SOLVED: I have been changing the source file in the WRONG folder. I have been changing the component in the "component/" folder instead of "administrator/"
I've changed the component's source file which changes a single label in the backend (administrative) side. However after the change and upload I don't see the change being applied.
I've cleared Joomla cache as well as the browsers cache, but to no avail.
Is there a way to force Joomla 3.6 to reload the changed PHP file?
I'm changing a source file that's in the "/components/com_component/helpers/layouts" folder. Here is an extract of the file:
<tr> <td class="key" > <?php echo JText::_('OS_CLIMATE')?> </td> <td> <input type="text" class="input-mini" name="climate" id="climate" size="5" value="<?php echo $row->climate;?>"> kg/m </td> </tr>
This is part of a backend layout where you can change properties of an item. It can be accessed at this URL: "administrator/index.php?option=com_component&task=properties_edit&cid=2"
I have been changing various HTML text (like "kg/m" to "Hello!"), uploading the source file back to the aforementioned folder and going to the URL. But nothing changes!
I've even deleted the whole file, and it's like it's still there. Do you think some source filed of Joomla components get copied somewhere on install/update?
I can change the frontend stuff freely, but the backend stuff doesn't update when I change it.