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Joomla 3.x. Joomla 3.0.x templates and Joomla 3.1.x compatibility (Tags issue)

This tutorial is going to help you fix the problem of missing tags related to Joomla! 3.0.x templates and Joomla! 3.1.x compatibility.

Joomla 3.x. Joomla 3.0.x templates and Joomla 3.1.x compatibility (Tags issue)

If your template is for Joomla! 3.0.x and was installed using Joomla!3.1.x, sometimes such errors may occur:

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And  if you log into the admin panel, there  will be no “Tags” menu under “Components.”

In order to enable the tags:

  1. Log into your Joomla! admin panel and go to the top menu System -> Global Configuration.
  2. Click the Server tab and check your database prefix.

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  3. If it is not default (jos_), in the code below replace jos_ everywhere with your database prefix.

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  4.  If your database prefix is jos_ , leave it as is:

    INSERT INTO `jos_assets` (`id`, `parent_id`, `lft`, `rgt`, `level`, `name`, `title`, `rules`) VALUES (999, 1, 997, 998, 1, 'com_tags', 'com_tags', '{"core.admin":{"8":1},"core.manage":{"7":1},"core.create":{"6":1,"3":1},"core.delete":{"6":1},"core.edit":{"6":1,"4":1},"core.edit.state":{"6":1,"5":1}}'); 
    INSERT INTO `jos_extensions` (`extension_id`, `name`, `type`, `element`, `folder`, `client_id`, `enabled`, `access`, `protected`, `manifest_cache`, `params`, `custom_data`, `system_data`, `checked_out`, `checked_out_time`, `ordering`, `state`) VALUES (29, 'com_tags', 'component', 'com_tags', '', 1, 1, 1, 1, '{"name":"com_tags","type":"component","creationDate":"December 2013","author":"Joomla! Project","copyright":"(C) 2005 - 2013 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.","authorEmail":"admin@joomla.org","authorUrl":"www.joomla.org","version":"3.1.0","description":"COM_TAGS_XML_DESCRIPTION","group":""}', '{"tag_layout":"_:default","show_tag_title":"0","tag_list_show_tag_image":"1","tag_list_show_tag_description":"1","tag_list_image":"","show_tag_num_items":"0","tag_list_orderby":"title","tag_list_orderby_direction":"ASC","show_headings":"1","tag_list_show_date":"published","tag_list_show_item_image":"1","tag_list_show_item_description":"1","tag_list_item_maximum_characters":10000,"return_any_or_all":"1","include_children":"0","maximum":200,"tag_list_language_filter":"all","tags_layout":"_:default","all_tags_orderby":"publish_up","all_tags_orderby_direction":"ASC","all_tags_show_tag_image":"1","all_tags_show_tag_descripion":"1","all_tags_tag_maximum_characters":10000,"all_tags_show_tag_hits":"0","filter_field":"0","show_pagination_limit":"1","show_pagination":"2","show_pagination_results":"1","tag_field_ajax_mode":"1","show_feed_link":"1"}', '', '', 0, '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 0, 0),
    (316, 'mod_tags_popular', 'module', 'mod_tags_popular', '', 0, 1, 1, 0, '{"name":"mod_tags_popular","type":"module","creationDate":"January 2013","author":"Joomla! Project","copyright":"Copyright (C) 2005 - 2013 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.","authorEmail":"admin@joomla.org","authorUrl":"www.joomla.org","version":"3.1.0","description":"MOD_TAGS_POPULAR_XML_DESCRIPTION","group":""}', '{"maximum":"5","timeframe":"alltime","owncache":"1"}', '', '', 0, '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 0, 0),
    (317, 'mod_tags_similar', 'module', 'mod_tags_similar', '', 0, 1, 1, 0, '{"name":"mod_tags_similar","type":"module","creationDate":"January 2013","author":"Joomla! Project","copyright":"Copyright (C) 2005 - 2013 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.","authorEmail":"admin@joomla.org","authorUrl":"www.joomla.org","version":"3.1.0","description":"MOD_TAGS_SIMILAR_XML_DESCRIPTION","group":""}', '{"maximum":"5","matchtype":"any","owncache":"1"}', '', '', 0, '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 0, 0),
    (447, 'plg_finder_tags', 'plugin', 'tags', 'finder', 0, 1, 1, 0, '{"name":"plg_finder_tags","type":"plugin","creationDate":"February 2013","author":"Joomla! Project","copyright":"(C) 2005 - 2013 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.","authorEmail":"admin@joomla.org","authorUrl":"www.joomla.org","version":"3.0.0","description":"PLG_FINDER_TAGS_XML_DESCRIPTION","group":""}', '{}', '', '', 0, '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 0, 0); 
    INSERT INTO `jos_finder_types` (`id`, `title`, `mime`) VALUES (6, 'Tag', ''); 
    INSERT INTO `jos_menu` (`id`, `menutype`, `title`, `alias`, `note`, `path`, `link`, `type`, `published`, `parent_id`, `level`, `component_id`, `checked_out`, `checked_out_time`, `browserNav`, `access`, `img`, `template_style_id`, `params`, `lft`, `rgt`, `home`, `language`, `client_id`) VALUES
    (23, 'main', 'com_tags', 'Tags', '', 'Tags', 'index.php?option=com_tags', 'component', 0, 1, 1, 29, 0, '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 0, 1, 'class:tags', 0, '', 65, 66, 0, '', 1); 
    
    
  5.  Copy the code above or download the same code as a zipped SQL file.
  6. Access your database through phpMyadmin or other tool your hosting provides. It is suggested you make a backup copy of the database before you proceed.
  7. Click the SQL tab.
  8. Paste the code and click Go.

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  9. No errors after it’s been imported mean  everything was done correctly.
  10. Check your site. The errors on the front end should be gone and in the admin panel under “Components” -> “Tags” menu should appear.

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Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Joomla 3.x. Joomla 3.0.x templates and Joomla 3.1.x compatibility (Tags issue)