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    You can share the credentials of your site: URL, Admin + FTP account and tell me the article which I can replicate issue, I will take a look and check for you.

    aschultinga JATC

    Ok thanks, but i’m still on localhost. But in the meantime I’ve discovered that the problem has something to do with the languages. I’ve installed NL (dutch) both on website and administrator. I’ve changed the language to english and the problem is gone. So it has got definitely something to do with the date/language.

    When I’m ready to put the site on an external host I will send you the credentials.


    Saguaros Moderator

    Ok, let me know if you need further help then.

    Have a nice day!!!

    aschultinga JATC
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    Saguaros Moderator

    Could you share the FTP account also?

    aschultinga JATC
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    Saguaros Moderator

    It due to the wrong date format you added in that article: 03.Maa.18

    It should be: 03.Mar.18

    I updated for you and it’s working fine now.

    aschultinga JATC

    yes, thanks, in English it’s working now fine.

    Unfortunately the problem with the date ("maa" instead of "mar") exists when turning the administrator language to ‘nl-NL’. When editing the article the date is not editable and it uses the ‘maa’ format. After saving the problem occurs, and the article can’t be changed. ONly solution then is to move the article to trash.

    So I’m wondering whether this has something to do with Joomla Core date or the NL language files?

    Thanks for your input.

    Saguaros Moderator

    May I know which article you’re having problem with? I will check and edit for you.

    aschultinga JATC

    Ok, let me explain it in another way:
    The website/administrator is now set to english language. No problem occurs. But :

    • when i set the language to nl-NL, and
    • edit or add a new event article, and
    • setting the date to xx march 2018 (system will add xx.maa.18),
    • the error ‘datetime construct etc….’ occurs.

    so basically it could happen in any event article.


    Saguaros Moderator

    I realize that I need to log into back-end with NL language to replicate issue (I often login with EN as I’m not familiar with your native language). Let me check this issue and will get back to you.

    Saguaros Moderator

    You can try with this solution:

    • Open the file: templates/ja_alumni/contenttype/types/events.xml
    • Look for the date format:

    change it to:


    Remember to backup the old file first.


    aschultinga JATC

    Hi ,

    this was the right solution, now it works, also in the dutch language. Thanks

    Saguaros Moderator

    Glad to hear it works now!

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