Joomla 4/5 User Manual
Adding custom fields/Calendar Field
The Calendar Field¶
Provides a text box for entry of a date. An icon next to the text box provides a link to a pop-up calendar, which can also be used to enter the date value.
If you use the default dateː The value can be an ISO 8601 format
(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) or NOW, which displays the actual date.
Caution: Even if you do not specify the time in the default date,
the time is displayed when the option Show time is active.
Special options within this field are:
- Show time
If enabled, the calendar field expects a date and time and will also display the time. The formats are localized using the regular language strings.
Creating the field¶
Let's say you create a field with the options shown in the next figure.
Using the field in the backend¶
In the backend while creating an article or a contact you see the field like in the following imageː
Using the field in the frontend¶
In the frontend, you can see the field as you see in the following
image. The option Automatic display is responsible for the position of
the field and your template is responsible for the design of the
Fields are only displayed in the frontend if you have filled them with data in the article. If it is not a required field, can you forget it?