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I have tried, in vain, to invoke hook_civicrm_tokens and hook_civicrm_tokenValues in a Joomla instance in order to add custom tokens (to be specific: relationship information).

I created a Joomla plugin to allow this, as this seems to be the recommended way to implement hooks in Joomla, to no avail. I have been unable to discover how the mail form gets its list of tokens in case I need to prefix the call names with that module, e.g. Mailing_civicrm_tokens. I've looked at:

Create Your Own Tokens for Fun and Profit but it hasn't helped. There is even a reference there to it not working in Joomla that no one has answered the question.

Any suggestions?

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Here's info about using CiviCRM hooks in Joomla: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Example+Joomla+Plugin+for+implementing+hooks

But why create a Joomla plugin if you can also use the hooks in a CiviCRM extension? https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Create+a+Module+Extension

The advantages of using a CiviCRM extension over a joomla extension:

  • Works on all CMS'es
  • Much more knowledge available in CiviCRM community

The only advantage of Joomla plugins I see would be if you would need to combine CiviCRM functionality with Joomla functionality.

  • is right -- there's really no need to build a Joomla plugin instead of a native CiviCRM extension. That said, either model should work. Try providing some sample code so we can see what you may have done wrong. – lcdservices Mar 28 '16 at 3:58
  • Thanks for getting back to me. I also tried building a native CiviCRM extension as per the links provided above, but with thesame result - nothing. I don't need a form, I am simply trying to add hooks to add custom tokens in mailings. There isn't space to provide code samples in a comment, but I am probably failing to provide the right class names etc. and have probably misunderstood the instructions somewhere. In the end, I followed the instructions in en.flossmanuals.net/civicrm-developer-guide/hooks to create a file for the hooks I am trying to add, and this seems to be working. – Stephen Palmstrom Mar 28 '16 at 8:33
  • This appears to have stopped working with Joomla and CiviCRM 4.7.16. I've tried debugging CiviCRM 4.7.20 and the joomla_civicrm_tokens and joomla_civicrm_tokenValues never appear to be being called. Introducing an error to civicrmHooks.php doesn't cause CiviCRM to fail, so I suspect that civicrmHooks.php is no longer called. Any comments? – Stephen Palmstrom Jun 21 '17 at 17:38

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