We are cleaning up an old client site, and I see that structure closes the tag halfway down our list of articles. The end result is that half of the page looks like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/auu99oc6z1dn54z/8c2bknqf.png

When I inspect the code, I see that Structure, after a certain amount of entries, just closes the ul tag. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/auu99oc6z1dn54z/nvto40_h.png

Has anyone encountered this previously?

  • Having the same issue. Did you find a solution?
    – txyoji
    Jan 17, 2017 at 19:05
  • Following the debug commands helped. In the end, I think I performed a clean up that fixed my issue.
    – kenyabob
    Jan 22, 2017 at 20:40

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Something isn't right in your structure database. Deleting members and choosing the "delete all entries" option seems to leave the structure database in an inconsistent state. The structure folks include a tool for fixing this sort of thing.

First back up your database.

Then edit your_ee_root/expressionengine/third_party/structure/mcp.structure.php And change

var $debug = FALSE;


var $debug = TRUE;

This will add a debug button in structure which can fix this issue. click debug and follow the instructions.

Don't forget to turn debug off when your done.

I found the solution in structure's support channel.



For future reference, we would recommend upgrading to Structure 4. Structure 4 has the ability to fix this, where in Structure 3.x it would just drop the problem causing pages out of Structure. (Please note, upgrading to Structure 4 when this problem is present will give you the ability to fix the existing broken pages from an older installed version of Structure)

There also hasn't been a known case of this happening in Structure 4.

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