Annoying Sample Data box

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Annoying Sample Data box

Postby AlanCast » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:56 am

After installing Joomla 3.8.8 from the distributive (I chose NO sample data), now I have an annoying box at the top of my backend Control Panel that asks me to install "Blog Sample Data".

[ redacted ]? How to remove that spam message?
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Re: Annoying Sample Data box

Postby AlanCast » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:03 am

PS. I found the solution: there are plugins that can be uninstalled.

Still, dear developers, please remove that spam, for the benefit of the future generations!

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Re: Annoying Sample Data box

Postby leolam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:58 am

We have no issue here and for sure no 'spam' and I justinstalled Joomla 3.8.8 to double check this and it does not occur for me so cannot replicate this

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Re: Annoying Sample Data box

Postby sozzled » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:21 pm

The ability to add sample data after the installation is something that has been requested for a long time; there's some information about the new mechanism here: viewtopic.php?f=706&t=954976.

Although, for new installations of J!, there's a module displayed on the control panel in the J! backend, that looks like this:

j38_sampleData.png


you can easily remove it:

Extensions » Modules
Select Administrator modules
Locate the Sample Data module and disable it (see below)

j38_samleData2.png


Most people would not use this feature (especially if the website is not their very first J! website they've ever installed).

From the viewpoint of the complaint, I guess you can't please everyone, can you? :(
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