Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

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Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Hope someone can please help. Running Joomla 3.9.4 and using the default Protostar template.

A customer can select an existing article via the front-end once they have logged in. They have all admin rights up to Super user.

Once they select an article they want to edit, it opens up for them to amend. If they then select the tab labelled 'Category*', it is greyed out and they are unable to change the category the article can be assigned to.

Can anyone please shed some light on this and know of any way I can me this selectable?

Many thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:07 pm

Test with Protostar
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:47 pm

I'm using that template.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Content >>> Articles >>> options >>> editing layout (tab) ... Show Publishing Options ?
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:01 am

Webdongle wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Content >>> Articles >>> options >>> editing layout (tab) ... Show Publishing Options ?
I tried that but with no luck.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by logan_paul » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:33 am

Can't confirm, select Category on Frontend works.

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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:10 am

logan_paul wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:33 am
Can't confirm, select Category on Frontend works.
Hmmm, I installed a fresh version of Joomla 3.9.5 and am using Protostar with no changes at all. Changing category is greyed out when I try and change it after logging into the front-end.

I have super-user permissions. I've set permissions to all of the options but still the same.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by imanickam » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06 pm

Yes, I do confirm that one cannot change the category in an existing article from the front-end, even when logged in with Super User privileges.

Whereas, if it is a new article creation and submission from the front-end, one could choose the category.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:12 pm

imanickam wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Yes, I do confirm that one cannot change the category in an existing article from the front-end, even when logged in with Super User privileges.

Whereas, if it is a new article creation and submission from the front-end, one could choose the category.
That doesn't work for me either. I just created a new article in the front end, then went to it via the front-end bu the 'category*' drop-down is still greyed out.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 pm

Just tested with tinymce and jce No Avail. Will test on staging ... if still No Avail will check the issues tracker

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https://issues.joomla.org/tracker/joomla-cms/24626
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Just tested with tinymce and jce No Avail. Will test on staging ... if still No Avail will check the issues tracker
Great, thanks so much.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by JAVesey » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 pm

I am happy to confirm this too :'(
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:21 pm

http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Confirmed.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Looks like a feature was incorrectly removed but nobody is going to put it right.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 am

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Looks like a feature was incorrectly removed but nobody is going to put it right.
I really hope it is as my client relies on that small feature.
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by infograf768 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by infograf768 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:40 am

A patch has been proposed modifying this to allow Publishers to modify the category (still preventing authors to do so).
Test https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/24640
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by X-Bumble » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:23 am

infograf768 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:40 am
A patch has been proposed modifying this to allow Publishers to modify the category (still preventing authors to do so).
Test https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/24640
Ah great. How can I get notified of any advancement with this issue please?
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by infograf768 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:47 pm

Please test the patch. It is already RTC.

The file below replaces administrator/components/com_content/models/article.php

Here is a zip of the file:
article.php.zip
Then please mark your test OK at https://issues.joomla.org/tracker/joomla-cms/24640
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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by micia03 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:02 pm

I replaced the article.php file with the patch and the problem from the front-end was solved, but now I am experiencing issues with the back-end:

when accessing content->articles, I get the following

An error has occurred.

0 Call to a member function get() on null

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Re: Cannot change an articles category in the front-end.

Post by Webdongle » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:45 pm

I never had that problem when I tested the patch
viewtopic.php?f=806&t=969442 please
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