Support » Fixing WordPress » [Plugin: Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu] No drop down, simply a long text list

  • No drop down, simply a long text list next to standard menu. Don’t know why mine isn’t working properly, I have WP2.7 with your latest release 3.1 and have installed and activated is all successfully.

    Problem is the menu links instead of being at the top as your graphics show the menu on the left did not change or move and all their associate links are just a long vertical list along side the standard menu.

    Am I missing something, is there a configuration wrong? What to do?

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  • I have this exact same problem, I think. If you can see a list of the components that are supposed to be loading (i.e. in “Activity” in Safari), see if the /inc/adminmenu.css.php file is “not found” That’s what’s happening to me – so no CSS is being generated. The file is there, so I don’t know why it’s not working. Ozh tells me this is a “server configuration” error, but I can’t figure out what’s misconfigured.

    Open adminmenu.css.php and find these lines:

    $fluency = ($_GET['fluency'] == 1) ? true : false;
    $mu      = ($_GET['mu'] == 1) ? true : false;

    Replace with:

    @$fluency = ($_GET['fluency'] == 1) ? true : false;
    @$mu      = ($_GET['mu'] == 1) ? true : false;

    Has to do with your PHP error settings. Without these defined, it will throw warning notices and cause PHP to stop operation. The @ will suppress any errors if you don’t have Fluency or Mu installed.

    I’m having the same problem as well.
    WayneLuke: Unfortunately I only see the $mu code and not hte $fluency line, and several iterations of your fix did not work.

    However, I want to possibly add a wrinkle to the problem, and see if it leads towards a solution.

    In addition to having the long text list down the left side for Ozh’ Drop Down Menu, the Headspace plugin, which I believe relies on Javascript, is also broken. With that plugin, the options menus won’t drop down then clicked.

    I have other installations of WP 2.71 on the same server, with the same plugins, and they work fine.

    Didn’t help in my case either… and I’ve got other WP installations on the same server with OZH menu working just fine.

    Tsk, got it… wp-content/plugins folder was CHMOD’ed at 777 for some reason. Changing that back to 755 worked like a charm.


    I love this plugin. Something happened to my install last evening. WPMU 2.8.4, Ozh admin drop down 3.4.4. My Media Library is show all broken links, and the Ozh menu is as described in post one in this chain…a long text list of links. I have applied the code fixes to adminmenu.css.php AND made sure wp-content/Plugins was set to 755. I deactivated the plugin, then reactivated and still a text link. I am not sure what to do. I love this plugin, and now am left with the awful left side navigation that is just gross to use. Any ideas.

    Site it



    As an add on to my last post. I installed Fluency and it seems to work very well. Still want to get Admin Dropdown working.

    Please Help.


    Not only wp-content/plugins has to be set to 755 but wp-content too. Then it works fine.

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