**SOLVED: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Has No CSS Styling

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**SOLVED: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Has No CSS Styling

Postby skydart » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:17 pm

I just upgraded to Joomla 2.5 from 1.7.3 and now the Global Configuration menu item, (when clicked on), does not display any CSS, (even the main menu items at the top of the page do not display), though all of the functionality is there. F5, or Deleting cache, or changing the browser, [Extensions > Extension Manager > Database > Fix does not resolve this issue either] Any suggestions or solutions? Am I alone here?
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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby tschumler » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:57 pm

Try replacing the administrator folder in your installation with the administrator folder of the Joomla 2.5 Full Package.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:03 am

Have you successfully done this, or is this a "I hope it works" idea?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby tschumler » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:16 am

No, I have not done it with Joomla 2.5. It is too new. :D But if there is a corrupt file in your administrator folder or administrator template this will fix it.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:25 am

OK, I'll give it a whirl, tschumler, and I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks!

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby Rik Brown » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:08 am

Same problem. Tried overwriting the administrator directory as suggested. I also cleared the Joomla cache plus my browser cache. No change for me.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:29 am

I know this sounds bad, but I'm glad I'm not alone here on this one. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby dark_dragon » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:33 am

skydart wrote:I know this sounds bad, but I'm glad I'm not alone here on this one. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?


Disabling the K2 Quick Icon Module worked for me.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:41 am

Disabling the K2 Quick Icon Module allowed you to view the CSS in the "Global Configuration" menu display?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby dark_dragon » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:59 am

skydart wrote:Disabling the K2 Quick Icon Module allowed you to view the CSS in the "Global Configuration" menu display?


Well once I disabled the K2 Quick Icon module the Joomla Quick Icons no longer aligned to the left and seemed to display normally but I am not a coder so I have no idea why K2 is interfering with the quick icons.

Unless your talking about something else.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:03 am

This thread is about the Global Configuration CSS not rendering the page properly, (not the Control Panel page).

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby slavinpavin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:09 pm

I too am having the exact same problem with the Global Config page.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Slavinpavin, what template are you using?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby slavinpavin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:22 pm

YouGrids for the front and the standard joomla one in the back

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby tschumler » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:46 pm

Which browsers and version are you using?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby slavinpavin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:00 pm

I am using Fiefox 9.0 and IE 9. This happens in both browsers and it is only the Global Configuration page this is happening to. Everything else seems to be fine so far. I am getting a database error on the Global Config page at the bottom.

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Fatal error: Class JDatabaseMSSQL contains 22 abstract methods and must therefore be declared abstract or implement the remaining methods (JDatabase::connected, JDatabase::dropTable, JDatabase::escape, ...) in /home/mysite/public_html/libraries/joomla/database/database/mssql.php on line 781

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby jeddell » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:22 am

had the same problem with the Admin layout icons left aligned down the side. Its a CSS issue. I replaced the "Hathor" css file with an old "template.css" file and it all started working again.

Attached the file to this post. you ned to upload it into the Hathor Admin template css folder
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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby slavinpavin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:05 pm

I appreciate your help but I don't beleive it's the template. It is only the Global Configuration page that is messed up. If it had been the template css, more would have been wrong. I tried switching backend templates between Hathor and Bluestork with no difference on that page.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:14 pm

I agree, it's not the template. Too many people are having this issue, and besides, I'm using the default Bluestork template anyway. When I switch to the Hathor Admin template, I get the same results when viewing the Global Configuration menu item.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby nzampella » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:22 am

For people having the database error:

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Fatal error: Class JDatabaseMSSQL contains 22 abstract methods and must therefore be declared abstract or implement the remaining methods (JDatabase::connected, JDatabase::dropTable, JDatabase::escape, ...) in /home/mysite/public_html/libraries/joomla/database/database/mssql.php on line 781


please post that you're having this issue in this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=625&t=691298&p=2728055

The reason is I'm having this issue also, and I believe its being overshadowed in many threads with the 'layout' issue. These are obviously two different things, and it bugs me completely as the mssql.php file should not be called on a Joomla install with a MySql database.

With many different users posting there, it may draw more attention that this is a separate issue.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby nzampella » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:41 am

I just went ahead and reported this to the bug tracker as item: 27879

Quick question ... I take it that those seeing this error tried to upgrade using the built-in Joomla upgrade system, right ??

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby ghanlon » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:26 pm

I cleared cache/purged cache and then reloaded page and it looks good now.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:33 pm

nzampella wrote:I just went ahead and reported this to the bug tracker as item: 27879

Quick question ... I take it that those seeing this error tried to upgrade using the built-in Joomla upgrade system, right ??


Yes, I upgraded from within Joomla to 2.5

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby nzampella » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:01 am

OK ... based on some hints from the people looking at the bug report, I was able to fix this issue on the site I was having problems with.

Anyway ...

Evidently, after doing some research again based on hints from the bug tracker, I looked at the files causing the error, and discovered they're probably coming from an extension, a component called JX Tools.

Don't try uninstalling that extension if you have it loaded, evidently its needed to display the Global Database page because I got an error when I did. I had to reload it to get it to work properly. I then downloaded then deleted any file in the Joomlaroot$/libraries/joomla/database/database/ directory that did not have anything to do with mysql.

The remaining files all had either mysql or mysqli at the beginning of the filename.

This corrected the issue.
Now, this is not an official fix,

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby mercer1122 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:28 pm

I am having this problem too. I tried deleted the files associated with ToolsJX but that didn't help. My global config has no css or save button.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby mercer1122 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:32 pm

Fixed by deleting

mssql.php
mssql2000.php
oracle.php

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:52 pm

mercer1122 wrote:Fixed by deleting

mssql.php
mssql2000.php
oracle.php


Mercer1122, you fixed this by deleting these three files, however, where are these 3 files located?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby nzampella » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:30 pm

skydart wrote:
mercer1122 wrote:Fixed by deleting

mssql.php
mssql2000.php
oracle.php


Mercer1122, you fixed this by deleting these three files, however, where are these 3 files located?


Check the error message you're getting, it should list the directory path, however, in my case it was off the Joomla root$/libraries/joomla/database/database directory.

Since this was tracked to a extension developer issue, the bug tracker entry was closed. I think what they're going to do is advise extension developers to keep any files OUT of the Joomla core libraries.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby skydart » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:19 pm

nzampella wrote:
skydart wrote:
mercer1122 wrote:Since this was tracked to a extension developer issue, the bug tracker entry was closed. I think what they're going to do is advise extension developers to keep any files OUT of the Joomla core libraries.

That completely stinks. I don't have the "extension" that is referenced above on my site, and I have no idea which extension is causing the issue, nor on how to resolve the issue without breaking the site.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration Layout Has No CSS Stylin

Postby nzampella » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:31 am

That completely stinks. I don't have the "extension" that is referenced above on my site, and I have no idea which extension is causing the issue, nor on how to resolve the issue without breaking the site.


FWIW ... if you remove the file that appears in the error message on the Global Configuration page, and the system still has an issue with another file in that directory, it will appear in a new message when you try to access that page.

Its going to be trial and error, but I'm guessing that any file that has Oracle, or MSSQL as part of the name can be removed.


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