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  • Hello all,

    since today i upgraded my website to version 3.8, but now it seems that i have a problem in my administration control.

    When i add an item to my menu structure, it adds automatically at the bottom of the list.
    Normally you can drag and drop the menu item to the position where in the menu you like to have the item shown on the website.

    But in the version 3.8 it stops working. I can add items to the menu structure, but i can not drag and drop it.
    So it is placed at the bottom of the site automatically, and it can not be changed since the function of drag and drop is not working.

    Hopefully anyone here can help me, maybe tell me if i need to change code in the php files or whatever it needs to get it working correctly.

    Thank you for your help, and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best Regards,

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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 default 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.

    – re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder and wp-config.php & root .htaccess files – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    Same issue: Cannot Drag and Drop menu items!

    Here is how to move items now:

    Click to expand any menu item.

    Under the Navigation Label field there is a new “Move” section.

    Here are the basic choices: Move Up One, Move Down One, Move Under {the menu item above the current item}, and Move To the top.

    Please tell me I’m halucinating and that some plugin has taken over the WordPress menu interface.

    This is a tragic “feature” which limits admin user flexibility. This implementation only allows a move to the top or to slowly, painfully, click Move Up One, again, and again, and again until it is positiones where it is needed.

    @esmi – no offense intended please, but I’ve read that “helpful” default answer on so many threads on so many forums and in so many tickets for so many years now. It’s tragic and absurd that this is the accepted standard for WordPress today. Live sites with thousands of members can’t shut down everything because of this limitation.

    And lastly, the people in the bright red shirts really need to find a better way to troubleshoot without deactivating all plugins and re-activating them one by one. Come on. That’s 1940.

    WordPress is awesome but this joke about deactivating all plugins to find problems is like taking your ENTIRE car apart to find the problem anytime your car won’t start.

    They don’t close down McDonalds and deactivate everything when you return your burger because there wasn’t any cheese on it.

    Am I the only one who thinks that there has got to be a better way to track down single issues?

    Maybe our friends in Redmond are really behind WordPress? Only Microsoft could think of something so convoluted and Rube Golderbergish as a solution.

    I DREAM of a day when someone smart enough to make leading edge plugins comes up with a Plugin Compatibility Manager and a Plugin Deconflictor.

    If I had the time and knowledge I’d learn how to make plugins, see what elements are used by plugins, figure out a way for something to compare the names and functions going on inside each plugin, index them, look for conflicts, and then figure out how to de-conflict the issues, cerate conflict reports, notices and emails, notify the site owner of conflicts, notify WordPress (plugin directory people), and notify the conflicting developers so they could sort things out.



    …deactivate all plugins…

    What Chris said. Buying you a beer.

    Go to the top of the menu page, select SCREEN OPTIONS and DISAbLE accessibility mode. It will go back to normal!

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