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Lost Dropdown Menus (4 posts)

  1. WWDay3
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    Today I visited my site and there were no posts. So, I checked the database, and PHPMyAdmin told me that wp_posts had crashed and the automatic repair had failed. I did a manual repair and now the table is fine and the site comes up normally.

    Almost.

    The odd thing is that all of the user-defined dropdown menus are gone. There were 3 of them, now the total number of menus is 0.

    Where could they have gone? Where are the user-defined menus stored? Is it in wp_options?

    I need to reconstruct the menus, and I really can't do that from memory.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

  2. Menus are stored in wp_options. Sounds like the database is toast. Do you have a backup? No? Does the web host have a backup? Ask them.

    If the database is toast and the web host doesn't have a backup, unfortunately it's a hard lesson about making sure you have your own backups. Always have a database - and preferably a theme and uploads backup - at all times. Pick a backup plugin and use it:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=backup

  3. WWDay3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Odd though - the only table that had the failure was wp_posts.

  4. The gods of MySQL work in mysterious ways unknown to mortals.

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