I started with 2.7.1 then upgraded to 2.8.1, then to 2.8.3 all within a week of each other. I'm not sure if we started having the problems in the 2.8.1 upgrade or 2.8.3.
So i just uninstalled 2.8.3, dumped all the tables, files etc on the server, then uploaded 2.8.1 manually. Installed, connected to database fine, but same issues as before, which are many.
-Screen options/help don't work
-Widgets won't drag
-all the windows in the dashboard say "loading"
-many posting options missing
-all apostrophe's turn into quotes, even in the title, really annoying
So i just deleted all the 2.8.1 files, tables and am now installing 2.7.1 again to see if I start there, if it all works normally again.
I imagine i installed "properly" but where could it have been off the track? If you upload the files, change the config file, disable gears, clear cookies/cache...what else should I be doing to install "properly"?
Same database but i dropped all the tables first, so just the same empty database with no tables in it.