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  • Ok, here’s the issue.

    Site in question

    I logged into my wp-admin and the Admin Bar didn’t show up when viewing site. So I pulled up my code editor (coda on a mac) and to my suprise the php for the “wp_footer” was not there… This is strange because I haven’t edited my footer in about a month and they admin bar was here last night at about 3 am. So I added it back right above the body tag in the footer hit save.. and nothing.. Well I say nothing, I did get the little smile back in the bottom left corner.

    So I tried disabling my plugins.. still nothing,

    I even switched to another theme “Twenty Eleven 1.2 ” and still nothing.

    The last thing that I did last night was add a news post.. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    To top it all of, WP won’t let me log in to my account directly.. I have to hit “Lost your password?”, enter my email, and hit enter and the next screen will except my login name and password.. This is without ever changing my password.. I just have to use that screen to login.

    I also checked another install of WP on another server of mine and it’s working just fine. So it’s not just me.

    Any Suggestions.

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  • Just reinstalled WP 3.2.1 and this did not help..

    I will continue to post what I have tried so I don’t waist anyones time.

    Ok, Just moved the theme to a another wordpress install on another server and the theme is working just fine. No problems at all…

    It just don’t work on the site

    No I’m really getting stumped.

    Try adding define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false ); to the bottom of your wp-config.php file (just before the require_once line).

    Nope, added it and it didn’t work… Im wondering if the login issue and this issue might be tied together. hmmm.

    Maybe a cookie issue?

    Nope, just reset my browser Cache and all. No luck

    Thanks esmi,

    Any one have any ideas?

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    I did the FTP method and still no luck. Starting to be a real drag. especially the trouble logging in.

    Try re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress. Then upload a fresh copy of the Twenty Eleven theme to wp-content/themes. In each case, don’t just over-write the files and folders. Delete them and upload fresh ones.

    Ok, this is what I just tried..

    I took another server I have ( and added the as an add-on domain and set up all of my MX, DNS, and MYSQL from scratch. I then move a backup of the mysql files over to a new mysql database. I also uploaded the theme file, “plugins”, and “uploads” to the wp-content folder. I then updated my NS setting with the domain name and when it pointed to the correct server I set up the wordpress MYSQL database on the wp-config file to make it live…

    The login works now (haven’t tested but 2 times)… but the Admin Bar still does not show up at all.

    So I know it’s not the:
    Wordpress install (Completely New)
    Theme (it works on another one of my wp-installs)
    Plugins (already tried removing them and all of that jaz)

    Sooooo. I took another working install of WordPress and installed the theme and it worked correctly.. I then changed this sites MYSQL database to point at the sites database and problem was back on the new completely different site. Pointed the new site back at it’s own MYSQL and problem gone.

    So It’s a problem with my MYSQL database and I have no idea how to fix this..
    phpMyAdmin shows 13 tables under the database and they are all MyISAM utf8_general_ci. and 102 Fields … Is there a certain Field, Type, Collation, Attributes Null, Default, or Extra that I should be looking for that would cause something to happen to the wp-admin Admin Bar?

    Thanks for all the help so far.

    Ok, and I had to over the old .htaccess file as well.. With out that my permilinks didn’t work.

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Ok, The logging in issue is back again.. This is so strange. No sooner so I have something “fixed” and it reverts back.

    To log in I have to click “lost Your Password” and then click “Log In” and enter my login name and password there.. If I try to enter it in the first window when I enter in the /wp-admin it just returns an error message.

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