I need to edit a php file of a component, that is not accessible from backend / admin due to some error. However it wont reload when edited through FTP.

How to proceed? Or is it possible to disable and enable through admin that reload edited files?

  • Use a plugin and extended it. Do not override files just by editing them!!
    – Lodder
    Nov 4 '16 at 8:38
  • Ok could you please provide some more information? Is some kind of plugin that makes me edit existing components php files in real time? Nov 4 '16 at 8:47
  • Well which PHP files are you trying to override? What exactly do you want to change in it?
    – Lodder
    Nov 4 '16 at 8:48
  • JController::getInstance() change to => JControllerLegacy::getInstance() In order to try to make it work with 3.X Nov 4 '16 at 9:02
  • Is there no 3.x comparible version of this extension?
    – Lodder
    Nov 4 '16 at 9:03

Maybe try jextplorer. Of course such an extension is guaranteed to get your site hacked if not kept up to date.


"However it wont reload when edited through FTP."
In addition to turning the Joomla "Cache off" as suggested by @webchn.

Delete the Joomla Cache "System-Delete Cache" (v3.4+). Also, delete your web-browser's cache.

Some 3rd party templates support CSS/JS compression / optimization and store the optimized files in a directory. The contents of this directory too should be deleted.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.