Previously, I was getting exceptions when saving/closing modules (This exception happened to all types of modules).

Exception message:

Notice: Undefined property: ModulesViewModules::$filterForm in C:\wamp\www\example\administrator\components\com_modules\layouts\joomla\searchtools\default\bar.php on line 17

Fatal error: Call to a member function getField() on a non-object in C:\wamp\www\example\administrator\components\com_modules\layouts\joomla\searchtools\default\bar.php on line 17

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open a module of type 'mod_custom'
  2. Click Save -OR- Close -OR- Save&Close -OR- ANY button at the module toolbar(Except Help button)
  3. Exception stated above is thrown

After debug:

When clicking the 'Close' button, it does not function correctly as it does not POST the doTask in the form handler.

Expected Result:

After clicking the 'Close'button, it should POST back doTask-module.Cancel. User will be redirected from option=com_modules&view=module&layout=edit&id=91 to option=com_modules&view=modules

However, what happens is:

In the $_POST, it is missing, causing redirect to option=com_modules&layout=edit&id=91. This causes the above exception.

A similar problem can be found at

I did manage to find a workaround:

Change Admin template from 'ISIS' to 'Hathor' Can't save or save & close any modules

That said, I really wanted to use the 'ISIS' template.

Might reinstalling the template fix the problem? If yes, how do I re-install it?

  • Quote formatting is not meant to be used as a text highlighter; it is meant for cited (non-code) text -- like exact portions of an online manual, or error messages. I have suggested an edit, when it is approved you will see what changes I've made. – mickmackusa Aug 10 at 4:06

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