JEvents 1.5 (No longer actively supported)

Can I override helpers?

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Postby dbessinger » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:42 pm

Each layout view has its own "helpers" directory. I'd like to modify the behavior of some of the helper functions, and would like to use overrides to do it. Is this possible? I've set up a helpers directory in my Joomla template's html directory, but it doesn't seem to work. Thanks!
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Postby Geraint » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:47 pm

Yes you can override templates. See viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1586&p=5300#p5300 for an example

Be careful about case sensitivity.

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Postby dbessinger » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:04 pm

There is another way of making this change - you could add a changed version of the helper defaultvieweventrownew.php in the folder /templates/{YOUR TEMPLATE}/html/com_jevents/helpers/


I tried this, but my changes don't show up in the event list. FYI, this is how I set it up:

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/templates/[MY_TEMPLATE]/html/com_jevents/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php


I've also tried this:

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/templates/[MY_TEMPLATE]/html/com_jevents/DefaultHelpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php


Either way, overriding a layout's helpers doesn't seem to work. Do you see anything that I've done incorrectly? Thanks!
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Postby Geraint » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:04 am

No - that is correct. I just tested it and it worked.

Make sure you have the latest build of JEvents and Joomla 1.5.10.

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p.s. you did change "[MY_TEMPLATE]" to ja_purity or whatever your template is didn't you?
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Postby dbessinger » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:24 pm

I upgraded to RC build 1413, and the helper override works as advertised. However, I saw that there is a note that, from 1409 forward, template override directories should be like this:

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templates/[my_template]/html/com_jevents/[layout]/[view]/


When I changed to this, JEvents stopped using the overrides. I changed them back to the way they were:

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templates/[my_template]/html/com_jevents/[LayoutView]/


and everything works again. So, no problems, just check the note that's under the release link in the forum. Thanks for all the help!
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Postby Geraint » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:26 pm

My mistake I hadn't changed all the references to the "[LayoutView]" type paths :oops:

This will be changed for the next release.

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Postby dgg » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:06 pm

Has there been a change to how helpers are overridden since this thread?

I'm using the ext template, which uses the default template's helper file for the DefaultViewEventRowNew() function here:

/components/jevents/views/default/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

(I've made edits to this file to confirm it is the one effecting the pages)

I can't seem to override it though, I've placed the overridden version in these locations:

/templates/<template>/html/jevents/default/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

/templates/<template>/html/jevents/ext/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

/templates/<template>/html/jevents/DefaultHelpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

/templates/<template>/html/jevents/ExtHelpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php


but it still uses the original file in the components folder.

I've successfully overridden actual template files (/templates/<template>/html/jevents/ext/year/listevents_body.php for example) without issue, so I'm at a loss.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

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Postby Geraint » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:51 pm

Try /templates/<template>/html/jevents/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php
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Postby dgg » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:25 pm

Success! Thank you very much Geraint. :D
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Postby cmb » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Geraint wrote:Try /templates/<template>/html/jevents/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

For anyone reading this thread and using a later version of Joomla, note that the path to the override file should be
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/templates/<template>/html/com_jevents/helpers/defaultvieweventrownew.php

Note the addition of com_ in the path.

I'm using JEvents v2.2.3 in Joomla 2.5.6.
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