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  • It seems apparent that upgrading to 4.7.1 and installing and activating the 2017 theme has fouled up some basic code somewhere in my system.

    Note that ALL themes now OMIT the sidebar on all Post pages. This has never happened before and FIRST happen when I installed the WP 2017 theme immediately after the upgrade to WP 4.7.1

    I don’t think working on a theme’s pages will have an effect as the problem appears on ALL themes.

    Rather, I think the problem is with a WP 4.7.1 file somewhere, or a file that changed with the WP 2017 theme and is still in the system, i.e. was not replaced when I changed from the WP 2017 theme back to one of my previous themes.

    Any other ideas from other readers would be most appreciated.

    I have same problem, though when I tell it to delete I get this

    Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in /home/sitetitle/www/www/wp-content/plugins/chapters/classes/chapitres_database.php on line 81

    Anyone have a clue?

    Again, many thanks for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much, that remedied the problem. For the record, the .htaccess file was not in the /wp-admin/ folder but in the main folder for the whole site. I got there through the “control panel” and #’d out the section first, after making a copy of the whole .htaccess file.

    Here is what the section looked like. Both the active and the #’d out sections were there to begin with:

    <Files "wp-login.php">   
    AuthType Basic
    AuthUserFile "/home/nameofsite/www/www/.htpasswd"
    AuthName Limited!
    require valid-user
    # AuthType Basic
    # AuthUserFile "/home/nameofsite/www/www/.htpasswd"
    # AuthName Limited!
    # require valid-user

    Thanks, but I don’t quite get this. I have no difficulty accessing my dashboard or my list of plugins, which is short, like 6. None are the culprit as far as I can figure out. I looked at details on all and none mention two factor authentication.

    When I first try to go on my dashboard I get a small panel that drops down at top middle And says:

    Authentication Required
    A username and password are being requested by The site says “Limited!”
    User Name:

    I have these and can readily log in to this panel which takes me to the real login for the real username and password for the dashboard. No problems.

    Only thing I want to do is get rid of the Authentication Required business so going to the dashboard site just goes directly to the dashboard login page.

    I’m sorry about the 2nd thread, but this one was marked CLOSED, so I rephrased and started new one. I have deactivated all plugins and changed to 2014 theme (and others) and have had same problem.

    I don’t run a WP cache (maybe I should?).

    Today I reinstalled 3.9.1 and I do not seem to have the problem, but haven’t had a chance to mess with enough to be sure.

    Site is:

    Thanks for your help with this issue.


    Disabling plugins has no effect on the problem.

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    Now the import is UTTERLY BROKEN. You can paste in from Word, that’s true. You can save/publish — once.

    But God help you if you need to re-enter the Visual Editor to fix a typo, change a word, add a space, or any other tiny edit. The Visual Editor will TRASH ALL FORMATTING AND RUN ALL TEXT TOGETHER INSTANTLY AND YOU’LL BE LEFT WITH A SINGLE UNFORMATTED PARAGRAPH. The whole piece, say 3000 words, will be jammed together in one giant paragraph.

    It’s crazy. I suspect there is some reason WP did this, like some financial reason, some argument with Microsoft, some self-serving explanation for such a really stupid change in what used to be the premier . . .

    Oh, never mind. If WP does not re-implement the MS Word paste button and related controls I will have to find a new program that supports my 1000s of pages magazine Web site. I am really mad now, boy. Really.

    Thanks. Will try disabling all plugins.

    However, since WordPress formerly maintained all formatting once a file was imported and saved, that is, no matter how many times one re-edited the file, this seems to be a clear WP flaw making the program much less useful than previously. Note also that the forums are filled with similar reports of this kind of error since the March (I think) update.

    Also note that I have tried importing in DOCX, DOC, RTF, PDF formats and all of these have the same issue.The file will come into WP fine and save fine, just so long as you don’t re-enter the edit mode in WP. If you do re-enter the edit mode, all formatting is lost.

    I have NOT tried plain text because I assume plain text limits formatting (ital, bold, em space, etc) and thus would not be useful for any complex text.


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