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  • Resolved joerns



    I have created a Menu in the design section. In the beginning I didn’t have any problems.
    Now I can add/move/edit Menu items as usual, but after saving, items (at the end of the menu) disappear, aren’t child items any more or change type (from page to user defined).
    I think i updated wordpress since creating the menu, so this might be the reason?

    Thanks for your help!

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    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 Twenty Eleven 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, esmi.
    However I tried what you suggested and it’s still the same.
    I also tried creating a completely new menu, but I get the same problems.
    Menu items moving and changing type.
    Perhaps some items in the wp_posts table are corrupt. I read that the Menus are also stored somewhere in there… I’l try to investigate that…



    If your issue is that you can only ever have a maximum of x amount of menu items, this is a server issue.

    Get your host to enable/increase suhosin on the server and your problems will disappear! = 5000
    suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000

    Hmm, at the moment I can’t change suhosin values. Anyway, would that explain that Menu items are changing their type?
    My menu isn’t that large; And I also have Problems when submitting my menu with around 70 POST variables while is at 200.



    You can’t change suhosin yourself and may need to contact the host. It may not be that causing the issue, but it’s worth a try. 🙂

    I know. But i remember having Problems with sorting Pages, too. I’ll give it a try.

    Setting the values to 5000 fixed it.
    Thanks everybody!

    I met same problem. I first increase to 2045 and it worked fine only for a few days. Moreover I could not use model templates too. Now settings are 5000 for both vars. It’s fine. Hoping it would work for long time. Btw, I cannot save any settings with various SEO plugins (All in One, Meta SEO, High Performance SEO……). I tought it was same issue but in fact not. Still looking for solution.

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