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Cforms Not Apearing w/ Dashboard Tabs
December 24, 2007
9:36 pm
Carma
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Please replace the ??? with your data!


 For some reaso, I can't get cforms to show up with this website. There is no tab at the top for me to go in and edit the form, etc.

I have cforms II 6.5 running on all my websites. No problem. The only thing different between this website and all those that work is the host. The others are hosted with 1and1.com, this one is hosted with godaddy.com.

Any idea on what's going on? I love cforms and would really like it to work on this website.

- Carma

 

December 25, 2007
7:55 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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Are you logged in as the admin?

Are any other plugins running that might interfere?

Might want to check PHP Memory settings (see also the FAQs)?

Did you get an error when activating? 

 

January 15, 2008
11:52 pm
Jason
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I'm having the same problem… GoDaddy server and the Cforms tab does not show up in the admin options… I have it working perfect on my media temple server, but this client uses GoDaddy.

Could it be a connection error w/ the DB?  GoDaddy uses external DB's, instead of the typical 'localhost'.

Can't seem to figure it out… any advice would be appreciated! :) 

January 16, 2008
7:38 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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Have you checked your .htaccess & server mod_security settings (there is forum post about this)?

I take it you have uploaded the correct plugin directory?

PHP Memory settings?

PHP version?

January 16, 2008
6:55 pm
Jason
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Yeah I'm guessing it is one of the two you mentioned above.  Of course the plugin is uploaded to the correct directory… it's a complete GoDaddy issue… which is why no one should ever host their site with them.  Cheap domains = horrible hosting & worse support.

Thankfully the client is willing to move over to solid host.  Thanks for the tips though, if I do get it working I'll post here for others. 

January 16, 2008
7:02 pm
Oliver
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I've seen cases where it made a difference whether PHP v4x or PHP v5 was enabled in the web server/domain configuration.

February 15, 2008
1:12 am
lem
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I'm just experiencing the same problem : upgraded to 7.5 and the dashboard "cforms" menu just disapeared. No way to get it back. I reinstalled previous version but it did not help.

I need to go to this URL to access "cforms II" :

…website…/wp-admin/admin.php?page=contactforms/cforms-options.php

February 15, 2008
2:17 am
Adam
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The same thing is happening to me.

 

I just upgraded from cforms v 4.5 to cforms II v 7.5. Everything
went fine, cforms II shows up in my plugins list to be activated. I can
activate it fine, but no cforms II shows up on the dashboard to be able
to change settings etc etc. It sounds like it's the same thing the
other users are talking about.  My forms even show up on the published page from when they were v 4.5, just no admin and the CSS doesn't show up right.

Did anyone else find a fix for this?

Thanks!

February 15, 2008
7:31 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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That's interesting as nothing has changed in that department since 6x.

You could try commenting out the following lines in cforms.php:

[~1921]

// Set 'manage_database' Capabilities To Administrator
// if ( $admin ) {…

 

and

[~1927]

// }

If that does the trick and the previous version did in fact work, it'd be even odder.

I take it you have..

  • uploaded the proper cforms plugin directory?!
  • properly deactivated, reactivated the plugin?
  • Role Manager: you may want to check for admin permissions (capability: "manage_cforms")
February 15, 2008
11:15 am
lem
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Commenting the code works. I've got Cforms II control again.
The server I'm working on is very slow, and it is possible that I started FTP copy for upgrading *before* deactivating the plugin was fully validated.

 

        // Set 'manage_database' Capabilities To Administrator
	//if ( $admin ) {
		require_once(dirname(__FILE__) . '/lib_functions.php');
		add_action('activate_'.$plugindir.'/cforms.php', 'cforms_init');
		add_action('admin_head', 'cforms_options_page_style');
		add_action('admin_menu', 'cforms_menu');
		add_action('init', 'download_cforms');
	//}

This is not any sort of "switching" to get cforms again. I need to keep this "patch" in the code. If I go back to the distributed version of cforms.php the dashboard is empty again.

I do not use role manager. The user is id #1 and default administrator.

February 15, 2008
6:18 pm
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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Odd. But with WP anything is possible, but I'm glad it works again!

February 15, 2008
8:30 pm
Adam
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Thanks Oliver, It worked great!

February 15, 2008
9:21 pm
lem
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Thank You for your great support.

Not to mention that this plugin is awesome !

February 17, 2008
6:02 am
SERGE BERGERON
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Hi same problem – cannot see CFORMS in the control board – the forms are working on the site but we cannot access the controls or view the entries – I really tried to amend the file as mentioned in this post but I did not succeed – our site is hosted at go daddy – do you think they are the problem?  any help would be appreciated

Serge

 

February 17, 2008
8:30 am
Oliver
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Funny, GoDaddy seems to bring out the worst in web hosting…I've seen so many negative reviews and feedback from users that I'm inclined to say, yes, 99% it's always a GoDaddy issue.

Anyway, sorry for the rant, have you followed the above un-commenting accurately?

If so, the admin menu ist somewhat forced to be shown, if it still doesn't do the trick, …:

  1. you might not have the priviledges
    (if you're the admin, you might want to try disabling/enabling the plugin)
  2. some mod_security restriction
    (see FAQs)

 

February 23, 2008
2:41 am
eixom66
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Hi Oliver – well, sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but I've just signed up for a new site on 1&1.com and the very same thing is happening to me -- there is *no trace* of CForms II after you upload the plugin.    *Every* other WP plug-in shows up – either in the dashboard, plug-in management, or widget collection.   I'm scared by all the various workarounds proposed here -- I'm running a (rather significantly modded) Taliesan theme on a Mac OSX with Firefox.     Could you offer any suggestions?  Thanks!!!

February 23, 2008
8:25 am
Oliver
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There is only one workaround and that's the one above. What is funny is, the ratio of users not having issues with the ones that do: a couple of thousands : 5.

Anyway, I do would like to get to the bottom of this, you have email.

February 24, 2008
2:16 am
WP Novice
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What Lem wrote in post #10 worked for me.  And I know next to nothing about php, CSS, etc etc.

First, I deactivated the plugin.  Then, when editing the cforms plugin, I just pasted Lem's code at the very bottom before the last ">" mark.  Literally added it in.  I did NOT delete or 'paste over' anything.

And now C Forms is back on my dashboard.  Thank you.

February 26, 2008
1:46 am
gregory
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I seem to be having this issue also.

 

It  is installed correctly, no I dont use GoDaddy, i have tried the comment out the $admin condition above, and those mentioned above.

 

My problem appears to be permission based, as when I go to this URL:

wp-admin/admin.php?page=contactforms/cforms-options.php

I get:  The word press header, and then -
`Access Denied`

 

If I add the capabity "Manage Cforms" (manage_cforms) which allows me to then access the component, but it 's formatted terribly and it still doesn't show up in the top menu. I need non-technical people to use this system, so ideally it would be nice to find a way to get it working as it was intended.

 

Any ideas?

February 26, 2008
7:25 am
Oliver
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…formatted terribly a….

Can you take a look at the HTML header and see if the cforms admin JS and CSS files are loaded?

Are you sure the Access Denied msg comes from WP, could it be a server settings (see FAQs -> search for "security settings")

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