Alan Anderson

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  1. In my case there would appear to have been corruption in the database. Fortunately I backup the database fairly often. I restored the most recent DB backup and the problem went away. I'm very disappointed that Bow Themes does not take an interest in these problems.
  2. I have this problem. My Joomla version is 3.8.2
  3. Hi, I see this question has had over 25,000 views, so I am perhaps in good company. I have used BT Login on a Joomla 2.5 site for several years with no problem. I am now re-building the site in Joomla 3.4 and have installed the BT Login module for Joomla 3. I get the dreaded "Username and password do not match or you do not have an account yet". My test website is at: http://www.eurodolphin.com/bcb3/index.php/en/. I will send you the admin login by email.
  4. The "Remember Me" function is not designed to work in the way described here. If it was, there would be no point having it, people could simply use their browser's "Save Password" function. But a browser's "save password" is not available for pop-up login windows; it it is designed to work with URLs. And a "remember me" function is intended to work after logging out. The idea that you should not log out is incorrect. Any self respecting website will log you out after a certain time anyway. Very simply, for whatever reason, the "remember me" function in BT Login does not work, even after the change to the default.js file implemented in the current version. You can demonstrate what is meant to happen as follows. Unpublish your BT Login module and instead use the default (ugly) Joomla module. Log in, ticking the "remember me" box. Your login details are remembered and each time you go to log in, both username and password are placed in their boxes. This is not "save password" at work. Now re-publish the BT Login module, (and unpublish the Joomla one). The "remember me" function now works with BT-Login as never before. It is a joy to behold - and saves you a lot of time. So the Joomla default login module contains the necessary code to "remember" a login - and even make it available to BT Login. So it seems to me that for the developers of this excellent and elegant extension, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what is required of the "remember me" function. Unfortunately, if it cannot be fixed, many people can just not use it. These days you can't require people to re-enter username and password every time they want to log in. They will vote with their mouse and go elsewhere. The "Remember Me" function is not designed to work in the way described here. If it were, there would be no point having it, people could simply use their browser's "Save Password" function. But a browser's "save password" is not available for pop-up login windows; "save password" is designed to work with URLs. Very simply, for whatever reason, the "remember me" function in BT Login does not work, even after the change to the default.js file implemented in the current version. It doesn't even work on the Bow Themes website! You can demonstrate what is meant to happen as follows. Unpublish your BT Login module and instead use the default (ugly) Joomla module. Log in, ticking the "remember me" box. Your login details are remembered and each time you go to log in, both username and password are placed in their boxes. This is not "save password" at work. Now re-publish the BT Login module, (and unpublish the Joomla one). The "remember me" function now works with BT-Login as never before. It is a joy to behold - and saves you a lot of time. So the Joomla default login module contains the necessary code to "remember" a login - and even make it available to BT Login. So it seems to me that for the developers of this excellent and elegant extension, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what is required of the "remember me" function. Unfortunately, if it cannot be fixed, many people can just not use it. These days you can't require people to re-enter username and password every time they want to log in. They will vote with their mouse and go elsewhere.
  5. Thanks for your reply. I have a copy of the site hosted on my PC using XAMPP. On this I didn't get the Firefox problem. I checked on a different PC and also didn't get the problem. On my PC I upgraded Firefox (from 25.0 to 25.0.1) and still had the problem. So I uninstalled Firefox, cleaned the registry and re-installed. Now the BT Login module is displayed. I guess it's what you call "one of those things". Alan Anderson
  6. My test site is at http://www.eurodolphin.com/bcb/ Clicking on the “members” link at far right opens a page containing the BT login module. This works fine in IE8, Chrome and Opera, but in Firefox the module is not displayed. Any ideas? Alan Anderson
  7. Thank you very much indeed. What you suggest works perfectly. It's exactly the way I wanted it, with the greeting and logout button on every page with registered access permission.
  8. BT Login is an excellent extension. I have it working in three languages on a test site at: http://www.eurodolphin.com/bcb1/index.php You have to click on the "Members" link to log in. Logging in takes you to a different menu, visible only to "registered" users. Once logged in you can no longer see the menu presented to the public. You can test this by logging in with: Username: Alan PW: rUXufR-! So far so very good. But once logged in there is no welcome message and no logout button. These are present in the public area of the site. To see this click on the logo at top-left. You are taken back to the public area. Once there, if you again click on "Members" you will see the logout button. It is obviously set up to be displayed in the same place as the login button. But in my case I need it to be visible in the registered section of the site. It could be placed on just one page, opened by a "Logout" menu item. How could this be achieved?