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  • Resolved birchmore


    I’ve just updated to 3 and I can’t get into Edit Pages or Add Pages. The message I get is:

    The requested URL /wp-admin/edit-pages.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    My website is still available on the web but I’m unable to update my site.

    Any solutions available?

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  • I’ve manually uploaded each file one by one.

    Still no access to my dashboard. As I mentioned before I’m able to read, navigate, and comment, but can’t “see” my dashboard. I’d be very surprised if a plugin (and I only have three) would disable the visibility of the entire dashboard.

    If I can find a way to do so – I’m about to try to revert to the default theme to see if that works – my theme is a bit heavy on the bells & whistles.

    Update (haven’t fixed my site yet, but here’s what I’ve tried):
    – Deactivated & reset the plugins folder via FTP & checked using phpMyAdmin.
    – Activated the “twenty ten” theme.
    – Due to the large number of reports of Platinum SEO being the cause, I deleted all instances of psp_ & aiosp_ using phpMyAdmin (it was activated on the site before so the options still remained in the database).

    All three of these in combination didn’t result in a fix for my site =(
    Still looking…

    Still not working =/
    Hopefully there’s something in here:

    I heard some people go back to 2.9.2 by contacting their host and asking to go back 2 days when their site was fine

    UPDATE: I didn’t have any posts (the site was entirely based on pages), and that was causing the 404 error. When I created a custom post type, it didn’t have anything in it so it was showing a 404 error because there wasn’t any posts to show.

    I went to “Add New” (loaded just fine) for each section that was showing a 404 error… added an item… and now it’s fully working.

    This seems like a bug, because I’d imagine that it should show the regular page only without any posts in the list (instead of a 404 error).

    @kzeni, actually that is how the blog reacts when there are no posts, just gives the 404 error.

    @bdeaton108 I know it does that in the public view (ie. the blog’s homepage), but this was happening on the admin’s “Edit Posts” and “Edit *insert Custom Post Type here*” pages.

    For me is was the CMS-like Admin Menu plugin. Disabled and all was fine.

    Problem solved, thanks Ipstenu !

    After upgrading to 3.0 the dashboard appeared but plugins, google analytics, wordpress news etc, were in a permanent state of loading.

    I couln’t access anything whatsoever, clicking on pages, plugins or anything at all just resulted in “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”.


    I renamed my plugins folder from cpanel, I then tried to access my WP dashboard…it worked, and I could edit pages, posts etc although it said I had no plugins installed.

    I went back and renamed my plugins folder to it’s original name, and tried the WP dashboard again. All plugins appeared, I just had to activate them all.

    Everything seems fine now.

    I too received the “not found” message when trying to edit pages.

    I deactivated the CMS-like Admin Menu plugin and all is good.

    I did my upgrade to WP3 on 7/8 and most of the posts in this string predate that. I have my site on Earthlink and I’ve read about those problems on a closed string.
    I can edit existing posts but get a blank screen when I try to add. The command in the browser is to admin-post-new but I have only an admin-post.
    Where would I go to get just a file or a folder? Do I have to download the entire WordPress program to get then?

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

    As someone else mentioned, the solution is disabling the CMS plugin.

    I confirmed that the All on one SEO, Translation, Google Analytics and Page Order plugins work with 3.0

    A follow-up for anybody who has the same issue as myself and KZeni. This is specific to custom post types and viewing (/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=posttype) when you dont have any posts of posttype and you get a 404.

    Dellbridge’s solution from this post worked for me. You will need access to the code and future updates may break it unless it’s fixed by then, but there it is.

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