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Appearance of admin and dashboard area – bulleted

  • Hi, I am new to WordPress only installing it about a week ago. I am creating a site on the local server through MAMP Pro. I only have one wordpress site.

    Sometimes (not all the time) the admin and dashboard area including all the pages like ‘post’ etc have a strange appearance – the pages are bulleted. The site itself is fine. The problem seems to have corrected itself twice but for the last two days it has remained the same. Not sure what I need to do to correct it. I disabled all plugins, not sure if that makes any difference.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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  • Sounds like the stylesheet isn’t loading. It could be a timeout if your computer is underpowered, but it would have to be very, very underpowered. Clear your browser cache.

    Thanks for responding so quickly. I emptied the cache but the issue is still there. Is there anything else I could try?

    ‘localhost’ issues are really hard to debug remotely.

    Install the FireFox extension HttpFox, enable it, and load your page. You should be able to see the individual requests for different resources and see which ones are failing. Hopefully you can see why they fail as well.

    I am having exactly the same issue with MAMP and I have found it to be Theme specific. If I use Twenty Ten or Twenty Eleven, the wp-admin area loads correctly. Other themes vary, iFeature and Eclipse, for example, are both messed up in the admin area (but the site itself looks fine). Catchbox is OK.

    Unfortunately iFeature and Eclipse are the two themes I wanted to play with…

    That is helpful but do you have any idea what in the themes is causing the problem?

    Not as yet. I normally use Chrome, but to test it out I used Firefox and installed HttpFox as you suggested, switched to iFeature theme and loaded the wp-admin page. Of course it then displayed normally and generated no errors!
    I went back to Chrome, and then Safari, only to discover that the admin pages now loaded correctly there as well. I had done absolutely nothing else apart from switch themes.

    I have just tried the Eclipse theme. This also works perfectly in Firefox (so no useful information from HttpFox), but in Chrome and Safari the admin pages are messed up as before. And for the time being, staying that way.

    Bit of a mystery.

    Are those themes loading backend scripts or stylesheets?

    Check to see if you still have a copy of your config-sample file. I had the same problem and that was what was messing it up.

    I also changed the host in wp-config from localhost:8889 to just localhost

    I had this very problem just a moment ago, and found that if you open up the ‘load-scripts.php’ file (in wp-admin folder) and then simply resave it, the problems disappeared… I’m not sure what it did or how it did it, but it seems to have done something!

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