Support » Fixing WordPress » Missing "Add-New" button under Appearance and Plugins

  • Resolved ryansigg

    (@ryansigg)


    My problem is that the “Add-New Theme” under Appearance and “Add New”
    under Plugins have both disappeared. All other menus appear to be unaffected (including the “Add New User”, that is still there). This puzzling, not to mention annoying.

    I thought perhaps something had affected my capabilities. However, I’ve checked my usermeta table and it seems to be correct.
    a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;}
    Likewise there appears to be no attempted hacking.

    I’m running no capabilities-oriented plugins and I’ve also turned off all plugins.

    Upgrading from 3.0 to 3.0.1 didn’t do anything.

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?

    – increasing the memory available to PHP?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?
    Switched but no change.
    – resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.
    Unfortunately nothing here…
    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?
    This did not help.
    – increasing the memory available to PHP?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

    No luck with this either…

    This is truly perplexing…

    One other thing: if I try to upgrade WordPress versions automatically I get a message saying I don’t have permissions to do so.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Perfect!
    This solved it.
    What worked for me (and someone on that page you sent me to was having the exact same problem) was:

    1. I went into phpmyadmin, to the wp_options table, and changed db_version back to 8204
    2. Went back to the admin area where it forced a database upgrade and voila!

    Thanks a ton!

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Glad to have helped. 🙂

    For me, I was just using a multi-site configuration and needed to click my username dropdown menu in the upper right and choose “Network admin”. NOT intuitive!

    Thx, nocnokneo, you have saved me hours of frustration.

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