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Joomla error 500 - Unable to load renderer class

If you get a  Joomla error 500 - Unable to load renderer class, the first thing you want to check your jdoc code in your template.

joomla 500 error

 

 

The allowable jdoc types are component, head, message, module and modules, eg

  <jdoc:include type="component" />
or
<jdoc:include type="head" />

 

If it's a module position then the typical format is

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="module_name" style="style_name" />
eg
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="footer" style="none" />


The most likely cause for your error is that you haven't used the correct format in a jdoc statement, for example the following will produce an error

<jdoc:include type="footer" />


Note that capitalisation is important, keep everything lowercase, and if it's a module position be sure to use type="modules" / name="module_name" format

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