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Joomla Protostar Template Mystery

7:30 am on Jun 29, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm hoping to catch the eye of someone experienced with Joomla templates. Just started out on a leap of faith with Joomla with the intention of moving a portfolio of old sites across to the Joomla 3 platform. I'm using the default Protostar template as my learning platform and have come across something that has me stumped.

The word "Home" appears in the middle of the template and I can't figure out how to remove it. It sits between position 3 (Top Centre) and position 2 (Breadcrumbs) and does not appear to be connected in any way to a position, any module, plugin or the default template. I can unpublish everything from the template and the word is still there... it just moves around depending on which positiions are published.

Ideally I should be posting this in the Joomla Forums but getting their registration system to work is a whole other story.... so here I am in here. Willing to provide URL and login to anyone offering to help.

7:43 pm on June 29, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I don't use Joomla, but I can give you a general method that I use whenever encountering a new system.

First, of course, it's probably dynamic, so you can't search the source code for the word "Home" (which I assume is defined in the DB).

First thing to try
- use Inspect Element in your browser and see if there's an identifiable class or ID associated with the home element.
- grep the source code for the class or IDS.

Second thing to try
- figure out where in your DB the home link is defined
- get the name of the key (so the key will probably be something like "home_link_name" and the value will be "HOME")
- grep the source code for the key name, which probably maps to a variable name.