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Auto upgrade from 2.86 to 2.9 didn't work (25 posts)

  1. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I just did an auto-upgrade from 2.86 to 2.9.
    All worked fine but now all i get is a blank screen, can't log into admin...etc.
    I tried to roll back and my external hard drive just broke down. Sure it has nothing to do with the new wordpress upgrade but i desperately need some friendly help here.

    Cheers

  2. imack03
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have the same problem. All worked fine this morning with 2.8x and after auto upgrade, bank screen for http://hyamsbeach.org/day/ and Control Panel.

  3. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    just to add - i don't cache and have added define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M'); to config file....(I read this as a possible solution to the problem) i isn't working for me though

  4. imack03
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I moved my Plugin folder as hinted at by [resolved] Upgraded to 2.9 but no change. Still can't access the Control Panel.

  5. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    damn, this is driving me nutz

  6. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    imack03 - i have the solution

    rename your plugins folder i renamed it to "_plugin"

    reload your admin and website and see if it works.
    If it does, like with me, then you will see in your admin/plugin folder that all is in pink meaning that everything is deactivated.
    One by one re-activate them - don't use the bulk option!!!

  7. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i just found the plugin the messed it up for me - it's Wp To Twitter..

  8. Wiki Chaves
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i happens the same to me :(
    http://wikichaves.com

    i´ve changed the plugin folder name to _plugins, and defined define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M'); but nothing happened.

    any idea ? i don´t even see any "error in line xxx" message

    wiki

  9. flamingmonk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried renaming my plugins directory to "_plugins" and that seemed to work, but some of my plugins were completely missing (red/pink). So I changed the name back to "plugins" and reverted to the 2.86 version of "wp-admin/plugins.php" All of my plugins were deactivated (blue), but available. All i had to do was re-activate each one.

  10. imack03
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unbelievable that such a faulty upgrade could be released. After looking at the blank screen for some time and reading the Installation forum I ended up installing 2.8.5 (2.8.6 would not unzip) and moving image and sound folders from the old install. Still haven't got Comments, Pages or the Postings Calendar working.

    Very shoddy programming made even more infuriating by their smug blurb announcing the upgrade. Enough to make me try Blogspot.

  11. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    wikichaves - i see that your site works again?

  12. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @imack03

    Dude - WP is free - because of WP you have a nice and great looking website incl cms.
    The people at WordPress cant be held responsible for the extra's you add in plugins to your site. These are written by people like you and me.

    I do feel that they could add a warning stating the some plugins may cause a major fuck up. Now we know for next time :)

    Good luck and am happy everything is back

  13. Ben_Zen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm just getting a white page after I enter my ftp details and password. Any help would be much appreciated.

  14. Wiki Chaves
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I´ve solve the problem copying all the files "manually" to the server. I hope this could help others

    wiki

  15. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To all -

    Most likely there's one or two plugins that isn't compatible with the new WP 2.9

    If you updated your WP and you get a white screen below could be the solution to your problems:
    This worked for me and a couple of others:

    Do the following:

    1. Go to your FTP and rename your plugin file folder (example: "_plugins")
    2. Refresh your website and admin (it should work now).
    3. Rename your plugins file back to it's original name ("plugins")
    4. In your WP Admin - go to your plugin page and re-activate the plugins one by one. DO NOT USE THE BULK FUNCTION!!!
    After each plugin that your activate go to your website and refresh. If the site is ok go to the next plugin and activate. When you find the plugin that's causing the prob and your site has turned white again, please go back to your plugins folder (FTP) and delete or rename the "bad" plugin.

    If all went ok your site should be working again - but continue untill you have rechecked all plugins!!!

    Good luck

    ps - if something doens't work out just lemme know here and i will try to help

  16. Raj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Some thing is going wrong and what is the exact phrase of error you were getting, alternatively deactivate all the plugins before upgrading and try once again. ( The easiest way of deactivating the plugins is, Select all plugins and click on deactivate and apply the settings)

    Regards
    Rajesh Kanuri
    TechCats

  17. SpankedNutz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Rajesh, this is an option

      before
    you upgrade.
    As you can read most people use the auto upgrade and then their WP gives a blank screen.

  18. zialingua
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I upgraded to WordPress 2.9 by uploading the WordPress files via FTP and I haven't got any problem.
    I used the automatic updater tool from the WordPress admin page only once, and I saw that it backs up the current installation files and then install the new files.
    After that time I had some glitches, not major problems, going on, so I backed up my posts, I deleted all the WordPress files from my server, recreated the database for WordPress and uploaded via FTP the WordPress files.
    I use PHP 4.3.11 with MySQL 5.
    Since then I never used the automatic updater any more, and so far every time I upload the newer WordPress files via FTP, my blog works.
    http://www.zialingua.com/bbs/

  19. jayglo83
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It updated fine for me but broke my admin.
    many updates and plugins do not work. can not add new plugins.
    attempted all contact form plugins. Now I can not access my admin at
    glorichards.com

  20. jayglo83
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I must agree with @imack03
    I have not had these kind of problems with a wordpress update

  21. jayglo83
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok I have reloaded 2.9 cleared all cache re entered the admin Still having problems with my Plug-ins, so I disabled all then re-enabled. Working fine sorry for the frustrations. there WordPress is still my Drug of choice.

  22. jayglo83
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok I have reloaded 2.9 cleared all cache re entered the admin Still having problems with my Plug-ins, so I disabled all then re-enabled. Working fine sorry for the frustrations. there WordPress is still my Drug of choice.

  23. George Hahn
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem with the upgrade to 2.9. After the automatic upgrade, I could not add new posts or edit existing ones. (The input text field for entering/editing blog text disappeared.)

    After reading SpankedNutz's post about the Twitter plugin (TwitterTools, which I was using), I removed the plugin and now everything works fine.

  24. virtualgina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I upgraded to 2.9 and now my site has reverted back to a version in January, which means many of my posts are missing and, I have also lost a lot of work I did on several pages.

  25. virtualgina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    this has happened on two sites..........a third site that was upgraded seems to be holding

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