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RokCandy provides BBCode style macro functionality for Joomla. It provides a WYSIWYG-safe macro syntax to allow you to easily add complex HTML with a simple BBCode macro. RokCandy changes the preset syntax, such as [example] to the relevant HTML code during the rendering of the Joomla article.

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RokCandy allows you to create complex HTML output as simple macros to allow your complex content to be created quickly and easily with a minimum of fuss.

Ease of use
Very simple once you have a look at the docs
Seems fine
I used this to: It gives me the incredible ability to add HTML to things like Joomla! menu item titles. Joomla! is designed to strip out ordinary HTML code entered in fields such as that - greatly limiting at times. With RokCandy, no need to bother with overrides for every little styling tweak.


Posted on 20 October 2016
Unlimited functionality. You can do whatever you want wherever you want.
Ease of use
Clean and Simple logic. Does what it says.
I used this to: every website i build. Its a must have!

Useful plugin

Posted on 30 May 2016
Thanks for this really useful plugin to create my own BBCode macros!
Ease of use
Each macro contains a field for the macro and one of the html syntax. The macros could be grouped in categories. It's simple.
I used this to: style the scientific names of fungi species italic in the article titles:
It would be great if RokCandy support frontend editing in future, because the [i][/i]-macro in the title is changing to -tags and them wouldn't saved.

Nice plugin/component

Posted on 07 July 2014
Thanks for this good plugin! I wish it could also handle spaces inside. I also add trouble to make it work with different values between the brackets (itle + link + text). But it does the job! Thanks!
It's nice but I had a problem with W3C validation. It's not correct to put html tags inside the content of meta tag like a title or alt.
Owner's reply: Hello,

Thank you for your review.

Please contact us via and provide us with an example of the issue you are having and we'll be happy to look into it for you.

Kind regards,

RocketTheme LLC

Love This!

Posted on 26 October 2011
I've had great luck with this extension and love it but I did run into problems with Joomla 1.6 and 1.7. RokCandy just didn't work - it didn't render out correctly and gave gibberish. I found out if I went to Article Manager > Options > Text Filters and set my filter group to "No Filtering" it fixed the problem with RocCandy. I had tried fixing it in my editor config (JCE) by preventing stripping of code but that didn't work. Hope this helps because it's a great extension!

Great for styling menu items

Posted on 16 August 2011
I want a span in my menu-titles, to have a second line of text. With RokCandy this is easy to do.

I used RokCandy with Joomla 1.5 some years.


And I tested RokCandy with Joomla 1.7.0.

All worked OK.

But macro not used switch from category.

Macro work if category swith to other language or of category.

If you switch on support category option (ON/OFF and language) - RokCandy will be ready for Joomla 1.7.0

If you want I can help you as tester of new release or etc.


Igor (truemaker)

Works fine

Posted on 15 January 2011
They have version 1.3 now and it really works fine, the early 0.8x versions did also work for me - it might depend on other plugins you might use with Joomla. I am very pleased with it, since it truly makes the life of a webmaster much more effective. If you have it working, there is no immediate need to update everything, as soon as new versions come about. If you update something, you must be prepared that you might have to reconfigure parts of your site - that is why there are changelogs and documentation. If you have driven a petrol car for your life and cahnge for diesel for better economy, it is obvious the old fuel will not work anymore. But you have to be aware of that - no point in complaining to the manufacturer :)

Doesn't work?

Posted on 10 October 2010
Sorry, the previous review is right. The syntax just sits there and renders nothing. I'm taking it out. Thankfully it was free.

Really loving it!

Posted on 13 May 2010
This is a real time saver, I'm loving it. I also recommend checking their other stuff out, specially their free templates.

With this time, you can really go nuts and create all sort of things. For me, I create an auto iframe small little tool that replaces all my wrappers on our site, making it much easier to integrate other pages within joomla. (eg: WebPlus created pages)
Rokcandy is a wonderful, fantastic plugin. Once you start using it, it quickly becomes a crutch. It is a major time-saver in many ways. 1) Reuse known good code site-wide but update from one location 2) Code updates are instant site-wide 3) Typing out macros is cake. 4)Many more. You can get very creative with your macros as well. Very versatile. So why 3 stars? Support/Updates: After its initial big release of .83a/.84a they released .85a and .86a both of which changed something that broke some websites. The RokCandy Macro's will not render, so all you see is macro code. This issue is also apparent with some Rockettheme templates. Support for RokCandy on their forum is little to no help regarding this upgrade problem.

The real issue here is you begin using RokCandy throughout your content, and then that Plugin becomes broken you cripple your website. Especially if you're stuck in an old version of the plugin.

It's too bad. Spectacular plugin otherwise.


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Last updated:
May 27 2015
Date added:
Jun 26 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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