hi how are you?
I have the same problem you had ...insvisible left admin pane 8O
help me correct it your solution here isnt very clear
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... 49#1946549
which files should i edit .... its driving me crazzy
hope to hear from ya soon...
The probem is that there is an error in one or more of the files .../admin/admin_*.php
In my case this did not cause any problems until I updated php - at which point I started getting the 'blank left pane'.
To resolve the problem:
- Move all the files admin_*.php out of the admin directory and into a temporary directory.
Log in to the ACP - you will have a blank left pane since there are no programs there
Move them back again one at a time and refresh the ACP.
The program that you moved back will now show up in the left pane
Keep doing this until you get the 'blank left pane' again.
Open up the last program that you moved back with a program editor and check out any functions defined locally in this program file.
Try commenting out the function definition and refresh the ACP again.
If you get a list of admin choices again then it was that function that has been duplicated - another function is defined with the same name in one of the program files that you moved back earlier.
You will then have to check to find the two functions with the same name and see if they do the same thing (in which case move one of them to includes/functions_admin.php and comment out the duplicate definition in your two files) or if they do something different (in which case rename one of them and rename all the references to it in that file)
Continue doing this and moving the files back ine at a time until everything works again.
If you want to speed it up a bit and can keep yourself organised move half the files back at a time. If this gives a problem move half of those back out again. If that sorts it - move back half of the half that you moved out and so on like a binary search.
This was a PITA for me.