In our last article, we showed you how to use spacers in a Joomla 2.5 plugin's XML file. Using spacer fields, you can add HTML to your plugin's settings page.

How to use Spacers to add HTML

The key to using HTML within a plugin is to change:

  • > to >
  • < to <

If we wanted to insert the following link into a plugin's settings page:

InMotion Hosting provides the <a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/joomla-hosting/best-joomla-hosting.html'>best joomla hosting</a>

... We would need to change the code to:

InMotion Hosting provides the &lt;a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/joomla-hosting/best-joomla-hosting.html'&gt;best joomla hosting&lt;/a&gt;

Example Spacer code that prints HTML

The following is the code we added to our plugin's XML file and the results:

<field name="great-joomla-hosting" type="spacer" description="InMotion Hosting provides joomla hosting" label="InMotion Hosting provides the &lt;a href='http://www.inmotionhosting.com/joomla-hosting/best-joomla-hosting.html'&gt;best joomla hosting&lt;/a&gt;" />

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Continued Education in Course 215: Joomla 2.5 Content Plugin Development
You are viewing Section 10: Inserting HTML and links in a Joomla 2.5 plugin settings page
Section 9: Using Spacers to separate plugin parameters in Joomla 2.5
Section 11: Joomla 2.5 content plugin events

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