I am new to drupal. I installed 8.5. via web-download, transferred it via ftp and extracted the tar-file via ssh. I managed to setup a mysql database and install it with drupal. Wonderful. I can add users and remove them, have administrative privileges.

There is a header with Toolbar items, but then only a link list is shown - tested with firefox and chromium. I have access to themes, can even install new ones. I tried to install Admin toolbar - no change.

I installed a mysql-percona-server Server version: 5.7.20-19-log - Percona Server (GPL), Release '19', Revision '3c5d3e5d53c'

What am I doing wrong?

  • Make sure your files folder (by default at sites/default/files) is writable for the user your webserver is running with and also set a proper temporary files folder that is writable as well. – Mario Steinitz Mar 13 '18 at 1:12
  • This ist not the issue, I think; the sites/default/files folder has the following permissions(): drwxrwx--- 7 -username- www-data 4096 Mar 12 23:30 files. username has admin role in drupal. – Krisselack Mar 13 '18 at 22:48
  • Then you will need to provide more details in your above description. It's hard to imagine the issue by reading the current question. – Mario Steinitz Mar 13 '18 at 23:26
  • Would be interesting to know, what kind of additional details would help to clarify the issue. Nonetheless, "Solution" below. – Krisselack Mar 13 '18 at 23:41

After extensive search (logfiles) and meddling about with access rights, modifying the file .htaccess did the trick.


I commented the option line (first line) and set the file to read only.

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