Goolge News Module Fix in Joomla! for IE8 PDF Print E-mail

If you are using Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and your Joomla Goolge News Module (NewsShow) suddenly stopped working, the problem is not the 'iframe' as first expected. The problem is how the rules changed and what worked previously does not work any longer.

You will need to have access to your web server. I use WS_FTP to access my files. Some web hosting services have an FTP program built into their admin panel. Once you get to your web server, find the directory that your Joomla! files are stored in. If they are at the root of your web server, then you will go directly to the '/modules' directory. (For newbies to Joomla!, it may be something similar to: /joomla/modules/).

/modules/
/mod_googlenews
mod_googlenews.php

Locate this line:
$link='http://www.google.com/uds/modules/elements/newsshow/iframe.html?format='.$news_format.'&rsz='.$boyut;

 

Change this line to:
$link='http://www.google.com/uds/modules/elements/newsshow/iframe.html?format='.$boyut.'&rsz='.$news_format;

 

It is that simple! FTP your edited file back to your web server, overwriting your original file mod_googlenews.php. (For newbies, keep a backup copy of your original file just in case something goes wrong and you need to put back the original FAST)

 

The above information is the quick solution to a problem that I was having with Google news being displayed in Internet Explorer 8.  If you are interested in finding out more and/or how I came to resolve this problem along with some information about website accessibility when using iframes, please read the entire article posted here at SimplyRaydeen.com.

 

Thank you for your continued support, I hope that you find this article helpful.

 

Raydeen

 

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