Joomla 4/5 User Manual
Adding custom fields/List Field
The list form field type provides a drop down list or a list box of custom-defined entries. If the field has a saved value this is selected when the page is first loaded. If not, the default value (if any) is selected.
Special options within this field are:
Allow multiple values to be selected - if activated.
- List values
The values of the list.
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 field.
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?