Thursday, May 17, 2012

Joomla 2.5 cant login no error message shown

Yesterday while working on a presentation, I came accross this issue in a Joomla 2.5 site where none of the users or admin cud login though we double checked that the correct credentials were being used.

There was absolutely no error message shown.

The cause I found soon after was that the variable cookie_domain had been set to something and my site was then on a local server.. make sure this is blanked out to solve the problem..

7 comments:

lgalarra said...

Could you be more specific? I have a template which does not show error messages whenever I enter wrong credentials in the login. Where is this cookie_domain variable that you mention? On the other hand, do you know where the position for error messages is specified in Joomla!?

Parth Lawate said...

If there is no error message shown it might be that the template is simply missing the message container..

it looks like


the variable i am talking about is in the joomla config.php

Angela e Cristian said...

This worked for me!

Thanks a lot

Konstantinos Theodoridis said...

Thank god i found your post. I am developing a site on a test domain but stupid me set cookies for final domain...so i was locked out...

1000 thx.

Eric Tran said...

Thank you for the guide, that did the trick!
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Confidant said...

I had a similar problem. It turned out that using PHP 5.4 was the trouble. Downgraded to PHP 5.3 and it worked.

Eoin Oliver said...

Amazing, thanks a million for solving a long standing problem for me