Add item, Sidebar management OJS 3.1

When I wanted to check Sidebar managemnt in newly created journal in OJS 3.1 I noticed that there are I guess, more than needed Add Item options. See screenshot in attach.



We have a similar problem with OJS 3.1 upgraded from 2.4.8. Three “Add item” links, nothing happens if you click them (no requests are sent). They don’t disappear after clearing all caches.

Could it be that, since this is an upgraded install, there are some plugins registered that don’t exist for 3.1 or aren’t installed that cause problems?


I reinstalled and it worked well. I suggest that you should increase in php.ini execution time, RAM allocated to script so OJS can install properly. It seems to me that it happens that it says sometimes that it is installed although it is not completely OK.
Please delete all files in that folder if that is fresh installation and do install again.

If it is upgrade please use backup copy and make another in any case. :wink:

I doubt that that is the problem, unfortunately. I upgraded from terminal, so I got verification that the install was complete.

I have had that verification too, but when I have done clean install again the problem disappeared.

Hi all,

Try manually flushing your cache – in particular, deleting cache/*.css and cache/t_compile/*.php – then do a hard reload on your browser.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi @asmecher,
That didn’t help either unfortunately.

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I get several instances of the same two warnings when I load this page:

PHP Warning:  Illegal string offset 'nb_NO' in .../lib/pkp/classes/core/ on line 133, referer: https://.../index.php/index/admin/settings
PHP Warning:  Cannot use a scalar value as an array in .../lib/pkp/classes/core/ on line 133, referer: https://.../index.php/index/admin/settings

Not sure if it could be related.


There are these two changes in the master branch that do not seem to be in the 3.1. release. Making these changes removes the three “Add items” links from the listbuilder.

edit: and also:

Basically this commit: pkp/pkp-lib#2960 Remove Add Item action from sidebar grid · pkp/pkp-lib@522f110 · GitHub

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Thank you! I cherry-picked that commit into our fork and it solved the problem.



Thank you that worked fine for me.