I have a number of publishing sites where the versioning is switched off and does not require check out for pages. When 'Require Check Out' is true, the ribbon appears as usual (with the Page tab, edit and Browse) and clicking on Edit Page in Site
Actions also shows the Page tab of the ribbon. However, when 'Require Check Out' is false, the ribbon (with the Page and browse tabs, and the edit icon) do not appear. When clicking on Edit Page in Site Actions, the page does go into edit mode,
but the ribbon doesn't appear.
Is there a way around this? If I switch off the publishing feature, editing then saving the page causes a SPListItem error (this appears to be related to having the publishing feature switched off on what was a publishing site). The end
users do not want the complication of versioning or checking in/out.
We are using SharePoint 2010 and the web app has been upgraded from SP2007.
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