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  • Greetings everyone,

    I just upgraded the blog site from 4.5.1 to 4.5.2 this evening without any problems <– I thought!

    While in the admin dashboard, I thought I would check out some new themes when I realized that the “Add Theme” (wp-admin/theme-install.php) and “Install Theme” (wp-admin/theme-install.php?upload) were missing. A quick look under the Appearance menu revealed that the “Theme Editor” (wp-admin/theme-editor.php) was MIA as well.

    Immediately, I thought maybe one or two of my plugins may be trying to give me a hard time since the upgrade went so smoothly. BUT, I soon discovered that the “Add Plugins” (/wp-admin/plugin-install.php) and “Plugin Editor” (wp-admin/plugin-editor.php) are MIA too . . . SHEESH!!

    With regards to my Theme issues (currently using the twenty eleven theme) –should I use an ftp program to delete the active theme and upload it again? Or, are there other quick tricks I can try first before removing and re-installing the theme?

    With regards to my Plugin issues, is this the results of specific plugin files not uploading properly during the upgrade process? Are there specific plugin files I should check and/or upload again?

    I’m not a tech-guru like many of you, but I will do my best with your guidance. Let me know your thoughts and THANK YOU in advance for any assistance you give!


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  • Moderator t-p


    Have you tried:
    – Flushing any caching plugins you might be running, as well as server and/or browser caches. Also, any op cache or content network cache, as well as Cloudflare, clear those caches.
    – deactivating ALL (yes all) plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem (plugin functions can interfere). If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s).
    – If you can’t get into your admin dashboard, try resetting the plugins folder by FTP. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems. Also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder (if you have created such folder). The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    – switching to the unedited default Theme (Twenty Sixteen, etc.) for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins). If you don’t have access to your admin area, use FTP , or your web-host’s cPanel or whatever file management application your host provides (no Dashboard access required). Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder by adding “-old” to the end of the folder name. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.
    – If all the above steps do not resolve the issue, then try MANUALLY updating. Download a fresh copy of the WordPress .zip file to your computer, unzip it, and use that to copy up all files and folders EXCEPT the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory. You may need to delete the old wp-admin and wp-includes folders and files on your server before uploading the new ones. Please read the Manual Update directions first.
    Backup: If you haven’t already done, always backup everything (including your database) before doing any actions, just in case something really goes wrong.

    I am having the same problem. After the 4.5.2 update, plugins wouldn’t update. My host rolled me back to 4.5.1 and now plugins and WordPress won’t update.

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