this is related to my previous question regarding [native J4 redirects][1]. I'm looking at a workaround but my previous question is still valid.

I'm using [Jbusiness][2] and where previously we could redirect old business listings to new listings using ReDJ the native Redirect plugin only redirects if a 404 header is found. As my client adds the redirects when required and is not tech savvy .htaccess redirects are not really a long-term solution.

When a listing is disabled, rather than show a 404 response header Jbusiness shows a 'Listing Disabled' page. I.E. [https://bit.ly/3q7KZSK][3] so redirects no longer work.

I've created an override of the default_inactive.php from JBusiness:

 * @package    J-BusinessDirectory
 * @author     CMSJunkie http://www.cmsjunkie.com/
 * @copyright  Copyright (C) 2007 - 2022 CMSJunkie. All rights reserved.
 * @license    https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
require_once 'header.php';

<div class="item-inactive">
    <img src="<?php echo BD_PICTURES_PATH.'/item-disabled.svg' ?>">
    <div class="title"><?php echo isset($this->company->name) ? $this->escape($this->company->name) : "" ; ?></div>
    <p><?php echo JText::_("LNG_COMPANY_INACTIVE")?></p>
    <a class="btn btn-primary" href="<?php echo JBusinessUtil::getWebsiteURL(true) ?>"><i class="la la-arrow-left"></i> <?php echo JText::_('LNG_GO_TO_HOMEPAGE'); ?></a>

Then removed require_once 'header.php'; and replaced with

/*** Custom Error Page ***/
if ($this->error->getCode() == '404') {
header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");

But receive a the error Call to a member function getCode() on null

As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm not a PHP person. I know after all these years I should really give myself a kick and get more involved with it.

I've logged a support ticket with CMS Junkie as well, I do feel this page should throw a 404 to be honest.

Kind Regards D [1]: Joomla 4.3.3 Imported Redirects not working [2]: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla_business [3]: https://bit.ly/3q7KZSK

1 Answer 1


You need to throw an exception with 404 error code. This should work provided the component does not catch it.

throw new Exception(JText::_('LNG_COMPANY_INACTIVE'), 404);

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