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Custom shortcode

09-08-2014, 06:21 AM
# 1 (permalink)

We are making a custom shortcode that needs formated text and an image selector.

We already manage to build it with an simple input text and an image selector (we copied from your image.html/image.js shortcode).

The question is, we need to instead of simple text put formated text, in other words we need an editor (WYSIWYG) in the shortcode popup.

How can we do this?

Thanks in advance

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What is your CMS version?: Joomla 3.x

MySQL Version: 5.x

PHP version: 5.x

Link to installation: private

Have you edited any files? If yes tell us which ones.: Yes

Is this personal or client website?: Personal
09-08-2014, 12:58 PM
# 3 (permalink)
We think you don't understand the issue.

But we made a workaround. So no problem.
09-08-2014, 04:42 PM
# 5 (permalink)
ok we will try to explain better.

We know we can create custom shortcodes. It's a very cool feature of your framework and we already made 3 custom shortcodes for our sites.

The problem is when you try to build more complex custom shortcodes.
We, for instance, needed a field inside the popup of the shortcode to be of the type "Editor", or in other words, a WYSIWYG field.

Since the custom shortcodes are simple html/js they cannot inteact with joomla framework to get for instance: the editor the user is using, the session, the language and translation, etc.

So, besides we have made a workaround for this particular issue, this is a suggestion we made: Make the custom shortcode inteact with joomla framework so you can get the languagues, and all the joomla framework. In other words dynamic php code in shortcodes. And with an example like you did for html/js.

09-08-2014, 05:32 PM
# 6 (permalink)
ok got it. I did that on purpose to protect people who are not as advanced and use only js and html,

but you can always convert the html file to php and get the params trough external joomla framework call. see an example of external call in

first few lines call the framework
Screenshot by Lightshot

and you can now see everything you need

please protect the external via user access check or form isset that can be sent only via admin interface
09-08-2014, 05:41 PM
# 7 (permalink)
of course. thanks neo

The only problem with static is the translations...
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