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  • esmi

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    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the 2010 theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Thanks for advice, Esmi. I deactivated plugins, switched the theme but nothing happened. Personally, I doubt if it’s possible to deactivate some WP core features by plugins or threme…

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Personally, I doubt if it’s possible to deactivate some WP core features by plugins or threme

    Oh… it’s possible!

    Did you try resetting the plugins folder? Or increasing the available memory?

    Oh… it’s possible!

    If you say so 😉

    Did you try resetting the plugins folder? Or increasing the available memory?

    Already done that… And – of course – nothing changed.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Check your Screen Options on the Edit Post page in case the Author dropdown is being hidden.

    No, it’s not hidden. It’s hard for me to describe accurately how it looks so I made a screenshot from my Dashboard:

    http://picasaweb.google.pl/lh/photo/B0eNT0MiXMEiNFZ6nQNVGw?feat=directlink

    Solved. I had to do a complete reinstall of WP 2.9.2 and then – once again – update to 3.0. Now it works fine!

    Anyway, thanks Esmi for your help!

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Glad to hear that you got it sorted.

    I came here looking for an answer to the same problem except I upgraded to WordPress 3.1. I didn’t like the uninstall reinstall option so I poked around wordpress again.

    In hopes that this might help someone else I found a “Screen Options” menu in the upper right hand corner that must have gotten reset during the last upgrade. In any case it was a simple matter of putting a checkbox in the “show authors” area.

    Take note however that you will need to select “Screen Options” when you are creating or editing a post because the options for that changes depending on where you are in the Admin area.

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