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FrontPage Image is not changing

11 months 2 weeks ago
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Good day,

I am trying to change the default front page image on JomSocial and it is not changing. Please assist.

11 months 2 weeks ago
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HI, Katrine.

Thank you for contacting us.
How are you trying to change it? In Theme designer? Or by override?
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Hi,

Thank you for responding. My apologies for the vague question.
Joomla caching is disabled. I was trying to change the image through Theme Designer. After selecting the file and saving, the image is shown in the preview as being uploaded successfully. However, on the frontend of the website, the default image still shows.

After some investigations I realized the following:

The default front page image source is taken from
components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image-default.jpg

The image preview shown in Theme Designer has the following link:
components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image.jpeg

The template file (/com_community/templates/flat102/layouts/frontpage/guest.php) that I am using has the following syntax for showing the frontpage image:
<div class="joms-landing__image" style="background:url(<?php echo $heroImage; ?>) no-repeat center center;"></div>

After some digging to find out where the variable $heroImage was set, I found the following logic located in the file located at /components/com_community/views/frontpage/view.html.php:
//hero image
$heroImage = JURI::root() . 'components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image-default.jpg';
if (file_exists(COMMUNITY_PATH_ASSETS . 'frontpage-image.jpg')) {
$heroImage = JURI::root() . 'components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image.jpg';
} else if (file_exists(COMMUNITY_PATH_ASSETS . 'frontpage-image.png')) {
$heroImage = JURI::root() . 'components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image.png';
}
From this piece of code, I decided to recreate the image with a .jpg extension. I reuploaded the .jpg photo through Theme Designer. The image preview link shown in Theme Designer now has the following path:
/components/com_community/assets/frontpage-image.jpg

Turning to the frontpage view now, lo and behold, the frontpage image was changed!

So therefore, it appears that:
If the uploaded file has a .jpeg extension, then the frontpage image would not change. If it has a .jpg extension then the front page image would change.

This would be a bug, yes?

Thanks again.

11 months 2 weeks ago
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HI, Katerine.

Thank you for additional explanation. You should mention that you use Flat Theme at the first place :)
Theme Designer do not work with additional themes - only with default one.

IN your case you'll need to override image files like described here: documentation.jomsocial.com/wiki/Replacing_Default_Avatar


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