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  • Cant say more, wordpress 2.7 is not showing the left navigation bar.
    I uploaded the new 2.7 to other blogs without trouble. But his time it seems there is one. Ideas?

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  • Typically this has been resolved by deactivating ALL plugins, then reactivate one-by-one to find the offending plugin.

    Oh and in 90% of the 100 threads about this, it was a dropdown/foldout plugin that was the trouble. Michael, is this something for a sticky?


    Same problem here, no left nav. Since that’s not there, how do I locate my plugins to fix this issue?

    I see my Dashboard; drop down menu in upper left corner with new post, drafts, upload, new page, and comments; my name|turbo|log out; and beneath that screen options, and help.

    Dashboard has plugins box but they’re not my plugins, they’re new WordPress plugins.

    And that’s it.

    Known causes:
    Lighter menus see here and here.
    OZH admin dropdown menus: see here and here.

    Deactivate and delete those plugins if you use them. If not, deactivate ALL plugins, see if it helps, reactivate the plugins one by one until you find out which plugin is the problem and then be a sport and make a note of that in this sticky.


    Thank you so much! The first link you suggested worked. Easy to do and no problems. I don’t know what I’d do without these forums sometimes. I really appreciate your help.


    So what is the extension for the plugin page? I can’t see it because of the above problem, and I need to get to it.

    MichaelH – very helpful as sidebar disappeared and no way to access plugins easily, but deactivating all to find the culprit did the trick!
    This plugin created my problem: lighter-admin-drop-menus


    What sidebar drop down menu plugin are you using?

    The easiest way to deactivate all plugins if something has gone hay wire and you can’t activate and deactivated them is to ftp to your wp-plugin folder and then rename that folder to wp-plugin-bkup or whatever. This will deactivate the plugins.

    You can also just name each plugin like that too. Example: pluginname.php-bkup. Then you can just refresh your browser as you rename them one at a time to find the culprate.

    Thanks My problem has been solved by simply renaming my lighter-admin-drop-menus via my FTP, then I deactivated and deleted it after I got my plugin page (Left navigation bar).

    each plugin like that too. Example: pluginname.php-bkup. Then you can just refresh your browser

    I am absolutely new to WP; I cannot even get started!

    I read: “On the left side of the screen is the main navigation menu detailing each …” There is nothing at all on the left hand side of my screen. I have only the header and a bunch of links on the right. That’s it!

    I have a similiar issue to s0204193. After upgrading to 2.7 my dashboard didn’t change much. It looks basically the same as 2.6 and previous versions. There is no left menu. I’ve deactivated all the plugnins (which weren’t many) but nothing improved. I tried to clear browser cache and no luck.

    Wonderful and Thanks!

    I’ve had the same problem for days now with my most important business site and your advice Gangleri in the first link was the solution.

    I guess that means as I upgrade other sites, rather before I do I need to deactivate/delete the “lighter menus” plugin.

    Thanks Again!

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