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[resolved] Deleted and re-uploaded a stale blog. Now it won't work. Help? (11 posts)

  1. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    First I really want to thank the person/people who help me. I truly appreciate it!

    I had a self hosted blog that was inactive, I rarely ever posted anything and I wanted to start over. I deleted all files associated with the blog, but I have not done a thing with mysql because I'm skeert. (This is probably my problem, but as mentioned, I'm chikkin and need guidance).

    So. I have all wordpress files deleted, then I downloaded the most current version, 2.9.2, then uploaded onto my server. Made it through the upload and created my wp-config.php file. Got that cute message that says something like "way to go sparky!"...

    But it still won't work. I am trying to open the index.php file and I get a message that says "oops, this link appears to be broken".

    What am I doing wrong?

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What version was your old blog? Did you backup the database before re-installing WordPress?

  3. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ESMI, THANKS!

    The old blog was version 2.7.1. I do have a back up of the wordpress files but not sure I backed up what was on mysql. I started to, then thought eh, I don't care if I lose the old files anyhow. I hardly posted and wanted to start from scratch.

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In that case set up a new database, amend your wp-config.php file to point to the new db and run http://your_domain/wp-admin/install.php again.

    FWIW, I think the problem you've had is that you're trying to run a 2.9.2 site using a 2.7.1 database.

  5. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow, that was a lot of info in two sentences! THANKS! Are you going to be around for the next hour or two?!! I'm off to try and follow your directions.

  6. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So obviously I can delete the old database?

  7. uwiuw
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    if you able to access, your phpmyadmin, please backup the database first. in case, something terrible happen

  8. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    HOLEY MOLEY! It worked! Thank you so much for the help, esmi. I have some more questions. Should I continue here or start a new thread?

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd second uwiuw's advice. A backup copy of the old db might come in handy at some later date.

  10. Tammie Earl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks esmi and uwiuw. I will definately learn to back up the database soon. at least now I have it working. HOw often do you guys back up your databases?

  11. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I use DBC Backup and schedule the backups weekly most of the time. Perhaps a little more frequently if there's a rapid post turnover.

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