Wordpress dashboard problem with Ajax, CSS and Javascript

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Date: 2011-07-09 10:36:30 00:00


I'm still kind of playing with http://garron.me and for the last three days I've been switching from Movable Type to Wordpress, but I have faced a weird problem.

And while searching in the forums and using Google to solve it, I've found that a lot of people is facing somehow the same problem, and in all forum's threads people is guiding them to the same possible solutions time after time and lots of them have not found the real solution.

Well, I hope this post may help anybody who may face this issue, like me.

Dashboard Ajax / CSS/ Java not working

That is some of the queries I've used in Google to find the solution, and the problem is that in a fresh new install of Wordpress the dashboard did not worked as it should, somehow Ajax, Javascripts and CSS where not working, as none of the drop down / pull down menus worked in some of the pages.

I've been reading and almost all solutions point in these directions

  • Disable all plugins
  • Restore the 20 11 default theme
  • Upload again the wp-admin and wp-includes files from a fresh download

Also others more technical were:

  • Increase the size of PHP, using php.ini or .htaccess or wp-config.php
  • Add this statement define( 'CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false ); in wp-config.php file

But none of them solved my problem, I have even installed WP again and again, even recreating the database from scratch.

[Solved] Wordpress Dashboard problem version 3.2

All that I have needed to do was to enable json.so library in the php.ini file.

Edit php.ini and uncomment this line.

; extension=json.ss

Just delete the semicolon ";" and restart Apache. (You may need to install json first, Google about it for your Linux distribution).