I've got two and a half issues that are driving me nuts, and any help would be highly appreciated.
Issue 1: on: wp-admin/index.php the footer doesn't load. anywhere else in the backend, the footer loads fine, but not for the dashboard. This started today. Possibly related, the recent comments and incoming links are now empty. When I click "Configure Recent Comments" -- the footer shows up (because we're on wp-admin/?edit=dashboard_recent_comments#dashboard_recent_comments and not just index.php anymore). But they still come up empty. There are comments. They used to show up. Did I mention that the footer loads on every other subpage in the back end?
Issue 2: Quite possibly related, this seems to come and go -- but often, the any given page on the back end will come up blank. hitting refresh loads it without error, which also confuses me. I've uploaded and deleted some plugins, but I haven't touched the core files.
Issue 2.5: This is just bizarre, but it doesn't really break anything. I've got a handful of plugins that have updates available, and most of the time, the number under "Updates" is consistent. But sometimes, it's twice what it should be, or more.
Thanks in advance,