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[Resolved] new 2.8.6 no screen options, widgets, …..

  • DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    I have a new 2.8.6 not an upgrade

    But help, screen options, widgets, switch between visual and html, upload media don’t work.

    I checked this forum on these issues and…
    I don’t have any plugins installed
    re-uploaded wp-admin and wp-includes folders
    And use the default theme

    Also tried re-running the upgrade via Admin/Tools/Upgrade.
    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.6.zip.
    Unpacking the update.
    Incompatible archive: PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature
    Installation Failed

    What else can I try?

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  • esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Try re-uploading all files from a fresh download of WP 2.8.6

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    Yesterday I allready did

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    You only tried re-uploading the wp-admin & wp-includes folders. The next logical step would be to re-upload everything except your wp-content folder.

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    I just downloaded a fresh 2.8.6 and re-uploaded everything exept the wp-content folder.

    Result: still the same problem

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Did you use a new database or are you re-using the old db?

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    re-using the old one. Ok I guess I also re install the db.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Keep the old db but set up a new one and run a re-install. It’s an outside chance but perhaps there’s a setting in one of the tables (wp-options, perhaps?) that’s causing the Admin issues.

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    Done….

    result: still the same

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Contact your hosting provider. This has to be a server issue.

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    Ok I’ll do thanks so far

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Just thought of something that might work. Try adding:

    define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false);

    to your wp-config.php file.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Disable_Javascript_Concatenation

    DJMasterM
    Member

    @djmasterm

    Esmi.

    Thanks thanks thanks!!!!

    It’s working perfectly

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Fingers crossed that it keeps working. 🙂

    This fixed my installation, too. Thanks so much.

    I just downloaded WordPress yesterday to get started with it for the first time, and it was not looking promising. This definitely makes a world of difference; suddenly the dashboard is so lively and, like, useful and stuff.

    Peace!

    FabiennePossets
    Member

    @fabiennepossets

    I am going to try this one. I have the same problem, using the latest WordPress and have tried all of my usual tricks to make the screen options and help function work on the widgets page. No dice. Tried to change the theme from Atahualpa to a default, no dice. There is no column on the right to drag the widgets, and of course the widgets cannot be picked up to move anywhere. I am not even sure that there are any widgets showing, just the headers. And the headers will not offer me a drop down but the cursor does turn from an arrow to arrows pointing in 4 directions when it is rolled over the headers.

    I hope your fix works for that problem.

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