Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

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Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby mkaz » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:43 am

After upgrading from Joomla 1.5.3 to 1.5.6 all top menus disappeared.
I reviewed all related posts and -
a. tried Jenny's css fixes for the green and blue headers, posted July 17
b. tried 'instance' css overhaul, posted August 16

all without success. Everything but the top menu seems to be working.
Before the upgrade I saved the ja_purity files, v1.1.3. If I activate the 'old', saved template, the menu appears again.

Jenny's locked post in this forum from July 18, points to replacement files (see above) but states they will make it into J1.5.5. I installed 1.5.6 but still can't get menu's, with or without the replacement files.

The ja_purity included in Joomla 1.5.6 announces itself to be version 1.2.0. The date is still 26-Dec-2007, which is probably the date it was put into the contest. This date should probably be updated for new versions.

I reviewed both the original, J1.5.6, css files and the overhault files from 'instance'. The naming has changed quite extensively.
I also reviewed the thread 'Purity from SVN has no top menu?'. Looks like my exact problem but again, this thread is about an older version and has different advice how to correct, some of it in conflict with the above advice.

Can somebody make some order in this, please. I'm at loss which version made it into Joomla 1.5.6 and which fixes should be applied to make the top menus work.

I would also be willing to work on the css files but am not sure which ones to use, the original ones or 'instance'. I don't want to invest a lot of time and then see a new, rewritten version of ja_purity appear in J1.5.7.

Thanks for any help,
Michael

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby Dirk67 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:51 pm

got the same problem/situation with a fresh J! 1.5.6 Installation and the "integrated" JA_Purity

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby effezien » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:38 pm

After a downgrade to 1.5.3 (and patching the reset.php file ) and a complete new install of ja_purity i noticed the description in the template..

Did you do this in the 1.5.6 version ? (not tested) :
1. Goto Module Manager, click a mainmenu module (Eg: Main Menu).
2. Select "No" for the module "Show Title".
3. Select "hornav" for the module "Position".
4. Select "Yes" for parameter "Always show sub-menu Items"
5. Select "List" for parameter "Menu Style"


In mine (now 1.5.3) it is working now ! :D

I would like your input on this ..

Thanks, Sven

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby mkaz » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:27 am

I did check the parameters of the Main menu (name of my top menu). The menu is setup properly but still does not work.

I still find it hard to believe that the issue is database related (setup of joomla items) because my menu's start working if I switch to the 'old' ja_purity (v1.1.3).

I am considering leaving the 'old' ja_purity as my template but am unsure if it's wise since a quick file compare showed a lot of changes from ja_purity 1.1.3 and I'm not sure what issue will pop-up and where.

Thanks for your input though,
Michael

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby Dirk67 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:22 am

1. Goto Module Manager, click a mainmenu module (Eg: Main Menu).
2. Select "No" for the module "Show Title".
3. Select "hornav" for the module "Position".
4. Select "Yes" for parameter "Always show sub-menu Items"
5. Select "List" for parameter "Menu Style"


Thank you,
works for me on a fresh J! 1.5.6 Installation with the "integrated" JA_Purity

So the other users problems mentioned in this thread seem to be "update related" problems (?)

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby mkaz » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:31 am

Changing the existing menu settings did not work but deleting the menu and recreating it via PhilOSpara's post http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=541&t=301006#p1351145 made my top menu reappear.

Thanks for your help,
Michael

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Re: Javascript Top Menu disappeared in 1.5.6

Postby Spell » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:31 am

Here's how to get the top menu back if it disappears on a Joomla 1.5.x website: Go to the following folder modules->mod_mainmenu. Download the file "helper.php" to your computer, open it up and find the following line:

function buildXML(&$params)

Change it to (take out the "&"):

function buildXML($params)

Upload back to your site and the menu should re-appear. Takes seconds to fix.


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