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teaguew
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Lost module type Newsflash - how to recover?

Post by teaguew » Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:08 pm

Yes, I think this is a strange one.

A website I manage used the Newsflash module. Not only has that module disappeared from the site, the module type "Newflash" (mod_article_news) is gone.

I compared this site to another that also has a Newsflash module, and found the mod_article_news folder under the modules directory. I added that folder (and its contents) to the site that lost it, but it appears there's more to it.

I've tried checking the Joomla tables to see if there's an entry that I need to add, but can't find any table that lists the module types. Perhaps there is none.

In any case, any thoughts on what I need to do to get the Newsflash module back onto this site as an option?

Thanks!

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Re: Lost module type Newsflash - how to recover?

Post by AMurray » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:19 pm

As far as I can tell, the one you want is called "Articles Newsflash".
article_newsflash.png
That's in my Joomla v3.9.27, can you not see that under the modules list (when you click "New" to create a new module?).

mod_articles_news kind of gives you the clue to its name.
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Re: Lost module type Newsflash - how to recover?

Post by sozzled » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:26 pm

One quick thought: go to backend:

1) Extensions » Manage » Discover
2) Click Discover button
3) Select any items that the discovery tool finds and then click Install

Now go to Extensions » Modules and filter on Site and see if you can find the Newsflash module as shown in @AMurray's screenshot.

teaguew wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:08 pm
I've tried checking the Joomla tables to see if there's an entry that I need to add, but can't find any table that lists the module types. Perhaps there is none.
More or less correct. There is a table but first you have to have the files located where they're needed to run the module. ;) If the files exist (where they're needed) the discovery tool should repair the database table.
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Re: Lost module type Newsflash - how to recover?

Post by teaguew » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:35 am

Thank you Sozzle. I'd never paid attention to the Discover option. Worked like a champ!


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