Frequently Asked Questions about Components Anywhere

The {component} tags are not being converted

The Components Anywhere plugin is not published

Check if the Components Anywhere plugin is published. Go to Extensions >> Plugin manager and search for the system plugin System - Regular Labs - Components Anywhere. Then publish it.

There is markup on the {component} tags

If you have copy/pasted code directly into your editor, you might also have copied along hidden HTML tags. So this will also cause the {component} tags to break:

{<span>component</span> ...}

Remove the extra styling or other html tags around and in the {component} tags that might cause problems.

A Login Form is displayed

If you're testing Components Anywhere on your Joomla website in "Offline Mode", you may get a Login Form displaying on the page instead of the desired component.

To view components placed through Components Anywhere in offline mode, Make sure the Pass on Cookies option is enabled in the "Advanced" tab of Components Anywhere Plugin Settings. The setting is already enabled by default on new installs.

No component is placed

Components Anywhere will try to load in the given url. When this fails for whatever reason, you will find this Components Anywhere comment in your html output:

The component cannot be placed because an invalid url is given or the page timed out

This can have different reasons.

The url redirects to another url

First check the url directly in your browser. If it redirects - for example: due to SEF settings - then you need to use the final url in the {component} tag.

Joomla settings are conflicting

Make sure the Session Handle is set to Database and the Database Type is set to MySQLi in the Global Configuration.

An extension is blocking the url calls

Some firewall/security extensions will cause issues with Components Anywhere.

If you are using RS Firewall turn off cURL in the Active Scanner settings.

The server blocks cURL

You server might be blocking the use of cURL or fopen calls. To solve this, you need to contact your host.

Pass on Cookies


How can I install/upgrade Components Anywhere?

You can either install Components Anywhere by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Components Anywhere, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

Components Anywhere won't install...

If you have problems installing Components Anywhere, please try the manual installation process as described here:

How can I uninstall Components Anywhere?

You can either uninstall Components Anywhere by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

If you no longer use any Regular Labs extensions, you can also uninstall the Regular Labs Library plugin by using the Joomla! core extension manager.

What are the minimum requirements?

Components Anywhere will only work correctly if your setup meets these requirements:

  • Up-to-date version of Joomla:
    • Joomla 3.9.0 or higher
  • PHP 5.6 or higher
  • MySQL 5 or higher

Important: I can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the above requirements;
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.

Where can I download earlier versions?

You have access to all previous free versions of all extensions on this website.

If you have a subscription to an extension, you can also download any previous pro version of that extension.

If you do not have a valid subscription, you can download any pro version that is older than 1 year.

You can find old versions in the changelog.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions! (whether you have a subscription or not).

How can I downgrade to an earlier version of Components Anywhere?

If for some reason you need to install an older version, it is best to uninstall the extension first.

You will also have to uninstall the Regular Labs Library system plugin.

After that you can simply install the older version zip file using the Joomla! installer.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions!


Under what license are Regular Labs extensions released?

All free and paid Regular Labs extensions are released under the Open Source GNU GPL v2.0 license.

See the Terms & Conditions for additional terms.

Regular Labs Library

What is the Regular Labs Library?

The Regular Labs Library is a Joomla! library and system plugin that is installed along with every Regular Labs extension.

This plugin contains all the common functions and language strings that the Regular Labs extensions use.

If you use any Regular Labs extensions, this plugin must be installed and published. They will not function correctly or they will not function at all without it.

Do I still need the NoNumber Framework plugin?

The NoNumber Framework has been replaced with the Regular Labs Library.

It is however not possible for my installer to check if a user has any custom code (in custom extensions, overrides or templates) that is using and relying on functionality from the NoNumber Framework.
This is the reason the NoNumber Framework does not get uninstalled automatically.

The NoNumber Framework can safely be uninstalled if your do not have any custom code using it.

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