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#8512 mod_akadmin-3.0.zip

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propolis
Hi,

I have installed mod_akadmin-3.0.zip, went to extensions, module maneger, Administrator and enabled 'Akeeba Backup Notification Module'

The problem I have is that it is not being displayed when I go to Site then Control Panel.

Any suggestions

Eddie

dlb
Eddie,

This one is a little tricky. When you install a module in Joomla! it always defaults to the "left" position. You need to go to Extensions, Modules, Administrator and change Akeeba Backup Notification Module to "icon". That will make it show up correctly.

Nicholas had a trick to make it install correctly under JoomlaPack, but the trick breaks something else now and can't be used any more.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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propolis
Hi,

Thanks a lot for the quick response. This fixed the display problem.

Regards

Eddie

dlb
I'm glad that did it. :)


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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user8518
I'm having the same problem with Joomla 1.6 but go to Extensions, Modules, Administrator don't reveel an Administrator. any idea wheree I can find it?
regards Villy

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
You are not supposed to install the module separately. Doing so will ruin the Joomla! database due to API changes between Joomla! 1.5 and 1.6. What you have to do is simply install Akeeba Backup 3.2.b4 or later on your Joomla! 1.6.0 site and the module will be installed automatically. You may have to enable it manually, though.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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user8518
I don't install it separately and I did enable it, and it works fine via it's own menu, but the button still dont show up on the administation panel.
Best regards Villy

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
You can set its position to "icon" so that it get published in the correct place. Do note that, unlike what used to be in Joomla! 1.5, administrator icon modules are published in sliders below the main Joomla! icons. Look at the interface very carefully. You'll see that below the Joomla! icons there is an "Akeeba Backup Notification Module" header. Click on it and the icon will be revealed. No, you can't change that. No, it's not a bug. It's how Joomla! 1.6's default administrator template (Bluestork) works. I don't like it either, but we'll have to live with that.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

user8518
it's the change position to "icon" I can't find where to do it anywhere. in Extension Manager: Manage I can see Akeeba but here I can only remove the Akeeba. The same goes for Module Manager: Module Menu here I can't find Akeeba or the "icon" position.

Best regards
Villy

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
The Joomla! interface has changed a bit. OK, it has changed a terribly whole lot! Here's how to do it:
1. Log in to your backend
2. Click on Extensions, Module Manager menu
3. The top row above the grid has an edit box and, on the right, a series of dropdown boxes. The first one reads "site". Select "Administrator".
4. In the Filter text box type "backup" and click on the Search button next to it.
5. Click on the only item, titled "Akeeba Backup Notification Module"
6. In the editor page, find the "Position" setting. It's the third setting on the left-hand pane. Click on the "Select Position" button.
7. Find the "icon" setting (sixth item from the top for me) and click on it.
8. Back to the editor page, set Published to "Published" (yeah, I know...) and Access to Public.
9. Make sure that Start Publishing and Finish Publishing are both "0000-00-00 00:00:00"
10. Make sure "Language" is set to "All"
11. Set "Show Title" to "Show". IMPORTANT! If you don't do that, you won't see the icon!
12. Save & Close

Now go to Site, Control Panel. Right after the "Edit Profile" button there should be a "Backup required" or "Backup up to date" icon (depending on the age of your backup).

Do note that installing 3.2 Stable (to be released probably tomorrow) on a site where Akeeba Backup and its module is not already installed will do all of this automatically. The current beta version didn't because the way modules work has changed a gazillion times during the beta releases of Joomla! 1.6. We had to wait for it to go stable before figuring out how to make everything work properly.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

user8518
Hi Nicholas

Thank you for the answer. All the settings as you explained about was set as explained. I do though set them again with the same values and saved the settings and hey presto, now the module icon is visible in control panel.
and you are right this is not for the common user (me) to figure out, so once more thank you very much for you answer.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
Yes, you are right. There were a lot of UI changes in Joomla! 1.6's default administrator template, all performed without any user testing whatsoever. Good thing us third party developers decided to support the new Joomla! version and help fill in the gaps in the documentation ;)

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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