I have done several installs and upgrades of WP on various sites, so am not new to this. However, I have one client site that I recently tried to upgrade from an older version to 2.1, then to 2.1.2. After upgrading, all works, but some key features are missing and I can't figure out why. The Import feature is missing, as well as under the Options - Reading the area to select a static front page is missing; and it was also missing when I did the original upgrade to 2.1.
All plugins were deactivated prior to upgrades and no plugins have been reactivated - so it's not a plugin compatibility issue. The site is running php version 4.4.1 and MySQL version 4.0.16 - so we're good there. I deleted the required files before install, as per the instructions. I overwrote those that were not to be deleted. I ran the upgrade script and it's showing the current version within the wp-admin at the bottom of the screen; yet, we're missing these two components and the static front page is a biggie for this client.
Any clue what could be causing this site to not fully upgrade with all the features?
Thanks in advance ~ Traci