I got a call from a client about an issue with xMap component on Joomla 3.3.6. The client wanted to create a menu item for each sitemap, but he was not able to select the desired sitemap from the modal window.

Setting error_reporting on, the modal displays this error message:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method JDate::toFormat() in /home/myaccount/public_html/administrator/components/com_xmap/views/sitemaps/tmpl/modal.php on line 110

How to fix this?


The JDate::toFormat() method is deprecated in recent Joomla 3 versions. Current method is JDate::format().

To fix this, you need to edit the XMap's modal.php template file, that is located in


Then around line 110 replace the line:

$xmlDate = $date->toFormat('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M');


$xmlDate = $date->format('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M');

Hopefully the developer will fix this bug with a future release.

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