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To enable the Bootstrap framework, call
JHtml::_('bootstrap.framework'). This will automatically enable the jQuery framework in noConflict mode (i.e. accessed via
jQuery. instead of
$.). The Bootstrap library included is version 2.1.0 and is located at
media/jui/bootstrap.js. It includes methods to initialize the Bootstrap affix, alert, button, carousel, collapse, dropdown, modal, tooltip, popover, scrollspy, tab and typeahead plugins.
NOTE: There is a known incompatibility between
jquery-ui-button. Using both on the same page can result in conflicts. See  for a possible workaround.
In order to load jQuery, use
This will load the jQuery version 1.11.1 library in no conflict mode. This means it is accessed via the
jQuery namespace, not through
To load it in normal mode, call
jQuery UI Framework
The JUX libraries include the core jQuery UI code plus Widget, Mouse, Position, and Sortable (version 1.8.23 as of Joomla 3.0.2). Please review the jQuery-UI documentation for further details on their usage.
In order to load the core call:
This will load the appropriate
jquery-ui.core.js from the
media/jui directory. Enabling jQuery UI automatically enables jQuery in noConflict mode if it has not already been done.
To add the Sortable library, use
JHtml::_('jquery.ui', array('sortable')); This will automatically include the core jQuery UI library and the jQuery library.
For clarity, it is best to explicitly enable both the core and sortable from a single call using
JHtml::_('jquery.ui', array('core', 'sortable'));
As of Joomla 3.0.2, only jQuery UI Core and Sortable are installed/available. To use other jQuery plugins, including jQuery UI plugins, you will need to make sure they are installed with your application and call
JHtml::_('script') along with the appropriate parameters to load them. Alternatively, you may create and install your own JHtml extensions and create your own JHtml calls - such as
This framework is deprecated and may be removed in future versions.
Loads the Mootools libraries from
JHtml::_('behavior.framework', $type) where
$type defines which library.
mootools-core.js, version 1.4.5 More:
mootools-more.js, version 220.127.116.11, enabling more automatically enables core
Many of the Joomla libraries require the Mootools framework. It is assumed that these will be migrated to the Bootstrap framework in some future version.
media/system/js folder. This list is incomplete, please check the folder for available libraries. Libraries include:
This will apply the caption functions to all elements of the DOM that have the CSS class
$selector. Default selector class is
img.caption. In order to apply the caption function to multiple classes, simply make multiple calls to
JHtml::_('behavior.caption', $selector). The library will only be loaded once, but it will be applied to all classes.
JHtml::_('behavior.tooltip', $selector, $params)
For all DOM objects with class
$selector, an onhover tooltip will be created based on
$params. The default selector is class
hasTip. Loading this framework will also load the Mootools framework.
Creates a combobox effect. Loading this framework will also load the Mootools framework.
Enables form validation based on rules defined by the form fields. Loading this framework will also load the Mootools framework.
This library is used internally and unlikely to be useful to other components. When enabled, it also enables the Mootools framework.
JHtml::_('behavior.keepalive') - Keep session alive, for example, while editing or creating an article.
JHtml::_('behavior.noframes') - Break us out of any containing iframes.