Stopped working in Joomla 3.8.0

Unfortunately in Joomla 3.8.0 code changed in the Joomla core so we can no longer show/hide menu-items and such. There does not seem to be a solution or workaround, so it appears this extension is deprecated.

Joomla 3.1.4 error 500 on administrator page

If you see an error 500 in Joomla 3.1.4 on administration pages 'edit access menuitems' and 'edit access plugins', please install this hotfix to make them work again. This Joomla bug will be fixed in Joomla 3.1.5.

What are the system requirements?

  • Joomla 2.5 or 3 fully and correct installed
  • No restrictions in the number of posts (read more)
  • PHP 5 or later

Error: 'Could not create directory, Warning! Failed to move file'

Check your directory premissions:
'help' > 'System info' > 'Directory Permissions'
All least these folders should be writeable:

  • administrator/components/
  • administrator/language/en-GB/
  • components/
  • plugins/
  • plugins/system/
  • tmp/

You can also enable the FTP layer and try to install again.

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.

How to update?

  1. Download the component.
    free- and trial-version
  2. Install the component over the old component (no need to uninstall first).
    This will also install the Access-Manager system plugin.

read more update instructions

Do I lose my settings and configuration when updating or upgrading?

No. All configuration and settings will remain in the database.

If you are updating from free- to trial-version, or trial- to pro-version, just install the new version over the old version.

Import rights from Frontend-User-Access

These instructions are for if you used Frontend-user-Access before and want to import the rights into Access-Manager.

  1. Update Frontend-User-Access to the latest version.
    This is to make sure the database tables are up to date.
  2. Make sure you got the latest version of Access-Manager installed.
    If Frontend-User-Access is installed on another website then Access-Manager, you will need to import these Frontend-User-Access tables:
    and alter for each table the prefix ('jos_') to the prefix of the other tables of your Joomla installation.
  3. Make a backup of your database.
  4. Go to Access-Manager > 'tools' > 3rd tool.
  5. Select which restriction-types are to be imported.
    Per restriction type, all rights will be overwritten on import. If the import goes wrong, restore the backup you made at 3.
  6. Select for each of the FUA groups to which usergroup/accesslevel the rights should be imported.
    If you see Joomla usergroups, but want to assign to accesslevels, go to the Access-Manager config and change this at 'access based on'.
  7. Click on 'import access'.


Is Access Manager a hack?

Access Manager does not use core hacks. It is using Joomla technology as documented here in this article from 2008. Which is basically a template override for Joomla classes. The same method has been used for years in many other 3rd party extensions, like Advanced Module Manager by NoNumber (Peter van Westen), the t3-framework, Joomart templates and many more.

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