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A number of third party extension show this message when trying to select an item from the list to perform an action.
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This error message manifests on Administrator Forms for many non-core extensions even when an item has been selected.  
  
This is caused by a change of the platform between Beta1 and Beta2 and was not noticed by extension developers in the Beta2 and RC releases. This change broke backwards compatibility for selecting the items in the list.
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This backwards compatibility error will be fixed in core for 2.5.1.
  
==Workaround==
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==Temporary Workaround==
* Ask the extension developer to release a new version, or<br>
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* Install the plugin from this forum item [http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=625&t=691865]
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==Fix==
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* Install the plugin from this forum item [http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=625&t=691865], or<br>
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==Extension Developers==
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* To address this problem now so that your users do not have to wait for a core fix, update your Administrator forms and change name="adminForm" to id="adminForm". If backwards compatibility is required, simply use both values in the form definition. In future releases, Joomla will only support id="adminForm"
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==Patch==
 
A [http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=27880 patch has been created] to fix the backwards compatibility in 2.5.1
 
A [http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=27880 patch has been created] to fix the backwards compatibility in 2.5.1
  
 
[[Category:Version 2.5 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 2.5 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 2.5.0 FAQ]]
 
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Revision as of 12:36, 28 January 2012

This error message manifests on Administrator Forms for many non-core extensions even when an item has been selected.

This backwards compatibility error will be fixed in core for 2.5.1.

Temporary Workaround

  • Install the plugin from this forum item [1], or

Extension Developers

  • To address this problem now so that your users do not have to wait for a core fix, update your Administrator forms and change name="adminForm" to id="adminForm". If backwards compatibility is required, simply use both values in the form definition. In future releases, Joomla will only support id="adminForm"

Patch

A patch has been created to fix the backwards compatibility in 2.5.1