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I don't what happened but few times ago its working and now i don't what i did so it stops working,

I want its quick fix,

Currently when we're adding new post it looks like that screenshot :

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Column is already 2 and nothing changed when we use 1 column, I want its right sidebar.

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Uninstall plugins to see if it does not come from one of them. Also, update WordPress: 10 updates pending... + update to the latest WordPress version... – barakadam Nov 22 '12 at 14:37
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I saw this with an older version of WordPress. I have not seen it with more recent updates. You fix is to update, honestly. This should be the least of your reasons to do so.

Without updating, the only way I was able to sort it out was by editing the (if I remember correctly) screen_layout_* key values in the *_usermeta table using PhpMyAdmin, in my case. I should stress that that was a hack to get by until I updated. It isn't really a fix. Caveat Emptor.

Also, update.

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i've wp 3.4.2 version already – Mohit Bumb Nov 22 '12 at 15:08
That isn't what your screenshot says. Anyway, look for those values in the DB and try to get things to reset. – s_ha_dum Nov 22 '12 at 15:10
yes thanks done by editing in mysql thanks – Mohit Bumb Nov 22 '12 at 15:15
i've one more question if you can answer can i use spanish language in wp admin with english wp version any plugin for it ? – Mohit Bumb Nov 22 '12 at 15:18
This feature works beautifully on a 3.4.2 on a dev server I have. If it continues to lock up like that something there is a deeper problem. – s_ha_dum Nov 22 '12 at 15:18

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