The symptoms: “When I add items to my WordPress blog Menu, I can’t move them using the ‘drag and drop’ method” (drag and drop defined as: left click and hold, move mouse, let go of left click. I know, duh.).
Has drag and drop stopped working on your WP menus?
What happened in my case: the left click and drag would cause the cursor only to highlight the title of the Page I was trying to move, but the Page module itself wouldn’t budge. I could add new top-level menu items, but couldn’t move any menu items. I could add more and more top-level Menu items, but couldn’t add or change the order of any of the Menu listings!
Without the WordPress Menus drag-and-drop function, WP Menus was crippled.
Solution: A plug-in called Use Google Libraries. It worked immediately. I found the solution here and you can visit the page of the ingenious author Jason Penney.
Hallelujah, while I was writing this, I noticed that the Use Google Libraries plug-in also had cured another problem:
The HTML tab had been greying out in the writing interface. That meant I couldn’t switch between Visual and HTML. In my Profile settings (in the upper right corner, under the writer’s name) I was literally toggling “
Disable the visual editor when writing”on and off just to add HTML commands! Pretty unacceptable.
So the Visual/HTML Tabs Were Crippled, Too?
Yes. But the plug-in they call Use Google Libraries cured them both in an instant. And I just found another crippling problem — setting a static page as home — was cured.
I can’t say this strongly enough:
Use Google Libraries the plug-in literally saved WordPress for me.
If you have had any of these problems, I hope you find this article. The Use Google Libraries plug-in is a miracle!
What causes the problems? “Some kind of plug-in conflict” is the theory — although disabling plug-ins didn’t cure. And “experts” all over the Web were suggesting things like make sure Java isn’t turned off in your browser, and re-download all your wp files (neither of which worked). Kind of nuts working with tools that break when other tools are added.
I may have mentioned this: It really irritates me to keep having to fix my writing tools instead of writing. See Is Technology Getting in the Way of Your Writing?