Thoughts on “Adding Custom User Profile Fields in Joomla 2.5 – Step 1/3 – Copy the Plugin

    • I double checked steps 1 to 9 of your instruction and everything was OK. However I was not able to install the new profile 10 plugin in my J 3.4.8 version. I was getting following messages:
      JFolder: :delete: ……
      Path: /home/xxxxxxx/plugins/user/profile/profiles
      JInstaller: :Install: File „/home/xxxxxx/logs/install_56c06fd187511/profiles10“ does not exist.

      What could the problem be?
      BTW. Line 6 of your tutorial 1/3 is a bit unclear to me: Has the file profile.xml to be renamed to profile10.xml itself or only the code inside the file?

      Thanks for your help.

  • Hello. I having a trouble uploading my new plugin. I followed the instructions above change it into profile10 still has an error stating, “Plugin Install: Another plugin is already using directory: /hsphere/local/home/a897837/“. Any ideas how to solve this? I will really appreciate your help.

    • Hello justine,

      Thank you for your question. I found a similar issue with a different plugin in the official Joomla Support Forum, where they are offering several solutions.

      If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

      Thank you,

  • It is not a bug
    You should edit the profile10.xml file.

    At line 16 you should find this

    at line 17 add the following


    In this way Joomla will know that the plugin also needs the fields folder

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