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2.8.6 update disabled my widget screen

  • bertandpatty

    @bertandpatty

    I am running the Panorama theme on 2.8.6.

    I was running great until last week when I updated to 2.8.6 through the WordPress auto update feature – then I lost the ability to make changes on my widget screen.

    I can open the widget page, but don’t have the current widgets installed column, and I can’t manipulate anything on the screen (help, screen options, or any of the available widgets).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Paul

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    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 default theme to rule out any theme-related problems?

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

    bertandpatty

    @bertandpatty

    Thanks esmi, I’ll look into it and report back the results.

    alexsix

    @alexsix

    I had the same problem. It appears to be Simple:Press Forum 4.1.2 causing my problem with viewing the widgets screen when activated. When I deactivate the widgets screen is normal.

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    I am a newby. Installed 2.8.6. and have the same problem. No plugins activated.

    No help, no screen options, no widgets, Ad new post are white letters on a white backround, can’t switch between visual and html….

    Anyone?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    @djmasterm: Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders.

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    Esmi, I did…but still the same problem

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Did you use a fresh download of WP?

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    Yes I did. I use Firefox 3.5.5. on a apple could that have to do with this problem?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Highly unlikely. The usual culprits are:

    – corrupt wp-admin and.or wp-include files
    – bad plugin(s)
    – bad theme

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    I don’t use any plugins yet.
    theme: ThreatToCreativity 2.3

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried switching to the default theme to see if that resolves the problem?

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    I switched back to the default theme but still nothing works

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Keep the default theme active and try re-running the upgrade via Admin/Tools/Upgrade.

    DJMasterM

    @djmasterm

    I get an error:

    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.6.zip.
    Unpacking the update.
    Incompatible archive: PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature
    Installation Failed

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