iWeb Problem: All menus are greyed out
I’ve not used Apple’s iWeb before but I wanted to use it today to produce a 1-page website with some fancy effects. Unfortunately I was able to open iWeb but I couldn’t do anything because almost every option (except “Close”) was greyed out.
I stumbled upon some forum posts and found this hint – at least I am not the only one having this problem. Unfortunately, the solution that was described there didn’t help in my case.
This is a list of how I finally got it working. Be sure to have a backup (that always comes in handy!) as you might loose all iWeb (Sites) settings that were saved if you used iWeb before. Your mileage may vary (as always…).
- Get rid of these files/folders:
(`~` is your `$HOME` folder, e.g. `/Users/bob`)
- Reboot your computer. Afterwards, grab your installation media (e.g. MacBook Pro Mac OS X Install Disc 1 or your iLife installation disc) and re-install iWeb – on the Mac’s recovery CD it’s found in the Additional Software package.
- After the installation has finished, try to start iWeb. It should work now (at least it did for me).
- Start the Apple Software Update to geht the latest iWeb updates.
Hope that helps. If not, you could try to consult Apple’s iWeb discussion page.
Update: The problem seems to be caused by the iWeb templates not having been properly installed.