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  • Hello,

    I have three websites based on WordPress on different hostings and the three of them are giving me the same error after upgrading to wordpress 3.2:

    When in admin (the front page works ok, the error is only in admin) I get these two errors:
    missing } after property list in load-scripts.php
    jQuery is not defined

    I have tried disabling the plugins, uploading again the admin folder and changing to Twenty Eleven theme, but no success.

    It’s very strange, but I have one of the three websites in local and it gives no error.

    The three hostings are ok for WordPress installation (PHP and MySQL versions)

    I would really appreciate your help, as I don’t know what else can I do.

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  • Exactly what version of PHP do you have? We’re trying to see if there’s an issue with a specific version.

    i have the same, in both 3.2 and an untouched (and prev working) 3.14 wordpress install, all 3 on the same server.

    all sites running php 5.3.6 (latest build) on windows 2003, the non threadsafe version running on fastcgi. i have turned off wincache to see if it was that, and rebooted the server, didn’t help.

    oh and it effects jquery, and the tinymce javascript, so i can no longer edit / create posts or pages using anything visual


    Each website has a different version:
    PHP version 5.2.14 and MySQL version 5.0.92
    PHP version 5.2.17 and MySQL version 5.0.91
    PHP version 5.2.14 and MySQL version 5.1.50

    @juandbb Well, that doesn’t help 🙁 I was hoping you had PHP 5.3.6 so we had a consistent issue. I’m afraid i’m not sure what you’ve got on there.

    i have same problem with you , now i can add new post remote only , and wait for new update .

    I’m do anything like you , clear plugin folder , disable plugin , but still cant write any thing in add new post page .

    My server is ok for 3.2

    Try re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress.



    Same problem here! Called my IT Support, there everything worked.
    Tried it in FF5, Safari (newest) and Chrome on Mac. Then tried it on Windows in FF4, same behavior: no JQuery effects.
    THEN tried it in IE8 in Windows and it worked! Strange?!

    Any ideas for that?

    Here’s a solution that may apply to you:

    Install and enable JSON extension for PHP

    It worked great for me on a similar but not quite the same issue but i’m just grasping at straws here 🙁

    Hi planetshaker, yes it works with IE8. Strange…

    Same problem with mac browsers… able to edit post on IE8 (running under virtualization)…

    What was the cause and the solution to this issue?

    I’m having the exact same problems, I even tried a fresh wordpress install (3.1) and worked fine, I did the live upgrade to 3.2.1 and stopped working. No premium themes or any plugins installed, just the default plugins and twenty-eleven.

    I can’t edit posts using Firefox 6, can’t drag widgets, the dropdowns don’t work in the admin panel…

    In Firebug I see these errors when I click on any option in the admin panel:

    missing } after property list,utils&ver=fb5c271ac01e8186b23ece33d5ce4961
    Line 2,utils&ver=fb5c271ac01e8186b23ece33d5ce4961

    And plenty of errors like:

    jQuery is not defined,common,jquery-color,schedule,wp-ajax-response,autosave,suggest,wp-lists,jquery-ui-core,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-mouse,jquery-ui-sortable,postbox,post,thickbox,media-upload&ver=87a4c4284991be39a40fcf5225c50d94
    Line 1,common,jquery-color,schedule,wp-ajax-response,autosave,suggest,wp-lists,jquery-ui-core,jquery-ui-widget,jquery-ui-mouse,jquery-ui-sortable,postbox,post,thickbox,media-upload&ver=87a4c4284991be39a40fcf5225c50d94

    It’s working in IE9, though…



    It helped to clear all cache and reload the page again. Now I have it working in all browsers!

    Thanks for rreplying, PlanetShaker!

    Unfortunately, that didn’t work for me. I emptied the cache completely, but I still receive the same errors.

    Any additional sugegstions?



    I think it’s just because the new jQuery, which is used here, is not being loaded correctly. Try it on other computers. What happens?

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