News Display, Article Elements

This plugin automatically generates a linked table of contents for articles based on the headings' hierarchy. Additionally, it also can add numbers to the headings for easier navigation.

It is based on the existing plugin 'Article Table of Contents' but because it didn't had all I wanted to have I reworked the settings and fixed the code to work with my Joomla installation and produce valid XHTML 1.1.

To use it you have just do install and enable it and adjust the settings to your needs. If you want to disable it for certain articles just place {autotoc enabled=no} inside the text.
You can also go the other way round an disable generating a ToC by default and place {autotoc enabled=yes} (or simply {autotoc}) inside the text of articles where a ToC should be displayed.

If you want to choose a different layout for the ToC in different articles you can select either the table layout or the dropdown layout in the global settings as default, and select another visualization with placing eg. {autotoc layout=table} inside the according article.


- Fix possible PHP warning.

- Hide {autotoc} tag in smart search preview.

- Fix for error with some automatic code minifiers.

- Fix PHP strict warning.

- Spanish translations (Thanks to marcanuy!)
- Bug fix with Joomla 3.2 (Thanks to Rajoz!)

- Allow setting 'float' (=alginment) per article.

- New per article parameters 'addNumbering' and 'addNumberingToc' to select whether the headings should be numbered on a per article base.

- Add option to select default state of ToC if using 'hide' link.

Older notable updates:
- New option to show a wikipedia like 'Hide' link for ToCs using table layout.
- Add new option to add additional views where the ToC should be displayed.
- The plugin should now work with both FLEXIcontent and K2.
- Thanks to Frank Thommen there is now a Joomla 1.6 compatible version.
- Established compatibility with the pagebreak plugin:
* Add toc after page navigation
* Changed css class of toc from 'contenttoc' to 'autotoc'

Download for Joomla 1.5:

It's very useful for create table of contents for article
Ease of use
i don't know
i dont' know
I used this to: work

Works great

Posted on 26 July 2016
Works great in combination with K2. Would be perfect if we can change the position: (user adds the tag, admin determines position.
Ease of use
Very easy to use!
I used this to: Auto creation of toc's in K2 articles
I've been using this for a few years now. Works as expected and saves a lot of work.
Ease of use
Pretty easy to use, a good amount of configurations.
Developer is responsive. :-)
I used this to: Personal Website.

site down

Posted on 26 June 2015
Ease of use
The developer site is down. Article Auto ToC can't be downloaded :-( My real scores are "non applicable" but a note is required.
Owner's reply: Sorry for the site being offline. Until I'm able to fully migrate my old site I've set up a temporary site and updated the download link accordingly.
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It seems that the download is not working. At least, when I tried, the catalog threw a bunch of errors. You should check.
Ease of use
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I used this to: I plan to use this for the links section in the footer of the site pages.
Owner's reply: Sorry for the site being offline. Until I'm able to fully migrate my old site I've set up a temporary site and updated the download link accordingly.
Excellent, just missing the line break
Ease of use
I used this to: Most useful, but can I get a line break?

AutoTOC displays links to content, great!
But I'd like the first article heading to display a clean line BELOW the contents box, with a line break. How can that be achieved?
Tnx for wonderful extension!

We really need this kind of plugin. I mean, of course be able to show a TOC article, but a plugin so easy to install, to use, to customize and free to download also !

Only "oops" : I did not find how make a donation.

Many thanks and please go on !

Works with J3.0

Posted on 13 April 2013
I tried this on Joomla! 3.0 and it worked as described. If it is not clear from the site, you need to download the 1.6 version and use that zip file.

My only suggestion for possible improvement is to have a category selection option in the backend.

Many thanks to the developer for the hard work, it's a great contribution!

Can not configurate

Posted on 04 November 2012
Unfortunately, I do not see configuration parameters in my 2.5.7. In old oe 1.5.27 it's fine.
Owner's reply: You have probably installed the Joomla 1.5 Version of the plugin. For 2.5 you need the 1.6+ Version:
It's working well with k2 but I have some suggestions:

It would be better if you'll add some Java Script ro fix the TOC inside of page even when users scroll down the page.

In addition the extension does not support UTF8 Characters in URL and Titles.

and Finally since there is no pagination functionality in K2, it would be great if you'll add pagination ability in it. I'm sure so many people will love you.

Article Auto ToC

Last updated:
Dec 07 2016
6 years ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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