How to add a listbox to a page

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drewdb
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How to add a listbox to a page

Post by drewdb » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:28 pm

new to joomla and managed to modify the demo template.
i'm trying to add a simple listbox that i can populate externally but can't seem to find how to add a listbox.
searching for listbox in modules doesn't show anything other than articles category and such which doesn't sound like a standard listbox
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Re: How to add a listbox to a page

Post by AMurray » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:27 pm

Try custom fields. https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Adding_custom_fields (the doc is J3, but I'm thinking that it could also apply to J4.).

Or else, just use the HTML code to place the list box on your page....? Add your own PHP or whatever, to populate it? https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_select.asp. In HTML it's known as <select> element and manually add the options with the <option> .... </option> element.

Not sure if I'm on track with what you're trying to do.

More information could be helpful, in the context of your website.
Regards - A Murray

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Re: How to add a listbox to a page

Post by drewdb » Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:36 am

Thanks for that. Yes that's what i'm trying to do but so new to joomla i'm not sure how to access the pages as html so i can mod from there.

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Re: How to add a listbox to a page

Post by Pavel-ww » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:58 am

drewdb wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:36 am
i'm not sure how to access the pages as html so i can mod from there.
Hi. Being in an article or module editing mode simply disable the WYSIWYG editor and insert your HTML code.
Previously, you must configure your editor so that it does not delete HTML tags.


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