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[resolved] Strange layout (13 posts)

  1. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just installed WordPress 3.5 locally using MAMP but the layout of my dashboard changes to a text version whenever I click on a link. When I login the dashboard will look normal but as soon as I click away from it it turns into a list of links.

    The functionality looks like it is still there it just seems to be the layout that changes.

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try re-downloading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

  3. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I deleted all the files in my root folder except the wp-content folder and then copied the files over from a fresh download of WordPress. Then I updated the wp-config with the database name, username and password but I still get the same problem.

    When I access WordPress by entering localhost/ in my browser the first page that appears is the sample opening page (Hello world! post) but when I navigate away from there the format changes.

    There are two exceptions that I have found. When I navigate from the sample post to either 'Customize' or 'Header' in the drop down menu the site will remain normal. Anything else and it reverts to a list of links layout.

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What url did you use when you first installed WordPress?

  5. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't actually remember. This was the confusing bit about the installation instructions in the codex. I have all the WordPress files in a folder on my desktop so I think I typed in the filepath to the install.php file although I just tried that again and it didn't work.

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What urls are entered in Settings -> General? Have you changed these entries at any point?

  7. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://localhost for both WordPress and site address. I have not changed these.

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What url is being displayed in the browser when you navigate to a single post page?

  9. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The homepage is http://localhost

    When I go to 'Sample Page' the url is http://localhost/?page_id=2

    When I navigate to the 'Hello world!' post the url is http://localhost/?p=1

    The layout of these three pages is fine.

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So can you provide a url for a page that isn't OK?

  11. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://localhost/wp-admin/

    This is my dashboard url

  12. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try adding define('SCRIPT_DEBUG', true);to the bottom of your wp-config.php file (just before the require_once line).

  13. jp4389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's fixed it.

    Thanks!

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