Ever since uploading and activating the Zemanta plugin last night, the user screen options will not save on the dashboard or on the post pages.
Here is some more information. I can see the options within the user-meta table but they never change. I even tried to create a new user to see if it would work and it does not. Ajax seems to work fine within wordpress and I have tried all the suggestions listed at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/164999
I have tried to save these screen options in IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari so it doesnt seem to be brower dependent.
I know that this is the Zemanta plugin that causes the error as I installed a new version of wordpress and tried it and Zemanta was the only plugin I installed.
Furthermore, it seems to make a permanent problem because after using the plugin once, even after disabling and deleting the plugin, the problem remains.
Appreciate any help as there are a ton of options, especially within post pages that I do not want to be shown and would like to reorder boxes so that, for example, I dont have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to choose my tags.