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Empty Homepage After Visual Upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Site (inplace) upgraded from 2007-->2010. I selected "Update the User Interface".

    Now the home (top-level site) page is empty.

    • The Site Actions, Up Folder, Browse and Page menu items do appear at the tope of the page. But nothing else below that line. No logo, no title, no description, etc.
    • If I select either Site Actions or my Username, the menu is drawn, but "behind" the line below (ie, I cannot see any of the menu items for either selection)
    • When navigating to the home page, I see the home page for a second. But then it empties out and everything below the above mentioned menu items dissappear
    • Strangely, if I select manually (add into the URL) any sub-site, everything in the the Banner, Title Descritions, etc., are rendered as they should be (they inherit from above.)
    • I cannot reverse the visual upgrade, even by entering in the URL, manually, to do so:  http://mysite/_layouts/reghost.aspx

    Any help out there? I'm so close!

    Monday, May 24, 2010 7:02 PM

Answers

  • Some options:

    1. Append the query parameter "contents" with a value of "1" to the URL of your site (e.g. http://server/default.aspx?contents=1) to see your page in web part maintenance mode. There, you can selectively disable web parts to see if one of them is causing your problem
    2. Did you select preview the new UI or update to the new UI? If you chose the former, you can go to _layouts/prjsetng.aspx to switch back to 2007 UI temporarily. Otherwise, you can use PowerShell on the server itself to set the site back to 2007 mode:
      $web = get-SPWeb http://server/sites/sitename
      $web.UIVersion = 3
      $web.UIVersionConfigurationEnabled = 1
      $web.Update()
    3. Do you have a custom master page applied? Is this a MySite or a Team Site?

    Jonathan Kern :: UX Developer :: SharePoint Foundation
    • Marked as answer by Hmoll Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:47 PM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 9:50 PM

All replies

  • sounds as if there is an error with one of the web parts on that page?  can you open in spd and take a peek?  is there an error if you use a developer tool (firebug)?

    could also examine the uls log viewer to see what's up...would hope something this catastrophic would leave an error somewhere...

     

    Monday, May 24, 2010 7:31 PM
  • Some options:

    1. Append the query parameter "contents" with a value of "1" to the URL of your site (e.g. http://server/default.aspx?contents=1) to see your page in web part maintenance mode. There, you can selectively disable web parts to see if one of them is causing your problem
    2. Did you select preview the new UI or update to the new UI? If you chose the former, you can go to _layouts/prjsetng.aspx to switch back to 2007 UI temporarily. Otherwise, you can use PowerShell on the server itself to set the site back to 2007 mode:
      $web = get-SPWeb http://server/sites/sitename
      $web.UIVersion = 3
      $web.UIVersionConfigurationEnabled = 1
      $web.Update()
    3. Do you have a custom master page applied? Is this a MySite or a Team Site?

    Jonathan Kern :: UX Developer :: SharePoint Foundation
    • Marked as answer by Hmoll Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:47 PM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 9:50 PM
  • Thanks so much.

    Opening the site in Sharepoint Designer did the trick. There was the free Bamboo Weather Webpart that did not load after the visual upgrade.

    Using SPD, I deleted that Webpart from the page and everything is now working.

    Thanks!

     

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:48 PM
  • You're welcome...

    Best regards,

    S'

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:13 AM