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wp-admin broken in 2.8 (29 posts)

  1. dwpoyner
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded to 2.8 last night, and am having issues with wp-admin. I disabled the WPtouch iPhone plugin and that at least gained me access to my dashboard. However, the right column that was visible in the dashboard main page is not there, and screen options will not drop down and let me try to add or remove things. For example, before the upgrade, I could see stats in that column. Now, only the left column shows with comments. Any suggestions?

  2. K1Bond007
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have this same problem. Admin panel is completely broken. I deactivated all the plugins before the upgrade too. I've done this several times. Doesn't work.

    I renamed my plugins folder to "plugins_temp" during one update and it got the two default plugins to work without breaking the dash, but any other plugins I add and WordPress's dash craps out; even plugins that are 2.8 compatible. I don't know what to do. Prior to doing the rename, even default plugins like Akismet would break the dash.

  3. Andrew "Easy" Anderson
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Probably going to have to reinstall 2.7 Hopefully WP can put up the old auto install script they used to do the upgrades. They should have it laying around somewhere right?

    Don't you think that that would be a great idea and it would be awfully nice of them to make it easy to go back to 2.7...hint hint...

  4. bbergkamp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anyone know an easy way to roll back to 2.7?

    If I just upload my 2.7 files that I installed from will it damage or overwrite any of my content?

  5. alanhoskins
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just reinstalled 2.7.1 Thankfully everything is back to normal.

  6. bbergkamp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also reinstalled 2.7.1 and everything is back to normal.

    The only problem was when I first loggen in it told me that my database was out of date and needed to be updated.

  7. boilr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i just upgraded to 2.8 a few minutes ago. my blog shows up correctly externally, but my dashboard is basically inoperable, as everyone above is saying...none of the menus (e.g., screen options, help, posts, media, links, pages, etc) drop down, so i cant get to any of the sub options.

    if i click directly on a left menu item, and go to another page, then all the navigation functionality returns everywhere but on the actual dashboard.

    i'm also not seeing the components that used to reside on the right half of my dashboard - quick press, wordpress.com stats, etc.

    hope someone figures out what the deal is. i've tried reinstalling, disabling plugins, clearing FF cache, etc...no dice.

  8. WraithKenny
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Disable your plugins, everything will work. I think it has to do with the jQuery update (or something). Plugin authors really need to test them for compatibility. IntenseDebate caused problems, and so did OpenID. Akismet, WordPress.com Stats, Hello Dolly don't seem to interfere with the Admin.

  9. Leejj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Disabled plugins...nothing. Removed my plugin folder...nothing. Put it back and all the plugins are disabled...nothing.

  10. aldeiamix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ Leejj

    Same with me...nothing........

    My solution, just downgraded to 2.71 :( but my blog is working ;)

  11. boilr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    the culprit for me is one of my favorite plugins - NextGen Gallery - every other plugin and setting works fine.

    however, when I have nextgen-gallery enabled, it kills all the menus in my dashboard.

    good thing i haven't updated my photo site yet...and yea, it seems like a jQuery issue since menus stop opening and closing in all their jQuery glory.

  12. Guy R Cook
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Deleted the plugins, went back to wp-admin, and the dashboard now shows up fine. I"ll now carefully add the plugins back, being sure they're 2.8 ready.

  13. yacumos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem too, seems like we all have the same problem

    Here is the screencaps of my dashboard, it's not in flash dropdown menu mode

    http://i40.tinypic.com/2cctgjs.jpg

    It looks normally on IE but could not work at all, I can't click anything.
    Here is the screen

    http://i40.tinypic.com/i3x7pv.jpg

    First I thought it was something wrong with firefox, try to install google chrome, safari and it appear the same, already clear the cache, cookies, history

    Can anybody help me out, thank You much

  14. mcastel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @aldeiamix,

    after some time spent in trying to adjust plugins, I adopted the same soulution ;)

  15. dwpoyner
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just did the same. Back down to 2.7.1.

  16. tomsastroblog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Be sure all of the wp-includes files on the server are the new ones. Mine would not transfer six of the files. Once I did that manually (ftp) I was good to go.

  17. K1Bond007
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I deleted the wp-includes folder prior to upload as it states in the guide and FileZilla reports no failures.

  18. utunlimited
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I haven't had any problems so I'm wondering if it's a php/mysql problem as in what version is installed on your host.

  19. K1Bond007
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not a php/mysql issue. I have another WordPress site and it upgraded to 2.8 just fine, but it only uses two plugins. Those same two plugins on my other site break the dash. I've re-uploaded them. I've done everything. It doesn't matter.

  20. boilr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    update:

    i thought it was nextgen gallery, but for me the issue is i can run any plugins i have installed EXCEPT i cannot have nextgen gallery and wp-polls activated at the same time, otherwise my dashboard stops functioning.

    one or the other is fine, but both creates some (i'm guessing) jquery issue.

  21. jamesisin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For me I could not access my dashboard at all (page not available error). I had to kill my Google analytics plugin. Seeking replacement now.

  22. jamesisin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here is an interesting solution for naughty plugins:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/278896

    I was able to fix my Google analytics using this method.

  23. WraithKenny
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Certain themes seem to interfere with the Dashboard too. Buffet Framework kills options animations, and right hand widgits on the Dashboard. Switching themes fixes that. OpenID, and several other popular plugins break the options on dashboard, and some even break the Settings > General page.

  24. iwan155
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Since the admin panel urged me to update to 2.8 the easy way I upgraded automatic, spoiled as I was by the usual easy upgrade it normally gives on plugins etc. Then it al fell apart, I couldn't get into the admin panel anymore. I'm quite a newbie so I didn't know what to do. Went through the update guide partly to downgrade to 2.7.1. again since i see so many 2.8 problem theories on this forum. Only replaced the wp-admin and wp-includes files with the ones from 2.7.1 using FTP, now it's back to 2.7.1. and works great again. I think I just wait until 2.8.1 shows up...

  25. rbigbie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The problem with admin that yacumos has posted a pic of is what my admin looks like. Just text links in a long line one under the other with the info that should be to the right of the menu down at the bottom under all the text links.
    See http://i40.tinypic.com/2cctgjs.jpg
    Mine did not look right in any browser FF, Safari, IE.
    FTPed 2.8 several times with and with out plugin's.
    What is up with this 2.8 admin problem?
    For now rolled back to 2.7.1.
    HELP!

  26. rbigbie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    After 8 time upgrading to 2.8 and the admin not working properly I AM DONE.
    I have wore out my ftp program. Lots of peeps have this same problem. Hello any body got any idea's? The site seem to work fine just the admin is broke.

  27. memedngemil
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i reinstall the 2.8, and it worked again :)

  28. zzb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree that the very least there should be an auto roll back option when a release comes out like this. Also... what's wrong with beta testing with a few hundred users first??

  29. LoLyfe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same issue, and this was without any plugins installed at all. The dashboard just suddenly stopped loading/working.
    This is on a fresh 2.8 install too, no extras at all - no theme adjusts.. nothing but still no dashboard!!

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