Aug 20, 2009

Joomla! - Liberate the Authors

To hack the Joomla! 1.5.x ( to open the gate for the authors ), is to change the following two files ( the hack has to be applied to any future upgrade of the core )

File 1 is ...components\com_content\controller.php
Go to Line 229 and comment out some lines to stop the wrong message coming up on save:

// if ($access->canPublish)
// {
// Publishers, admins, etc just get the stock msg
$msg = JText::_('Item successfully saved.');
// }
// else
// {
// $msg = $isNew ? JText::_('THANK_SUB') : JText::_('Item successfully saved.');
// }

File 2 is ...components\com_content\models\article.php
Go to line 332 to change the zero value:
// For new items - author is not allowed to publish - prevent them from doing so
$article->state = 1;

The Authors are Liberated !
~E~

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