Installation / update

Error: 'Path does not point to a valid folder' 'Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file' 'File...does not exist'

You are probably dealing with a corrupt download. Both Symantec and McAfee are known to corrupt downloads with certain settings. They can also corrupt the extensions send and received by email. So try this: go to the download area, disable the firewall/virusscanner, download the file, enable the firewall/virusscanner.

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Code shows in frontend without displaying module?

  • First check in the plugin-manager if the plugin is enabled.
  • Then check in the editor in the source code if the code is correct.

Sometimes the code that is typed in is not clean.

For example, sometimes Joomla editors will insert extra code (such as <span> inside of the plugin code) effectively disabling it. All done without the knowledge of the person typing in what they think is clean code.

So whenever you use this code, use the Editor' Source Code editor to double check the source HTML code and make sure the code is clean and is exactly as documented.

How to style the module?

The plugin just gets the module and inserts it without any modification. So if you want to style the module, you will have to add a div-tag wrapper around the code and add some CSS.

in your editor (in code view!) add code like this:

<div class="center_module">{module [63]}

then check the HTML for the class-name of the module.

<div class="module_center"><form action="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=19&amp;Itemid=260" method="post">
 <div class="search">
 <label for="mod-search-searchword">Search...</label><input name="searchword" id="mod-search-searchword" maxlength="20" class="inputbox" type="text" size="20" value="Search..." onblur="if (this.value=='') this.value='Search...';" onfocus="if (this.value=='Search...') this.value='';" /> <input type="hidden" name="task" value="search" />
 <input type="hidden" name="option" value="com_search" />
 <input type="hidden" name="Itemid" value="260" />

In this search module, that is 'search'.
So to style that particular module use code like this in your template css file.

div.module_center div.search{ 
 width: 400px;
 margin: auto;

The above code can be used to center the module.

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Known issues

Module stops working when displayed on page 2 or more times

Some badly programmed modules can not be displayed on a page twice. That has nothing to do with this plugin. To see for yourself, display the same module twice in one module position to check if both modules still work.

For example Joomla's core module 'smart search' can not deal with being on a page twice. The second module will stop working. But most other modules have no problem with that.

A workaround that sometimes works is to create a new module of the same type, so the module gets an unique id.

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