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500 internal server error when trying to view spam comments (4 posts)

  1. chipofftheoldblock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Blog is working fine and visible on net and upto yesterday everything was fine. Logged into today to view blog comments and have 8 spam comments (not using a spam plug in, just the comment blacklist that is within the admin dashboard). When I try to click on 'spam' button to view all spam comments I get a 500 internal server error?

    I've switched off all plug ins and still had no luck, all files/folders have permissions set at either 644 or 755. Not altered hataccess file for around a month or two so cannot be that!

    Still using version 3.1 as tried to go to 3.2.1 about a fortnight ago and had trouble installing, so left updating till I've got a bit more time.

    Any ideas?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress 3.1.

    I'd also strongly recommend upgrading to 3.2.1 asap. The worst thing you can do, security-wise, is to stay a couple of versions behind.

  3. chipofftheoldblock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah I know, just had a bit of trouble with it and not enough time to sort it! Will look at it tonight.

    Regarding sorting my problem out, If I do a complete (and successful!) update install will that sort my problem out

    or should I sort problem out first then update?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would be better to sort the problem out first, if you can.

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