Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘action’ of null – WordPress Dashboard Not Loading

Hello fellow developers and problem-solvers,

I have come across an issue after logging into this WordPress website. This appears to be happening on the main Dashboard page the plugins page and many other pages.

From doing some Google searches of the console error:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property
'action' of null
at load-scripts.php:20
at dispatch (load-scripts.php:3)
at r.handle (load-scripts.php:3)

I found some other Stack Overflow questions related to the “Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘action’ of null”. But not specific to this case with the WordPress Dashboard.

I am fairly new to trouble-shooting console errors especially involving core WordPress files.

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Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'action' of null at load-scripts.php:20 at dispatch (load-scripts.php:3) at r.handle (load-scripts.php:3)



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Any help would be greatly appreciated on solving this issue.

Thank you in advance!

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