is the correct way to use appendBody

I'm trying to understand appendBody First of all append would seem like it comes after the </body> but I assume it can only mean after the contents of the body. And prepend before the contents ...
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Reset list option-value when changing showon value

I am currently writing a module with many backend settings, some of these use the "showon" attribute. For example: I have two fields of type "list". In the second one, the options ...
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Adding Azuracast JSON file to my AM HTML5 AUDIO PRO PLAYER in joomla

I need help for a problem that i didn't found solution. we have a web radio created with joomla and we start to put our programs 24h/24. I bought an AM HTML5 AUDIO PRO PLAYER and everything work fine ...
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What does it mean for a user to be 'logged in' to Joomla?

I am having an issue with the ACL of my Joomla API. I created this using the TechJoomla api component. I have the following code to handle post requests on my api. <?php use Joomla\CMS\...
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What is url for calling task in controller for Joomla 4?

This is my ajax query for calling a task in the controller (it works for Joomla 3 but doesn't work for Joomla 4): $.ajax({ type: "POST", url: "index.php?option=com_scrib&...
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Router, keep only item alias in SEF URL

For a particular reason, I need to keep in the SEF URL only the alias of the item to have a URL like this www.mywebsite.com/**myItemAlias** but of course without creating a direct menu to the item ...
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How can I make a custom controller for a Joomla based api?

For my latest project I need an api that responds to a 'POST' request by returning json text that depends on the content of the 'POST'. I have made a version of this in loopback, however I can't think ...
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Assign a template to a category with a plugin system and onAfterInitialise event

I would like to assign a specific template for a certain category, I have tried with this code in a plugin system but without success (this code does not include the condition for the category I will ...
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Impossible to create new Joomla User with User Class : Please enter your name

Dont' know why but since Joomla 3.9.22 (or 3.9 ?), when I create a User with User Class, I have the error "Please enter your name". But the name field is not empty. Here is my simple code : $...
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Does Joomla CMS or Joomla Framework provide any Class for making POST request to an external API?

I came across: the documentation for Joomla's HTTP client class and joomla/http in packagist Are they the same thing? Are these capable of sending POST requests to an external API?
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HTMLHelper::isRegistered what is it used for?

In Joomla's profile plugin, I came across these lines of code if (!HTMLHelper::isRegistered('users.url')) { HTMLHelper::register('users.url', array(__CLASS__, 'url')); } ...
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Joomla custom SSO plugin

I need to create a custom SSO plugin. The way it should work is: User authenticates on 3rd party application 3rd party application calls a Joomla URL via POST request The URL that has been hit deals ...
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Upload and attachement for phpmailer

hello i starting an code to allow sending file via a form i create an input file field <input type="file" name="'.$field_name.'[]" accept="'.$values_field[0].'" id="'.$field_id.'" '.$placeholder.' ...
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Joomla post requests

I'm trying to make an android application and so i want to connect it directly to my Joomla website, i want to send some post requests but they are getting denied, I'm not asking for any help ...
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Why are Joomla url query strings commonly delimited with "&amp;" instead of "&"?

I often see Joomla url querystrings with &amp; delimiters between key-value pairs instead of the standard &. In a previous question, How to make my Editor plugin (type: editors-xtd) survive ...
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What is the correct way to programmatically delete a joomla user and their data?

I want to remove a set of users by id from a Joomla 3.x database. I am trying to figure out from the documentation if this is possible without having to write my own SQL for each database table. ...
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Change default backend language programmatically

I have a component installed which doesn't provide multilingual support. If I import data via the API, I can't import in a different language, only in the default backend language. Unfortunately, ...
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Crawling Joomla websites without parsing website's html

Nowadays many crawlers are using the REST Api features of most CMSs, to be able to crawl websites fast. WordPress and Drupal have their own REST interfaces so indexing any WordPress website is a ...
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API to read and write http headers?

I am wondering what is the best way to read and write http headers in Joomla? What do I need to achieve? I want to read all requests headers I want to add response headers I want to control optional ...
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How to measure server performance in joomla (not from outside)?

I am wondering if where is a option to measure the joomla performance on the api level. something like this (afaik it is profiling) Time: 56.14 ms / 56.14 ms Memory: 0.593 MB / 0.81 MB ...
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How to get the canonical SEF URL of an article in PHP?

Is there any way to get from the article it's SEF URL? <?php $id = JFactory::getApplication()->input->getInt('id'); $article = JTable::getInstance("content"); ?> searching ...
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get intro-image from article?

I do not get the images out of my article. The article var is initialized, but the images and pictures vars seem to be empty. Any hints what I do wrong here? <?php $id = JFactory::...
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Get form input in custom field

I'm currently working on a custom field, where I manually add a checkbox to a file upload field. PDF Upload field In onContentBeforeSave I want to read this checkbox to decide what to do with the ...
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Adding redirect to redirect component from custom component

Is it possible to add a redirect to the redirect manager from my custom components controller or model? I want my custom component to add a redirect to the redirect manager on deletion of an item. I ...
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Is there a way to add rel='preload' using addScript/addStyleSheet?

I want to display some of the styles and scripts using rel='preload' to make my pages load faster - referring to the Google Lighthouse. <link rel="preload" href="style.css" as="style"> <link ...
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Number parsing and formatting, according to the user locale

I'm wondering if there is J-API way to parse and format numbers (like JDate). When you convert decimal numbers into different locales, the user can enter numbers in this way "1.234.567,891" and ...
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Admin side login template override, extra field on login

I want to add an extra field onto the admin login page. I already have the front end login override sorted, just having trouble with the admin side. I copied file. administrator/components/com_login/...
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Joomla component cron [closed]

I am developing component for Joomla and I do not know how to make cron. I can not use linux commands because it is complicated for users. Thanks.
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What are the differences of Joomla modules vs components vs plugins?

A very basic question probably... But what are the differences in Joomla terms between: module components plugins If I am a developer for Joomla what and why should I name it a module, component, ...
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Joomla API for identifying if new visitor?

Is there a API or possiblity to identify in joomla if the user is a new visitor, who visits the page the first time or a defined period passed? To be specific, the user is not registered joomla user, ...
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How to get URL parameter via Joomla api with decoded strings?

how can I get the full url parameter with the url-encoded values ?myParam=dummy%C3%B6%C3%A4%C3%BC this is the decoded url: ?myParam=dummyöäü if I use $myText = urldecode(JFactory::getApplication(...
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Load language file in view constructor

I'm trying to break up my translation strings into several files and avoid parsing them all on every request. I know base language files are loaded at Joomla! application initialization. From the API ...
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Where is `getParent()` method on `$parent` in installer class coming from?

The Joomla! MVC development docs for writing an intall script gives an example com_helloWorldInstallerScript. That class has an install() method, with this example: $parent->getParent()->...
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JFile::makeSafe does not convert file name

I need to rename and save a file upload when saving an item in a custom component. The problem is that the JFile::makeSafe function seems like is not converting the filename as you can see below. So ...
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Error! Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file in the package

I'm looking for an extension to serve my Joomla 1.5 websites contents as REST, after some search I've found https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/rest-api/ component, but there is no specification ...
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