Alter Fields Pro

Displays Joomla custom fields in backend item list. Adds ability to sort, filter and search content items by custom field values.

For each custom field, you can enable its display in backend item list with some handy settings like CSS classes for table column heading and data cell, field layout (except frontend templates overrides).

Supports display of custom fields for Joomla articles, users, contacts and categories by default.

Additionally, its possible to allow table ordering by custom field values, add the filter for custom field in Joomla search tools and search by custom field value via common search tools search field.

It's also possible to limit access to custom field for specific usergrops in backend item edit pages (currently, Joomla always displays all custom fields for administrators).

Works with 3rd-party Joomla extensions if they follow native Joomla code standards (but no guarantees).

Works perfectly with our AJAX Toggler and AJAX Toggler Pro extensions.

Installation and configuration is simple: install the extension, next edit "System - Alter Fields Pro" plugin and save settings. Now you can edit your custom fields and configure them for display in "Item List Options".

Extension information


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See also:
AJAX Toggler
AJAX Toggler Pro
Alter Fields
Alter Fields Pro
Alter Tags
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  • Displays custom fields of all native Joomla components.
  • Displays custom fields of native Joomla categories.
  • Works with 3rd-party extensions if they follow native Joomla code (but no guarantees).
  • Doesn't support Joomla3 repeatable fields.
  • No hacks of Joomla core files!

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  • Joomla 3.10.11+ or 4.2.x.
  • PHP 7.4.x or 8.0.x with mb_string.
  • Note: custom field layout overrides from frontend templates are not working.
  • We can't guarantee that the extension will work with all Joomla 3rd-party extensions.

26 Jan 2023 - ver. 1.2.0:

  • Feature: Joomla4 subform fields support.
  • Feature: new plugin setting "Backend Fields Info" displays plugin/specific field settings in backend fields list.

31 March 2022 - ver. 1.1.0:

  • Feature: new field setting 'Backend Access User Groups' helps to show custom field in backend item edit form for specific user groups only.

27 October 2021 - ver. 1.0.0

Joomla! 3.x note:

August 17, 2023 is the offical end of support for Joomla! 3.x. Our extensions definitely will be not maintained for Joomla! 3.x since this time. Potentially, we will stop supporting Joomla! 3.x even earlier, since Jan 2023.

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