How to change the name of a Joomla 2.5 PluginWritten by Brad Markle
If you're following along with our tutorial series on creating plugins for Joomla 2.5, you'll notice that the name of our plugin is plg_content_helloworld. This is not an ideal plugin name, and in this Joomla 2.5 tutorial we'll show you how to rename a plugin.
The following table shows where in the xml file this name is set, and where you see the plugin name in your Joomla 2.5 admin:
|Declaration in the plugin's xml file:||Screenshot of where the plugin name is seen:|
If you would like to change the name of your plugin, you'll need to update the plugin's xml file. Find and change the name attribute from plg_content_helloworld to Hello World. After making this change, you'll need to uninstall and then reinstall the plugin. After making these changes, the following are our results:
|Updated name in the plugin's xml file:||Updated plugin name as seen from Admin view:|