After updated 3 of my Joomla websites i am receiving this error in frontpage.

JDispatcher: :register: Event handler not recognised. Handler: Array

All of 3 sites were v2.5 and i now using the latest 2.5.27. I fixed databases from Extension manager. I disabled SEF and errors in error_log are like these:

mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Warning:  function_exists() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /public_html/libraries/joomla/event/dispatcher.php on line 101
mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Warning:  class_exists() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /public_html/libraries/joomla/event/dispatcher.php on line 107
mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Notice:  Array to string conversion in /public_html/libraries/joomla/methods.php on line 342

My linux box is Debian Wheezy and i am using PHP-CGI 5.4.4-14+deb7u14


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My bad! I installed latest version on Akeeba Admin Tools and problem fixed!

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    I had the same issue and temporarily uninstalled Akeeba Admin Tools to work around the issue in the meantime. Oct 4, 2014 at 11:15
  • @NeilRobertson You can just update it to the latest version! Oct 4, 2014 at 13:22
  • I think the issue for me was more to do with this: akeebabackup.com/home/news/… - I should be able to reinstall v3.1.1 though. Thanks. Oct 4, 2014 at 23:08

Joomla seems to be screwing up a lot of their recent updates. Everything seems to be rushed and it appears this could be a bug.

I would suggest reporting it as an issue on the Joomla issue tracker.

  • Thanks a lot @lodder. Yeah i noticed that they did 3 updates in 3 days so it is being rushed for sure.. But it's so weird that i can't find anything similar in Google while searching only for lasts week results. I am afraid that is my server that cause the problem. My Joomla 3.3 on the other hand is working without errors Oct 3, 2014 at 8:46
  • Its a huge community so if it was a Joomla bug, Google would be full of the same question :D Oct 3, 2014 at 8:47
  • It might be a bug within the latest update which was released yesterday so I doubt there would be much information on it. Either way, report it on Github so they are aware ;)
    – Lodder
    Oct 3, 2014 at 8:52

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