When I try to access some specific pages, I get the following errors in my log, one after the other:

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in ds_field_formatter_view() (line 1233 of /var/www/sites/all/modules/ds/ds.module).

Followed by

EntityMalformedException: Missing bundle property on entity of type taxonomy_term. in entity_extract_ids() (line 7729 of /var/www/includes/common.inc).

And the page serves the following error:

Error The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

I had the modules taxonomy and taxonomy manager enabled. I disabled taxonomy manager, but no effect. I wanted to disable taxonomy too, but could not because there was a field with data in it. This has made almost 44 pages of the site with good content in accessible, so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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The error was happening due to the fact that database records where not removed when a taxonomy term reference field was deleted. The solution was to install taxonomy orphanage module which removes such references.

  • To make the taxonomy orphanage module effective, one has to go to /admin/structure/taxonomy/orphanage and click "Round up". This can be set to be done by cron, but is not done automatically on module installation.
    – tanius
    Jan 29, 2015 at 20:23

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