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#36806 CSS missing in AdminTools and Backup

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I'm missing the CSS for AdminTools and Backup. Based on what I see in Chrome's DevTools, it looks like some files are missing? But I've tried reinstalling and it still doesn't work.



Akeeba Staff

The .map files ARE NOT JavaScript and CSS, they are only used for development. They map the transcoded and minified file to its source. The CSS files are generated by SCSS sources using Sass. The JavaScript files are generated from EcmaScript 6 or JavaScript sources using Babel. We don't ship the .map files because we don't ship the source files for CSS and JavaScript with our extensions.

What is showing me the nature of your problem is a different error message: â€œUncaught ReferenceError: akeeba is not defined at ControlPanel.min.js?..dcf42e63d8df:6:6546”

This tells me that Akeeba FEF, our CSS and JS framework included in our Joomla 3 software, is not installed or it's missing files.

I checked your site by accessing the URL using the URL to your site I see in the screenshot you sent me. That returns a 404 which means that FEF was not fully installed on your site. Since it's partially installed Joomla does not try to reinstall it when you install the Akeeba Backup or Admin Tools package again, therefore it never replaces the missing files.

The solution should be fairly straightforward.

Go to our Downloads page and download FEF from there:   Download FEF v.2.1.0 . Install it on your site like any other extension.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Thank you for that verbose and, quite frankly, not-completely-understood explanation. Lol

Everything is looking as it should again.

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