Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackhatbeginner2010, Jul 7, 2014.
any idea how to fix this without going into ftp?
Go to wp-content/plugins and zip everything up.
Delete all the folders and try again.
If it works, add your plugins back one by one to find the culprit.
If it till doesn't work, report back.
cant see anything on plugins page
looks like maybe a plugin or something is interfering, deleting using ftp would probably be easiest and fastest way to solve it
You'll need either SSH access, FTP access or some other back end access like CPanel. If you have SSH access:
1. Change directories to your website location and then plugin folder
2. zip up the plugins with the command: tar -zcvf desiredFolderName.tar.gz foldname
3. Delete the plugin folder with the command: rm -rf folderName
4. Try your wp-admin section
Probably not as good answer as other contributors but when I had a smilar problem it was because of my hosting server.
I had my WP on Windows based server that caused a lot of problems, after I switched to Linux it works good without a problem and fixed this type of stuff.
There is a bug in WordPress 3.3.1 causing the issue. It may affect other versions as well.
To solve the issue you can update WordPress to the current stable release and do integration testing afterwards. Or you can do a quick bug fix.
To fix the bug:
Open file blog/wp-admin/includes/screen.php in your favorite text editor.
On line 706 find the following PHP statement: <?php echo self::$this->_help_sidebar; ?>
Replace it with the statement: <?php echo $this->_help_sidebar; ?>
Save your changes.
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