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[resolved] Dashboard broken after upgrading to wp 2.8 (21 posts)

  1. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I guess this is another 2.8 problem story. I used the automatic upgrade function to update my blog.
    The update gave 1 error during the process but the error went away when i refreshed it, didnt note the error.

    Now the blog has been updated and is working but the entire dashboard look has been broken. I have given screenshot links below of the dasbboard. I have checked the F.A.Q for help.:
    Have tried deactivating all plugins
    Have tried setting the default wp theme.
    Tried clearing the browser cache

    Could someone help me out?
    http://metalseinen.com/PubImages/4-2.JPG
    http://metalseinen.com/PubImages/4-1.JPG

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried re-uploading WP 2.8 via FTP? Looks like you're missing some files

  3. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Now iv started getting an error on the theme i have
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function ot_set_color() in /home/metalsei/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/one-theme/header.php on line 4

    One-theme is installed

  4. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried re-uploading WP 2.8 via FTP? Looks like you're missing some files
    Check this out too:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/279132?replies=14

  5. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Re-uploading right now. Lets see what happens.
    I have checked out that support thread- the only relevant one to the problem seemed

    Delete wp-admin and wp-includes directories and upload fresh copies from a new(important) install package or reinstall automatically

    I dont have gears enabled

  6. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Completed the re upping. dashboard still
    looks the same :(
    and same error at the blog.

  7. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still not working
    I guess the theme error is theme specific?

  8. wpsup
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I do not think it theme specific. I have the same problem.
    I cannot even edit my drafts anymore.

  9. Zkage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I got the dashboard working atleast.
    Deleted the wp-admin and wp-includes folder and re upped

    Now the theme doesnt work, will try to find an udpdate to it

  10. wpsup
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are you able to edit drafts?

  11. xof711
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm experiencing the exact same problem... My admin panel is broken. The Blog seems to look good and operates properly tho.

  12. xof711
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, problem fixed by deleting all the files manually on the server using my FTP client and by re-uploading the WP2.8 files.

  13. chit chat administrator
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I tried FTPing several times previous versions of wordpress and wordpress 2.8.

    I am now trying to get my hosting company to restore.

    My dashboard was also a complete mess.

  14. jordy1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Xof711, you mentioned deleting all files manually, how do I do this and where do I get the wp2.8 files to re-upload?

  15. yollama
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same dashboard issue. Planning to try a reupload of files, which I did manually with ftp to begin with.

    I noticed in prior updates, and this one as well, that there are some files in the wp-includes folder that I cannot delete. I can't change the permissions on them and get the error msg. that I don't have permission to change or delete these. They're the Crystal folder and some stuff in the js folder. I have just changed the names of these hoping to work around but, anyone else encounter this?

    Meanwhile, will watch for admin an dashboard fixes...

  16. yollama
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Me again. I reuploaded the entire wp-admin folder.

    Now I have a dashboard and admin area that looks right. However, visual editor and html editor both broken.

    Can insert a title for a new post, but can't write post in the text box, and cannot edit existing posts.

    Off to search for new ideas on this.

  17. ellensmith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This thread is discouraging to me...

    I upgraded to 2.8 last month, using the auto-upgrade plug-in. At first, everything was fine. Then the visual editor stopped working. That was annoying, but today my dashboard broke. What I see on wp-admin looks remarkably like http://metalseinen.com/PubImages/4-1.JPG

    The gradual degradation of WordPress is the strangest part of this. I haven't tried to do anything fancy with WordPress since I installed 2.8 -- I just use the program (to add the occasional post, read my comments, and review my spam). Probably the fanciest thing I've done was to add a couple of additional spam-words to the moderation list.

    To address this, I've disabled all plugins except Akismet, but that hasn't helped any. (Other than Akismet, I was only running the backup plugin and the auto-upgrade plugin. I don't want to lose Akismet, as I'm getting a lot of spam these days, which Akismet is effectively blocking.) I started to replace WP files, but the network administrator on the system I was using blocked my FTP access before I could finish the job.

    Here's hoping that replacing the wp-admin and wp-includes directories does the trick!

  18. photofire
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Likewise I am also having the same problem with WordPress 2.8.6. My dashboard looks the same as the screen shots above. I've checked it in IE8 and Firefox 3.5 under Windows 7 and Firefox 3.5 under Ubuntu Linux. I must admit that I'm a little disconcerted that such a mature application should fail like this.

  19. junebob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I get this now, but only because I'm using an old machine. My laptop has gone for repairs, so I'm using an old computer with win XP. My brother is logging in to the same dashboard just fine on his pc, so it must be a setup on my pc.
    Does anyone know if I need any applications like java or whatever to run this website properly?

    I get the same screen as in the http://metalseinen.com/PubImages/4-1.JPG above.

    Thanks.

  20. lschofield
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't understand why this issue is "resolved". I don't see a solution in here anywhere.

    I'm in the same boat; a plain WordPress install that's been there for a long time, and only used the automatic update process inside the dashboard. No changes recently other than posts, and the dashboard is unusable even through the blog still runs. Same issue as the screen snapshots in this post, I notice some of the dashboard elements reporting that javascript is not enabled, which is not true.

    No help at all?

  21. shakaama
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been having the same issue forever. I thought it was just me. I have done everything. I have reached through the phone and choked about 5 technical support people at my hosting company.

    And, all this time it was wp itself? So when are they going to fix it? My DUI Blog looks fine on the site, but the dashboard looks just like that pic above.

    But, seriously is uploading all the files the answer? or someone else said delete the files and reupload them. that seems just, crazy. You'd delete your blog? isn't it?

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