DNN v 8 Cannot edit pages

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Problem: 
 
The following error is thrown when attempting to edit pages:
 

InnerMessage:Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

InnerStackTrace:

at DotNetNuke.Professional.Workflows.View.BindAction(Int32 portalId)
at DotNetNuke.Professional.Workflows.View.OnLoad(EventArgs e)

 

Cause: 

 

When upgrading, the workflow for publishing is not set to direct, and upgrading to 8 in this configuration causes this error.

 

Resolution:

 

Make sure your workflow is set to direct before upgrading to DNN version 8.  To do this follow these steps:

  1. Click Edit Settings for the problematic HTML module prior to upgrade
  2. Click the "HTML Module Settings" tab
  3. Verify that the Workflow row's drop-down box is set to Direct Publish.

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