Version 1.5.8 FAQ

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These FAQs are specific to the Joomla! 1.5.8 release. Listed will be issues that arise specific to the release and suggested resolutions. Please add information to this resource. The Joomla! Bug Squad will watch over this page to ensure any new bugs are added to the tracker and resolved. Continue to use the Joomla! forums for support requests as this is not a substitute for posting there, but rather a common location for the community to gather release issues.

Article Text Filtering

In Joomla! 1.5.8, a default filtering choice is in place for those who have not selected an Article Filter option. The default applied for those who have not made a selection implements "black list" filtering as a security precaution against possible XSS.

Due to this change, you might notice problems trying to save a Youtube video, or embedding other Javascript or Flash objects into your Articles.

If the default filtering option is not suitable for your needs, you can change it by using the Article Global Configuration options. Instructions for this feature can be found by pressing the Help button when in the Article Manager, or by clicking this link.

Contact Images

In Joomla! 1.5.8 images might not displaying on contact pages. This issue will be fixed in the next release (1.5.9), but until then here are the steps how you can fix it yourself:

1. Open components/com_contact/views/contact/tmpl/default.php with a text editor.

2. Find this line (line 52):

<?php echo JHTML::_('image', '/images/stories' . '/'.$this->contact->image, JText::_( 'Contact' ), array('align' => 'middle')); ?>

3. Change this line to the following and save the file:

<?php echo JHTML::_('image', 'images/stories' . '/'.$this->contact->image, JText::_( 'Contact' ), array('align' => 'middle')); ?>

A community member, Strats, posted the corrected file on the forum, so you can also download it there (registration is required on the forum to download files) and replace the original file with the new one.