I have gone through the steps provided here:


I am currently on


When I login to my administration portion of my joomla page and go to my component under components menu to access its default page. I get the normal fields you would see to make any changes. The tutorial adds 3 fields with JToolbarHelper::. These fields are new,edit,and delete. When I click any of the buttons to progress to another screen such as edit,add,or delete it brings me to an error page. complaining about the component not being found.The reason is a messed up link.

The link for the site now turns into


it should be


Somewhere an extra com_ is being added and I have looked everywhere. Does anyone understand why or where I should look to fix this issue?

within the form action for the admin page if i remove the com_ from that action it remove the com_com_ and reduce it to https://example.demojoomla.com/administrator/index.php?option=example&view=example&layout=edit

im starting to think that this is being caused by the controllers and or tasks but i cannot pin point the issue still

  • Have you done a full search of your code for the text "com_com"? A typo in the form action sounds a likely cause.
    – RichardB
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 14:00
  • i have checked with windows explorer,my ftp clients, and i have looked at all the files that i think could have the mistake.
    – onLoad
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 14:10
  • i added to the question as i noticed if the remove com_ from teh form action it will remove the extra com_ but still mess up.
    – onLoad
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 14:23

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After looking further into it it seems i had miss named my controller classes for the legacy calls. Once I had fixed that it led me down a rabbit hole of renaming classes until it finally started working properly. The below code was not set proerply.

$controller = JControllerLegacy::getInstance

The hardest part of the MVC tutorial is that they use HelloWorld for everything and i must have gotten confused as to how it was working. In the next remake of my component i will use better classes that are more unique.

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