This is an issue that mainly impacts upgraded sites that are using the hide intro text option, which was changed in 2.5.10 and 3.1.

If a user has selected hide for intro text that option is now being applied to blog/featured views also instead of only to the article view.

THis patch adds a separate parameter to control the display of intro text in the front end blog and featured views and to make this display default to the backward compatible "show" setting.

For 3.1

For 2.5.10
Opened On:
25 Apr 2013, 10:31 by Elin Waring
Closed On:
26 Apr 2013, 16:26
Fixed in SVN/GitHub

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  • Layouts
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Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:08 by Mark Dexter
I'm confused. Why do we need a new option for this? Is there a use case for hiding intro text in blog layouts? Why not just revert and go back to the old behavior?
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 17:57 by Angelika Reisiger
In my opinion, there is no new option.

The new bugfix, that is integrated in 2.5.10

breaks featured articles and blog listing.

After the update to 2.5.10 = If global setting for introtext is "hidden", the introtexts on bloglayout pages (categories and featured) are hidden. <- new bug!

So the Bugfix #30249 brings new issues.

With the patch of Elin (PR 1046 and #1047), you'll get the old behavior PLUS the bugfix for #30249

works for me.
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:29 by Mark Dexter
I propose simply reverting I have posted a patch, revert-30249.diff that does this. Please test on 2.5.x branch (or 2.5.10). Thanks.
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 20:23 by Elin Waring
Either way let's just go. People INSISTED on committing that for whatever unknown reason since it was not a bug but a new incompletely implemented feature but either way we need to get it repaired.
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:35 by Mark Dexter
I've posted a patch for v3.1 called revert-30249-31.diff. Please test this one with version 3.1 or master. Thanks!
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:52 by Elin Waring
The intro text parameter no longer hidss intro text in the blog or featured views.
Tested on both
Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 23:38 by Nick Savov
btw, here's the tracker item with the reasoning as to why the code was added:
Mark, looks like this is part of
Posted on 26 Apr 2013, 0:28 by David Hurley

Revert works for me.
Posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:02 by Angelika Reisiger
pls. read my comment in this tracker item. It never had been a bug, but a misunderstanding, how introtext works.

@patch revert:
works like expected.
with patch, introtext works without fail.
Posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:57 by Mark Dexter
Fixed in 2.5.x. Thanks!
Posted on 26 Apr 2013, 11:11 by Angelika Reisiger
What's about 3.1 patch?

Revert Patch revert-30249-31.diff works in Joomla 3.1
Posted on 26 Apr 2013, 16:26 by Mark Dexter
Fixed in master. Thanks!