Features List

Custom Properties 3 includes most of the requests we received from users from the release of its successful predecessor, and it's the only actively developed version. It's a rewrite of Custom Properties 2.0 that takes advantage of the latest modifications of Joomla 3.x platform

Custom Properties 2.x for Joomla 2.5 is still supported but most of the development occurs on the latest version.

Custom Properties 1.9x will remain as the free version of the component, but, apart from security fixes, it won't be developed any further.

Custom Properties 0.9x will remain available as well, but it won't be developed any further.

DescriptionCP3.x (J3.x)CP2.x (J16-J25)CP2.0 (J15)CP1.98CP 0.98
Search module (mod_cpsearch) yes yes yes yes yes
- “Select” field type yes yes yes yes yes
- Checkbox field type yes yes yes yes yes
- Autocomplete field type yes yes yes no no
- Multiselect field type yes yes no no no
- Multiselect with "Picker" yes yes no no no
- Search by text yes yes yes yes yes
- Selectable query type (all, any exact) yes yes no no no
- Search module description text yes yes yes no no
- Search articles by date range (event mode) info yes yes yes no no
- Search articles by date range (std mode) yes yes no no no
Tag Cloud module (mod_cpcloud) yes yes yes yes yes
- bind to tags / exclude tags yes yes yes no no
Menu module (cp_menu) yes yes yes no no
News Show module (cp_news_show) yes yes no no no
Search plugin yes yes yes yes yes
Content plugin (display tags below content) yes yes yes yes yes
Create menu items based on Cp Tags yes yes yes no no
Configurable search header yes yes yes yes yes
Drill Down result summary yes yes yes yes yes
Tag description, displayed before content yes yes yes no no
Restrict search scope to section(s) no no yes yes yes
Restrict search scope to category(es) yes yes yes no no
Generate image thumbnail yes yes yes yes yes
Tag third party content elements 1 yes yes yes yes yes
JoomFish / Falang compatible yes yes yes yes yes
Frontend tagging of existing articles yes yes yes yes yes
Frontent tagging of other content elements 2 yes yes yes no no
Frontend tagging of new articles yes yes yes no no
Render third party plugins yes yes yes no no
SEF compatible 3 yes yes yes yes yes
Selectable tag access level yes yes yes yes yes
Append tags to "meta keywords" yes yes yes yes yes
Tag in page title yes yes yes yes yes
Non ASCII chars in URL yes yes yes yes no
Infinite fields & values 4 yes yes yes no no
Title only view yes yes yes yes yes
Title + Plain text view yes yes yes yes yes
Title + HTML Intro view yes yes yes yes yes
Title + Image + Plain text view yes yes yes
no no
Read more button yes yes yes
no no

1Supported third party components varies from version to version. CP20 for J15 supports Eventlist, DOCman, Seyret videos, Phoca Gallery, BookLibrary. Some components are not yet available for J16. Support for other components can be added.

2 depends also capabilities of third party components

3 CP20 has a much improved native compatibility with Joomla core SEF. Some components of CP (e.g. mod_cpsearch) are inherently non SEF.

4 Theoretically speaking older versions of CP should support infinite fields and values too. Practically, browsers cut arrays longer than 200 elements. CP20 overcome this limit with a replacement mechanism for form posting.