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Picture of Uwe Klemm
Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
 

We upgraded our Moodle from 2.2.7 to 2.4.1 using GIT. Everything seemed to run smoothly, except for weird problems with our frontpage. The problems are these:

  • Frontpage News have dissappeared, there's an empty forum now. The old entries are not gone, as soon as you click the forum, you'll see them, but they are not visible directly on the front page.
  • We can't add blocks (although "add block" is visible) nor move blocks to the right side / column.
  • Can't move blocks into navigation dock.
  • Some menu links are not clickable (such as website administration).

This happens indepenently from the theme chosen - no matter whether we use the standard formal white theme or others. We haven't changed anything about roles, but tried to create and assign the default frontpage user role according to http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Front_page_settings#Clean_look.2C_topic_checked.2C_no_blocks

This never happened in earlier updates. A clean new install of 2.4 that we tried to locate the problem works nicely. We compared roles etc but didn't find anything obvious.

Ah - and My Moodle as the personal starting page runs oK.

We're somewhat at a loss here - any ideas / hints would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Uwe

 
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Picture of Howard Miller
Re: Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
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What does "can't" look like? Are you getting errors? Is it ignoring your mouse presses? Something else?

Have you switched on Debugging? Have you checked your web server error logs?

 
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Re: Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
 

Apparently, we found the problem. We compared the clean install to the upgraded one, step by step. When we switched off plagiarism detection (enableplagiarism - had been active in our 2.2 version), everything works just fine and as usual. I don't really see how plagiarism detection could possibly affect frontpage functions - but that's what solved the problem. Looks like a bug to me... Can anyone confirm that?

@Howard: Website administration was visible in the menu, the cursor changed on mouseover, but didn't respond to clicks. We haven't tried debugging, server logs looked normal. Thanks!

 

 
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Picture of Fadi Mansour
Re: Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
 

Thanks a lot Uwe, I was testing updating from 2.2.9+ to 2.4.3+ and I had a similar issue to yours: All the blocks on the front page were gone. Although other pages on the site did have the blocks.

I tested disabling the plagiarism/crot plugin, and the blocks returned on the home page.

This is defenitively a bug, have you reported this to the bug tracker?

Take care,

Fadi

 
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Picture of Fadi Mansour
Re: Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
 

I created this issue: CONTRIB-4254. You can vote for it.

 
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Picture of Jorge Rodriguez
Re: Frontpage problems after Update to 2.4.1
 

Check this link for the menu links problem:

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=223246#p973235

Hope it helps

 
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