Sunday, 21 March 2010 20:38

UPDATE: It turns out this was an issue with JomSocial Registration Redirector, found at and NOT JomSocial. The original article is preserved below...

I've been having "fun" assisting in maintaining a site using JomSocial, and recently ran across an interesting issue. The search engine friendly URLs created for JomSocial by JRoute were not being created properly for links under the Profile tab: changeAvatar, editDetails, etc. All of these links would just redirect to the Profile page. After fiddling around with the settings, ensuring the component was up to date, and double checking the .htaccess, I reasoned that it must be a bug in the router.php. After slogging through the code, I managed to find a fix.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:38
Thursday, 11 March 2010 23:22

There are some instances where it's desirable to load Joomla! modules outside the context of the site template - in a template override, inside a component, etc. Unfortunately, it's impossible to use the jdoc:include tags outside the template itself. In order to load a module position using PHP, use the following snippet:

Thursday, 11 March 2010 23:04

If you've ever had the need to load the Joomla! framework inside an external, non-Joomla! PHP script (say, when using Jumi), you can use this handy script to load the necessary files to allow you to use Joomla! classes in your PHP script.

Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:36

I want to send my apologies to all the users that had their orders delayed due to some weirdness involving PayPal's IPN notifications. Apparently, PayPal was sending IPN notifications from an IP address that VirtueMart couldn't resolve as belonging to PayPal, and was rejecting the IPN notice as fraud. The notice I received from VirtueMart was:

Error code 506. Possible fraud. Error with REMOTE IP ADDRESS =
Monday, 08 March 2010 20:13

Recently, a client of mine had an issue - they wanted the "Wall" application of JomSocial moved above the "Latest Activity" section, but wanted the rest of the applications to remain where they were. Looking into it, I discovered a post on the JomSocial forums addressing this very item, and the response from Azrul was basically, "we'll see what we can do." Taking it upon myself, I managed to move the wall...

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