3.5 'Select All' doesn't work in update plugins area (9 posts)

  1. eibhlin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as baggins999 in the thread, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/35-select-all-doesnt-select-in-update-plugins-area?replies=6

    I'm reposting here, after being told to start a new topic.

    As baggins999 said: On the WordPress Updates page, in the plugins section, the "Select All" button doesn't do anything.

    Ordinarily, I use desktop software to manage all of my updates, and that's working fine for the WP and theme updates, but not the plugins. (That has nothing to do with my desktop software. It's a problem since I updated to WP 3.5.)

    So, I'm now updating plugins manually, but the "Select All" button doesn't work manually, either. (Ditto the "select all" box on the Installed Plugins page.)

    This means clicking each plugin, individually, on the updates page. I did it yesterday, for the plugins that were updated quickly once 3.5 was released. Now, I'm going through the process again -- still updating plugins manually, one-by-one -- for this morning's Akismet update, plus a few other plugins.

    esmi had posted a list of suggestions. So far, none of them have helped:

    I deactivated all plugins (had to click each manually, one by one, since the "select all" option stopped working on the Installed Plugins page, as well).

    That didn't solve the problem.

    With the plugins still deactivated, I switched to the Twenty Eleven theme (manually updated), and that didn't help either.

    This is going on, on all of my websites, regardless of themes or plugins used.

    On esmi's lists of fixes, manually resetting the plugins folder might be my next step, but I don't have much hope for that. Frankly, I'm mot sure that this is worth the trouble.

    The remaining solution, re-uploading all non-WP-content files & folders from a fresh WP download, for about 50 websites would be far too time-consuming, especially during the busy holiday season.

    Unless 3.5 resolved major security issues, I'm sorry that I updated. I may revert (from site backups) to the previous WP version. Reverting with one click works, for now, but I'm hoping for a better answer, soon.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

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

  3. eibhlin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, that seems to have solved it. Now all I need to do is rewrite all 50+ wp-config.php files...!

  4. Wudman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks. This bit of code unbroke a 3.5 update. Symptoms were no ability to "Select All" in comments, plugins, posts and the "Screen Options" did work either.
    It appears a bit past the hour for a 3.5.Fixed update!

  5. ibeedug
    Posted 3 years ago #

    After upgrading to 3.5, I was experiencing tons of issues. This little line of code FIXED IT!

    ESMI> Would you please explain how this code affects everything?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your server is having problems handling concatenated javascript. Is mod_pagespeed running on the server?

  7. ibeedug
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No. Currently, I am on a shared server, and they do not run mod_pagespeed on the server.


    But thanks for clearing that up for me.

  8. shqipo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi! That fixed my issues that 3.5 caused!

  9. dancallaghan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We have 3.5.2 and the same problem on only 1 out of 38 sites. Unfortunately this bit of code didn't fix the problem for us. When we click either the top or bottom "Select All" check-boxes.

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