Custom sidebar items deactivated after update to OJS 3.3.0-6

After upgrading OJS from 3.1.2 to 3.3.0-6, custom items in the sidebar were deactivated (and moved to the bottom of the sidebar item list in “Website Settings > Setup”).

Is this expected behaviour?

Hi @Georg_Mayr-Duffner,

This issue sounds similar to the one discussed in this forum post: [OJS 3.2.0-3] sidebar issues and website appearance setup is missing - #2 by makeitso

Can you take a look and see if the response posted here works to resolve the issue?

Thank you,


Hi @kshuttle ,

it doesn’t look like the same issue. First, we haven’t got all the warnings and second, the custom block names don’t contain any non-letters. They were simply Help and About. However, what’s remarkable: during upgrade these custom blocks weren’t only deactivated but also the names were converted to all lowercase help and about.

Thanks for your help!