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Blank Posts & Pages, Blank Media Gallery, Broken Buttons (4 posts)

  1. Dismal Moron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After upgrading to the most recent version of wordpress, I couldn't create any posts. The post editor was blank and would not let me type.

    What's more, throughout the entirety of the installation, buttons don't work. Text-links work fine, but not buttons. For example, I can select a post on the All Posts page by using the checkbox, choose an action from the drop down (edit) and apply, but nothing happens. Alternately, I can click on the post itself and select edit and it will display the post.

    I have:

    -deactivated all plugins
    -changed to a default theme (Twenty Twelve)
    -deactivated and moved the plugins folder
    -re-uploaded the wp-admin and wp-includes folder
    -confirmed it is not a jquery issue via instructions provided in Master List 3.3 and 3.5
    -downloaded hotfix plugin
    -checked through the Master List for 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5
    -confirmed my plugins are not known to cause issues

    The only solution I have come across is to use Google Libraries, however; that causes an issue with inserting media into posts and pages.

    Basically, I can upload, but cannot insert. From what I understand, and that isn't much, it seems like <ul class="attachments ui-sortable ui-sortable-disabled" id="__attachments-view-146"> isn't displaying anything for some reason.

    Been searching the forums here for a few days with no luck. Any suggestions are welcome and I will provide updates as to what worked and what did not.

    My site is dismalmoron.com.

  2. That's a lot of information and troubleshooting. Thanks, that does save some effort. ;)

    After upgrading to the most recent version of wordpress, I couldn't create any posts. The post editor was blank and would not let me type.

    ...

    -confirmed it is not a jquery issue via instructions provided in Master List 3.3 and 3.5

    That's often a sign of javascript issues. I may have missed it but can you enable the javascript console on your browser?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Your_Browser_to_Diagnose_JavaScript_Errors

    Once you've done that can you clear your browser cache and cookies then re-login and try the upload and inserting into a post? If there are javascript errors they should show up in the console.

    If they do show up then try these steps.

    - Make a backup copy of your wp-config.php file and put that somewhere safe.

    - Copy that wp-config.php to wp-config-SAVE.php (I really like multiple safety nets).

    - Open the wp-config.php file using the most basic text editor you have. Windows notepad is good for this and add this line above the "stop editing" line so it looks like this:

    define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false);
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    Save that, clear your browser cache and cookies one more time (don't exclude that step), re-login and try again. Let us know if that improves your problem.

  3. Dismal Moron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jan, and thanks for the quick response.

    I know you probably get people that "say" they checked the master list(s) all the time and haven't, but I am not one of them. The troubleshooting steps you provided have already been completed as they were listed in said master lists. It did not resolve the issue.

    Do you have any other ideas as to why this might be occurring?

    Thanks again. :)

  4. Do you have any other ideas as to why this might be occurring?

    That's a tricky one. When something's not working you need to look at the server access logs (making sure the request is being received by the web server) the server error logs (in case it's tossing errors) and the javascript console.

    If all three are coming up clean and normal when you attempt to upload media and insert it into a post... that's pretty much the worst case scenario.

    You may have tried this already (really thanks for providing all that info, it does help) any chance you can create an empty WordPress installation in another directory on that server?

    For example if the problem WordPress is installed in your root can you create /test-directory-name-here/ and install an empty brand new WordPress there? As long as the $table_prefix is different from your existing WordPress installation then it will not interfere in anyway with the other one.

    The reason I want you to do that is to see if it's your server or your existing WordPress installation. If the new one on the same server works then we can rule out the server. If it doesn't work then perhaps you want to get your host involved.

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