Mindmap Content plugin for joomla

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Compatible with Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5 Compat 15 native.png Compat 25.png



Mindmap is a content plugin for Joomla that easily display mindmap in your articles


Mindmap (*.mm) has to be on your host, you can not display currently remote mindmap, aka url starting with http://


Install like any other Joomla! plugins



You can put anywhere in your article the following keywords

{freemind uri= width= height=}

All these parameters are mandatory

uri has to be a path to a local freemind map files


  • {freemind uri=images/stories/maps/mymap.mm width=400 height=400}      mymap.mm being in images/stories/maps/
  • {freemind uri=mymap.mm width=400 height=400}    mymap.mm being in root folder of Joomla!




  • Native Joomla! 1.5 plugin,
  • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
  • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
  • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
  • GPL v3.0,
  • Non commercial.

Administrator panel



Visit http://www.waltercedric.com/downloads/freemind.html


Install like any other plugins, using Joomla! installer.


Official Forums support where you can report bugs or ask for new features

Frequently asked questions

how to make a .mm file

Download Freemind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download Install, use it and when finished, save your work under a filename, for example: mymap.mm

When finished copy your saved file to your Joomla root server using FTP/SCP anywhere, for example in images/stories/maps/mymap.mm

You can now add to any post

{freemind uri=images/stories/maps/mymap.mm width=400 height=400}

I have no freemind mindmap displayed

Activate the debug mode in the plugin, refresh the page where the freemind map should be displayed. Now open the file at the root of Joomla!  /logs/plg_freemind.php. If everything goes well you should see something like:

2010-04-11 17:02:56 Plugin freemind is active
2010-04-11 17:02:56 Found an url images/Primer.mm

if there is no line starting with "Found an url" then you did not write correctly the keyword {freemind uri=images/Primer.mm width=400 height=400}

Dont use debug mode = true in production mode



  • Logging is working is debug mode (written to /logs/plg_freemind.php)
  • New applet using java if you dont like flash (the flash applet is way nicer)
  • Tested with mindmap 0.8.1 and 0.9RC7
  • Add documentation with links to wiki, forums, download