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TOPIC: How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order

How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29096

Hi,

How do I put my contact list in alphabetical order? I need to have a directory of employees and I can't see any way to do this.

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How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29097

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Hi rebeccagray,

Can you tell me which version of Joomla you are using?
Are you using the built-in conantact component? Or have you added a plugin?

Thanks
Ed
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How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29102

I'm using Joomla 1.6.3 with the contact component that came with it. I did find a way using the contact manager's 'ordering' column but it seems a rather cumbersome way to alphabetize. Is there a better way.

I've since ran into another problem. When I click on a contact name from the contact list on the website the screen goes blank. Any ideas?

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How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29136

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First thing I would do is upgrade to version 1.7. It's a snap! I haven't heard this, but there is always a chance this is a bug that got fixed on upgrade. If it doesn't, send us a URL so we can experience the problem.

www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/update-joomla-16-17/

The alphabetizing of the content component is cumbersome, but it's really the only way to do it.

If you want something more powerful you can try a component like Sobi2 or SobiPro or Mosets Tree. These go way beyond what the normal component can do (and are more work to set up). Check these out on the JED

extensions.joomla.org/extensions/directo...umentation/directory

Cheers,
Ed
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How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29321

Hi Ed,

This is the link for the contact list. When you click on a name it just goes blank.
128.146.200.251/about-osu-mansfield/directory.html

I set error reporting to maximum and received this error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function dom_import_simplexml() in /var/www/html/libraries/joomla/form/form.php on line 727

Any ideas how to fix?

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How to make my contact list to be in alphabetical order 2 years 7 months ago #29330

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I think you will need to get to your server administrator and have them check your PHP installation.

Certain Linux distributions do not have this extension included in the minimum PHP package. It can usually be found in one of the "optional" php-* packages.

For CentOS, you will need to run "yum install php-xml", which provides this extension.

They should know what to do. See if that makes the error message go away and let me know.

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Ed
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