Missing right sidebar


I want to migrate an OJS 2.4.3 to a new location and upgrade it. I have tried first to migrate the OJS to the new location. I tried only to copy all files (OJS installation and user files) to the new location and using the same DB.

The problem I am facing is that there is no (right) sidebar. it looks like everything else is working, just sidebar is not there. I have searched on the OJS forum and found two topics (modifying the code and file permissions), but none of them helped.

Any idea how to proceed?

Regards, Primož

Do you see any messages in your webserver’s error log?


thank you for the very fast response. No, I have not seen any errors in the logs. But I have changed the permissions to all files and directories (not only plugins as suggested in https://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6802&p=26341&hilit=missing+sidebar#p26300) and it started to work.

Thank you.

Regards, Primož

Glad to hear it is working.

In general, you want your permissions set such that your webserver can read and write (recursively) to config.inc.php’s files_dir, and to ./cache/, and ./public/. Optionally, for added features and reduced security, you can enable read and write to ./plugins/ and perhaps to the locale .xml files.

Your webserver should have read-only access to all other files and directories distributed in the package.