Can't access dashboard; getting two errors (10 posts)

  1. sgerbig
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can't get to my WP dashboard and could use some advice. I get the following two messages upon login:

    Warning: require_once(ABSPATHwp-admin/includes/dashboard.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sgerbig/stephtalkscontent.com/wp-admin/index.php on line 13

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'ABSPATHwp-admin/includes/dashboard.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear') in /home/sgerbig/stephtalkscontent.com/wp-admin/index.php on line 13

    Here's what I did to try to fix it:
    1. I uploaded a new dashboard.php and wp-admin/index.php.
    2. I checked the chmod for those files.
    3. I reinstalled WP.

    Didn't make a difference.

    Until today, everything's been working really well. However, this is the first time I've tried to access the dashboard since the automatic WP update a few days ago. Not sure if the two are related.

    Got any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  2. webjunk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This was an old issue but not sure what the cause was. Think it was a server problem with the ABSPATH vaiable.
    If you look at line 13 in /wp-admin/index.php you should see the line its choking on:
    Warning: require_once(ABSPATHwp-admin/includes/dashboard.php)

    Change the section to a variable path like.

    Just until you can see why the server does not like the variable.

  3. sgerbig
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for helping, webjunk!

    I made the change you suggested above and now I'm getting this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_option() in /home/sgerbig/stephtalkscontent.com/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php on line 21

    Line 21 of includes/dashboard.php reads:
    $widget_options = get_option( 'dashboard_widget_options' );

    Any advice with this one?

  4. webjunk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not sure. Try disabling plugins and see if that works. Also try the default theme as it could cause this too.

  5. jclarsen
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just got the exact same problems. But it's a clean start for at new domain that never has used WP. At http://www.web10.dk I had to use their easy-installation-box but they only offer ver. 2.7.
    After that (no plugins, themes etc.) i used the autoupgrade in WP and after waiting 10-15 minutes the site shows itself again and the maintenance screen disappears. Only trying to login to the dashboard results in exactly the same error-messages as described above.

  6. jclarsen
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've tried a lot of things, but somehow version 3.0.1 gives me trouble.
    After advice in the danish support forum I tried using version 3.0. Cleared out the server and db. Then waited overnight. Made a ftp-upload and voila - the 5 minutes installation took only 2 minutes.

  7. dojones1
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just had the same problem following an upgrade from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1.

  8. bjmoney
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem in my site. Can anyone help us to solve this? Thanks!

  9. Steven Word
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same here, but I'm with 2.9.2.

    Same exact errors:

    ABSPATH is never defined and then if I define it, I get the get_option() function undefined.

    Anyone figure this out?

    Some Testing:

    $included_files = get_included_files();
    echo '<pre>';
    echo '<pre>';

    The Output:
    [0] => /home/somepath/public_html/blog/wp-admin/index.php
    [1] => /home/somepath/public_html/blog/wp-admin/admin.php

    This shows wp-load.php is never loaded.

  10. Steven Word
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Found my issue

    ABSPATH is defined in /wp-admin/admin.php so that is the most obvious place to look for an error.

    In my case, this file existed but was empty. I'm guessing it was the result of a file transfer error during the last upgrade.

    My Solution:
    Download a copy of wordpress that matches your version number. Replace the /wp-admin/ with the one from your fresh install version.

    The version repository can be found here: http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

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