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Links on Joomla 1.5.7 backend don't work (drop-down menu text links)

Posted on 2008-11-02
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I was working on an add-on component for Joomla when I realised the drop-down links backend weren't working. A view source shows there is no link, just <a></a> and text in between.

3 errors in Firebug (see attachment)

No idea what to do here - I worked out what the link to uninstall/install components is and deleted the component I was working on, but that didn't help.
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Question by:auntyp
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by:brenz08
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Hello,

Is this problem occuring in the admin panel?
Simply log in to your Joomla site through FTP (www.coreftp.com) using your username and password, go to the "admin" directory and rename "index.php" to "index.old"

Then, find the core Joomla files on your harddrive (or if you use Fantastico, install a temporary Joomla), and overwrite "index.php" in the "admin" directory with a fresh copy from Joomla's core files.

That should work. Give it a try.

Cheers,
Brenz
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by:Rowby Goren
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This may not be the solution, but make sure you have javascript working on your browser.

And try a different browser on the back end.  IE and/or Opera.

Rowby
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by:auntyp
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brenz08: Tried replacing index.php - didn't work (yes, prob is in admin)  :-(

rowby: have javascript is enabled in Firefox 2, links were fine earlier today but not now, and doesn't work in IE6 either (I never use IE unless abs necessary - it hasn't got firebug

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by:Rowby Goren
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Try going to the Forum that supports the Component you were installing and see if they can give you any advice.   I assume you have googled the component and the problem?

Rowby
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by:auntyp
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Yes, I always Google before I go to forums.

Have tried some Joomla forums - nothing there - have posted same question.
Will try at component forum

Thanks all
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I deleted that Joomla installation and reinstalled Joomla.

Backend links working
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by:Rowby Goren
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Good!    BY the way there is a new security release out   Came out this a.m.  You might want to reinstall one more time with that.

Rowby
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by:wellsinteractive
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Actually, I had this exact same problem and this is what fixed it for me...

http://www.conticreative.com/Quick-Fixes/joomla-15-admin-menus-disappear.html

" Blogs - Quick Fixes
Joomla 1.5 admin menus disappear

diggDeliciousFurlredditblinklistTechnoratistumbleupon

Has your administration page in Joomla 1.5 suddenly lost the ability to display tabs, drop-down menus and navigation? You could be a victim of the "Disappearing /media/ folder. When using "lazyBackUp" for Joomla 1.5 sometimes, and seemingly out of the blue, your menus in the administration website will stop working at all.

The cause is uncertain at this moment, but the cure is pretty straightforward: upload the /media/ directory to your site from a backup (or from a fresh installation if you don't have a backup) and the menus will work once again.

I will keep you posted if I find a better cure for this issue."
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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks for that update.

...Rowby
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by:auntyp
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Thanks for the extra info.

Will keep this in mind if it happens again.
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by:shooft
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I have the same problem and it doesnt work. I have a test system and the menu toolbar works on that one. So theres something wrong on the operational website, can somebody please tell me what to do??
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by:Rowby Goren
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You might want to double check any .htaccess file on the operational website.  Make sure it is not referencing your local version of the site.

Also download your configuration.php file and review the various fields and make sure they are referencing the operaitonal site, rather than the local site.

How did you transfer the files to the operational site?  Did you use a program.
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