Here is a video showing how to add "Email Me" to an individual location and have that link to a mailto: email link so that the end user can contact the location.

The tite of the locator page is determined by the title of the Menu Item

This locator:

Has the title set by the Menu Item shown here:

You can override that value by updating this setting on the Menu Item configuration.


Still not showing up? Ensure you havent made any customizations to your template that may interfere.

Also, Joomla 1.7 changed this setting to "Page Heading", and we have updated our software to reflect that change. So ensure you're running the latest version.


If the combined width of the results and the map are too wide for your layout, the map can push below the results as shown here:

Adjust the map width parameter and ensure you have enough space to display both the results and the map side-by-side.

Joomla templates need to have a properly formatting head section to allow components like Locator to add javascript libraries to the page. Ensure your template has a

<jdoc:include type="head" />

in the head section of the template HTML.

As a workaround, you can include the javascript in the page manually by adding our javascript to the template

 <script type="text/javascript" src=/components/com_locator/assets/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/components/com_locator/assets/jquery.noconflict.js"></script>

All locator front-end templates files are located in 


For the search screens, you can manage files located under


There you'll find template files that correspond to the available views and also individual files for each type of search control.

The three available views (Combined, Directory Search and Google Map) files are highlighted here:

Those highlighted view files incorporate the other files based on your settings.

If you are making changes to these files, be sure to follow the Template Override guidlines by making copies first.

The Locator doesn't provide for translation of the location data (E.g. the address, description etc) through Joomfish or similar language plugin.

To provide your locations in multiple languages, use the Tag feature to create locations by language.

For example, create a Tag called "German" and tag all locations with German translations with the German Tag.  You can then create a new locator, and select German under the "Tags" option. This creates a locator with only German tags.  

If you need to change default language in the component e.g. "No results found. Please widen your search area or choose a different zip code.".  You can update the language file provided using your FTP client.  

Locator stores all language strings in the Joomla language file.  These files are stored by Joomla according to the language.  For English, see


The TAGs field is so-often renamed that we created a menu item configuration option to change it's value here:

You can also update the language settings in 


Change en-GB to whatever language you're using.

The address templates are set on a per-menu item basis and allow for the control of the formatting of each directory entry and map-marker popup window.

The default format is as follows:

{title}{distance}{address}[br]{address2}[br] {city}, {state} {postalcode}[br]{phone}[br]{link}[br]{description}[br]{taglist}

Each field is defined as follows:

  • {title} - This is the title field, and is wrapped in an <h2> tag.  It is optionally hyperlinked to the item's detail page.  Prior to version 1.89, title was output as part of the Joomla template code and it's position could not be managed.  If the title is not displaying after an upgrade, you most likely do not have {title} in your address template.
  • {distance} - This is the description of the distance this entry is from the performed search.
  • {address}{address2}{city}{state}{postalcode}{phone} - These are all dynamically replaced by the corresponding field in the database.  No special formatting is applied.  Each is wrapped in a span tag for individual styling as follows: <span class="line_item {fieldname}"></span>.
  • {link} - This is the automatically hyperlinked "link" field.  If you would like to use another field as the "hypertext" of the link you can format the link tag as follows: {link {title} /link}.  All custom fields of type "link" can be used in this way.  You can also include custom text in this field as in {link Click Here! /link}.
  • {description} - This is the full text of the description, as entered in the WYSIWYG editor in the back-end.
  • {taglist} - This is a comma-separated list of tags for this item.  The taglist field will not be initialized unless "Show Tag List" is also selected.  This is a two-part option because the query (enabled by the "Show Tag List" drop-down) is computationally expensive.
For custom fields, the template tag will be generated and available in the list of custom fields.

The Map Address template works just as any other address template, and allows for the control of item format in the marker popup window.

Also, under the Parameters icon (or Configuration in Joomla 1.6) is an Admin Item Template setting that allows for the control of the formatting in the administrator list.


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