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You can achieve this with the built in functionality of Joomla. Create a Category Blog Menu Item and deactivate title under the options tab. While creating an article, write first your fake title and maybe a short intro text. Then use the "read more" button on the bottom of the editor to insert the read more button (displayed as line in the editor). Then ...


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There are a couple of alternatives. A Plugin. You can add styles or a style sheet into the administrator using the technique here: How to add custom JS/CSS file, without modifying the template (from extension)? Using $app->isClient('administrator') will allow you to add css just to the administrator. If you really want to load only on your page you can ...


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Administrator menu items can be added to manifest file's <administration> section: <menu img="class:example">COM_EXAMPLE</menu> <submenu> <menu link="option=com_example" img="class:example-items" alt="Example/Items">COM_EXAMPLE_ITEMS</menu> <menu link="option=com_categories&...


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The problem is likely in your view. What do you get when you print something like the following in your view? <?php echo $this->form->getLabel('view_access'); ?>


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It worked after I uninstalled and reinstalled the component. So apparently there's nothing wrong with the code.


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Although I accepted Neil's answer, I found an easier method to do this. But my method may not appeal to many since it requires changing XML files of default Joomla installation. Perhaps there's a way to write a custom XML to override the settings selectively in the default XML. Article form settings are available in these files: administrator/components/...


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I haven't found a Joomla setting that makes it required. You could add a plug in that fires a Javascript after page load, adding the required attribute to that element though. Could probably even add some jquery script to the head of your site that forces required.


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