As the title says, I changed a section from Channel to Structure, but when clicking on that section in the dashboard, the layout still looks like a Channel, and I'm not able to reorder/drag the entries.

I've tried switching the section back to a Channel, and then again back to a Structure, with no change. Most of the entries were added since switching over to Structure, but they all still behave like Channel entries.

  • Good to know you can do that. No problems at all after changing the section type?
    – carlcs
    Aug 26, 2014 at 8:29
  • Nope, no problems so far. I'd guess that you might lose the hierarchy/order data if you switched from Structure to Channel, but I'm not sure. Aug 27, 2014 at 10:48
  • Might be the case. And you better don't change it to Single :D
    – carlcs
    Aug 27, 2014 at 10:50

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Have you switched sorting to "Structure"?

sort menu

When you're not sorting by Structure, you won't be able to rearrange the entries.

  • Oh man I feel so dumb. Thank you so much for this answer. It looks like as of Craft 2.5 you can arrange by Title, URI, author, as well as structure order. May 25, 2016 at 19:05
  • I just encountered the same thing but when I change back to Structure all the nesting is lost?
    – Martin
    Oct 11, 2019 at 13:23
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    lol, 7 years later, same problem, same solution. Jun 11, 2021 at 12:09
  • I can't believe I still get caught out by this one Jan 23, 2023 at 10:42

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