Admin Panel

So after upgrading Magento to 1.9.1 the Admin panel is working but in displaying a white background with the URL links. It seems to appear like a site map of the admin panel. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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you can do with open the table core_config_data,

correct the values for the paths web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url. Make sure dev/js/merge_files and dev/css/merge_css_files are both 0.

Clear the cache by deleting all files in var/cache/ in your Magento directory

Also make sure and clean your browser cache and cookies

hope this will work for you.

  • I also tried your method but was unable to get the Admin panel to display with CSS Jul 2, 2015 at 17:07

It's the admin panel without CSS. Look at the HTML source ("View Source" in your browser") and check the URLs of the CSS files.

If it is something like

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/var/www/skin/frontend/base/default/css/styles.css" media="all" />

(i.e. no URL with http:// but a path on the file system), then it is because you have enabled the "Merge CSS Files" configuration but your media/css and media/css_secure directories are not writable, so Magento cannot store the merged files.

Make sure, your web server has write permissions for media, this will fix it.

  • This did not work. I have permissions set properly to 755, also CSS and JS are set to not merge. Jul 2, 2015 at 17:06

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