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It does what the title promisses. It put's a back button in your article where you put a {backbutton} tag.

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Two parameters:
1 - Display text - The text used within the tag. If the field is left empty, it will use the default value from the plgcontentbackbutton.ini language file.
2 - Wrap div - Yes/No put a div-tag around the anchor.

With regards to Wojciech Smolinski for making the plugin multi-language and Martin Cebulla for extending the translation into German.

Plugin from version 1.2 is compatible with Joomla! 1.7.x. I wrote a plugin that adds a button under the TinyMCE editor. This plugin version compatible with Joomla! 1.7.x can be downloaded here
Special thanks to Amund Haugsand for translating both plugins for Joomla 1.7.x into Swedish.

Included translations: English, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish

Joomla! 1.5.x users:

I released plugin in version 1.1.1. This version improves minor bugs found in version 1.1, new version is downloadable from here: I also released a plugin that adds the button under the TinyMCE editor version 1.0 download from here:

Included translations: English, German, Polish, Dutch

In matters relating to the use or translations, please contact me on email wojsmol [at] wp [dot] pl

It works on 3.x!

Posted on 17 June 2013

Great! it works in Joomla 3 too. It's a great plugin. Thanks.

This plugin does what it says it will do, takes you back to the previous page, no matter how the reader accessed the article.

Thank you!

Does what is states!

Posted on 19 September 2012

Such a simple feature, remove from the current version, why? who knows! But love that this simple plugin did the job! 2 thumbs up!

This should get 10 stars. Why it was ever removed from Joomla is unknown.

Fantastic plug in :)

Amazing Support

Posted on 30 May 2012

I am a Joomla newbie developing a site in English and Persian. I needed the Back Button to display in the both languages and contacted the developer. He guided me through the process of setting up exactly what I needed to do. Everyone should be this kind! Thank you.

Not only did it work first time (once I'd enabled it (I'm a newbie) but the level of support that the author provided to allow me to customise it into a button was unbelievably good.

If other 'providers' (including paid for "pro" versions) were even half as committed to their products and their users as Wojciech is then the world would be a much better place - and I'd have a working Joomla site...

I asked Wojciech to point me at the right .ccs files to customise the appearance of the button. So what did he do? He did it himself, registered with Joomla Forum specially, and posted an answer that, after a small tweak by me, works like a dream. Within 24 hours, I should add.

If you have a decent code editor like the Notepad++ I use, you can now copy code out of this short Joomla Forum thread to get a button that clones the Readmore button.

And the code works independently of color and background. So if Joomla 2.XX ever changes the look of the Readmore, your back button will change too. Even better, you yourself can change the color and background to whatever you like.

And all because we have here one developer with a truly generous spirit.

6 Stars!

This worked very well for me in Joomla1.5, but at least in my 1.72 installation, it doesn't work. Did I do something wrong? The {backbutton} tags show up as text.

Missing editor button

Posted on 08 June 2011

The most confortable and important function is missing: insert button for content editor.


Posted on 02 February 2011

Simply simple, could not find better words. Works like magic

Back Button

Wojciech Smoli?ski
Date added:
Apr 13 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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