Joomla Field - Title with alias

Joomla Field - Title with alias

4 years 9 months ago #650 by Geir

Here is a quick recipe to create URL safe aliases. It does not include routing, if you need it, check out the Joomla! docs .

1. Create title and alias in your component, as regular Joomla textfield.

2. Build your component and unzip component.

3. Locate  com_yourComponent\administrator\tables\yourTable.php and add

 jimport('joomla.filter.output');
    if (empty($this->alias))
    {
       $this->alias = $this->title;
    }
    $this->alias = JFilterOutput::stringURLSafe($this->alias);
to public function check()

4. Locate com_yourComponent\administrator\models\forms\yourTable.xml and replace title and alias fields with
<field name="title" type="text" label="JGLOBAL_TITLE"
         description="JFIELD_TITLE_DESC"
         class="input-xxlarge input-large-text"
         size="40"
         required="true" />
      <field name="alias" type="text" label="JFIELD_ALIAS_LABEL"
         description="JFIELD_ALIAS_DESC"
         hint="JFIELD_ALIAS_PLACEHOLDER"
         size="40" />
5. Locate com_yourComponent\administrator\views\yourTable\tmpl\edit.php and remove the title and alias fields, then add 
<?php echo JLayoutHelper::render('joomla.edit.title_alias', $this); ?>
as the first line after the opening form tag

That's it! If I haven't forgotten anything at least (if I have, let me know so I can correct it).

Your title and alias fields are now using joomlas own strings, so you could clean up your language files as well.

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4 years 9 months ago #656 by Andres Maeso

Hey Geir

Much appreciated. Hope this helps everybody, seems to be a very popular feature that we have to implement yet.


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4 years 8 months ago #699 by Gosling Cools

Didn't know about number 5. Great!

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4 years 1 month ago #1017 by Andres Maeso

Hi! 

Thanks again for posting that temporary solution. We have already implemented an Alias field with router support so I guess it won't be necessary :)
www.component-creator.com/en/blog/entry/...-with-router-support

Enjoy it!


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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #1034 by Geir

It's great to see you have implemented the routing feature for alias field.
My temporary solution however, is still valid, as it adds the missing parts of your implementation.

- Title/alias layout.
- URLsafe alias autogenerated from title

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4 years 1 month ago #1039 by Andres Maeso

Fair point! Will tell our developers about the options to add those improvements :)


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