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  • Hello,

    I have installed wordpress earlier and I know the steps but have never faced this sort of an issue. Its a firefox based issue. WordPress has been installed at

    The blog and everything else workd fine except the admin panel. The admin panel when opened in firefox comes all broken up and it seems the styles have not been applied at all.

    You can have a look at the screenshot here:

    The admin panel works fine in IE and Chrome. Only firefox is creating issues. I have tried installing it twice but to no success. The screenshot is of a basic installation without any extra themes or plugins installed. Please help me out with this issue at the earliest.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • try disabling the admin plugin as it’s messing with you

    Thread Starter onlyyourspiyu


    admin plugin? which one is that? Currently I have the default installation with no plugins installed or activated.

    my apologies
    the screen shot looked like the Oz admin plugin
    try re uploading the /wp-admin folder

    Thread Starter onlyyourspiyu


    Tried that. Deleted and re-uploaded /wp-admin folder, no luck!

    Thread Starter onlyyourspiyu


    Any help guys? 😐

    Having the same problem with several wordpress 2.8.4 installs, only in Firefox. I’ve upload and re-uploaded, reinstalled, deleted the whole thing and uploaded again and still the same problem.


    What versions are you on? WP 2.8.4 and FF 3.5.2 are no problem for me.

    Was’nt there something about a Firefox addon that screwed up? Sorry, I am pressed so use the search.

    I’ve used the search. No results in, google, and so on.
    And no, it’s screwed up in several different installations of firefox (reports from different authors of same blog).
    It is an actual problem and it doesn’t have a solution yet.
    Any help welcome. It is not a plugin problem (I’ve disabled them all to test) and it is not an addon problem (several authors with different firefoxes).

    I have the same problem as described above, need also help! PLEASE

    samboll, are you there?

    please help!

    It still looks weird. I’ve reinstalled WP, disabled plugins and addons… I’m willing to try anything. I hate explorer and it’s not working on Firefox.

    Can’t find related posts, forum answers, tech blogs, nothing on google.

    samboll, anyone?

    I am having the same problem in both Firefox and Safari. Any one come up with a solution yet? I’ve re-installed three times (full and just the wp-admin folder), but it has made no difference.

    I even went back to Firefox 3.0 and it is still messed up. It must be an actual WordPress error.

    Okay, so I think I fixed the problem. Here is my fix:

    1. Go to the wp-Admin folder and open up admin-header.php.

    2. Look for the following tags:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php echo get_option('blog_charset'); ?>" />

    3. Directly after the close of the meta tag place the following:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/dashboard.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/global.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/farbtastic.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/media.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/theme-editor.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/widgets.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/plugin-install.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/theme-editor.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/theme-install.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="wp-admin.css" />

    All this is doing is circumventing the code that’s supposed to be pulling in and placing the css links automatically.

    Please note: THIS IS A HACK, but it seems to work. Please feel free to add on to this or make adjustments as needed.

    Hopefully this will be properly fixed at some point soon, but in the meantime…

    I can’t duplicate this and I’ve got FF on six different machines running three different OSes. I’ve noticed FF to be very picky about stray characters in stylesheets. Other than the hack eljlstudio posted, have any of you edited the admin stylesheet?

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