Questions tagged [joomla-3.9]

For questions regarding version 3.9 of the Joomla Content Management System.

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How to add VAST ads to my Joomla website?

I'm currently working on Joomla and was having troubles with setting up in-stream video (VAST) ads. I'm using the VideoJS player through JoomlaVideos, I have a "VAST tag" from my ad network (...
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No such file or directory while using Vina Dongky template

I am using a template called Vina Dongky for VirtueMart content and I'm getting some errors. Warning: require_once(/home/priskork/public_html/libraries/joomla/document/html/renderer/head.php): failed ...
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ERROR 1054 when login in admin section

An exception has occurred while executing: SELECT t0.id AS id_1, t0.first_name AS first_name_2, t0.middle_name AS middle_name_3, t0.last_name AS last_name_4, t0.email AS ...
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How to migrate a production site to a new template?

I am installing new template in dev site and migrate all the contents from live to dev. Would anyone care to share their tips on how to transition to a new Joomla theme with as little pain as possible?...
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Joomla 3.9 replace zero dates with null on save/checkin (mysql zero date deprecated)

So zero dates are deprecated in MySQL. J4 has replaced them with nulls.I am trying to update a J3 component to stop J setting zeros in the modified and checked_out_time fields. For modified I am using ...
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Is it possible to open a lightbox in Joomla 3.9 from an external link inside an Epub?

I'm a writer. I'm creating an enhanced Epub novel with Sigil. Within the novel, I display small size pictures. For each picture, I want the reader to click on the legend below the picture that will ...
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How to display message on admin from within controller or helper file?

I'm creating a new component. I have a VERY long series of steps that are being processed within a helper file (called by the controller - in the postSavHook function). Within the controller function ...
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ACL Joomla Permissions of different users for different categories and articles

Where exactly do I have to set so that only this one category and article are visible to the user in Access Control List? I was able to set that the rest of the content is not edited by a user who ...
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Custom form field in subform. How to access parent form fields?

I have created a custom file list form field and the field is used in a repeatable subform. The purpose of this custom form field is to display a list of files in folder based on 'name' field in main ...
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When using Joomla\CMS\Http\Http to do a request, how to check timeout?

In a component, I'm using the call to retrieve an xml file hosted on a website . However, in some cases, the firewall blocks this kind of request so there is no answer. In this case, how can I check ...
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Remove Itemid from URL generated from manual links in articles

I have been looking for hours but I have been unable to find an answer for my case. I have an Article which is used for the home menu. For some reason the Read More option is not working but that is ...
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Failed opening required JPATH_LIBRARIES.'/joomla/document/html/renderer/head.php

I update my Joomla version from 3.9.13 to 3.9.25 then I received this error: Warning: require_once(/home/MYHOST/public_html/MYSITE/libraries/joomla/document/html/renderer/head.php): failed to open ...
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Moderators for individual user groups

I develop a learning platform on Joomla! So I need to create the following hierarchy of users by rights: Super User | The school administrator, moderates the attached group of users of this school. He ...
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Add module to Component area

My main menu is linking category blog which is automatically displayed in component area, and I want to put a slider module in component area too, but only in home page, so modules on "Right"...
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An error has occurred. 1062 Duplicate entry '0' for key 'PRIMARY' Return to Control Panel?

I have been trying to add a new post from few days using the EasyBlog component in my Joomla 3.9.24 site, but I am getting anerror after clicking the add new button from the Joolma backend. I can't ...
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How do I carry a Joomla article title and its link across from an article layout into a module's helper?

I have a module that appears on an article page. The module has a form and I would like to send the article's title and page URL as part of the information sent through the form. Using $this->item-&...
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Add an Image to K2 article pragmatically

I want to add an image to a K2 article using PHP. Is there a way to add an image when I am creating the article using PHP? Adding the title, body, and category is simple enough. All you have to do is ...
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Managing authors of Joomla articles

We have a Joomla site with a few people managing it, adding articles written by numerous other authors. I would like to set the author name for each article and show it in the front end in the article ...
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Create a table observer

I am trying to create a table observer in a module. I am using the Table Advanced API guide in the Joomla documentation https://docs.joomla.org/Table_Advanced_API_Guide. When I use the code provided, ...
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How to display custom user profile plugin fields on "Edit account" page?

We are building a website with multiple authors using PWT ACL to restrict their access to the users tab so that they don't mess with each other's profile or content. I created a custom user profile ...
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Get the subfolder from current url

I'am wondering how to get into Joomla! component the subfolder from the current URL. Is-there a way to achieve this ? Thnaks by advance
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Joomla 3.9.19 get the constants from global configuration in component display function

I have created a component and need to get a constant value in the component administrator and list the item according to it. I have tried different ways to get the constant value in the display() ...
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How to change language in specific page using Joomla

Currently, I am creating multi-language pages with several type of languages. My home page is set for English. When I try to change the language from the second/third page, the others language will ...
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What if I assign every user group to a Super User?

This idea came to me when I was trying to formulate a question on this site found here. Ok, bear with me, before you scream at me not to make every single user a super user, let me explain. This is in ...
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loadAssocList() is not working properly when assigning a column name as the key parameter

I have a complex query like below. I want the p.ComponentId values to be the first level keys of the multidimensional result set array. However, it does not work as expected. In my case, when I don't ...
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0 Call to a member function getState() on bool in search bar

As per mentioned in subject, my website is generating the following error when the user fails to search with a keyword: 0 Call to a member function getState() on bool in search bar. Can anyone ...
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Method to remove all accented characters from a string

In my model i get content of input search, i just want to clean accented characters before doing a query. In Joomla! is-there a method to clean in string the accented characters ? Thanks by advance
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Trigger controller method from another component

I'm working on SOAP method to update some values in some component. I need to trigger the save() method from a controller of a particular component, but I'm unable to get an instance of the controller ...
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Custom search box query for homepage

I'm really new to Joomla and I have some basic experience with HTML/PHP and mySQL I have a seperate DB in mySQL which has only 1 table & 3 fields to be populated, this part I've already setup and ...
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Akeeba backup update broke the site

I was trying to update Akeeba backup in my Joomla site. After two seconds from start, my site returns with a 500 server error. Definitely the "Akeeba update" was the culprit! I think the ...
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Moving a Joomla site to a new hosting and now getting missing dependency errors

First, some background information... I am a medical doctor, not a professional webdev, and I am not very experienced with Joomla. I have only used Wordpress in the last few years for some random ...
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Charts/Graphs for RSFORM using mysql for VChart and/or PlotaLot

I am working for a homeless organisation in Capetown. We are using RSForms to register our clients (about 3500 per year). We have a sizable database, but it's very hard to create a dashboard. We are ...
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Custom component: different redirect when changing language/logging in

I inherited a site with a custom component: an agenda viewer. When I click on an agenda-item from the list and then login (via login module) or change the language, I am not redirected to the agenda ...
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Joomla routing adding a 'view' query parameter to traffic destined to com_api component

I'm planning a series of APIs to execute in a Joomla instance to provide data to other sites. Experiments ongoing to understand how to implement. Considering com_ajax, com_api or new component. ...
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Get values of other custom fields in field layout override

I am using a repeatable custom field for articles in Joomla! 3.9.16 with an alternative layout (override) of com_fields/layouts/field/render.php and an override of plugins/fields/repeatable/tmpl/...
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Right side bar included in component area in Helix3 framework template

I recently installed a template based on Helix3 framework and I've noticed an inconsistency in the way how pages are created. Specifically, I have created two different menu items list of a single ...
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Custom Category Field

Using Joomla 3.9, although Custom Fields is now available, I am opting to do this in a plugin instead for reasons. I have created a plugin to hook into the Category view in admin, so that I can add a ...
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authorise('core.admin') how to include administrator level also?

We want Administrators to be able to see Privacy Requests in the module on cpanel. But this module has the following code: // Only super user can view this data if (!JFactory::getUser()->authorise(...
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New Joomla install but can't install extensions. Get 500 Internal Server error

Tried installing extensions 'from Web' and installing 'from Folder'. The files were added to the /tmp folder and extracted, but did not get installed. Screen jumps from installing to 500 error: 500 ...
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Custom field in menu item

I am trying to get a custom field type into the menu. I want this to be a dropdown which I poulate with some php code. Where the arrow points in want my dropdown field. So I created in /components/...
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My site's form or captcha stopped working after upgrading to Joomla 3.9.15

After upgrading to Joomla 3.9.15, my site / extension / custom form captcha stopped working. I get "Please complete the CAPTCHA" or "invalid-input-response" or something like "Invalid Captcha". What ...
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Menu item "tagged list": How to disable link on image and title?

How can I disable linked titles and the link on the image in a menu item tagged list? I am running Joomla 3.9.14.
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JRoute::link('site') generates different strings depending on the app context

I'm developing a component in Joomla! 3.9.13 with SEF urls turned ON and I use this line of code JRoute::link( 'site', 'index.php?option=com_mycomponent&task=profile.edit', false, JRoute::...
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Why general match and exact match not functioning properly in smart search?

I use the Joomla smart search on my site (com_finder). I have an article with the term not connected in it. When I search for the term not connected I get 0 results. When I search for the word ...
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Issues with cookie bot on Joomla 3x and jQuery

I am trying to install a cookie library on a site. We are getting jQuery is not defined from the cookie library. Presumably because it is being loaded before the jQuery library. The jQuery library is ...
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Joomla 3.9 + Gantry 5.4.31 mismatch layout issue on localhost

I am trying to build a regional blog/magazine. The home page layout which came as almost default with Gantry is satisfying. I am using XAMPP on Ubuntu 18.04.3 and Joomla 3.9.13 and Gantry 5.4.31. ...
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Modification of the generated Joomla head (<jdoc:include type="head" />)

I try to modify the generated <head> of a Joomla website 3.9.13. Unfortunately I faced on the famous <jdoc:include type="head" /> How can I modify it? I could not find any reference if ...
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onAfterRender plugin only triggers on backend

I have created a system plugin for onAfterRender event however I'm unable to make it execute. I'm on Joomla 3.9 Here's the sample code of the plugin <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> ...
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How to add a field to com_content in the backend?

I'm confused about this. I want to add a field to the com_content core component that needs to show up under the "Title" field in the administrator backend when you edit an article and of course to be ...
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Advanced Module Manager Assignments

Using Joomla 3.9.11 and AMM 2.7.1 I have a blog with the url www.example.com/news I need to display some modules on the right hand side of this page, but only on that exact URL. If the URL ...
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