WP 2.8 - Screen options broken & menu drop downs broken? (44 posts)

  1. 5starunited
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just upgraded to WP 2.8 and so many functions are not working properly... Went to dashboard and tried to drop down the screen option and noticed it doesn't work on any screen...

    Tried to just click on the arrows to drop menu selections down - doesn't work...

    Who did the QA? How do you roll it back to 2.7.1

    WP 2.8 should still be a beta until further QA is completed... This was just more frustrating than useful..

  2. cj76530
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nothing works for me on the widgets page either.

  3. warriordes
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's a huge failure .. this release is totally broke now my blog too is not even usable ..

  4. mitchlewis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Me too.

  5. diverdown
    Posted 7 years ago #

    rather than create a new topic, I'll post here.

    On the plugins page, someone seemed to think it would be a good idea to force people to click extra times to see installed/uninstalled/ and recently deactivated.... rather than the most useful version before.

    I dont see the logic..... I had everything on a single page, now we cant have that anymore and must constantly switch between screens. What was wrong with 'enabled' at the top, recent deactivations in the middle, and deactivated at the bottom? Oh yea, I know.... nothing.

    I really do appreciate the free software that is WP, its a lifesaver... but I think there were a lot of changes in this one just so people could brag about "I did this and that and create WP versions...." while their changes make it less efficient.

    I agree with the suggestion to roll it back.

  6. mitchlewis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    After deactivating almost all of my plug-ins (including some very important ones), the dashboard menu, drop downs and drag-and-drop work. Almost all of my previous plugins keep the dashboard page from loading completely, thus disabling the broken features.

  7. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @cj76530 and diverdown and mitchlewis - please start new topics with your completely different issues.

  8. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    5starunited - try Tools->Upgrade->Re-install Automatically

    If you continue this thread, please report your host operating system, PHP version, your browser type, and browser version.

    To revert to 2.7.1 restore your database backup, restore your files backup.

  9. SieteDeNueve
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Me too

    widgets.php have errors here, I cant use any script in this fucntion.

    # Operating System : Linux Fedora 11
    # Server : Apache/2.2.11 (Fedora)
    # MYSQL Version : 5.1.32
    # PHP Version : 5.2.9

    Mozilla report this error...


    Error: jQuery is not defined
    Archivo de origen: http://cocones.dyndns.org/wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=0&load=farbtastic,utils&ver=926ada71e1209bb6eb2e6e9d8748d59c
    Línea: 6

    Error: $("#rssicon_link_color_colorpicker").farbtastic is not a function
    Archivo de origen: http://cocones.dyndns.org/wp-admin/widgets.php
    Línea: 1579

    Tks for all

  10. mitchlewis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "Screen options broken & menu drop downs broken" on the dashboard is exactly my issue. I don't see how that is "completely different." Specifically, the "Screen Options" link and the the drop down arrows do not work. This is EXACTLY the issue raised in the first post. In addition, the drag-and-drop relocation of the dashboard modules does not work.

    I was able to trace the problem to plugins. Disabling all but 3 plug-ins "solved" the problem. By looking at the page source, I can tell that the entire dashboard page does not load when the offending plugins are active. This is not really a solution, however, since the vast majority of plugins create this same condition.

    This is not a gripe; it is a report of a specific problem and description of what I have discovered about it.

    Is that clearer?

  11. warriordes
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is my same problem as well.

    And I tried disabling plugins but it still doesn't work.

  12. mitchlewis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Linux (shared host, version unknown), PHP 4.4.9, problem exists in both Firefox 3.0.10 and IE 8.0.

  13. 5starunited
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hosting with - IX Webhosting
    OS - Linux
    Server Apache/1.3.37 (Unix) mod_throttle/3.1.2 FrontPage/ mod_psoft_traffic/0.2 mod_ssl/2.8.28 OpenSSL/0.9.8b
    PHP v5.2.3
    MYSQL v5.0.41-community-log

  14. 5starunited
    Posted 7 years ago #

    UNCLE - UNCLE ...lol I am going to have to roll back. Sidebars, Screen Options, plugins, lost functionality and other components are just not working.....

    To remain politically correct - 2.8 Should not have been release and well like Microsoft (sorry I said that) there are to many lessons learned and I guess I had a different mind set when I went to 2.8... Hmmmmm

    Out loud thought for WordPress Versioning - Maybe like Cisco - Even Stable | Odd Unstable

    Or was this a big push and everyone said "Hey we need the marketing" and didn't like what developers said about functionality and QA...??

    In short I still am a huge WP supporter just don't ever feel the "NEED" to push a new release if it's - Not backward Compatible" has not been "QA" and for sure make sure it can at least do what it did before... Users are a creature of habit and will slowly add new functionality and brag all over the internet....

    Thanks for the read and now I start my journey "Open Arms" (Joke) back to 2.7.1 and wait for the real release of 2.7.2 :) <- The Real Stable Version

  15. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't believe there will be a 2.7.2, but a 2.8.1 is most probable.

  16. louzucaro
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's really bad. Like, the worst since I've started using WP.

    My machine is Win Server 2003, with SP2
    IIS 6
    PHP v 5.2.6
    MySQL v 5.0.51a

    Here's what I've noticed is broken so far in WP 2.8:

    - RSS seems to be broken. I check my RSS feed all the time (for obvious reasons) and it's simply not working since the 2.8 update. I'm referring to my site's normal posts RSS...the feed for our podcast still seems to be ok.

    - Incoming Links never loads
    - Plugins never loads
    - Stats never loads
    - WordPress Development Blog never loads
    - Other WordPress News never loads
    - Screen Options drop-down doesn't work (it's broken on every page)

    - In the Edit Posts list, the Quick Edit link doesn't work
    - None of the links under Publish, Post Tags or Categories work when I go to Edit a post. They pretty much just do nothing.

    NOTE: I disabled the following plugins and now the stuff in the above two groups all works (well, mostly):
    WP Grins
    Category Icons
    Configurable Tag Cloud
    Flash Tag Cloud
    Most Commented

    I say mostly because in the Posts > Edit list, if you use Quick Edit, then change from Published to Draft, the post disappears from the list. Clicking on Edit again brings it back.

    Also, RSS is still broken. The errors that Feed Validator are throwing are invalid characters in the middle of a post...like the letter 'c' in a random word. It seems that maybe a tag isn't getting closed here or there and is throwing off the feed (just guessing).

  17. louzucaro
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just found something else.

    If I go into Comments and click on Reply under any given comment, the only thing that happens is the page scrolls down...there's no way to actually reply.

    If I do this from the Recent Comments box in the Dashboard, however, it works as expected.

  18. 5starunited
    Posted 7 years ago #

    MichaelH - Thx! Our journey is simple so thanks for the swift updates "Code Is Poetry" and WordPress lives on. I did roll back and look forward to examining 2.8.1 at a much later time.

    I included a list of plugins I enjoy and hope WP keeps an eye on when moving forward:
    About Me widget
    Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button
    Admin Management Xtended
    Advanced Category Excluder
    Advanced Category Excluder Widgets
    Advertising Manager
    Article Templates
    Batch Categories
    Better Blogroll
    Category Cloud Widget
    Category Icons
    Category Page
    Category Posts Widget
    Chap Secure Login
    Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
    Event Calendar
    Event Calendar Widget
    Exclude Pages from Navigation
    Featured Content Gallery
    Front Page Excluded Categories
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Login LockDown
    Marekkis Watermark-Plugin
    Microkid's Related Posts
    My Category Order
    My Link Order
    Page Management Dropdown
    Peter's Case Insensitive Login
    Plugin Central
    Post Template
    Pretty Link
    PRO Player
    PS Auto Sitemap
    Reveal IDs for WP Admin
    Secure WordPress
    SEO Friendly Images
    Shadowbox JS
    Shockingly Simple Favicon
    Simple Image Link
    Simple Tags
    Simply Exclude
    StatPress Reloaded
    Tabbed Widgets
    TinyMCE Advanced
    Video widget
    Viper's Video Quicktags
    Wordpress Automatic Upgrade
    WordPress Database Backup
    WP-DownloadManager Widget
    WP-EMail Widget
    WP-Polls Widget
    WP-PostRatings Widget
    WP-PostViews Widget
    WP-Stats Widget
    WP-UserOnline Widget
    WP Customized Login
    WP Games Embed
    WP Security Scan
    WP YouTube

    "Just don't ever feel the "NEED" to push a new release if it's - Not backward Compatible" has not been "QA" and for sure make sure it can at least do what it did before... Users are a creature of habit and will slowly add new functionality and brag all over the internet"

    Thx Mod!

  19. MartinPWPH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am having problems also with the screen options, I cannot move any dashboard panels, and I cannot hide any panels.

    I have narrowed it down to the Intense Debate plugin. I have ten plugins on my site and when Intense Debate is disabled the screen options work fine.

  20. upgradetravelbetter
    Posted 7 years ago #

    FYI, I may have a fix:

    I had the same issues (incompletely-loaded dashboard, non-functioning pulldowns, etc.) with my recently-updated 2.8. I disabled a few plugins for starters, and things got better, but it didn't solve all problems. I started getting error messages that read:

    "Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted"

    A Google search for that phrase yielded this thread, which included a fix that worked for me:

    So I edited php.ini in my public_html root directory to increase the amount of memory allocated to PHP processes, went into my cPanel to and voila! Everything is working again. I reactivated all plugins that I had deactivated earlier, and all is working again. So far.

    I hope this helps others.

  21. Tifa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just installed a fresh wordpress using fantastico and I said OMG, the widgets drag & drop doesnt work. All my previous wordpress installation (2.7.1) are perfectly fine, so I guess i'll not upgrade them yet.

  22. mitchlewis
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Fixed it.

    In my case, I use 1and1 shared hosting and PHP 4 was the problem.

    Forced use of PHP 5 by adding the following line to .htaccess file in root wordpress directory:

    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    Now the dashboard functions (drop downs, screen options, drag-and-drop) work as designed.

  23. Tifa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ok, i checked bluehost & has version 4.4.9 at the moment. so i guess wordpress 2.8 needs php5? but when you download this file I dont see any "requirements" or can someone point it to me please? so I would know before I update or install a version. thanks

  24. colin@waltoncreative.com
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Why isn't anyone working on this?
    Why are you still putting a flag on the dashboard saying update to 2.8?

    This is madness!
    I can't do anything until this is fixed.


  25. mtrolley
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Switching to php5 on GatorHost did not fix the problem for me.

  26. alistairskye
    Posted 7 years ago #

    FWIW it's rather bizarre. If I go to the dashboard using the Site Admin link on the front page. The drop downs work. If I go to the dashboard via edit post, drop downs don't work. Either way I can't create new categories or add post tags as nothing works any more.

  27. BartDP
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm running PHP 5.1.2 and the Screen Options button also doesn't work

  28. sthenator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had the same problems with drop downs and widgets. Both solved when I deactivated a certain plug-in - Category Icons. Another one - NVoice was causing blank page on posting or updating posts.

  29. littlecuriosity
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My blog works wonderfull with drop downs and I'm using the revolution theme, maybe certain themes don't work anymore?

  30. girlpaint
    Posted 7 years ago #

    WTF, WordPress? Fix this or roll us all back to the last version that (sorta) worked.

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