I've just upgraded from 2.6.1 to 2.7.2 of EE and when I log in I get this message at the bottom of the screen below the EE copyright message:

    You've gone idle, please enter your password to continue

If I enter my password I am logged out and when I log back in I see the same message at the bottom of the screen. Yet I am logged in and can continue working. Not a show-stopper but it is an indication that something has gone wrong. Any ideas what is causing this?



  • Hi Dorothy, have you tried clearing all the cookies for the domain? An old cookie could still be there from before the update causing havoc. Oct 18 '13 at 9:46
  • Thanks Jeremy for taking the time to answer. I did try that but as you can see, it was a themes folder problem. Oct 18 '13 at 10:06
  • No worries, glad you got it sorted. When you can, mark your answer as accepted :) Oct 18 '13 at 12:24

Silly me, I hadn't copyied up my new version of the themes folder. Hopefully this will be of help to someone else with a short-term memory!


It might be a CSS cache problem. Is the new version of the file "/themes/cp_themes/default/css/global.css" loaded? It includes style declaration to hide the issued area.

The cause of my problem is that I copied DB from production environment to development one and then updated only development server. I can see development site at, for example, "https://development.example.com/admin.php", but it keeps production site's setting that the url is "http://production.example.com/". So, my browser loads CSS files from production site which have not been updated yet. That's why I asked you to check CSS file cache.


IKEDA Tatsunobu

  • I see no difference between the global.css files in my 2.5.2 and 2.7.2 installs and I still see the problem.
    – MB34
    Nov 4 '13 at 16:33

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