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Lots of strange things happening after installing (18 posts)

  1. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I installed wp yesterday and uploaded my theme. First, my widgets wouldn't drag. I tried everything (deactivating plugins, making sure javascript was enabled on Chrome). I also tried a couple of other themes, and it still didn't work. I finally, after looking at other forums, added "use google libraries" and now I can drag my widgets.
    But there are other things going on. I am unable to change my Flexx template. I try to go from a right sidebar to a left sidebar. I save it. Nothing changes. Also, some plugins that I search for in Add New just sends me back to my home page.
    There are too many odd things happening, and I haven't even begun to try and design my website. I don't know what to do.
    I have me site under construction. If you need to look at it, I can deactivate the plugin (I hope!).

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Esmi, Yes, I had already tried the first 2 suggestions. I just tried resetting the php folder, but it didn't change anything. Any other ideas? Thanks!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try resetting the plugins via Phpmydmin. I've known of cases where this has been the only way to disable a really problematic plugin.

  5. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Like I said, I already did that. It didn't change anything. Should I reinstall? I just installed this with Fantastico 2 days ago & am having all kinds of problems. If yes, I really need it explained for a newbie!
    Thanks

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Like I said, I already did that.

    You made the necessary changes in your database?

  7. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, I did what you suggested above about the php resetting the plugins folder. Nothing changed.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you use FTP or did you make changes to your database?

  9. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did it in the database.

  10. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Esmi, I wrote the other post because I really need help with how to re-install wp safely. It may take care of all the issues I brought up here. I posted it when it didn't look like this thread was going anywhere. I still need that info. Should I repost it and then delete this one?

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - please stick to this topic for now. Try deleting the Fantastico install and re-installing WordPress manually.

  12. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would love to, but I have no idea how. I can't find a tutorial that I understand. Do you have any suggestions how someone can do this without much knowledge? Thanks!

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please see the link I posted above.

  14. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. I didn't see the link when I read this in my email. I will see if I can figure it out,
    My hosting co. said I have reached my CPU limit 8 times since I installed this less than 48 hours ago. Is this related? I don't understand it (sorry)

  15. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Esmi, if I just delete Fantastico then reinstall, won't I lose everything? This tutorial doesn't address reinstalling safely, just installing.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is this related?

    Possibly - although it could also means that your hosts are very restrictive and that you need to move to a new host. Have you installed any plugins or activated any new themes?

    won't I lose everything?

    You could export all of your content before you un-install via Admin -> Tools. Then re-install and import the content - again via Admin -> Tools.

  17. soullotus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Esmi, Yes, I am starting a new website, so I installed wp and uploaded a new theme for it. I have just begun designing the site, and I am running into so many problems.
    What I am asking is.....I need more detailed info on how to uninstall and reinstall. The lingo is another language to me! I wish I knew more, but I don't want to screw this up because I don't understand something. Are there any detailed tutorials for how to do this? Does anyone know? Thanks again.

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We cannot help you with a Fantastico uninstall. That is not part of WordPress. That said, it is normally a 1-click uninstall process. The link I gave above - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress - explains how to install WordPress manually.

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