Phoca Guestbook and HTMLPurifier Errors

I had installed Phoca Guestbook to my Joomla! 1.5 the last days…

So now i was going out to get it on my website so i check out the admistration section but if i goes to the site section i get only errors.


Warning: require_once(HTMLPurifier/Error.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/www/webx/html/components/com_phocaguestbook/assets/library/HTMLPurifier/ConfigSchema.php on line 3
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'HTMLPurifier/Error.php' (include_path='.') in /home/www/webx/html/components/com_phocaguestbook/assets/library/HTMLPurifier/ConfigSchema.php on line 3

The Solution: Upgrade my HTMLPurifier version so that i get away this damn includes.

Upgrade your HTMLPurifier in only 5 steps:

  1. Get on and download the latest version (in my case it was v4.0.0)
  2. Replace your library with the one from the download package (/home/www/webx/html/components/com_phocaguestbook/assets/library)
  3. Open the file /home/www/webx/html/components/com_phocaguestbook/views/view.html.php with a editor
  4. Search for the following code:
    $configP = HTMLPurifier_Config::createDefault();
    $configP->set('Core', 'TidyFormat', !empty($_REQUEST['tidy']));
    $configP->set('Core', 'DefinitionCache', null);
    $configP->set('HTML', 'Allowed', 'strong,em,p[style],span[style],
    $purifier = new HTMLPurifier($configP);
    $post['content'] = $purifier->purify($post['content']);
  5. Replace with:

    $configP = HTMLPurifier_Config::createDefault();
    $configP->set('Core.Encoding', 'UTF-8');
    $configP->set('HTML.Doctype', 'XHTML 1.0 Transitional');
    $configP->set('HTML.TidyLevel', 'medium');
    $purifier = new HTMLPurifier($configP);
    $post['content'] = $purifier->purify($post['content']);

Finish! NOW you have a working Phoca Guestbook with HTMLPurifier v4.0.0 enjoy it![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

By |2016-10-29T13:55:20+00:00February 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|4 Comments


  1. Midasnjh 07/07/2013 at 02:26

    Amazing such a valuable webpage.
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  2. Grattage 17/09/2011 at 19:34

    It doesn’t work for me ūüôĀ Any idea ?

    • Daniel 27/09/2011 at 14:32


      with the current version you souldn’t need any manual fixes so please can you tell me the version you’ve tried?

  3. Alex 23/07/2011 at 19:19

    Have nice day! Much useful information, nice design, but this color hurts your eyes. ?

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