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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.

3 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.
3 - Add class to the link - Yes/No adds a backbutton class directly to the a-tag

With regards to Martin Cebulla for extending the translation into German.

I wrote a plugin that adds a button under the TinyMCE editor. From version 1.2.4 package is tested only with Joomla! 2.5+.
Special thanks to Amund Haugsand for translating both plugins for Joomla 1.7+ into Swedish.

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

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 or open issue on

Perfect solution

Posted on 16 September 2023
Perfect, even on Joomla 4.0. It does what it should and i wonder why the functionality was never implemented by the Joomla or JCE community
Ease of use
I could not really find Documentation, but it's quite self-explaining. Install, activate all 3 plugins, ad or use JCE Button
did not find (nor need) the documentation. Other users stated that the developer is trying hard to answer any questions
I used this to: Joomla 4 non-profit project. Navigation should be as easy as possible, so we could not use the internal pagination.

and in a module ?

Posted on 05 February 2016
The plugin does not work in a module placed on all pages (joomla 3.4.8).
Why ?
Ease of use
Thank you to France
Owner's reply: Please contact me directly via e-mail or open the issue on to solve the problem.

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.

Back Button

1.2.7, 1.1.1
Wojciech Smoli?ski
Last updated:
Sep 22 2021
2 years ago
Date added:
Apr 13 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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