I am developing a back-end Joomla! component, but after it is installed, I see an empty folder in the site part. How I can instruct Joomla! not to create the folder in the site part?


Unfortunately the directory is always gets created. File: libraries/cms/installer/adapter.php line 679


The above line will create the extension root directory whenever you install the component.

The workaround for this is to delete the directory after installation. In your script.php file, delete the directory during postflight phase.

function postflight ($type, $parent)
  • It is not present, but the site-part folder is still created.
    – El cero
    Jun 13 '16 at 18:48
  • please see my edited answer.
    – Nagarjun
    Jun 13 '16 at 19:06

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