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NorrCompetition 1.8.2 released with unvote feature

NorrCompetition 1.8.2 released with unvote feature
11 August 2020

A new version of NorrCompetition has been released. The version 1.8.2 addresses most of the issues that were discovered in the previous versions, brings some improvements and new small features.

New Added


With unvote feature you can setup the period during which voters can cancel their vote. To enable this feature 2 things should be set up:

  • Set the unvote period under the Contest tab of component options or under the Basic Options tab in the specific contest.
  • Set the unvote permission for the specific user group.

Unvote feature in NorrCompetition
1. Set unvote period in contest tab

Unvote feature in NorrCompetition
2. Enable new rule in permissions tab

Unvote feature in NorrCompetition
3. Enjoy the result

Submit Entry Button

This is small, but handy feature that allows you to display Submit Entry Button right under contest title. When a user clicks on this button he is redirected to the entry form of the current contest.

To enable this feature set Submit Entry Button option to Show under the Entries tab of component options or under the Layout Options tab in the specific contest.

Submit entry button in the contest
1. Enable new option

Submit entry button in the contest
2. The new button in the contest


  • Additional info in the vote button tooltip
  • Plugin event onOpenGraphPrepare that allows to override Open Graph data set by component for category, contest or entry
  • Plugin event onVoteResponse that allows to override vote response data (like message, tooltip data and so on)
  • Plugin event onSaveRedirect that allows to override URL and system message after entry or contest form is saved
  • ImageMagick check in the component options
  • Remove of jQuery usage in some JavaScript code
  • UIkit 3 theme: refactoring monolith markup to layouts
  • Ensure captcha is not used when is disabled
  • Added proceed to options button to post install message
  • Catch and log any exception if debug is enabled in Joomla settings
  • Split message about entry saving to new entries and existing entries

Bug fixes

  • Wrong flash detection for EXIF data
  • JFolder: :delete: Path is not a folder error during delete of simple type contest
  • Wrong H1 tag in the entry form layout
  • UIkit 3 theme: fixed undefined $item reference
  • UIkit 3 theme: fixed missing language string
  • Bootstrap 3 theme: fixed missing language string
  • Fixed incorrect getCformRoute() class name
  • Do not send empty captcha parameter

Theme Changes

There was a lot of changes in layouts so please check your overrides (if you have any) to be compatible with the latest release. Here is the list of changed files:

  • _exif.php
  • _vote_button.php
  • fields/photo.php
  • fields/video.php
  • competition.php
  • user.apps.php

UIkit 3

  • layouts/exif.php
  • layouts/buttons/add.php
  • layouts/buttons/form_actions.php
  • layouts/buttons/vote.php
  • layouts/contests/item.php
  • layouts/entry_form/head.php
  • _fields.custom.php > layouts/fields/custom_list.php
  • fields/photo.php > layouts/fields/photo.php
  • fields/video.php > layouts/fields/video.php
  • appform.php
  • category.php
  • categories.php
  • cform.php
  • competition.php
  • competition_result.php
  • competitions.php
  • participant.php
  • user.apps.php


To stay compatible to the latest NorrCompetition version the following add-ons has been updated:

  • Grid module
  • Entries module
  • Notifications plugin
  • AUP plugin

We recommend to use the latest versions of Joomla and NorrCompetition to keep your site up-to-date and always perform backup before any update.

Dmitrijs Rekuns

A Joomla enthusiast and web developer who has been working with Joomla since 2007. I work in the banking sector. What excites me most is developing extensions.

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