Joomla 4 User Manual
Adding custom fields/Parameters for all Custom Fields
Parameters for all Custom Fields¶
The Custom Fields list will be empty initially. Click on New to add a field.
The title of the field. The title will display in the field manager page where you can open the field for editing by clicking on the title. The title is not displayed when you create an article or an contact nor in the frontend.
In the left panel:
If you create a field you can choose one of the 16 field types. When you save the field this type is permanent. You can not change it later on.
The name will be used to identify the field. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title.
Use a descriptive text of the field for the label of the field. This text is not translatable. If you do not enter any text for a label the title text will also used as label text.
The description of the field. A text that will be shown as a tool tip when the user moves the mouse over the text box while he use it in the backend creating an article or a contact or a third party component that supports custom fields. This text is not translatable. You do not see this description in the frontend.
Is this a mandatory custom field? In this case the field has to be filled before submitting an article or a contact or a third party component that supports custom fields. You can choose the options Yes or No.
Only Use In Subform
Here you can set a default value for the custom field. This text is not translatable. Note that in some list fields you have to enter the value as default and in others the index.
Choose one of the available options from the dropdown list.
- Maximum Length
In the right panel:
You can set a publication state. Is the field Published, Unpublished, Archived or Trashed?
- Published: The field is visible while editing an article or an contact. And it is visible in the Frontend.
- Unpublished: The field is will not be visible to users while editing an article or an contact.
- Archived: The field will no longer show on edition an article or an contact. You can open it in the field manager when you set the filter to archived.
- Trashed: The field is deleted but still in the database. It can be permanently deleted from the database with the Empty Trash function in Field Manager.
You can assign a custom field to one or more field groups.
You can assign a custom field to one or more field categories. Note that the default 'All' does not include 'uncategorised' articles.
The viewing Access Level for this field.
Select the language for this custom field. If you are not using the multi-language feature of Joomla, keep the default of All.
An optional field to make your personal notes for the field.
A placeholder text which will appear inside the custom field as a hint for the input. The placeholder is active in the Backend while creating an article or a contact or a third party component that supports custom fields. You do do not see it in the Frontend.
The class attributes of the field when the field is rendered. If different classes are needed, list them with spaces.
The class attributes of the field in the edit form. If different classes are needed, list them with spaces.
On which part of the site should the field be shown. In the Backend, in the Frontend or both.
Show or Hide the label when the field renders.
Joomla offers some content events which are triggered during the content creation process. This is the place to define how the custom fields should be integrated into content. You can choose 'After Title', 'Before Display Content', 'After Display Content' or 'Do not automatically display'.
Should the field be disabled in the edit form.
Should the field be read-only in the edit form.
Self-explanator set of fields.
Self-explanator set of fields.