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[Resolved] Strange layout

  • I have just installed WordPress 3.5 locally using MAMP but the layout of my dashboard changes to a text version whenever I click on a link. When I login the dashboard will look normal but as soon as I click away from it it turns into a list of links.

    The functionality looks like it is still there it just seems to be the layout that changes.

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  • esmi
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    @esmi

    Try re-downloading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    I deleted all the files in my root folder except the wp-content folder and then copied the files over from a fresh download of WordPress. Then I updated the wp-config with the database name, username and password but I still get the same problem.

    When I access WordPress by entering localhost/ in my browser the first page that appears is the sample opening page (Hello world! post) but when I navigate away from there the format changes.

    There are two exceptions that I have found. When I navigate from the sample post to either ‘Customize’ or ‘Header’ in the drop down menu the site will remain normal. Anything else and it reverts to a list of links layout.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    What url did you use when you first installed WordPress?

    I can’t actually remember. This was the confusing bit about the installation instructions in the codex. I have all the WordPress files in a folder on my desktop so I think I typed in the filepath to the install.php file although I just tried that again and it didn’t work.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    What urls are entered in Settings -> General? Have you changed these entries at any point?

    http://localhost for both WordPress and site address. I have not changed these.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    What url is being displayed in the browser when you navigate to a single post page?

    The homepage is http://localhost

    When I go to ‘Sample Page’ the url is http://localhost/?page_id=2

    When I navigate to the ‘Hello world!’ post the url is http://localhost/?p=1

    The layout of these three pages is fine.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    So can you provide a url for a page that isn’t OK?

    http://localhost/wp-admin/

    This is my dashboard url

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

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

    That’s fixed it.

    Thanks!

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