Questions tagged [administrator]

This tag is for questions related to the Administrator application (backend) of a Joomla site. The administrator site can be reached through the URL http://example.com/administrator.

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Viewing changelog for my component updates only displays the heading

I've checked the structure of my changelog for the J4 component I'm developing and compared it to other extensions, I can't see anything that I'm doing differently. When a new update is showing as ...
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Admin tabs not loading in Chrome

I've run into an odd issue where none of the back-end tabs are displaying in Chrome. This includes pages like Global Config, New Article, and New User. When I turn on System debug, the tabs display. ...
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Joomla 4.2 admin "Test mail could not be sent." message though mail works

I get the messages "Test mail could not be sent." when I use the 'Send Test Email' button in Joomla 4.2.1 - on two sites. I have checked the SMTP settings and all OK. I know that the server ...
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What is the best way to retrieve the email address of a super admin

Where a component wants to notify a super admin of some event, what is the best way to obtain a super admin email address? (For background, I originally coded this as a database query, looking for ...
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How to make "Two Factor Authentication" mandatory for all admin users

I had enabled "two factor authentication" on a site with the Google Authentication Plugin, but discovered that an old administrator was still logging in to the admin. It turns out that if ...
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OnContentPrepareForm load xml based on article data

I'm trying to figure out how to conditionally load extra form fields into articles. I have made succesfully a plugin that add fields: function onContentPrepareForm($form, $data) { $app =...
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Language pre-selection based on user group

Administrator area. When user login, I need to preselect categories, articles and modules based on the user's main group. Group EN Group ES Group IT For each group you have specific "language&...
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Make a custom user field searchable and sortable in administrator list

I'm trying to figure how to make a custom user field searchable, and sortable, in admin users panel. My custom field stores a client ID. As I can have multiple accounts per ID, i'd like to make this ...
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Call to undefined method Joomla\CMS\Application\AdministratorApplication::isSite()

I'm having this error in Joomla for some reason: Call to undefined method Joomla\CMS\Application\AdministratorApplication::isSite() I see other posts with this error, but I suppose they are using ...
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409 Conflict on Joomla 4 administrator backend

I am building a site using Joomal 4. I developed it on my local and uploaded that to the server. All the public pages of the site are rendering properly, but when I try to open the /administrator page,...
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Joomla administrator page not entirely loading

I'm struggling pushing my Joomla website to the remote server. When I login into the administration page everything works fine, but after then the configuration panel isn't loaded properly: The ...
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Missing article in the admin panel

I posted a recent article on the website, one of the users logged in the admin panel logged in and tried to edit the article accidentally the article disappeared and I can't get it. I have searched ...
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Change the default articles list ordering overriding the model

I need to change the default ordering of the articles list in the administrator Articles page. To do this I probably would have to edit the populateState() method in administrator/components/...
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Invalid controller class from custom component ajax call to json method

I have an existing J3 component admin view which fires off a Javascript Ajax call to a Json controller and fetches back data which I then incorporate into that view. I'm trying to replicate how I've ...
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Joomla 4. Call to a member function getTable() on bool

I am adapting the component to the new structure and classes of joomla 4. I started with the admin panel of my component. The list and the edit page are displayed without errors, but when I try to use ...
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Event for user creation in administration

Is there an event like onUserCreation() for the backend in J3? So if an administrator creates a new user, specified code (e. g. from plugin) is executed. In the API guides I didn't find any obviously ...
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how to add a slash item before alias of a page

Right now, https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/shopping is a page on my site I want to make that page https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/tourism/shopping but I do not know how to add that to the URL. I tried ...
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How to Enable Smart Search from the dashboard

My Joomla Dashboard lists search vs. smart search, how do I enable smart search indexing? AND when I do, how do I see what is in the index? I found this joomla resource: docs.joomla.org/...
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Joomla 4 website's backend not working after renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess

I got a issue after renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess in the public_html folder of my Joomla 4 website (https://www.freepetsitters.com). I renamed it in order to get rid of "index.php" in ...
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Custom User plugin for the group

Looking for the info to have a custom User plugin but instead it shows up in the User, it needs to show up in the (User) group (backend Joomla Administrator). There is a very good example how to ...
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Problem with "Privacy > Request > Email Data Export"

I get the following error when trying to send data to the user. The security token did not match. The request was aborted to prevent any security breach. Please try again." I don't know what it ...
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Warning! Internet Explorer should not be used error, on mobile browsers

After some problems with a Joomla 4( beta 6) install on ubuntu 18.04 with Nginx tried another instance for test purposes. This time on an Ubuntu 20 server with Litespeed( Open LS). Wich I don't know ...
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How can I get the values of the form on my admin page

I have a form on my admin page of my component, and I can edit the fields and save them. When I load the page the saved fields show. Say for example in a blog_category menu item. I create a new menu ...
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The template style option is missing from all menu items

We have a weird problem where at some point our menu styles dropdown has disappeared from all menu items. We can see it in our old site, and we're pretty sure it used to be there, and we're not ...
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Is there a way to redirect the Joomla! Administrator login?

When I login on the front end I have the ability to choose where that login goes to. On the backend is there a way to choose this? Currently it goes to the dashboard but I'd prefer to make it go to a ...
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Empty lines were added to PHP and CSS code files between each line

When I install the module from Joomla administrator end, I found that many empty lines were added to PHP and CSS code files between each line. For example: Original: Line1 Line2 Line3 After ...
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Cannot install/manage extensions due to 403: Access to the Joomla! installer is disabled

I'm trying to install extensions and plugins on my site, but when I hit the Extensions > Install/Manage buttons, I keep getting a message that says: 403: Access Forbidden, Access to the Joomla! ...
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Admin does not log in or error

Admin does not log in, and it does not error. It just seems to refresh. I have tried everything in this post: Can't log in with admin, no error messages I have tried overwriting all of the core ...
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Can't display Extra field (Date of birth) when logged in as Registered user

I'm pretty new to Joomla, so sorry if this sounds silly. I am using Extra Field "Date of Birth" from UserProfile in this code: jimport( 'joomla.user.helper' ); $user = JFactory::getUser(); ...
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How do I upload images to a specific folder (Component Backend)

I would like to know how I upload files to a specific folder through Joomla Administrator Panel (My Component Backend). I know how to do it in the site part following along with this tutorial: https:/...
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JomSocial Extension causes error: 0 String could not be parsed as XML

I have installed a JomSocial extension and now I am seeing an error: 0 String could not be parsed as XML screenshot of error The same error message is also presented in the title tag of my ...
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How can I create multiple users that can only edit and create articles/categories for their own permission group?

I have a website that has lots of companies on it. I want every company to have its own login where they can create categories and articles for themselves but only for themselves, they should not even ...
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No "Apply" button when attempting to duplicate an administrator menu

I tried to duplicate an administrator menu, but this is not possible due to a missing "apply" button. Is there any settings or circumstances where this can happen? I recorded a little gif to ...
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Got a 'Call to a member function format() on null ' on Administrator panel [duplicate]

On the Admin panel (and apparently only there), I got the following error: Call to a member function format() on null The rest of site and the administrator are working fine. It's Joomla 3.8.2 ...
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Can Joomla send the user an email after admin approves them?

I refer to this ticket: Can Joomla send the user an email when admin approves them? hence I can not reply or comment as a new user does anyone know a solution to this issue of mine? Problem is: ...
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Unset Unwanted Backend CSS and Javascripts

I'm creating a modification of K2 module and I want to remove some unnecesary K2 css and script load. I have tried to use unset($this->_scripts['']); unset($this->_styleSheets['']); but ...
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Joomla 4 alpha display modal with insert image button

I am developing a custom module in Joomla4 alpha, using a bootstrap rendered modal window so that the user of the component will assign images from media in the Joomla back end to the extension ...
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Show the fieldgroup title on /html/com_content/article/edit.php

We want to move all field groups to the first content tab on the backend and assign individual classes to every field group. Therefore, we've already ignored the fieldsets to avoid the creation of the ...
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Undefined variables: recommendedVersion and recommendedVersionEndOfSupport

I went into the "configuration.php", changed error reporting to "maximum", and now my Joomla admin page is suddenly blank white. Then when I go to my backend login page, I get the following error ...
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Joomla 3.9.13 - Error: Failed to start application

I just installed version 3.9 joomla in local using xampp. Once the installation was finished correctly I tried to navigate the site and the backend. After loading a few pages, this annoying error ...
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Redirect administrator login page of multiple Joomla websites hosted in Apache server

I have around 10 Joomla websites hosted on Apache server. The admin URLs are similar to below patterns. http://m1.aa.example.com/administrator http://m2.aa.example.com/administrator . ...
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Error: "Invalid controller class: display"

I've installed Joomla 4 to test with, and I'm getting this error on every attempt to login to the admin: Invalid controller class: display I've re-installed and am using the latest alpha release. ...
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Prefill new user registration fields in the backend by URL

Hey I want to prefill in new user details by setting the parameters in a link. I am talking about the default Joomla User Manager in the BACKEND and then clicked on new user. So this link, ...
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Create a link from Backend to SEF Path in Frontend

I would like to create a link in Administrator Panel that redirect a user to an SEF url in Frontend. Code in Backend <?php $link = JUri::root() . 'index.php?option=com_content&view=article&...
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How to change custom field order in field group?

For articles, I have created two custom fields and I have registered both in a field group -- this much is fine. Now I would like to change the order in which the fields are displayed on the page. I ...
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Create a Joomla Access Level to manage users in a particular Group

My Joomla Version is 3.8 I want to create a Custom User Access Level to manage users in a particular group. I have a user group which is configured as the default user group when new registrations are ...
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How to display zero values in the legend of PlotALot graph based on RSForm Pro results?

In the backend, I am compiling some survey results generated from RSForm Pro and I want to display the statistics graphically using a PlotALot pie chart. My form has 4 possible values for this ...
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FieldsPlugin onCustomFieldsPrepareDom $field on save different on front and backend

I currently develop a FieldPlugin for myself. I noticed some things and don't understand them fully right now. My plugin works in the backend perfect, but raises errors on the frontend, so I did some ...
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How to prevent the modification of a customized module?

Is it possible to prevent the modification of a customized module by another administrator? If so, how can I implement such a restriction?
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Joomla 1.5 Administrator URL not working

I've inherited a quite old site running Joomla 1.5. I unfortunately cannot find the URL for the admin login. www.website.net/administrator returns a 404 error. The server is running php 7.2. Any tips ...

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