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Unable to edit Joomla site through Front End even as super user

Posted on 2011-09-23
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HI,
I've published the log-in module into my Joomla site and I can log in to the front end ok, but I don't see any pencil/edit icon and i'm unable to edit articles through the front end.

After loggin in it tells me that I'm logged in as a super user but this is as far as I get.
I'm using joomla 1.7. I've previously created a couple of sites in joomla 1.5 without any problems.

Thanks

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by:joomla_php
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If using IE, click compatability icon on top right (looks like broken paper) or use firefox and/or chrome to test if it might be the browser.

Could be javascript issue. Open firefox, tools, console, clear.
Load page that should have editor.
Report errors here.

Is this a new install or upgrade? Upgrade and blow away permissions.


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by:EICT
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I've tried using chrome and compatability view in IE without success.

You do have a point which I just didn't think off. The site was upgraded from 1.5 to 1.6.3 in stages, perhaps something failed.   If I re-do the upgrade or upgrade to 1.7 how do I know it will replace what ever file is missing and or not overright my site or prevent the plug-ins from working?

Is there any way I can back up the site and load my site pages into a clean install of 1.6.3?
The permissions all look??
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I haven't spent any time on 1.6 or 1.7 so I can't answer that but I would do this if I were you - if 1.5 is not 1.5.23, then upgrade to that and be done. The reason I'm not using 1.6. or 1.7 is that they have had time to be vetted. We're the beta testers for those two versions. It's too frustrating and error prone.

otherwise there are some answers here
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=2621729
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edit: is that they have NOT had time to be vetted
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Thanks joomla_php you are on the right line. I changed my template to the default and all was ok.
So the problem is with my artisteer template but I'm not sure how to fix it. Where would you start?

Thanks
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by:Andrew Derse
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EICT...do you have a current subscription to Artisteer?

I ran into the same problem that you are facing.  Once I upgraded my version of Artisteer and re-created the template in J1.6 - J1.7 everything worked fine.

BTW, J1.6 and J1.7 are WAY better than J1.5.  Just need to get some of the extensions up to speed and we'll be flying.  J1.5 has its advantages  as there are a LOT of extensions for it, but it lacks in a lot of core functinality that J1.6 and J1.7 bring to the table.  They actually plan on releasing a new version of Joomla every 6 months now.  Staying up with the current version will not only keep you more secure, but it will also keep you ahead of the curve ;)

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Javascript. There's a javascript error. Open firefox error console.
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The link you provided was most helpful. Turned out that when the artisteer template was created I turned off the edit and print icon on my header settings before I exported it. I fixed this in Artisteer and re-exported. I then overwrote the new template.css file with that I had previously customised. Uploaded the changed in Joomla and all ok now.

Obviously the problem was with some none css files in my template folder.
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