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Blank Homepage 6 years 9 months ago #19196

  • jstratos
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I thought I would post this in case others were having issues with Joomla 1.5 showing a blank homepage. Apparently my hosting provider upgraded their PHP from 5.2.17 to a 5.3 version. When they did it was causing incompatibility issues with all my Joomla 1.5 sites. I could access the back-end admin area, but could not preview the site publicly.

I researched this online and discovered the following:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/migration5 ... atible.php

The Solution was posted in another site here:
http://www.bestdesigns.co.in/blog/warni ... -reference

For those having these same issues, the fix is basically a core code change in two places...

STEP 1:
Line 31 of the helper.php file under /modules/mod_mainmenu remove the & (ampersand)
From:
function buildXML(&$params)
to:
function buildXML($params)


STEP 2:
open the
/public_html/libraries/joomla/html/html.php
and find the (line 87)
:
return call_user_func_array( array( $className, $func ), $args );
put & (ampersand) sign before the $args
:
return call_user_func_array( array( $className, $func ), &$args );

If your helper file does not have the & (ampersand), then you are probably not experiencing any compatibility issues.

I'm researching further to see if this also has any effect when migrating DTR in Joomla 1.5, using PHP 5.3.

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