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[resolved] WordPress displays admin/dashboard with bands (like a bulleted list) (20 posts)

  1. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did a manual upload via FileZilla at our GoDaddy domain: http://www.bike-style-spokane.com. DB configured with MySQL v5.0. Also using XP w/SP3 and Chrome browser (Rockmelt v0.9.62.351 (a557219)). Note my other wordpress blogs display correctly, so I think this issue is within our server/file itself.

    Here's what the logged-in display looks like:
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k192/skipper0802/screenshot.gif

    What could be the cause?

    Stumped in Spokane,
    -Eric

  2. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ...Additionally, 3.2.1 was installed onto a Linux server.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try re-uploading all files & folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  4. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi. I'll try that again with a newer .zip download.

  5. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm. Upload of fresh files complete. I read this:
    "You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."

    I couldn't find instructions for phpMyAdmin at GoDaddy or the phpMyAdmin wiki site.

    Any ideas?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You don't need to re-install.

  7. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ...logged-in under my credentials, same results as the pic I referred to above. :(

  8. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does this banding issue have anything to do with javascript?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No. It looks like a CSS issue to me.

  10. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK. Researching CSS display problems in the support forum.

  11. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wonder if this has anything to do with mime types?

  12. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The banding/bulleted rendering only happens when I click to an admin mode.

  13. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Howdy,

    Your issue probably has more to do with the fact that you are using one of the free (ad supported) hosting accounts at Go Daddy; this is a known issue and also affects other products, such as Joomla! The server configurations are not as optimized for these accounts as are the paid accounts. Additionally, the code that generates the ads and the header in which they are displayed, interferes with "normal ops"of WordPress and similar systems.

    One thing you might try is accessing the hosting account with an FTP client, such as FileZilla, and verifying that the permissions of the folders and files are set correctly. Folders should be 755 and individual files should be 644. Although you can set the permissions from within the Go Daddy control panel FTP file manager, from what I remember, you can only do so one at a time, whereas FileZilla will let you do "a whole bunch" all at once (recurse into sub-directories). I had the same problem 2 days ago when moving a site; for some reason, the permissions were changed along the way resulting in what you show in your screen shot (plus a whole lot more).

    Cheers!
    Lyle

  14. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was looking all over the CSS/troubleshooting column...couldn't find any clues about this banding issue.

    Can anyone provide advice?

    thanks,
    -Eric

  15. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    also: index.php is present at the root directory.

  16. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BTW, thanks esmi!

  17. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Strange. The site renders fine in IE8, in user mode and in admin mode. I don't know why this is.

  18. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    2ninerniner2,

    Thanks for the heads-up. I used FileZilla to modify my folder and file permissions...no effect on the admin display/banding issue.

    I'd like to know more about the free hosting/ad problem at GoDaddy since that's where we (I) planned to do my testing and debugging. Would you refer me to your information source? I'll search the forum of course.

    Should this issue remain unassailable, I'll have to find another way to test our e-commerce setup without disturbing our current site.

    Many thanks,
    -Eric

  19. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here are a couple items from the GD help / knowledge base:

    NOTE: The automatic install described below will not work on free hosting accounts. WordPress needs to be manually installed on free hosting accounts, however, certain WordPress features may not work correctly in the ad-supported environment.

    NOTE: If your website contains certain advanced features, such as ASP, ASP.NET, CGI, or PHP applications and you select a hosting plan that does not support those advanced features, your website may no longer function properly after the plan change. Please make sure your website does not contain advanced features BEFORE moving to a plan that may not support them or be prepared to modify your Web content accordingly.

    If all you want to do is testing/debugging and already have a paid account, then just install WP in a sub directory :) Heck, I've got at least a dozen WP, Joomla, Drupal, eFront installs running on a GD shared Linux plan :)

  20. skipper0802
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Note: those who wish to continue to use free godaddy hosting will find many .php file edits upon searching the forum for "free godaddy hosting," in order to work around the ad insertion issue. (The cause of all my headaches.)

    I'm going to move our development effort to the paid side in order to skip the ad hassle.

    Best of luck,
    -Eric

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