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Nothing but problems since upgrading to 3.5.1 (5 posts)

  1. candacendiaye
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ever since upgrading to WP 3.5.1, I've had one problem after another. If anyone can advise on any of these issues and a fix, I'd really appreciate it.

    * The first issue, and this is a biggie for me, the "Editor" that used to appear under Appearance is GONE from both of my websites, which use different themes. I've tried removing plugins, and adding back in. It doesn't make a difference.

    * The second issue is that I now cannot find the area where you would import files for your website. For example, I purchased an upgrade to a plugin, and need to upload those files in order for the upgrade to take effect. However, there appears to not be an option for this anymore.

    I know I could downgrade to the last version that worked, but I'm concerned about the security risks of doing so. Also, to be honest, 3.5.1 has been around long enough that these issues (which feel basic, to me at least) should be corrected to make it work correctly.

    I've searched tons of threads trying to figure out if it these features were just moved elsewhere, combed through everything in the admin panel many, many times, and nothing.

    Can anyone advise a) why these are doing this and b) how to fix it? I can't be the only one having this issue. Thanks so much in advance.

  2. Okay...

    1. Deactivate ALL of your plugins.
    2. MANUALLY empty and clear your browser cache. If you do not know how, Google is your friend.

    After these two steps (BOTH VERY IMPORTANT), go back and see if you can use your media uploader.

    If you still are unable to do so, then:

    1. Switch your theme back to the default TwentyTwelve theme (make sure it's up to date).
    2. Manually empty and clear your browser cache.

    WP made many changes in 3.5.1.. and most all the plugin and theme developers had to make changes as well. It is entirely possible you are using a plugin which is now incompatible with WP.

    So... try the steps above... and let me know what you discover.

  3. candacendiaye
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Josh -

    Thanks for the response. I've done all of these things more than once with both of my websites, and I've tried doing them again. No difference.

    I have different themes on each site, different plugins (mostly) etc. I've also tried working on this from multiple computers. I just updated the theme on one a few days ago, to a version that the theme creator states is working with 3.5.1 as well.

    It seems that the only common thread (that I've been able to find anyway) is WP 3.5.1, to be honest.

    Needless to say, I'm looking forward to WordPress hopefully putting out a new version with fixes soon. It seems odd that over half the people who created a theme or plugin wouldn't have made the appropriate updates.

    At this point, I'm very tempted to go back to a prior version of WordPress until all of these problems are fixed; the only thing stopping me is security.

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unfortunately, a new version of WP is not likely to fix this kind of problem - can you post a link to your site with no plugins active and the default theme?

  5. can you post a link to your site with no plugins active and the default theme?

    Yes, I'd be willing to take a look at this as well. It's just extremely odd that a "vanilla install" of WP would have this issue.

    Regarding your issues:

    * The first issue, and this is a biggie for me, the "Editor" that used to appear under Appearance is GONE from both of my websites, which use different themes. I've tried removing plugins, and adding back in. It doesn't make a difference.

    I use WP daily, on more than 30 different websites. All of them show the editor properly.

    * The second issue is that I now cannot find the area where you would import files for your website. For example, I purchased an upgrade to a plugin, and need to upload those files in order for the upgrade to take effect. However, there appears to not be an option for this anymore.

    You can't "import" files into your WP. You can install .zip files of plugins or themes.. but there is not a "file transfer" option. If you have an upgrade to a plugin... you would either need to use FTP, or delete the one you have installed, and upload the new .zip file via the plugins "add new" interface.

    Are we all talking about the same thing here??

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