Today all of a sudden I found out that I can no longer add custom CCK fields to any of my custom content types. The right most drop down box to select the field type is now disabled!!

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When I try to add to the field anyway, I get an error: Add new field: you need to select a widget. But I just can't select the widget type. The combobox is disabled. enter image description here

Any ideas on why is this happening? We are running Drupal 6.22


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Most likely either JavaSript or AJAX failure is giving you problems. Check your browser Javascript error messages with a tool like Firebug, and check your server log.

Alternatively you can disable the javascipt enabled interface entirely.

  • Thanks. It turned out that there was jQuery version conflict on the site. Jan 30, 2012 at 23:03

I was facing the same issue. I disabled javascript in my browser (firefox), then added the cck fields that I needed and then re-enabled the javascript. Its not a complete solution but a quick one if needed. Obviously, its a javascript issue.


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