Sometimes, when I install a new template in Joomla, the default template style name is set to JLIB_INSTALLER_DEFAULT_STYLE. So far I haven't found any particular pattern as to when it happens, but it usually happens on localhost (not always though, and not only on localhost). It also happens with Shape5 templates (Vertex framework), and sometimes with other templates as well.

The file JOOMLAROOT/language/en-GB/en-GB.lib_joomla.ini has the following line:


But for some reason the string is used, and not the value.

Does anyone know why this happens? Is it a bug in Joomla or in the templates?

  • Are you experiencing this on J3.3.6 or an older version?
    – Lodder
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 0:22
  • Yes, Joomla 3.3.6, but it has happened before on earlier versions.
    – johanpw
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 0:36

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I had this issue with a lot of Joomlart templates and found a few references that helped me, hopefully they will also help you. It seems to be a known issue with Akeeba Backup / Admin Tools - do you have these installed by any chance?

In the Official Joomlart Forum one of the admins has suggested the following fix;





I'm not exacyly sure what this is disabling so you may want to be careful and experiment.

Another reference is on the Official Akeeba Backup Forum where the admin reports;

If the core Joomla! library translation file for your administrator language does not have the translation for the JLIB_INSTALLER_DEFAULT_STYLE string you will end up seeing the untranslated string. If your administrator is English you should see the correct translation ("Default").

Hope this helps.

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