I can add blocks to stacks but can't edit them later

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I have recently upgraded to the latest version of C5 and now I can not edit stacks as Administrator. I can add blocks from the stack screen and I can delete the whole stack but when I want to move, delete or edit blocks in a stack later I am blocked. The only buttons showing are "Add Block", "Version History" and "Delete Stack".

Is this a known problem - I can not find anything in the documentation. It has only started since upgrading from 5.5.

LighthouseBaptist
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jamietelin replied on at Permalink Reply
jamietelin
There should not be any other buttons except "Add Block", "Version History" and "Delete Stack".

To edit or remove blocks from your stack just hover with the mouse over the content just like you do when editing a page and left click to get up menu. Then You can delete or edit that block.
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
Sorry for slow response. I have been out of the country with work. Thanks for the reply but I am aware of the usual functionality and there is no context menu popping up
jamietelin replied on at Permalink Reply
jamietelin
Strange. I cannot replicate that problem then. But I am running a fresh install of 5.6.0.2 so perhaps it's some bug from updating?
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
I have a couple of spare hours tommorrow so I could wipe the site and reinstall C5 with my add-ons and then restore a backup. Are there any snags to watch for?
jamietelin replied on at Permalink Reply
jamietelin
I am not sure unfortunately. Never done a backup restore from older version. But just try? Make sure you keep old site intact and install on a new db?
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
SOLVED: I did a manual upgrade which solved my problems. There is a hidden page mentioned in the Troubleshooting part of the online documentation which reforces an upgrade and solved that problem.
jimmybj replied on at Permalink Reply
I've got the same problem with the latest version! You can add Stacks, edit them while their fresh. But when you logout and login (or approve changes), and try to edit them, you can't access them with the option edit when you click on them. You get none. And the stack module have a grey border, as they should be red when editable?
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
You have described the problem beautifully - can anyone describe a solution?
Ricalsin replied on at Permalink Reply
Ricalsin
I'm running 5.6, the editable stack block module borders are gray/black and editing is feasible after they've been approved. It runs fine both hosted (bluehost) and locally on a LAMP stack.

Rebuilding a site is not difficult. Read this:http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/installation/moving_a_site...

@LighthouseBaptist, I believe you were having recent difficulty with permissions and that sort of sounds like what might be causing this problem(?).

Rick
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
Hi Rick,
I had a previous problem with Tweetcrete messing the update to 5.6 with a lot of other folks. I thought it might be a permissions issue but I seem to have Administrators OK for editing stacks. SInce there are only 4 or 5 people ever likely to be amending our site we do not need any heavyweight permissions mamangement. If there is a way to turn it off I would like to know.
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
Can you have a look at your JavaScript console to see it it's throwing any errors? Sometimes the page appears to render fine but there is a problem somewhere that halts further js processing.

Just a few things to set to make sure you're seeing all your errors...

1) Check to make sure you have error messages turned on in 'Dashboard->System and Settings->Environment->Debug Settings'

2) Check to make sure you have 'Log Application Exceptions' turned on under in 'Dashboard->System and Settings->Environment->Logging Settings'.

3) Once logging and debugging is on, you can check the C5 log files in Dashboard->Reports->Logs to see if it reports anything interesting.
jimmybj replied on at Permalink Reply
I solved my problem. This issue appears when using css, js and html compression! Deactive it and it will work :)
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
I was going to ask if you could turn off the merging of all the css and js because it was making it really hard to troubleshoot. I've had my own troubles with such things. Glad it's sorted out (sort of).
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
Forgive my dumbness. How do I turn off this compression? I can not see it on the Dashboard.
mhawke replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
mhawke
Sorry, I was working on a number of problems in the forums late last night and I thought you had posted a link to your site and that the source code was compressed. It must have been a link on a different posting.

Nothing in C5 will compress your code natively. You would have to have intentionally added a third party package like 'Miser' which re-arranges css and js files and combines them into one big file. The output from these sites is extremely difficult to troubleshoot hence my mis-directed request for you to turn off the compression. If you haven't added anything to this to your installation then ignore me.

I still go back to whether the page is throwing some sort of error that isn't showing itself in any meaningful way but is nonetheless halting the further execution of JavaScript. Have you had a chance to try the troubleshooting techniques I mentioned above?
LighthouseBaptist replied on at Permalink Reply
LighthouseBaptist
Thanks for your interest. I have noted above that the problem was a partial update. I followed the instructions for a manual update and that fixed my problem.