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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#16671 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

WordPress 3.1 Upgrade overwrites metabox layout

Reported by: leoplaw Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Upon upgrading to 3.1, various metaboxes, such as custom fields no longer displayed on Page and Post admin. I had to manually to to Screen Options and make the metaboxes visible again.

This is a bug. An upgrade should not overwrite a user's layout options. This causes user confusion.

Change History (2)

#1 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
  • Summary changed from WordPress 3.1 Upgrade overwrites Post Page layout to WordPress 3.1 Upgrade overwrites metabox layout

#2 @nacin
7 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

If the user has never previously set a layout via screen options, then no user option is present, then the meta boxes are hidden.

If you had hidden one meta box (even un-hiding it after) in 3.0 and updated, you would see all of your meta boxes.

It's a side effect of how we store screen layouts (in that we don't until the user does anything with them), which was known and we deliberately shipped with it.

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