New to CIVI. Working with an install of CIVI in Wordpress. When logged as Admin AND visit the Civi Dashboard, it loads, but displays broken, with settings and displays all over the place. Attached is a screenshot of the 'Manage Events Tab' as an example of what the settings currently look like.

I have checked civicrm.settings.php for BASE URL issues etc, and all is pointing to the correct WP install in the directory.

Has anyone experienced this issue and can shine some much need light on.


  • are you using default wordpress theme - please try to reinstall civicrm (latest version) if you are using default theme Jul 28, 2015 at 8:20
  • Is the path to the CSS file correct? Also probably worth disabling all other WordPress plugins, just to see if anything's interfering. Jul 28, 2015 at 14:01
  • Thank you Andrew, I will check the path to the CSS File, Ive disabled the plugins - no avail.
    – Amanda
    Jul 29, 2015 at 6:37

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I would double check the define( 'CIVICRM_UF_BASEURL' , 'http://example.com/' ); line and make sure that the url exactly matches the Site Address (URL) in http://yoursite.com//wp-admin/options-general.php

I've had issues where one is http://www.example.com and the other is http://example.com

Next check the CiviCRM resource URL: http://example.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/admin/setting/url&reset=1 The CiviCRM Resource URL parameter should point to http://example.com/wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/

Lastly, I'd fire up Firebug or chrome inspector and see if there are any console errors. I'd want to know which css file is loading for civicrm. For me it is /wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/css/civicrm.css

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