There's a component called dx FontAwesome button that is used for inserting Font Awesome elements into articles via the editors-ext button.

On the back-end it's working fine but not on the front-end. The button appears, but in the modal window it gives an error message: 404 Component not found.

  • /administrator/components/com_dxfontawesome folder was created with all the necessary files

  • /component/com_dxfontawesome folder was created but it's empty

  • /plugins/editors-ext/dxfabutton folder contains dxfabutton.php and dxfabutton.xml files

I tried the following but couldn't resolve the issue.

  1. Following to the core com_media I put a new dxfontawesome.php file into /component/com_dxfontawesome folder and add the following code:

    require_once JPATH_COMPONENT_ADMINISTRATOR.'/dxfontawesome.php'; 

    Then I got a new error message: 0 Invalid controller: name='', format=''

  2. I modified the dxfabutton.php at line #43:

    $app = JFactory::getApplication();
    if( $app->isAdmin() ) $link ="";
    else $link = "administrator/";
    $link .= 'index.php?option=com_dxfontawesome&view=dxfontawesome&layout=fa_selector&tmpl=component&editor='. $name;

After that it partially works but after clicking the font selector button the system asks to login into the back-end...

If I log into the back-end and then go back to the front end, the font awesome selector works, but it is not a real solution for our users with publisher permission.

Any help would be appreciated.


1 Answer 1


/component/com_dxfontawesome folder was created but it's empty

Taking a look at the install archive of that component, that folder shouldn't be empty. Try to reinstall it.

If that doesn't help copy the files from the install archive from /packages/com_dxfontawesome.zip/site/ to /component/com_dxfontawesome/

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  • The install archive doesn't have site folder.
    – iberan
    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:00
  • It does, see the screenshot in my updated answer
    – fruppel
    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:07
  • Okay, I'm corresponding with the author too and he updated the package. Installing the new version now the /components/com_dxfontawesome folder is really not empty but the system asks to login into the back-end when you try to use this editor button on front-end.
    – iberan
    Jan 26, 2016 at 13:31
  • I also asked the author about this behavior but no answer till now.
    – iberan
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:26
  • The author resolved this issue in the last dx fa button package: link
    – iberan
    Jan 27, 2016 at 16:02

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