we have on our template the possibility to creat an Gallery View for Content / Categories. it looks like the following: enter image description here

so and now - i'm trying to get the same view for the contacts. In contacts there are also categories and items, so i guess it should be possible.

i copied the following files in to the template folder for contact (com_contact):


i'm getting now an error in the main file gallery.php: Notice: Undefined property: ContactViewCategory::$intro_items in /srv/www/vhosts/kubler.ch/httpdocs/templates/as002057/html/com_contact/category/gallery.php on line 103

on these lines around it looks like this (101-104:

$introcount = (count($this->intro_items));
$counter = 0;

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You can't copy files from one component view to another. View have been coded specially for that specific component. The variable names for com_content are different to com_contact

Don't try and do things to quick way ;) What I would suggest doing is creating your basic Template Override by copying the view files from com_contact to your template.

From here on, start merging the structural changes from your gallery into the com_contact override. It may seem a little time consuming but it's the only way.

Hope this helps

  • I did already did what you said. I copied the gallery files from the template overrides folder com_content and copied it to the override folder of the template com_contact. So actually i'm able now to choose the Gallery View as new Menu Type. But i need some help with PHP - the categories of the contacts are not showing up.
    – GreenLion
    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:38
  • No, I said not to copy the gallery files from com_content to com_contact as these views are specifically for articles, not contacts.
    – Lodder
    Oct 3, 2014 at 9:43
  • yes but how can i get the gallery view to work on contacts then?
    – GreenLion
    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:33
  • I've have explained this in my answer. Please read it again
    – Lodder
    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:39

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