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[resolved] [closed] WordPress 3.5 bugs (33 posts)

  1. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WP Team,

    I have a 9 wp sites in total, I upgraded to the new wp 3.5 on 3 of them before stopping.

    It seems that the new WP does something weird to the drop down options in the back end (they seem fine on the front end). So for instance, when hover over say, "plugins" the drop down to pick installed, new, etc no longer shows up, you have to literally click it to get to any of the options.

    And it seems to effect some plugins the same way. I thought perhaps it was the bullet proof security plugin compatibility issue but I actually disabled the plugins for the last upgrade and the problem still persist, no drop downs anywhere in the back end.

    Thanks guys,
    Sanaa

  2. Can you see any JavaScript errors? Are all plugins disabled?

  3. londoneer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same issue, and another one that's rather more serious but I'll post that elsewhere!

  4. lowestofthekeys
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm running into issues too with the upgrade to 3.5.

    When I try to switch to visual mode while adding a new post, nothing happens. I click it and nothing happens. I am also missing dropdowns from my administration links.

    I've tried deactivating all my plugins but the problem persists. My only clue seems to be from the Co-Authors plugin, which is telling me I need to enable javascript.

  5. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey guys!

    Um, are there any javascript errors? <--I wouldn't know. I taught my self enough php and css to customize some pretty decent looking sites but for all the rest of that I have no idea. Truly.

    What I DO know is on ALL my other sites still using the last version of WP (3.4.2) --this problem does NOT exist. All plugins work as they have been, WP works as it should.

    As for are the plugins disabled? <--heck NO! Most of them are MUCH NEEDED security plugins and so NO, my sites (which seems to always be under the scrutiny of some wannabee hacker) can't afford to have the plugins disable for any real length of time whatsoever.

    I don't think it's a plugin compatibility issue any way because of the three sights I upgraded to the new WP, I picked one that is under maintenance mode, I'm still building it so it doesn't have alot of plugins or content (which is why I took the risk) so I disabled the plugins for the WP upgrade and STILL the back end drop down issue was there...

  6. The Bitter Optimist: Definitely sounds like a JavaScript problem. You can find out how to troubleshoot here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Your_Browser_to_Diagnose_JavaScript_Errors

  7. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm. Well, I've gone to this link and followed the first few steps --the front end looks and act's right in safari but in firefox it's total mayhem

    --the back end does not work properly in either browser. I did (briefly) disable all plugins and there was no change...

    does this mean the problem is semi-browser related, in that it's completely messed up front and back end on firefox?

  8. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, listen, are they working on this issue or ???

    The bitter optimist is just a blog but I mistakenly upgraded my non-profit business as well and I really need that site to be up and running. I wasn't as concerned until I looked in firefox and saw that the FRONT is all jacked up, I really can't have that.

    But at the end of the day, it clearly BUG, a problem with the new WP --my "javascript" seems to be working fine for ALL of my other non upgraded sites running on the last wp version...

    I really don't want to have to go through all this riggamarole to get my sites that I upgraded back on track if you are going (and you should) fix the bug and upload a new version

    --other people are clearly having this problem, so the "fix" can't be that all the wp users have to go to the actual wp php files and add lines of code, ftping it in, seeing if that fixed it and then taking it out again...

    Jeez. I was trying to update to the new version like I have done countless times before over the last 4 years...

    obviously something went arwy with this version

  9. --the back end does not work properly in either browser. I did (briefly) disable all plugins and there was no change...

    does this mean the problem is semi-browser related, in that it's completely messed up front and back end on firefox?

    It's possible that errors are are coming from a theme or plugin that is enqueuing scripts incorrectly. If you follow the directions in the article I linked above and are getting errors, it will be a lot easier for us to work toward finding a fix if you can share them with us.

    If it turns out there aren't any errors, there are still procedures we recommend for anyone having issues:

    • Deactivate all plugins
    • Change to the default theme

    This helps us find out if it's WordPress or a theme or plugin you have installed.

    Moving to How-To and Troubleshooting

  10. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Drew, I get it but I don't have TIME for this. This is already commandeered the 3 to 4 hours of my BUSINESS day.

    AND I just restored to the previous back up and NOW every time I want to do something this big window comes up pops up that says:

    "Database Update Required

    WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to update your database to the newest version.

    The update process may take a little while, so please be patient.

    Update WordPress Database"

    I DON'T WANT THE NEWER VERSION!!! It's got bugs and I don't have time...

    what do I need to do to go back to the previous version?

  11. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And I fail to see how it's the themes and we already know it's not the plugins bc I already deactivated it.

    Of the three that i updated they are three separate themes, one elegant themes , and two genesis --all bought and paid for nothing free or stolen... and they all work fine with the previous version...

  12. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The link Drew Jaynes gave you just shows you how to check for javascript errors. It has nothing to do with the browser per se. If you post a url, we can check the front end for errors and maybe identify what is causing it.

  13. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Most of them are MUCH NEEDED security plugins

    Are you using Bullet Proof Security? Check this discussion, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/post-editor-missing-in-wp-35-after-upgrade?replies=36

  14. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    - I understand that but to do it requires me to upload the new wordpress on my computer, go into the wp. config php file , change it, FTP in, etc. etc etc and it's not even a fix, it's just a hunt for a problem (that did not exist before the version upgrade)

    The sites that I upgraded are http://www.thebitteroptimist.com

    The most important site for me to get back on track is my non-profit http://www.milagrogrande.org

    both sites look fine in safari but jacked up in firefox...

    thanks

  15. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks kmessinger.

    I am using bullet proof but I'm not having THOSE problems listed on the the thread. And I disabled it when I uploaded the new wp version --the back end drop down problem still occurred.

  16. Illya King
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The drop and drag issue seems to of affected the menu option as well. I thought I was doing something wrong but now I see it's a WP error.

  17. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The .org site looks the same in FF and Safari. Do you have a link to the jacked up part?

  18. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Everything looks and works great in wp 3.4.2, I really want to just go back to that. <--how do I do that?

    when you fix the issues and upgrade to 3.5.1 I'll upgrade it then...

  19. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you are using the BulletProof security plugin, then it is definitely the problem, *even if you disabled it*. Disabling it won't affect the problem it creates in the wp-admin folder.

    Basically, you need to re-activate that plugin, and put the .htaccess settings for it into "Default Mode" (I have not used the plugin myself and cannot give explicit instructions on how to do this).

    But this is DEFINITELY your problem. The BulletProof security plugin has security rules which cause all admin-side javascript to break in WordPress 3.5. The author is coming out with an update, but until then, that is very, very likely to be the issue.

    Note: This is NOT an issue with 3.5, and there will be no fix forthcoming for it. The problem lies in the plugin, and it will be fixed with an update from that plugin's author.

  20. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the front ends DO NOT look the same.

    Bitter - In FF everything is washed out and misplaced on safari is looks like it's supposed to

    MGF - In FF only sides are washed out but things look mostly the same. In safari it looks like it's supposed with the gray back ground...

    is there a way to upload a screenshot? I can show you the difference.

  21. http://www.milagrogrande.org looks good for me as well on both Firefox and Chrome.

  22. Ngh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Drag and Drop problems as well.

    I just updated to 3.5 and when I attempted to adjust my widgets,
    I could not drag and drop them.

    I deactivated and reactivated three themes including the new twenty twenty theme all with the same result.

    When I try to drag and drop, the widgets seems to drop but not anywhere near the drop down widget area that I wish to place them and then they are stuck in place.

    Any solutions?

  23. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @illyaking Jumping into someone else's post is not proper. Please start your own post.

    @The Bitter Optimist
    Your site, http://www.milagrogrande.org looks fine in FF, Safari and IE. Is there a specific place where it is messed up? You do have a few validation errors related to javascript, http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3a%2f%2fwww.milagrogrande.org%2f that could cause problems.

  24. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  25. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using bullet proof but I'm not having THOSE problems listed on the the thread. And I disabled it when I uploaded the new wp version --the back end drop down problem still occurred.

    You need to do more to disable it. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/post-editor-missing-in-wp-35-after-upgrade?replies=36

    The plugin developer is working on a fix.

    [edit] I need a bigger screen. A lot can happen in 4 minutes! :^)

  26. TravelWithKat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just updated to 3.5 for my site which uses WOO theme Delicious Magazine and it's messed up the home page. Like The Bitter Optimist really wish I could undo the update!!!
    Having read some of the earlier comments here I dread to think what else it has messed up.
    My site is travelwithkat.com if anyone can help please!

  27. The Bitter Optimist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Samuel Woods for the WIN!!!

    IT IS A BULLET PROOF PROBLEM -- I went back to default mode and all is well in terms of drop downs and functions... and I had to deactivate BP for it to look right in FF.

    I'll upgrade the other sites to the new wp version once BP has updated their plugin which I hope isn't long bc the three sites I already upgraded the new wp version to are living without and that makes me extremely paranoid even though I have a slew of other security plugins.

    I really wish wp would find a way to make wp "mac" secure so we wouldn't need all these security plugins. The amount of hacking attempts made on all my sites is just ridiculous.

    Anyhoo, THANK YOU EVERY ONE for your input and suggestions and I apologize for waving the finger at the new WP version...

    Cheers! *breathes deep and walks away from computer rubbing sore neck*

  28. k0nsl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    These things (jquery, probably) are not plugin related. I can confirm that.
    I installed 3.5 first on an absolute vanilla installation and hardly a thing worked on the backend, none that used ajax calls, apparently. But I have not had any time to investigate properly. IN any case, it's not theme or plugin related at all (I used the default plugin and all clean installation on my development blog).

    If somebody finds the solution, please post it.

    Faithfully,
    -k0nsl

    PS:
    I'm using Chrome and Firefox and both of these browsers exhibited the same issue, i.e nothing in the backend worked (can't move, add or delete widgets for example).

  29. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @TravelWithKat

    Please start your own new topic.

  30. k0nsl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's a quick one from the widgets-page via the Chrome Java Console:

    Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined jquery-1.6.2.js:627
    Uncaught TypeError: Object function ( selector, context ) {
    		// The jQuery object is actually just the init constructor 'enhanced'
    		return new jQuery.fn.init( selector, context, rootjQuery );
    	} has no method 'receiveMessage' la-click-and-share.js:2
    Uncaught TypeError: Object [object Object] has no method 'on' load-scripts.php:325

    Sorry for the formatting.

    -k0nsl

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