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What's wrong with my dashboard? (screen cap picture included) (26 posts)

  1. dbcooper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am using WP 2.84, and a week or two ago I started having problems seemingly out of nowhere. I can't pinpoint where it's coming from, I've disabled all plugins, tried re-installing (manually), and I'm not sure what else to do. The front end of my blog looks fine, it seems to just be the dashboard that is screwed up.

    Here is a screen cap of what it looks like: http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll109/mma-extreme/blog_dashboard.jpg

  2. ryans149
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    its due to some plugin.. try deactivating all plugins one by one..

  3. dbcooper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i tried deactivating the plugins already, but nothing changes.

  4. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have exactly the same problem and I have not done any changes to plugins latelly. Suddenly the CP started to look like the above photo...

  5. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    and I also tried reuploading all the admin files and nothing changed

  6. robcarroll2007@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem. It's a brand new installation, so no plugins installed.

    I was told before to reupload the css files, I have done this a couple of times but nothing changed.

  7. dbcooper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yeah ive tried all kinds of things, re-uploading, re-installing, deactivating plugins, etc..

    surely someone must know the problem?

  8. dbcooper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    still no luck

  9. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also can not get it back to normal... And it is certainly not related to plugins as it stay the same also when none is active...

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ojster, whats the url to the blog youre having trouble with?

    this one?

    http://www.ojster.com

    the old hackable one?

    the one I assumed was hacked before in your other post?

    --

    the cause of whats in the top image is *usually* not having all the files uploaded -- specifically inside /wp-includes/js and wp-admin/

    or issues with the files causing them to be corrupt.

  11. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No, it is the: http://www.udobnoposvetu.si
    But on the outside you do not see any problems. It is only in admin area.

    I have all the files as I also redownloaded the complete zip file and nothing changed...

  12. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And yes, that one was hacked, but at that time the control panel still worked and this happened more than a month later...

  13. dbcooper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    same here, the blog looks OK from the outside, but the dashboard is screwed up.

  14. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    had that happen to mine randomly this week. Here's what I did, not sure if it'll work for you, or if everything I did was related to the particular problem.....

    1. Renamed my plugin directory to get rid of all plugins
    2. Fresh manual install of wordpress (Auto install wouldn't work)

    after I did all that, my admin area looked better, but it kept throwing me data errors. To get rid of that, I searched for data errors on here and found this:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/278585?replies=30

    3. I followed the directions on replacing my http.php file
    4. Using the old plugin folder as reference I reinstalled fresh copies of all plugins

    Good luck!

  15. Ojster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, as it turned out my site was hacked again... Have no idea how, but after cleaning it all up, also now the CP is working.

  16. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I started experiencing this exact problem on three separate blogs a couple days ago. All three were started at the same time, and working fine until then.

    I went ahead and upgraded to 2.8.4 using the automatic prompt at the bottom of the page, and the problem went away on two of three blogs. On the third, it only went away partially. The screen for new posts now looks mostly correct, but it isn't fully functional. I can't get a cursor in the field for the body of the post, and the tools aren't showing up at all.

    How could the same procedure fix two blogs, but not the 3rd?

    I have no active plugins. I copied the wp-admin files and the wp-includes files from a blog that was working into the one that wasn't, but got no change.

    Any ideas?

  17. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK. I started reading through the pathway of links above, and I found a reference to something working after the use of the refresh button.

    So I tried it, and it worked.

    Can that be explained?

  18. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My problem is back again, on all three blogs at the same time again.

    I no longer have the option of updating to the latest version.

    Can somebody help me with this?

  19. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As far as I can tell, this problem has nothing to do with plug-ins. In fact, one of the three blogs that was effected had no activity from the time I first fixed it until when the problem reappeared other than spam comments.

    Seems most likely it is a hack of some sort.

    I downloaded the files for WordPress 2.8.4, and then copied them wholesale to my host using Filezilla FTP, overwriting all the existing files. After doing so, when I first logged in, I still had the bad screen, but when I refreshed, the regular screen came back. Randomly I had problems on the comments screens, and on the new post screens, but a refresh also fixed those.

    I hope this will be addressed in the next release.

    I also hope I don't have to reload the software every couple weeks in order to keep it working.

  20. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Two weeks have gone by, and I have the same problem again.

    One blog, the one with no activity, is unaffected.

    A second, I reloaded the program via FTP, and its working again.

    The 3rd, I reloaded the program, and the problem persists.

    This is so unbelievably frustrating that I want to scream!!!!!!!!!

  21. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Started checking the uploaded version of the program files against the downloaded version I had saved on my hard drive for version 2.8.4.

    I found that the Mozilla FTP program was not consistently uploading and overwriting the files. As I checked (file by file) I found that none of the sizes of the first tier files in the folder wp-admin matched the sizes in the downloaded version I had of release 2.8.4.

    I reuploaded these files individually so I could see they were all actually getting transferred, and the control panel reset itself. Still needed to refresh after I logged in fresh to get it to do so.

    It would appear that the file that is getting corrupted is in the wp-admin folder. Its in the first tier of the folder, not in one of the sub folders.

  22. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem again, all three blogs.

    Tried same solution as last time (reloading first tier files in the wp-admin folder) and it didn't work.

    Upgraded to version 2.9 and dashboard is now working again.

    I remain extremely frustrated.

  23. sleeplessinDC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ntheroad,

    Read the information at http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/11-vital-tips-and-hacks-to-protect-your-wordpress-admin-area/ and be sure to do tip number 7 right away. Use htaccess to protect the wp-admin directory to allow only your IP address and deny others (tip # 6) if you are the only author. Use tip # 5 if there are additional authors on your blog.

  24. ntheroad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your response sleeplessinDC.

    I did #7. If I don't post here again, it worked.

    You have to be signed in under the new user name to delete the admin user, just for reference for anyone else that comes across this.

    I didn't try the other, because I post from multiple locations.

  25. rhythmofthecosmos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am stilling getting this after following the steps..

    I even have it on this forum on firefox but not chrome???

    So annoying

    Any thoughts?

  26. rhythmofthecosmos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    forum ok now

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