Support » Installing WordPress » After upgrade to WordPress 3.3 most menu items are gone

  • sergevancauwenbergh



    I just updated my blog to WordPress 3.3 and my admin page has gone partly blank. I only have the menu items Dashboard and Profile, all other menu items are gone. So I can’t publish pages or post, nor can I edit comments, uninstall plugins, change theme, etc.

    I don’t have multiple login accounts, I’m the only user and administrator.

    The site keeps working though. I have searched some solutions but none seem to work.

    I have:
    * renamed the plugins folder, no solution
    * removed the template folder inside the themes folder, no solution
    * manually installed WP3.3, no solution

    I don’t receive any error messages but my hosting provider was able to retreive the following error in their error logs:

    [Tue Dec 13 12:02:42 2011] [error] [client x.x.x.x] PHP Fatal error: require() [<a
    href=’function.require’>function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/var/www/html/wp-
    includes/load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php:/php/includes’) in
    /var/www/html/wp-settings.php on line 21

    They claim the error is caused by WP itself, some bug in their code. I replaced both files load.php and wp-settings.php but no solution.

    I also have my website offline using localhost and Wamp. Here everything works fine: same versions, same files, same plugins.

    Thanks for the advice on how to solve my problem with the disappearing menu items.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator



    I did follow the solutions listed on that page. Didn’t solve anything.



    I re-installed WP 3.2.1 and now everything works fine.

    scott swan


    i had the same problem. I’m not sure what is doing it but if you look at the database under usermeta you will see that it has added (or it was there before and was being ingored.) the user capabilities of subscriber to your admin.

    a quick removal of that entry and you should have admin rights back. (i’d check to make sure your admin user also has admin rights)

    Same here. Its a really annoying problem.

    So far I have updated 10 of my blogs, and this has happened to 3 of them. It seems pretty random.

    Is there an easier way of fixing it without having to go into the DB?

    Thanks, God! I’m not alone in this world!

    Will look forward for a fix; will upgrade other sites just after that.

    Happy New Year !

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