Two weeks ago, my site suddenly stopped working. My post Tabs and Improved Include Pages combination no longer delivered pages reliably. Last night, I began the upgrade process and discovered the same problem after gradually getting to 3.1.
The database is shortening the content of all of my longer pages. When I open my database back-up in Notepad ++, I see the full content there.
But no matter what I do, when I do the update, then am forced to update the database, half of the page content gets eaten.
I reinstalled my backup of 2.6, but it still forces me to update the database, and sure enough, all content is cut in half.
I have disabled and one-by-one activated all of the plugins. Improved Include Pages no longer works in 3.1.
But my content is being affected at the database level. I have tried importing it again using Big Dump, but the long posts still get cut off.
I have manually copied and pasted from my dump file, and the full text appears on the page (along with endless /r's and /n's.
-Does anyone know why the database eats long posts suddenly? I see lots of posts, but they all seem to be on the wp side, not the db side
-Does anyone know a way to copy and paste from the backup file without grabbing all of the special characters? I will do this manually just to get up and running again. Thanks!