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Revision as of 12:57, 20 May 2011

Numerous types of form field are built into Joomla!. The following table lists these standard types and their availability.

Joomla 1.5 Please note that many of these fields are available as parameter types in Joomla! 1.5. For a list of parameter types, see Standard parameter types. For a comparison between form field and parameter types, see Standard form field and parameter types.

Type Description Availability
accesslevel provides a drop down list of viewing access levels. Joomla 1.6 and newer
cachehandler provides a list of available cache handling options. Joomla 1.6 and newer
calendar 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. Joomla 1.6 and newer
category provides a drop down list of categories for an extension. Joomla 1.6 and newer
checkbox provides a single checkbox to be checked or unchecked Joomla 1.6 and newer
checkboxes provides unlimited checkboxes that can be used for multi-select. Joomla 1.6 and newer
combo provides a combo box field. Joomla 1.6 and newer
componentlayout provides a grouped list of core and template alternate layouts for a component item. Joomla 1.6 and newer
contentlanguage provides a list of installed content languages for use in conjunction with the language switcher plugin. Joomla 1.6 and newer
editor provides an editor area field. Joomla 1.6 and newer
editors provides a drop down list of the available WYSIWYG editors. Joomla 1.6 and newer
file Joomla 1.6 and newer
filelist provides a drop down list of files from a specified directory. Joomla 1.6 and newer
folderlist provides a drop down list of folders from a specified directory. Joomla 1.6 and newer
groupedlist provides a drop down list of items organized into groups. Joomla 1.6 and newer
helpsite provides a drop down list of the help sites for your Joomla installation. Joomla 1.6 and newer
hidden provides a hidden field for saving a form field whose value cannot be altered directly by a user in the Administrator (it can be altered in code or by editing the params.ini file). Joomla 1.6 and newer
imagelist provides a drop down list of image files in a specified directory. Joomla 1.6 and newer
integer provides a drop down list of integers between a minimum and maximum. Joomla 1.6 and newer
language provides a drop down list of the installed languages for the Front-end or Back-end. Joomla 1.6 and newer
list provides a drop down list of custom-defined entries. Joomla 1.6 and newer
media provides modal access to the media manager for insertion of images with upload for users with appropriate permissions. Joomla 1.6 and newer
menu provides a drop down list of the available menus from your Joomla site. Joomla 1.6 and newer
menuitem provides a drop down list of the available menu items from your Joomla site. Joomla 1.6 and newer
modulelayout provides a list of alternative layout for a module grouped by core and template. Joomla 1.6 and newer
password provides a text box for entry of a password. The password characters will be obscured as they are entered. Joomla 1.6 and newer
radio provides radio buttons to select different options. Joomla 1.6 and newer
rules provides a matrix of group by action options for managing access control. Display depends on context. Joomla 1.6 and newer
sessionhandler provides a drop down list of session handler options. Joomla 1.6 and newer
spacer provides a visual separator between form fields. It is purely a visual aid and no value is stored. Joomla 1.6 and newer
sql provides a drop down list of entries obtained by running a query on the Joomla Database. The first results column returned by the query provides the values for the drop down box. Joomla 1.6 and newer
templatestyle provides a drop down list of template styles. Joomla 1.6 and newer
text provides a text box for data entry. Joomla 1.6 and newer
textarea provides a text area for entry of multi-line text. Joomla 1.6 and newer
timezone provides a drop down list of time zones. Joomla 1.6 and newer
user provides a modal list of users. Joomla 1.6 and newer
usergroup provides an array of check boxes allowing multi-select. Joomla 1.6 and newer