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  • I upgraded to 3.0.4 this morning (I believe I was previously running 3.0.1) after seeing the security warnings and Media Temple setting up the automatic update button to work for the newest version.

    It appeared to go without a hitch. However, now when I go to the list of my posts, nothing is there; the posts still appear on my site, and it says it’s showing me 1-20 of 312 posts. When I go to the editor, the whole right sidebar that I had previously is gone; no way to add tags or set up a delayed posting. The editor looks like an older version. I get this behavior in both Safari and Firefox. When I tried to make a post with an image in the visual editor, it does not show the image like it used to, just the html code.

    Is this just something I need to wait to straighten itself out (database refreshing)? Or is this an actual problem with the upgrade?

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  • check what plugins you have installed (especially if it’s one for the admin pages), maybe one of them in incompatible or also needs to be upgraded.
    to disable a plugin just remove its folder from the plugin directory

    @mosco Akismet and Hello Dolly are listed in my Plug-ins, but I never activated them. Would they still affect things?

    No, not if they’re inactive, they should have no impact. Not sure what else it could be, sorry.

    I would try a Manual update, as it sounds like something didn’t get copied up correctly.

    Okay, I overwrote my wp-admin, wp-includes, and the few files from the wordpress folders. Still unable to see my posts list and the editor still appears to be from an older version. When I run upgrade.php it says I’m up-to-date.



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    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.

    @esmi Already use the TwentyTen theme, and yes, refreshed plugins folder per your post in another thread.

    I’ve also discovered that if I open a post from my blog site using the Edit link or if I open a draft that’s listed on the Dashboard I get an editor that looks like it should (i.e., the right side bar is there with all the tag fields, etc.) as opposed to the editor I get from just clicking on Add Post, which just has what appears in the center.

    ETA: In the editor, there appears to be a problem differentiating between the visual editor and the HTML editor.



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    Try adding define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false ); to the bottom of your wp-config.php file (just before the require_once line).

    @esmi Done. But it doesn’t seem to have made any difference. 🙁

    Okay, I overwrote my wp-admin, wp-includes, and the few files from the wordpress folders.

    Given that everything was working before, I would go so far as to DELETE the wp-admin and wp-includes folders and reupload them. Won’t hurt anything.

    True, what Ipstenu said.

    Normally when FTPing files to a site, everything gets overwritten; however, WP has enough files and folders that sometimes something gets missed. Better to delete and upload.

    @ipstenu For the just in case, I went in and deleted the files then uploaded them fresh. Still looks the same in regards to the editor and the posts list.

    What version of PHP are you running?

    This is pretty odd… You used the WordPress updater originally, right? Not one from Media Temple.

    @ipstenu I honestly have no idea how to check the version of PHP I’m running. And, yes, originally I used the upgrade button from the WordPress dashboard, not from within my Media Temple account (which oddly still seems to think I’m using 3.0.1).

    Don’t bother with MediaTemple’s upgrader, FWIW. It’ll make things worse 🙂

    You’re the second person I’ve seen with TinyMCE problems like this (which still makes this insanely rare).

    Download a fresh copy of WordPress from and re-do the deletion of wp-admin and wp-includes

    Also check for a .maintenance file in your main WP folder. If it’s there, delete it.

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