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Problems with admin area

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  • Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems. If you don’t have access to your admin area, you can switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    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.

    Yeah, thanks t-p, I have tried deactivating all plugins, didn’t make any difference. I also suspect it isn’t theme related because I downloaded a new copy and re-installed it. Still no difference.

    Have you also tried:

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

    Just did that and it didn’t change anything.

    -If the above troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue, try manually re-uploading all files and folders EXCEPT the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory from a fresh download of WordPress. This should replace your core files without changing your content and settings in wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory. Read the Manual Update directions first!

    Backup everything (including your database) before doing any action.

    OK, I”ll try that. I’m not sure how to back up the databases though. Could you please direct me to those instructions? Keeping in mind that I don’t understand mySQL or PHP or anything like that 🙁

    OK done that, and my admin now looks like it should. YAY!!!
    So that worked. I have a problem though. I can login to the admin section, I activated the plugins one by one, all went well. However, I’m now clicking on a customer name to open the order, and I get to a WordPress 5-minute installation page asking me for site name, passwords, etc, as if it’s going to try to install again. Not sure what to do now.

    OK and now I can’t access any of the admin pages, I just get sent to that installation page.

    I just cleared the cache and have now reopened the admin page, all good! Phew! I’d forgotten to do that step in the instructions. :/

    Thanks so much for your help! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! Well, yes I can… HEAPS!!!!!!!

    glad to be of help. 🙂

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