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Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by campfullmonte » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:45 pm

I have been trying to solve this problem for the last few days so if anyone has a quick fix to this problem, I’d love to hear from you.

Currently, any attempt to invoke an edit function in my Joomla Backend results in the source being displayed as per the attached screen shot. i.e. blank edit area screen with a power button/login type icon. If I click the icon I see the outline of the text window with a “circle of doom – processing” animation for a few seconds before the blank screen and icon are re-displayed.

I first noticed it trying to edit a module, but since then each new source type I try gives the same display. It was first evident when using the JCE Pro Editor – as set in global configuration. I could use TinyMCE and “None” at first. Searching for solutions, I found one that suggested it could be a caching problem. I cleared browser and Joomla cache and now the problem has rippled through to any editor I set in Global Parameters.

Other things I have tried. My subscription to JCE – editor Pro expired a while ago so I removed the package and installed the free version.

Schoolboy error I know but I haven’t properly recorded what I have done in the recent past. I don’t make changes to my site very often and even then they are minor.

The most recent significant change I have made to the site prior to noticing this problem has been to activate https on my hosting package and force https support for the entire site within Joomla. I believe I have made all the requisite changes as laid out in the documentation, including suggested changes to .htaccess and configuration.php. I’m not convinced this is the root of the problem. I have tried to backout all the changes I’ve made to implement https and the problem persists. Does anyone agree moving to https is a red herring?

I’m at a loss as to what to try next. The front end of the site is working fine so I’m nervous about some of the options open to me. I’m being prompted to update to version 3.9.23 from 3.9.22 but I’m nervous about updating a dysfunctional backend. Do you agree I should try to fix it at my installed release first?

I’ve seen an option to restore Joomla core components – I’m somewhat of a Joomla novice so I’d need to research and understand the full impact of this. Should I do it anyway? What are the risks to my front end?

The most drastic action would be to restore from my last known good Akeeba backup taken prior to upgrading to Joomla 3.9.22 back in October. I suspect this is likely to be the most time efficient route but would welcome your thoughts. Especially if someone has a quick fix I’ve missed? Any help much appreciated.

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Here's my FPA output
Forum Post Assistant (v1.6.1) : 25-Nov-2020 wrote:
Basic Environment :: wrote:Joomla! Instance :: Joomla! 3.9.22-Stable (Amani) 6-October-2020
Joomla! Platform :: Joomla Platform 13.1.0-Stable (Curiosity) 24-Apr-2013
Joomla! Configured :: Yes | Read-Only (444) |
Configuration Options :: Offline: false | SEF: true | SEF Suffix: false | SEF ReWrite: true | .htaccess/web.config: Yes | GZip: false | Cache: true | CacheTime: 30 | CacheHandler: file | CachePlatformPrefix: false | FTP Layer: false | Proxy: false | LiveSite: Is Not Empty | Session lifetime: 60 | Session handler: database | Shared sessions: false | SSL: 2 | Error Reporting: none | Site Debug: false | Language Debug: false | Default Access: 1 | Unicode Slugs: false | dbConnection Type: mysqli | PHP Supports J! 3.9.22: Yes | Database Supports J! 3.9.22: Yes | Database Credentials Present: Yes |

Host Configuration :: OS: Linux | OS Version: 3.10.0-693.17.1.2.ELK.el6.x86_64 | Technology: x86_64 | Web Server: Apache | Encoding: gzip, deflate, br | System TMP Writable: Yes | Free Disk Space : 198.35 GiB |

PHP Configuration :: Version: 7.3.24 | PHP API: cgi-fcgi | Session Path Writable: Yes | Display Errors: | Error Reporting: 32759 | Log Errors To: error_log | Last Known Error: 17th June 2020 01:53:43. | Register Globals: | Magic Quotes: | Safe Mode: | Allow url fopen: 1 | Open Base: | Uploads: 1 | Max. Upload Size: 256M | Max. POST Size: 260M | Max. Input Time: 60 | Max. Execution Time: 30 | Memory Limit: 256M

Database Configuration :: Version: 5.6.41-84.1 (Client:mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: 7cc7cc96e675f6d72e5cf0f267f48e167c2abb23 $) | Database Size: 11.94 MiB | #of Tables with config prefix: 225 | #of other Tables: 0 | User Privileges : GRANT ALL
Detailed Environment :: wrote:PHP Extensions :: Core (7.3.24) | date (7.3.24) | libxml (7.3.24) | openssl (7.3.24) | pcre (7.3.24) | zlib (7.3.24) | filter (7.3.24) | hash (7.3.24) | pcntl (7.3.24) | readline (7.3.24) | Reflection (7.3.24) | SPL (7.3.24) | session (7.3.24) | standard (7.3.24) | cgi-fcgi () | bcmath (7.3.24) | bz2 (7.3.24) | calendar (7.3.24) | ctype (7.3.24) | curl (7.3.24) | dom (20031129) | mbstring (7.3.24) | fileinfo (7.3.24) | ftp (7.3.24) | gd (7.3.24) | gettext (7.3.24) | gmp (7.3.24) | iconv (7.3.24) | imap (7.3.24) | intl (7.3.24) | json (1.7.0) | exif (7.3.24) | mysqlnd (mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: 7cc7cc96e675f6d72e5cf0f267f48e167c2abb23 $) | odbc (7.3.24) | PDO (7.3.24) | pgsql (7.3.24) | Phar (7.3.24) | posix (7.3.24) | pspell (7.3.24) | SimpleXML (7.3.24) | soap (7.3.24) | sockets (7.3.24) | sqlite3 (7.3.24) | tidy (7.3.24) | tokenizer (7.3.24) | xml (7.3.24) | xmlwriter (7.3.24) | xsl (7.3.24) | zip (1.15.4) | mysqli (7.3.24) | pdo_mysql (7.3.24) | PDO_ODBC (7.3.24) | pdo_pgsql (7.3.24) | pdo_sqlite (7.3.24) | wddx (7.3.24) | xmlreader (7.3.24) | xmlrpc (7.3.24) | imagick (3.4.3) | SourceGuardian (11.4.1) | ionCube Loader (10.4.4) | Zend Engine (3.3.24) |
Potential Missing Extensions ::

Switch User Environment :: PHP CGI: Yes | Server SU: Yes | PHP SU: Yes | Potential Ownership Issues: No
Folder Permissions :: wrote:Core Folders :: images/ (755) | components/ (755) | modules/ (755) | plugins/ (755) | language/ (755) | templates/ (755) | cache/ (755) | logs/ (755) | tmp/ (755) | administrator/components/ (755) | administrator/modules/ (755) | administrator/language/ (755) | administrator/templates/ (755) | administrator/logs/ (---) |

Elevated Permissions (First 10) ::
Database Information :: wrote:Database statistics :: Uptime: 9880031 | Threads: 18 | Questions: 7680088160 | Slow queries: 10120 | Opens: 29527021 | Flush tables: 1 | Open tables: 16800 | Queries per second avg: 777.334 |
Extensions Discovered :: wrote:Components :: Site ::
Core :: com_mailto (3.0.0) 1 | com_wrapper (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: kunena_tmpl_crypsis (4.0.12) ? | JCE - Noneditable (1.0.0) ? | WF_VISUALCHARS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_ANCHOR_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_KITCHENSINK_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_REFERENCE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FONTSELECT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_CLEANUP_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_HR_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_ARTICLE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_WORDCOUNT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_BROWSER_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_IMGMANAGER_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_CLIPBOARD_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_STYLE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_CHARMAP_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_NONBREAKING_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_MEDIA_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_XHTMLXTRAS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_EMOTIONS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FULLSCREEN_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FONTCOLOR_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AUTOSAVE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_VISUALBLOCKS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_CONTEXTMENU_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_LISTS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FORMATSELECT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_PRINT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_DIRECTIONALITY_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_LINK_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FONTSIZESELECT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_SOURCE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_ATTRIBUTES_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_STYLESELECT_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_TEXTCASE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_HELP_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_SEARCHREPLACE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_TABLE_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_SPELLCHECKER_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_PREVIEW_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_LINK_SEARCH_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_AUDIO_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_DAILYMOTION_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_[youtube]_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_VIDEO_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_VIMEO_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_FILESYSTEM_JOOMLA_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_POPUPS_JCEMEDIABOX_TITLE (2.9.1) ? | WF_LINKS_JOOMLALINKS_TITLE (2.9.1) ? |

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3rd Party:: COM_EVENTGALLERY (3.11.16) 1 | com_jhackguard (2.0.2) 1 | Akeeba (7.3.2.1) 1 | com_kunena (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_comprofiler (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_gravatar (3.0.2) 0 | plg_kunena_alphauserpoints (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_uddeim (3.0.2) 1 | plg_finder_kunena (3.0.2) ? | plg_kunena_community (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_kunena (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_joomla (3.0.2) 1 | plg_kunena_finder (3.0.2) ? | mod_kunenamenu (3.0.2) ? | COM_B2JCONTACT (2.1.13) 1 | com_jaextmanager (2.5.3) 1 | com_jaextmanager (2.6.5) 1 | COM_K2 (2.6.7) 1 | com_xmap (2.3.4) ? | com_djimageslider (4.1.1) 1 | COM_J2XML (3.1.114) ? | JUserTube (6.1.0) ? | COM_JCE (2.9.1) 1 | COM_JEVENTS (3.6.6) 1 |

Modules :: Site ::
Core :: mod_finder (3.0.0) 1 | mod_feed (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_category (3.0.0) 1 | mod_login (3.0.0) 1 | mod_banners (3.0.0) 1 | mod_syndicate (3.0.0) 1 | mod_wrapper (3.0.0) 1 | mod_custom (3.0.0) 1 | mod_stats (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_latest (3.0.0) 1 | mod_search (3.0.0) 1 | mod_menu (3.0.0) 1 | mod_breadcrumbs (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_news (3.0.0) 0 | mod_tags_popular (3.1.0) 1 | mod_random_image (3.0.0) 1 | mod_related_items (3.0.0) 0 | mod_footer (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_archive (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_popular (3.0.0) 0 | mod_languages (3.5.0) 1 | mod_articles_categories (3.0.0) 1 | mod_tags_similar (3.1.0) 1 | mod_weblinks (3.7.0) 1 | mod_users_latest (3.0.0) 1 | mod_whosonline (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: JA Top Panel (2.5.4) 1 | B2J Contact (2.1.13) 1 | JA Facebook Activity Module (2.5.4) 1 | JA Login (2.5.8) 1 | Bootstrap Vimeo Video (1.0.0) 1 | K2 Users (2.6.7) 1 | K2 Tools (2.6.7) 1 | JA Twitter Module (2.5.8) 1 | MOD_JEV_CALENDAR_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 | K2 User (2.6.7) 1 | MOD_JEV_SWITCH_VIEW_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 | K2 Content (2.6.7) 1 | MOD_JEV_LEGEND_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 | DJ-ImageSlider (4.1.1) 1 | MOD_JEV_FILTER_MODULE_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 | JA Facebook Like Box Module (2.5.7) 1 | JA Slideshow (2.6.4) 1 | mod_hwd_vimeo_videobox (1.1.12) 1 | JUserTube (6.1.0) ? | MOD_JEV_LATEST_EVENTS_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 | Social Media Icon Links (1.6.0) 1 | JF slideshow (1.0.0) 1 | K2 Comments (2.6.7) 1 | MOD_JEV_CUSTOM_MODULE_TITLE (3.6.6) 1 |

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3rd Party:: K2 Stats (admin) (2.6.7) 1 | K2 Quick Icons (admin) (2.6.7) 1 |

Libraries ::
Core ::
3rd Party:: file_fof30 (3.6.2) ? |

Plugins ::
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Templates Discovered :: wrote:Templates :: Site :: ja_social (1.0.0) 1 | beez3 (3.1.0) 1 | protostar (1.0) 1 |
Templates :: Admin :: hathor (3.0.0) 1 | isis (1.0) 1 |
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Re: Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by toivo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:49 pm

campfullmonte wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:45 pm
LiveSite: Is Not Empty
The variable $live_site in the file configuration.php was used in old versions of Joomla but in Joomla 3.x it is usually empty:

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	public $live_site = '';
campfullmonte wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:45 pm
I believe I have made all the requisite changes as laid out in the documentation, including suggested changes to .htaccess and configuration.php.
It is not necessary to add the URL of the website into the file configuration.php. Usually all you need to do is to go to Global Configuration - Server - Server Settings and set 'Force HTTPS'.

campfullmonte wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Error Reporting: none
Please change the level of error reporting in Global Configuration temporarily to 'Maximum' to find out if any PHP notices, warnings or fatal errors are displayed and written to the PHP error log when you try to edit an article. Post the messages here for advice.

Use Webdeveloper tools (press F12) in the browser and check if the Console tab reports any javascript errors. Post the messages or a screenshot here for advice.
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Re: Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by Webdongle » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:24 pm

Set Protostar as default Template then test editing in backend.
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Re: Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by campfullmonte » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:37 pm

Toivo - Thanks for your reply.

Bravo! It's definitely the setting of live_site= in configuration.php that's causing the problem. I felt sure I'd tried resetting this back to null but obviously not. I reset it to null and it's working now. Yay - I can edit again!

I also set error reporting level to maximum as you suggested. Top Tip. I am getting errors displayed on the backend pages as well as in the browser code inspector tools but I'll research those myself and post again if I need to. My priority is to get a few edits done. Thanks again.

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Re: Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by campfullmonte » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:47 pm

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Set Protostar as default Template then test editing in backend.
Thanks for that but I fixed it by setting live_site= back to null in configuration.php As a double check I tried setting it back to 'https://<my site name>' and the problem re-appeared.

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Re: Unable to edit anything in Joomla backend!

Post by toivo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:25 pm

Thank you for the update.

campfullmonte wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:37 pm
I am getting errors displayed on the backend pages as well as in the browser code inspector tools but I'll research those myself and post again if I need to.
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