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Back Button PluginExtension Specific Addon

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

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 plg_content_backbutton.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

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Reviews: 7
Great! it works in Joomla 3 too. It's a great plugin. Thanks.
Reviews: 19
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!
Reviews: 5
Such a simple feature, remove from the current version, why? who knows! But love that this simple plugin did the job! 2 thumbs up!
Reviews: 3
This should get 10 stars. Why it was ever removed from Joomla is unknown.

Fantastic plug in :)
Reviews: 4
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.
Reviews: 1
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...
Reviews: 2
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!
Reviews: 1
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.
Reviews: 3
The most confortable and important function is missing: insert button for content editor.
Reviews: 5
Simply simple, could not find better words. Works like magic
Reviews: 8
Thanks for a simple yet very effective plugin. It does exactly what it says!
Reviews: 3
to developer:

about your plugin, do you know if there’s any issues with internet explorer 6 ? I am running a virtualbox windows xp with sp3 and internet explorer 6 for testing compability with my website and in firefox your buttons shows up just fine in the content but in IE it reserves the space for it, but its empty.
Reviews: 6
Great plugin!
really easy to use!
Reviews: 1
This is very simple to use.

The button is that it could be with a layout of the template, which I mean, be the same format of the other buttons.
Reviews: 2
This plugin is neat I guess if you want to manually add "{backbutton}" to every article....yourself.

This isn't made clear enough to most users. And I really fail to see the point. If users are comfortable putting "{backbutton}" into every article, they should also be comfortable doing a minor edit to their template.

One quick edit to your template, and you'll have a "Back" button in ALL content items automagically.

One edit. MUCH simpler than adding a strip of code to the bottom of every article manually. No plugin's or components needed either.

This has been tested in Jooomla 1.5.14 & 1.5.15

Reviews: 1
Simple plugin that does the job. Thank You!
Reviews: 24
Just give a Good rating because I see no way to modify the text use for the backbutton with different language...

Good Job!
Reviews: 4
Just another very satisfied customer. Excellent simple and easy. Thank you!

If your not sure how to style it, create div.backbutton in your css and ensure the div wrap is set to on.
Reviews: 1
That's very good !!! Thanks you so much !!!!!!!
It works perfectly :D
Reviews: 1
Can't be easier than this! Thanks a lot
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