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Upcoming Joomla Privacy Tool Suite

Upcoming Joomla Privacy Tool Suite

Joomla 3.9 is slotted to contain the new Privacy Tool Suite.  It looks like it will be a great set of tools that will give Joomla a great advantage over other content management systems.


  • Consent Project Board:
    • get consent of registered users (form plugin)
    • track consent of registered users 
    • log their activities
    • take care about the consent retention time
  • Information Requests Project Board 
    Facilitate your workflow related to your user requests:
    • make it easier to the users to submit information requests
    • track the status of the users requests
    • let the user access and download their data.
  • Core API Project Board
    Provide an API for extension developers so they can report the data they collect and this info can be displayed in the new com_privacy extension  

Right now it looks like the documentation, etc is still in the works.  This post is currently just a repository of links related to this new framework.  Later I will update about what it can do and how to set it up.



Categories: Joomla Core


Wrong breadcrumbs in Joomla content

If you have ever had your site's breadcrumbs show totally random entries that have nothing to do with the page you are looking at, this can be a cache issue.  Go to Module Manager and open your Breadcrumbs module (mod_breadcrumb).  On the Advanced tab, change Caching to "No Caching"

Categories: Joomla Core


Remove duplicates from breadcrumbs in Joomla content

This is a common scenario:  Your single articles show a duplicate breadcrumb when the article doesn't have an associated menu item.  Typically the first one is the menu item for the category blog menu item that the article would fall under.  The second is the category itself.

The reason this happens is that the conditional statement in the template for mod_breadcrumbs checks to see if the LINK of the previous breadcrumb is the same as the LINK for one it is generating.  Since those items I mentioned have different links, it doesn't see them as duplicates. You have to add the condition to see if the NAME is the same as the previous one.  To fix this, 

Categories: Joomla Core


Fixing Mail Instantiate Error for Joomla/RSForm



1. Check Global Configuration settings.

a. Make sure sending mail is enabled on site.  Go to Global Configuration->Server and look at Mail section in bottom right.  Make sure the SEND MAIL toggle is set to YES.

b. Make sure other email information is filled in.


2. Send Test Email: Go to Global Configuration->Server and look at Mail section in bottom right.  If you do not have access to the email listed, temporarily change it to one you do.  Then hit the new SEND TEST MAIL button added in Joomla 3.x.


3. Make sure the email address is valid and a real email address not a distribution list.  You might want to try some other email addresses you have access to determine where the issue is.


To test specific mail settings, you need to...

Categories: Joomla Core, RSForms, Email


Broken Extensions in Joomla 3.1.4

Broken Extensions in Joomla 3.1.4

It looks like the upgrade to Joomla 3.1.4 can cause headaches for many extensions.  If you haven't upgraded yet, I would hold off till 3.1.5.

Apparently the new release can cause problems with some "views":


Since upgrading our maintenance clients, we have found problems with:



As we find more, we will update this blog.  In the near term, disabling these will allow the website to work properly.

In troubleshooting, I suggest looking at plugins that affect the front end rendering, like content plugins.

Know of other extensions?  Please let us know in the comments.

Written by: Alexis Priddy Categories: Joomla Core

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