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How to Reinstall WordPress (11 posts)

  1. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not sure the version I am using but recently while trying to upgrade to 3.2 something happened that made my blog's landing page the phpMyAdmin login page. In Dashboard if I click view my blog I get the phpMyAdmin login page. I was told I need to reinstall WordPress on my server.
    I have no idea how to do this -I am just a blog writer not computer/software techie.
    Could anyone give me step by step instructions on how to do this or let me know where I can find these?
    A million thanks!!

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You could try following Steps 7 and 8 of Upgrading WordPress Extended.

    Make sure you have a database backup before beginning.

  3. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Michael! I am stupid at this so please forgive my ignorance: how do I backup the database and should I backup all databases (i.e. PHP, SQL, etc.)?

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The database is MySQL. PHP is the language that WordPress is written in.

    You might consider using phpMyAdmin to backup your database. See WordPress Backups.

  5. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very much Michael! I will follow those instructions to a T.

  6. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello again Michael,

    I followed the backup process instructions, everything went fine. Then I started upgrade process and I downloaded the upgrade to my computer as a zip file. Then I went to my phpMyAdmin page and from there I clicked Import, Choose File: wordpress 3.2.zip, Character set of the file: utf8, and checked Partial Import and SQL. When I click go I get the following message: Error in ZIP archive: Compressed size is not equal with the value in header information.
    And then I am lost. This is probably too much to take on for me since I know nothing about programming and I am flying blind. Is there someone who could actually go into my blog's root directory and fix it? Jackie

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It looks like you are on Yahoo hosting and they don't support MySQL 5 if I remember correctly. You'll either have to restore and use 3.1.4 or move to new hosting.

  8. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Indeed, Yahoo is the host and they have told me they will be upgrading MySQL "soon." I looked for WordPress 3.1.4 to download and reinstall it but I can't find it, only the new 3.2
    How can I restore it?

  9. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Click on Download tab at top of this page, then click on Release Archive.

    Just restore the 3.1.4 files and don't worry about the database.

  10. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Michael,
    Sorry to keep bugging you but I uploaded wp 3.1.4 under jd-anderson.com/blog and nothing happened. Should I delete the old 3.1.4 files and move the new files up one level to jd-anderson.com?

  11. jdanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Michael did you send me a file of my blog?

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