WordPress 5.2 Breaks Admin

For those experiencing the WordPress 5.2 breaks admin issue, restoring /wp-admin, /wp-includes, and wp-settings.php has helped get the admin system back online.

If you don’t have a backup, you can pull these from the original 5.1.1 WordPress installer package.  For safety’s sake, I’d rename each instead of replacing — e.g. rename /wp-admin to /wp-admin_5.2, etc.

Out of a few dozen websites I manually upgraded, only one experienced this issue, but based on others’ experiences, it looks like it’s something plenty of people are seeing.  After updating to 5.2, the website remained online, but the wp-admin panel was inaccessible and you’d get an err_too_many_redirects error.

Just thought I’d put out a way that got the WordPress admin back online.

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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