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My word press admin area looks like the image linked below. I have tried reinstalling word press using the option in the Updates panel. But I cannot get it to revert. Has anybody had a similar problem and knows the solution?

My guess is that it's css but shouldn't have reinstalling WP sorted that out?

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Have you tried disabling all your plugins? Changing themes? –  m0r7if3r Feb 1 '12 at 23:40
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In your screenshot I can see at least 3 menu items that were added by a plugin.

Standard practice when WP breaks after an update is to:

  1. Disable all plugins (You can rename the /wp-content/plugins directory to turn them all off at once).
  2. Revert to the default (TwentyEleven) theme

Then you can re-enable your plugins one at a time to figure out which one it is that's breaking things.

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I just did all the above but it didn't work. Oddly enough however the Appearance tab looked as expected. –  Joshua Feb 2 '12 at 0:13
    
Randomly tried to do that again and it worked oddly enough. –  Joshua Feb 7 '12 at 2:15
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